Raspbian Update Significantly Improves Bluetooth On The Raspberry Pi 3

One of the best new additions to the Raspberry Pi 3 is built-in Bluetooth, but setting up a Bluetooth device required the command line. Now, it's easy to add Bluetooth devices right from the taskbar.

The update brings in a full UI for adding Bluetooth devices, which means you won't have to mess around in the command line if you don't want to. Just click the Bluetooth icon and find your device, just like you would on any other modern operating system. The interface also now supports Bluetooth audio, so you can hook up speakers or headphones easily.

Alongside the improved Bluetooth support, the update adds in a SD Card Copier application to backup your SD card, a new way to access the GPIO, and the programming text editor, Geany. You can update your version of Raspbian with these commands:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
sudo apt-get install piclone geany usb-modeswitch 
sudo apt-get install python-pigpio python3-pigpio

Head over to the Raspberry Pi page for a few more details on the update.

The Latest Update to Raspbian [Raspberry Pi]


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