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How do you pair your headphones/earbuds via Bluetooth?

You can listen to your favorite music from your smartphone or tablet with your new wireless headphones or earbuds. To listen to music, you still have to connect the 2 devices via Bluetooth. In this article we explain how you wirelessly connect your headphones / earbuds to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.

Summary tutorial

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In the first part of this article we explain how to connect your headphones / earbuds to your iPhone. After reading the second part you know how to connect them to an Android device. Before you follow the steps, read a few tips below to make linking easier.

Tip 1: make sure your smartphone is equipped with the latest updates.

Tip 2: charge your smartphone up to at least 60%.

Tip 3: Fully charge your Bluetooth headphones or earbuds.

How do I pair an iPhone with my bluetooth headphones / earbuds?

iPhone 8

The following steps explain how to connect an iPhone to your bluetooth headphones / earbuds.

Step 1: open Settings

Step 1: open Settings

Go to your smartphone's Settings menu. Tap the gray gear icon to access Settings.

Step 2: tap Bluetooth

Step 2: tap Bluetooth

Bluetooth is one of the first options that you see when you open the settings menu. Tap the option to continue.

Step 3: turn on Bluetooth

Step 3: turn on Bluetooth

At the top of the Bluetooth menu, you'll see whether Bluetooth is active on your iPhone. If the switch is green, that means Bluetooth is on. If it isn't, tap the switch.

Step 4: turn on your headphones/earbuds

Step 4: turn on your headphones/earbuds

Turn on your headphones / earphones. Usually you have to hold the on / off button longer to switch on the headphones or earbuds. Check the manual if you cannot find exactly how to turn it on.

Step 5: set your headphones/earbuds to discoverable mode

Step 5: set your headphones/earbuds to discoverable mode

If your headphones or earbuds are new, you can skip this step and go to step 6. If you've connected the headphones or earbuds to another device before, you'll need to manually set them to discoverable mode. In this mode, they can be detected. In many cases, you can turn on this mode by pressing and holding the power button. If this doesn't work, look in the manual for your headphones or earbuds.

Step 6: hold your iPhone close to your headphones

Step 6: hold your iPhone close to your headphones

After a while, you'll notice the headphones or earbuds have appeared on screen. This is displayed under 'Other devices'. In most cases, it'll show your headphones' or earbuds' model or brand. Tap the name and your iPhone will establish a connection to the headphones.

How do I pair my Android device with bluetooth headphones / earbuds?

Galaxy smartphone

The following steps explain how to connect an Android smartphone to your Bluetooth headphones/earbuds.

Step 1: open All Apps

Step 1: open All Apps

Connecting Bluetooth devices is done in the Settings menu. This menu can be found in the list of all apps. Tap the icon with the dots on the bottom of your screen to open the list of all apps.

Step 2: open Settings

Step 2: open Settings

Tap the gear icon to access the Settings menu.

Step 3: tap Bluetooth

Step 3: tap Bluetooth

Bluetooth is one of the first options that you see when you open the settings menu. Tap the option to continue.

Step 4: turn on Bluetooth

Step 4: turn on Bluetooth

At the top of the Bluetooth menu, you'll see whether Bluetooth is active on your smartphone. If the switch is green, that means Bluetooth is on. If it isn't, tap the switch.

Step 5: turn on your headphones/earbuds

Step 5: turn on your headphones/earbuds

Turn on your headphones/earbuds. Check the manual if you're not sure how to turn them on.

Step 6: set your headphones/earbuds to discoverable mode

Step 6: set your headphones/earbuds to discoverable mode

If your headphones or earbuds are new, you can skip this step and go to step 7. If you've connected the headphones or earbuds to another device before, you'll need to manually set them to discoverable mode. In this mode, they can be detected. In many cases, you can turn on this mode by pressing and holding the power button. If this doesn't work, look in the manual for your headphones or earbuds.

Step 7: hold your smartphone close to your headphones

Step 7: hold your smartphone close to your headphones

After a while, you'll notice the headphones or earbuds have appeared on screen. This is displayed under 'Available devices'. In most cases, it'll show your headphones' or earbuds' model or brand. Tap the name and your smartphone will establish a connection to the headphones.

You're done!

Both devices are now connected to each other. The next time you turn on your headset, it will automatically connect to your phone. Check whether the link is properly made by playing a music track on your smartphone. The sound will now come from your headphones or earbuds.



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