switching iphone 5 audio to bluetooth headset

very frustrating this, but I am sure that there is a simple answer!

I have an iphone 5 and I have paired some bluetooth earphones to it,

how on earth can I get the audio to play through them, as everything that used sound output is still playing through the phone speaker.

any advice gratefully received,
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Is the headset compatible?  There are a bunch that do not support this.

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nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
I bought it as iphone compatible.
nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
when I go to voicemail I get the choice of which device to use, and once selected it works fine.

but how do I get my music and talking books to at through it, as there is no choice of which device to use??
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
On an iphone is iOS6 or earlier you can double tap the home button, and swipe the bar that pops up over to the right, which will reveal a set of media controls (volume, play/pause etc), and one of the icons lets you select the output device (headphones, bluetooth etc.).

But is this actually bluetooth headphones? Or is it just a hands free device for phone calls?

Because music over bluetooth is intended to be used with an A2DP compatible device such as a bluetooth speakers or bluetooth headphones - they are more sophisticated and more expensive, and use a different bluetooth protocol than just hands-free calling

A standard "hands free" bluetooth headset that you stick in into one ear isn't the same, even if it does say "iPhone compatible" on it.
nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
You are all both right! Unfortunately, although this item claimed ti be compatible with the iphone 5, on checking the fine print, it stated that it would not work with music, just the phone function. Music is what I bought it for so its useless. Frustrating that the product claimed to be iphone 5 compatible when in fact it is only partially compatible.

Thanks to all.
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