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How do I pair my headphones or earbuds with my laptop?

With your Bluetooth headphones or earbuds, you can enjoy high sound quality anytime, anywhere. Since your headphones and earbuds work via Bluetooth, you have to pair them with all your devices first. You can read how to pair them to a laptop in this article. Select whether you have a Mac or Windows laptop below:

Step 1: open Settings

Settings

Open the settings on your laptop by clicking the gear icon in the taskbar at the bottom. If it's not in your taskbar, press the Windows icon at the bottom left. You'll see the gear icon appear slightly above it.

Step 2: go to Devices

Devices

When you click the gear icon, different settings appear. Click the second icon, named Devices.

Step 3: turn on Bluetooth

Turn on Bluetooth

The option to turn on Bluetooth will now appear. You can do this by clicking he slider under the header Bluetooth.

Step 4: click the plus

Plus

Now that Bluetooth is switched on, you can add your headphones or earbuds. Move your mouse to the plus at the top and click it.

Step 5: select Bluetooth

Bluetooth

In this window, you can add various devices. Since your headphones or earbuds work via Bluetooth, you need to add a device via Bluetooth.

Step 6: put your headphones or earbuds in pairing mode

Turn on headphones

Your laptop will now search for Bluetooth devices. To make sure your headphones or earbuds are found, set them to pairing mode. You usually do this by holding the 'on' button longer. If this doesn't work, check the manual of your headphones or earbuds.

Step 7: pair your headphones or earbuds

pair headphones

Your headphones or earbuds will now be in the list of available devices. Click the name of your device and the laptop will automatically connect.

Step 1: open System Preferences

System Preferences

When you're on the desktop of your MacBook, move your mouse to the Apple logo at the top left of the screen. When you click it, a menu will appear. Select the second option here and click System Preferences.

Step 2: go to Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Now that the System Preferences are open, you'll see a list of various settings. Choose Bluetooth from all these settings.

Step 3: turn on Bluetooth

Turn on Bluetooth

In the Bluetooth window, you see the button to switch on Bluetooth. When you click it, your MacBook will start searching for available Bluetooth devices right away.

Step 4: put your headphones or earbuds in pairing mode

Turn on headphones

To ensure that your headphones or earbuds are found by the MacBook, set them to pairing mode. You usually do this by holding the 'on' button longer. If this doesn't work, check the manual of your headphones or earbuds.

Step 5: pair your headphones or earbuds

Pair headphones

The name of your headphones or earbuds will now appear on the screen. Click on the name and the MacBook will automatically connect.



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