How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Mobile Phone?

People now like to use wireless types of headphones instead of conventional wired ones. One of the main reason for this is some premium smartphone manufacturers have eliminated the headphone jack from their latest models. 

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The convenience and comfort of wireless headphones also accelerated the shift.

Here we let you know how to connect Bluetooth headphones to mobile phone in 5 easy steps. It is slightly different from the iPhone’s pairing technique.

Wireless Bluetooth headphones do not have any jacks, such as Audio Lightning or 3.5 mm universal jacks, to connect to an android phone. It connects using Bluetooth technology.

In order to pair any True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds or wireless earphones for the first time with your phone, you have to follow some steps.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to mobile phone?

First let’s see the 5 steps involved in the pairing process,

Step-1: Turn on your headphone
Step-2: Click on settings
Step-3: Navigate to the Bluetooth window
Step-4: Turn On Bluetooth
Step-5: Pairing

Now everything in detail,

Step-1: Turn on your headphone

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First, you have to turn on your Bluetooth headset. For that, you have to press and hold the power button, sometimes Multi-Function Button, for 2-3 seconds. 

This will automatically activate the Bluetooth mode simultaneously. Some headphones have LED indicators that blink in blue or red (maybe both) once the device got started.

If you don’t know which is the power button, refer to your wireless earbuds’ user guide.

Now you can keep your earphone aside and move to an android phone.

Note: Before starting, make sure that your Bluetooth earphone is sufficiently charged.

Step-2: Click on settings

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In the next step, you must find the settings icon from the menu, which will be indicated using a “gear” symbol as usual and tap on it.

You can also find the same from the drop-down menu.

Step-3: Navigate to the Bluetooth window

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On the settings window, find “Device Connection” and click on it. This will direct you to a new window. You can find the “Bluetooth” option there, and it’ll be in the off status. Then you can click on the Bluetooth option.

Step-4: Turn On Bluetooth

You can turn on your smartphone’s Bluetooth mode by tapping on the bar provided on the right side of the screen. You can see the names of all the Bluetooth devices you’ve already paired under the “Paired Devices” section.

Step-5: Pairing

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You can find the Bluetooth earphone you want to pair for the first time under the “Available Devices” section. Tap on it. DONE! You are now paired with the wireless headphone.

In some devices, you need to press the “pair new device” option to see the earphone you wish to connect.

Now you can find the name of the new device in the “Paired Devices” section. 

Note: If you couldn’t find the Bluetooth earbud, click on the “scan option or lens icon” and search. 

You can also turn on the Bluetooth mode through the drop-down page. But still, you have to move to the Bluetooth tab through the settings option.

How to Unpair/ Disconnect a Bluetooth Headphone from Your smartphone?

Suppose you replaced your old wireless earphone with premium quality TWS Earbuds. It would be a good idea to repair the old device.

Here we let you know how to do that.

Step-1: Click on Settings

In the next step, you must find the settings icon from the menu, which will be indicated using a “gear” symbol as usual and tap on it.

You can also find the same from the drop-down menu.

Step-2: Go to the Bluetooth Window

On the settings window, find “Device Connection” and click on it. This will direct you to a new window. You can find the “Bluetooth” option there, and it’ll be in the off status. Then you can click on the Bluetooth option.

Step-3: Turn On Bluetooth

You can turn on your smartphone’s Bluetooth mode by tapping on the bar provided on the right side of the screen.

Then you can find the name of your headset you want to unpair on the “Paired Devices” section. Click on the “i” symbol towards the right of it.

Step-4: Unpairing

You can find the “Unpair/ forget” option there and click on it. For some smartphones, a new pop up window asking for your confirmation will be appeared. If so, select the “Forget Device” option and DONE!

Now you have successfully disconnected your Bluetooth headset from your smartphone.

If you want to pair back an unpaired earphone, just follow the instructions we provided in the early section of this article.

Quick Wind Up

The method we mentioned above is applicable for any smartphone brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Vivo, etc., except the iPhone.

We hope this article helps you understand how to connect Bluetooth headphones to mobile phone in a few simple and quick steps.

We welcome all your healthy suggestions and comments. If we missed anything, drop it in the comment box below.

  1. How do I connect headphones to my phone?

    If your headphone is wired type, you just need to insert the jacks into your smartphone's corresponding port. 
    But you have to follow the steps mentioned in the above article to pair your Bluetooth wireless headphone to your smartphone for the very first time.
    From the next time itself, it'll connect automatically.

  2. How do I connect Bluetooth headphones to my phone?

    If you are using a wireless earphone, you need to follow certain steps to connect it to your mobile phone.
    First, go to the settings and click on device connection and turn on Bluetooth. You also need to turn on your headset by pressing the power button.
    Then you can see the name of your Bluetooth earphone there and tap on it to pair.
    For more specific details, please read our complete article above. There we have included each and every step in detail.

  3. Why are my headphones not connecting to my phone?

    If you are using a wired headphone and not connecting to your device, try to connect it with another smartphone. If it is still not working problem might be with the jack. 
    Then the only option for you to give it to an authorised service centre or replace it with a new one.
    If yours is a wireless headset, first you make sure that the headphone is sufficiently charged. Try to scan for the device 2-3 times. 
    If it fails to connect, restart both smartphone and wireless earphone and try again.

Sanil VS is a Chemical Engineer by Profession and he loves to write and review gadgets on his free times.

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