How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Computer 2021

Can you connect wireless headphones to a computer?

The first essential action is to ensure that the PC has a Bluetooth module. Some PC  may not come with this hardware feature. Check the manual of your computer for the availability of the Bluetooth module. If Bluetooth is present on the PC, it is possible to connect all the Bluetooth devices. In this post, you will know how to Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Computer

How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Computer

Why are my Bluetooth headphones not connecting to my computer?

  • Turn OFF> the Bluetooth, wait for few seconds,
  • Again turn it back ON.
  • Remove > the Bluetooth device,
  • Again Add-it
  • Select > Start
  • Next, select > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices
  • In Bluetooth, select > the device you encounter problems connecting to, and next select > Remove device > Yes.

Now again, try to add the Bluetooth device; it will let you connect with the PC.

How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Computer

To connect Bluetooth headphones to pc, follow these steps,

On your Computer

  • Select > Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices > Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth.
  • Select > the device and follow the instructions if they appear.
  • Next, select > Done.

How Do I Play Music Through My Bluetooth Headset On Pc?

To connect wireless headphones to laptop/PC, follow these steps

  • Open > Settings.
  • Go to > Devices.
  • Click > Bluetooth & other devices
  • Set the toggle switch > ON
  • To add a new device
  • Click > Add a Bluetooth device or other devices.
  • Select > Bluetooth.
  • Pick the device from the list.

Now, choose the music you want to play. It will play on a wireless headset.

How to pair your Bt device to a laptop/desktop computer?

To “pair Bluetooth headphones with pc” it holds four simple steps,

  1. Ensure your laptop / PC has a Bluetooth module
  2. ON pairing option on Bluetooth device you need to pair
  3. Enable Bluetooth on your laptop/PC
  4. Pair and set up your device

The above steps are needed to follow strictly. Depending on the version of the PC, the steps vary. It will be elaborated further.

Step#1 Ensure your laptop / PC has a Bluetooth module

The first essential action is to ensure that the PC has a Bluetooth module. Some PC  may not come with this hardware feature. Check the manual of your computer for the availability of the Bluetooth module. If Bluetooth is present on the PC, it is possible to “connect Bluetooth headphones to PC.”

Step#2 ON pairing option on Bluetooth device you need to pair

To connect wireless headphones to laptop /PC. Enter Pairing mode to enable the device discoverable to the laptop/PC

The steps to start the pairing method might vary depending on the device you need to connect (headphones, speakers, smartphone, etc.)

  • Citation: The WH-1000XM4 wireless Bluetooth headset directly goes into pairing mode if used for the first time.
  • The second time you pair it, you need to press and hold the pairing mode button for 7 sec.

How do I set my Bluetooth headphones into pairing mode?

Both Bluetooth speakers and headphones have a pairing button for default. To enable pairing mode, Press and hold it for few seconds. Suppose you use your Bluetooth speakers or headphones for the first time; they will go into pairing mode default when you turn them ON.

The pairing procedure may be different for a device that has just done an unboxing and a previously paired device.

  • Citation: The WH-1000XM4 wireless Bluetooth headset directly goes into pairing mode if used for the first time.
  • The second time you pair it, you need to press and hold the pairing mode button for 7 sec.

Assure your device is not previously connected to its last-connected Bt device. Bluetooth devices will automatically connect with before-paired devices if Bluetooth is enabled and both devices are placed near.

Step#3 Enable Bluetooth on your laptop/PC

Depending upon the Windows OS and Mac version, the steps might vary accordingly.

·        For Windows 10/8

“Windows 10 connect Bluetooth headphones.”

  1. Click > the Start button,
  2. Next, navigate to Settings.
  3. Click > Devices
  4. Click > the Bluetooth & other devices/Bluetooth tab also assure Bluetooth is set to ON.
  5. Suppose Bluetooth is not set to ON.
  6. Select More Bluetooth options / Advanced Bluetooth settings under Related Settings
  7. The Bluetooth settings window will pop-up
  8. In the first tab, Options, you will notice a Discovery section with the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC alternative.
  9. In the Check box > check the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this system option.
  10. Click > the Apply button.
Notice: 

Remember to turn OFF the Airplane mode for Windows 10 version.

  • Go to > Start
  • Select > Settings
  • Navigate to > Network & Internet
  • Toggle the option > Airplane Mode to OFF.

·        For Windows 7

  1. Go to > Control Panel.
  2. Press > Ctrl+F ( to find Bluetooth)
  3. Click on > Change Bluetooth settings.
  4. Also, assure the following settings are allowed:
  • `Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer.
  • `Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer.
  • `Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect.
  1. Press > Apply

·        For iOS/Mac

  1. Select > Apple menu > System Preferences
  2. Next, click > Bluetooth.
  3. Navigate to > the top menu bar and click on > the Bluetooth icon if it is available.
  4. Assure Bluetooth is enabled.

Step#4 Pair and set up your device

Depending upon the Windows OS and Mac version, the steps might vary accordingly.

·        For Windows 10/8

In the following illustration, we will be pairing the WH-1000XM4 Bt wireless headphones. “Windows 10 connect Bluetooth headphones.” To pair Bluetooth headphones with pc follow these steps,

  1. Click > the Start button,
  2. Next, navigate to Settings.
  3. Click > Devices
  4. Click > the Bluetooth & other devices/Bluetooth tab also assure Bluetooth is set to ON.
  5. Click > Bluetooth
  6. Here: Click >WH-1000XM4 with the headphone icon and indication ‘Audio.’
Notice:

In this model WH-1000XM4, it is essential that you click on WH-1000XM4 and not on LE_WH-1000XM4, which may arise in the list sooner than WH-1000XM4.

  1. Click > Confirm to finish the pairing
  2. Click > Done

The following steps are after pairing your device. Check your sound settings to ensure the sound is played through the correct output (laptop Bluetooth headphones).

  1. In Settings, Select > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices to ensure that the caption below WH-1000XM4 states ‘Connected voice, music.’ (Here, the headphones have also been paired connected successfully.)
  2. Click > Sound settings to set sound o/p and i/p (Microphone).
  3. Choose > WH-1000XM4 as your o/p device.
  4. Select > WH-1000XM4 as your i/p (Microphone) device.
  5. Ensure that WH-1000XM4 has been chosen as both the output and input device.
  6. Next, Close > the Settings.

·        For Windows 7

To connect laptop Bluetooth headphones,

  1. Click > Start
  2. Go to > Control Panel.
  3. Select > Devices and Printers
  4. Under > Devices and Printers
  5. Click > Add a Bluetooth Device
  6. Ensure your Bt headset has been set to ‘Pairing Mode.’
  7. Of the list, Choose > the device you need to connect.

Here, lets us connect the WH-H900 wireless Bluetooth headphones after setting them in pairing mode by pressing the ON button for 7 seconds.

  1. In the `Add a device window, Choose the Bluetooth headset you want to connect.
  2. You will notice a “Connecting to device”
  3. In this instance, your “computers Bluetooth” may automatically install the needed drivers. After that, you will get a notification in the taskbar region. Depends on the model of your headphones or speakers, you might have to insert the pairing code. The default-code is
  4. If you click on > the Devices and Printers button, you will see an outline of the devices connected to your laptop/desktop computer.
  5. When your headphones are implemented with a microphone, you can select to use your headphones to:
    1. Listen to music.
    2. Forward VoIP Calls to Handsfree.
NOTICE:

The second choice will decrease your sound quality compared to the first choice because it supports signal strength over sound quality.

  1. Lastly, right-click on > the sound icon in the taskbar to select Playback devices.
  2. Ensure your headphones are set to the Default Playback Device.
·        For iOS/Mac

To pair Bluetooth headphones with pc follow these steps,

  1. When you have successfully set your speakers or headphones in pairing mode, it will appear on the Bluetooth list.

In the following instance, we will pair both the MDR-1000X and the MDR-ZX330BT Bluetooth wireless headphones.

  1. Choose your device in the list.
  2. Click > the Pair button.
  3. You can pair the laptop/desktop with multiple devices.
  4. Still, you can play sound from one paired device at a time.
  5. Check > your sound settings in system preferences to allow accurate sound output.

Supplementary troubleshooting tips

·        Turn the Bluetooth OFF and ON again.

Try toggling Bluetooth OFF and ON again.

·         Check the Bluetooth drivers.

  1. Click > Start
  2. Next, Click > Device Manager
  3. Search for all Bluetooth lists by opening the Network Adapters category or the Bluetooth Radios category
  4. Verify if the driver holds a yellow exclamation mark or a down arrow symbol
  • Exclamation mark: Update or reinstall the “computers Bluetooth” drivers.
  • Down arrow: Bluetooth is disabled: Right-click and allow to activate Bluetooth.

·        Turn OFF Airplane mode (Windows 10)

  1. Go to >Start
  2. Select > Settings
  3. Go to > Network & Internet
  4. Modify the option Airplane Mode to OFF

 

 

 

 

 

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