The getBoundedDevices() method of BluetoothAdapter class provides a set containing list of all paired or bounded bluetooth devices.

In this example, we are checking if the bluetooth is turned off, if yes then turn it on and list all the paired devices.


Drag one textview from the pallete, now the activity_main.xml file will like this:

File: activity_main.xml

Provide Permission

You need to provide following permissions in AndroidManifest.xml file.


The full code of AndroidManifest.xml file is given below.

File: AndroidManifest.xml

Activity class

Let’s write the code to provide the list of paired (bounded) bluetooth devices.

package com.example.bluetoothshowpaired;  
import android.os.Bundle;  
import android.view.Menu;  
import java.util.Set;  
import android.bluetooth.BluetoothAdapter;  
import android.bluetooth.BluetoothDevice;  
import android.content.Intent;  
import android.widget.TextView;  
public class MainActivity extends Activity {  
      TextView textview1;  
      private static final int REQUEST_ENABLE_BT = 1;  
      BluetoothAdapter btAdapter;   
      /** Called when the activity is first created. */  
      public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {  
        textview1 = (TextView) findViewById(;  
        // Getting the Bluetooth adapter  
        btAdapter = BluetoothAdapter.getDefaultAdapter();  
        textview1.append("\nAdapter: " + btAdapter);  
      /* It is called when an activity completes.*/  
      protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {  
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);  
        if (requestCode == REQUEST_ENABLE_BT) {  
      protected void onDestroy() {  
      private void CheckBluetoothState() {  
        // Checks for the Bluetooth support and then makes sure it is turned on  
        // If it isn't turned on, request to turn it on  
        // List paired devices  
        if(btAdapter==null) {   
          textview1.append("\nBluetooth NOT supported. Aborting.");  
        } else {  
          if (btAdapter.isEnabled()) {  
            textview1.append("\nBluetooth is enabled...");  
            // Listing paired devices  
            textview1.append("\nPaired Devices are:");  
            Set devices = btAdapter.getBondedDevices();  
            for (BluetoothDevice device : devices) {  
              textview1.append("\n  Device: " + device.getName() + ", " + device);  
          } else {  
            //Prompt user to turn on Bluetooth  
            Intent enableBtIntent = new Intent(BluetoothAdapter.ACTION_REQUEST_ENABLE);  
            startActivityForResult(enableBtIntent, REQUEST_ENABLE_BT);  
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {  
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.  
        getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);  
        return true;