BluePower - Power bluetooth switcher

What is BluePower?
BluePower is a very small program I wrote, because modern (Windows Mobile driven) smartphones use a lot of battery. One of the biggest users is the internal bluetooth adapter.

Since I almost only use my bluetooth for my car-kit, I hate to switch it on and off every time I'm in the car. But since I have an (active) carkit, I could detect when I'm in a car, or in any case, I have plugged in my AC adapter.

In short: BluePower is a program that switches your bluetooth on when the phone is connected to the power adapter. When it's disconnected, the bluetooth goes off. Offcourse, you can always switch your bluetooth on/off yourself.

System requirements

.NET Compact Framework 3.5
A Windows Mobile smartphone

How to install?

Download the CAB file at the end of the page. After install, soft-reset your device. Bluetooth should switch on- and off when you plugin your power adapter. The program has no GUI, so don't bother looking for it ;-).

Discoverable by default
If you want to set your device Discoverable when bluetooth is tured on, change the register setting:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BluePower\SetDiscoverable to 1 (one) and soft-reset your device.

Contact me?

You can contact me by email.


BluePower 1.0.3

Version history

1.0.1 There was a problem with the AC detection. When the battery is full, the bluetooth was switched off. Fixed in version 1.0.1.

1.0.2 When Bluetooth was switched on manually, it still turned the bluetooth off after 5 seconds. Fixed in version 1.0.2.

1.0.3 Added 2 features: Bluetooth doesn't turn off when you have an active bluetooth connection. Also, you can set a register setting to turn the bluetooth Discoverable.

I don't take any blame if the program doesn't work or screws up your phone :P.