How To Pair Bose Wireless Headphones

How To Pair Bose Wireless Headphones

Navigating your phone can be tricky, even if you are not a tech-savvy person. And while most Bose wireless headphones can still be connected with a cable, pairing them wirelessly will offer you the liberty to move around without constraints to your cable. Here is an easy tutorial on how to pair Bose wireless headphones to your iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows devices.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to a Smartphone via the Bose Connect App

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to a Smartphone via the Bose Connect App
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Although the Bose Connect App is not required to pair your wireless headphones to your smartphone, it is the recommended method so you can enjoy the full amazing features of the app.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to iOS and Android Devices via the Bose Connect App

  1. Download the Bose Connect App. The app is free and available on the App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices.
  2. Turn on pairing mode on your Bose wireless headphone. Each Bose wireless headphone is different, but most Bose headphones should light up as an indication that it is ready to pair.
  3. Make sure the Bluetooth on your smartphone is on.
  4. Open your Bose Connect App. Your Bose wireless headphone should automatically appear on your Bose Connect app. If not, follow the helpful guidelines to troubleshooting your connectivity.
  5. Drag to connect. Your finger should move from the center to the bottom of the screen.
  6. Select your language. This will be your language preference for the voice prompt.
  7. Nickname your Bose. Be as creative as you would like. 
  8. Tap Ready to Play at the bottom of the screen once the devices are paired. 

You should be ready to listen with your Bose wireless headphones.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to a Smartphone via Phone Settings

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to a Smartphone via Phone Settings
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Without the Bose Connect App, you can still seamlessly use your Bose wireless headphone by connecting them via your phone settings.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to iOS Devices via Phone Settings

  1. Turn on pairing mode on your Bose wireless headphone. Each Bose wireless headphone is different, but most Bose headphones should light up as an indication that it is ready to pair.
  2. Turn your Bluetooth on. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > make sure your Bluetooth button is green.
  3. Select your Bose wireless headphone. If it is the first pairing, your Bose headphone should be listed under Other Devices.

Once it is indicated as Connected on the right, you should be ready to use your Bose wireless headphone.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to Android Devices via Phone Settings

  1. Turn on pairing mode on your Bose wireless headphone. Each Bose wireless headphone is different, but most Bose headphones should light up as an indication that it is ready to pair.
  2. Turn your Bluetooth on. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > make sure your Bluetooth button is lit up.
  3. Click Scan for devices to begin searching for other Bluetooth-enabled devices within your proximity.
  4. Select your Bose wireless headphone.

Once it is indicated as Connected to phone and media audio, you should be ready to use your Bose wireless headphone.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to a PC or Laptop

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to a PC or Laptop
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How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to macOS Devices

  1. Turn on pairing mode on your Bose wireless headphone. Each Bose wireless headphone is different, but most Bose headphones should light up as an indication that it is ready to pair.
  2. Turn your Bluetooth on. Go to Launchpad > System Preferences > Bluetooth > turn Bluetooth on.
  3. Tap the Connect button next to your Bose wireless headphone.

Once it is indicated as Connected below the name, you should be ready to listen with your Bose wireless headphone.

How to Pair Bose Wireless Headphones to Windows Devices

  1. Turn on pairing mode on your Bose wireless headphone. Each Bose wireless headphone is different, but most Bose headphones should light up as an indication that it is ready to pair.
  2. Turn your Bluetooth on. Click the Windows icon (corner of your screen) > search for Bluetooth > select Bluetooth and other devices settings > switch Bluetooth on.
  3. Click add Bluetooth or other devices. This should be the first option to appear under Bluetooth & other devices.
  4. Select Bluetooth to initiate searching for other Bluetooth-enabled devices within your proximity.
  5. Select your Bose wireless headphone from the list of devices nearby.
  6. Click Done.

Once connected successfully, your Bose wireless headphone should be listed under Audio, indicating that it is connected to your Windows voice and music.

Now that you know how to pair Bose wireless headphones to your smartphone, PC, or laptop, it should only get easier from here. Typically, your device will remember your Bose headphone and automatically connect the next time both are turned on and within proximity.

Written by Lisa Lee

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