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Help Can someone tell me if these Bluetooth services are normal even when I have it off

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The Bluetooth feature may appear to be a simple thing to you, basically you tap a button to enable it or disable it but it actually involves a lot of services and processes that run in the background. A lot of the items you have listed are just some of those typical processes.
Basically, if you have any kind of external Bluetooth device, wireless earbuds as an example. that will involve some of those items. If you don't have any Bluetooth device or you don't use one very often you might want to disable it.
 
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The Bluetooth feature may appear to be a simple thing to you, basically you tap a button to enable it or disable it but it actually involves a lot of services and processes that run in the background. A lot of the items you have listed are just some of those typical processes.
Basically, if you have any kind of external Bluetooth device, wireless earbuds as an example. that will involve some of those items. If you don't have any Bluetooth device or you don't use one very often you might want to disable it.
What does hid stand for
 
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What does hid stand for
head tracking human interface device.

from the article:
The head tracker human interface device (HID) protocol, available for devices running Android 13 and higher, allows for a head-tracking device to be connected to an Android device through USB or Bluetooth and be exposed to the Android framework and apps through the sensors framework.
you are worrying more than you should about your phone.......just saying.
 
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What does hid stand for
Human Interface Device, or hid, is a very common and typical service for external devices. It's found in Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, etc.

It makes no difference if you have Bluetooth enabled or disabled, its related services will still be running in the background. The same applies with any number of other things on your phone so WiFi is the same. If it's Enabled or Disabled, there's still a lot of related background services that you don't see unless you intentionally reveal them. Your email app will have several services always running in the background, some for polling online email servers, some tied to the inherent Android networking services. The Settings menu will have dozens and dozens of related items always running in the background. And the list goes on and on. You may only see a static icon on the Home screen but there are typically a lot of things always running in the background that you don't readily see.
 
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These are the services you use only when Bluetooth is On, for example using headphones via Bluetooth, having calls from earphones via Bluetooth,
Provides the public APIs to control the Bluetooth HID Device profile, BluetoothOppService is a service that provides Bluetooth connectivity for your car and so on.

If you turn off your Bluetooth, it simply means you are not able to access these functions. In other words, Make Bluetooth enabled/disabled as per your need.
 
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