How Do You Pair Bluetooth Headphones?

If you haven’t yet joined the wireless headphone/earphone revolution, perhaps you’re starting to feel as if the tech world is forcing you to, with many new phones shipping without 3.5mm headphone jacks. But is wireless audio only suited for tech-savvy people, or can anyone pick up a pair of Bluetooth headphones and start enjoying some tunes? The good news is, it’s actually really simple to use Bluetooth headphones—all you need to do is connect them and you’re good to go. And if you can use a cell phone, you can connect a pair of wireless headphones. We’re here to help.

Connecting Headphones via Bluetooth

While the actual buttons you press (and for how long) can vary depending on the headphones, the pairing process is always as simple as follows: First, go to the settings menu on your phone and tap on the Bluetooth menu. In the Bluetooth menu, you want to make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. Then go to your headphones or earphones and press the Bluetooth pairing button. If you’re not sure which button that is, your manual will tell you if there’s a dedicated Bluetooth button or if the power button doubles as the Bluetooth button. Some headphones automatically go into pairing mode when they’re powered up.

Once you’ve held down the button responsible for pairing for a long enough time (usually a few seconds), the LEDs on the headphones should begin blinking to indicate they’re ready to pair with your phone or other device. Now go back to your phone, and on the same screen you used to turn on the Bluetooth functionality, you should see the name of your headphones…

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