Nowadays, you can find easily for yourself the best bluetooth earbuds under $50. This devices offer a superior level of convenience due to its wireless mode of connection. You can listen to your favorite radio programs, songs and even make or receive voice calls without meddling with the earbud’s cable or the fear of damaging the cable which might ruin the earbuds. However, the luster and enthusiasm of owning a Bluetooth can quickly fade away when you cannot connect it to a compatible audio source such as your PC.
Unlike the traditional earbuds that you can just plug into an audio port, and you are good to go, Bluetooth earbuds require some settings to peer up or connect to your PC. So, if you are having issues when connecting your Bluetooth earbuds to your PC or simply want to learn how to pair it up with your PC, cheer up, this article has got you covered! All you need to do is to follow the guide which I am going to provide in this article to get your Bluetooth earbuds connected and working with no hassle.
How to Connect Bluetooth Earbuds to PC
Connecting your Bluetooth earbuds to a window PC can be accomplished within a few seconds, and I am going to show you how to do that in the steps below. And since there are several versions of windows, I am going to break it down for better clarity.
How to Connect Bluetooth Earbuds to Window 7
Ensure that your window PC Bluetooth chip is compatible with your earbuds. Check if it supports the Hands free Bluetooth profile. If your PC supports data-only Bluetooth profile, you won’t be able to connect your Bluetooth earbuds to it.
Press the power button to switch on your Bluetooth Earbuds. Set the earbud into pairing mode to make it discoverable by your PC. This setting may be different from one brand to the other, so it is advisable for you to read the user manual to learn the earbud’s basic operation settings.
On your window 7 PC, click on the Start icon, locate Device and Printers and click on it. Note: you may first have to open the Control Panel before you can locate and click on Device and Printers based on the configuration of your PC.
After opening the device and printers, you will see a caption that says “Add a Device,” click on it and your PC will quickly pop-up the add a device window to begin the search for your Bluetooth earbud device.
The moment your Bluetooth earbuds device appears on the screen, place your mouse on it to select it and then click on Next. Your windows 7 PC should automatically connect to your earbuds
Should your Window PC require a passcode before connecting with your earbuds, press “0000”and then click on Next.
Ensure you close the action by clicking Close after connecting the earbuds to your PC. Play your songs and enjoy your earbuds.
Sometimes your earbuds might require you right clicking on the earbud icon and then on Connect to make the connection.
Note: In case your earbuds pairs successfully and you still couldn’t hear the audio, do not fidget. Just turn the earbuds off and on again and click on the earbud as the default audio devices for your windows or the app with which you choose to operate your earbuds
How to Connect Bluetooth Earbuds to Window 8.1
Ensure that your window PC Bluetooth chip is compatible with your earbuds. Check if it supports the Hands free Bluetooth profile.
Press the power button to switch on your Bluetooth Earbuds. Set the earbud into pairing mode to make it discoverable by your PC.
Click on the Start button or open the search window menu by pressing Windows key along with the “S” key on your keyboard while you’re in the desktop mode.
Type Bluetooth in the search box and click on Bluetooth settings from the result list. You can also point your mouse to the right corner (top or bottom) of the screen and then select Settings icon and then on Change PC Settings.
Click Devices and the device pane will appear and list the entire device you connected. Your PC will start looking for any nearby Bluetooth devices that are available for connection.
When your Bluetooth earbud appears on the search list, click on it to connect it. Here is where things might get sticky. You have to prove that you are sitting in front of your PC and you authorize the connection, not a stranger who is trying to break in. This is for security purposes, and your PC might request for a passkey. When this happens, just type “0000,” and you are good to go. Your Bluetooth earbuds will connect automatically when your PC and earbuds are turned on and in the range of one another.
How to Connect Bluetooth Earbuds to Window 10
Press the power button to switch on your Bluetooth Earbuds. Set the earbud into pairing mode to make it discoverable by your PC. You can activate this mode by pressing and holding its power button until it starts flashing light to show that pairing is ready. This setting may be different from one brand to the other so, it is advisable for you to read the user manual to learn the earbud’s basic operation settings.
Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I shortcut. Click on Devices and then on Bluetooth.
Make sure you enable your PC Bluetooth, and it will begin to search for nearby devices. Ones it displays your Bluetooth earbud, click on it to pair with your PC.
Alternatively, you can connect your Bluetooth device by doing the following:
Click the Action Center button in the notification area of your taskbar or press Windows key + A on your keyboard.
Click the connect button in the quick action area. All the enabled devices should come up on the list, click on the right device to connect it.
How to Connect Bluetooth Earbuds to Mac
Like the instruction we gave on windows pc above, connecting your earbuds to Mac is also very simple and achievable in seconds. All you need do is to follow this step by step instructions below.
Click on the Apple logo at the top left corner of your Mac screen and then select System Preferences.
After opening the system preference click on Bluetooth and turn it on if it’s not already on
Place your earbuds in pairing mode and the mac will begin an automatic scan and list your device.
Click the Pair button which is just beside the device you want to connect, and the PC will establish the connection.
If your PC requires a password input four zeros ‘0000.’
Close the window
I hope this guide has helped you in connecting your Bluetooth earbuds? Of course, that should be a very simple task if you adhere to the instructions provided.
After you have successfully connected your earbuds to your windows PC or Mac just go to your music or video icon select any song or movie you like and go with the flow. If you find this helpful and resourceful, feel free to share.