You probably already know how to pair Bluetooth headphones with your smartphone, however, it might not be quite so obvious how to do this on your Windows computer.
The good news is the process is surprisingly similar, and in just a few clicks you have to apply the same wireless headphones on your PC when you’re sitting behind the desk that you apply on your phone when you’re out on the move.
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Start by making sure you know how to put your headphones in Bluetooth pairing mode.
Usually, you do this by holding the power button for several seconds, or until a status light on the headphones starts to blink.
- If you’re not sure, the headphones operator guide or website for setup instructions.
- Make sure you know the process for starting the headphone’s pairing mode, which is usually pressing and holding the power button for two seconds.
.On your PC, choose Settings from the Start menu. It’s the gear-shaped icon above the Power button. If you prefer, you have to also find the Settings app by settings in the Start menu search box.
. Click Devices.
. The Devices page should automatically open to the Bluetooth & other devices section. If it doesn’t, click Bluetooth & other devices in the pane on the left.
The Bluetooth & other devices page is where you have to add fresh devices to the PC. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. If it is not, click the button so it turns blue.
. Click Add Bluetooth or another device, and then in the Add a device window, click Bluetooth.
. Place your headphones in Bluetooth pairing mode.
. After a few moments, the headphones should appear in the list of devices. When you see the headphones, click it.
Click the name of the headphones when you see it show up in the list.
Depending upon the headphones, they will either connect right away, or you might need to enter a Bluetooth passcode in Windows. If you see a passcode request, enter the code from the headphone’s operator guide. More often than not, if a passcode is used at all, it’s just four zeros.
After the connection is complete, you’ll see a message indicating the headphones are connected to the PC. You have to click ‘done’ and close the Settings window.
You have to pair your Bluetooth headphones with multiple devices, like your and PC. However keep in mind that depending upon your specific model of Bluetooth headphones, you may only be able to connect it to one device at a time.
If you have trouble connecting the headphones to your phone after completing this setup, you might need to disconnect the headphones from the PC or turn off the PC’s Bluetooth if you want to connect to the phone when you’re still in Bluetooth range of the computer.
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