Easily connect your new Bluetooth enabled headphones to any PC.
After you get a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, you may be wondering how to connect them. While the pairing process depends on the operating system and the device, there are some general rules of thumb on how to connect Bluetooth headphones to PC. The most important rule of thumb is knowing your computer, and the operating system it has. Windows 7 will be different than Windows 10, so knowing what you’re working with makes it easy to connect any device to your computer.
Quick Tips on Connecting Bluetooth Headphones to Your Computer
Connecting Bluetooth headphones can be easy as long as you follow some quick tips. They include:
- Make Your Device Discoverable: The first thing you should do with your new headphones is make them discoverable. This can be done by holding down the Bluetooth button, which is generally on the side and then waiting to see a light of some kind. This light will indicate that the headphones are ready to pair.
- Go to Settings On Your Computer: From the settings menu, you will be able to turn on the Bluetooth feature for your computer, and also manage any devices. Once the Bluetooth feature is turned on, your computer will begin to list any devices that are ready to be paired with.
- Connect Your Headphones: Once you see the name of your headphones pop up under devices, it’s time to pair the two. This can be as easy as double-clicking the name, and then your computer should automatically do the rest.
Be sure to know the exact technical name of your headphones. If you turn the Bluetooth setting for your computer on, it will start to discover all devices in the area. This could mean your phone, printer, or speaker. By checking for the exact name of the headphones, you can make the connection process much easier.
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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a Windows 10 PC
Learning how to connect Bluetooth headphones to PCs can be different with each operating system, as updates to the OS can change the process somewhat. When connecting Bluetooth headphones on a Windows 10 machine, the first thing you should do is turn on your device, and set it to “Discoverable.”
Next, you should make sure the Bluetooth is on for your PC. If you’re not sure, go to the action center, or settings menu. From there, click the Bluetooth option, or look for the logo. This will then take you to the Bluetooth management for your PC, which is where you can turn the signal on and connect to devices.
At this point, your headphones should show up in your detected devices list, and all you have to do is double-click to connect with them. On Windows 10 computers, once you select a device, it will automatically connect and remember it, which makes it convenient if you use the headphones often.
3 Common Troubleshooting Solutions for Bluetooth Headphones
Whether you’re connecting Bluetooth headphones for the first time, or you’ve been using the same set for a while, there will always be some troubleshooting needed. From headphones not connecting, to poor signal, here are three common problems and how to fix them.
1. Device Won’t Connect
This is probably the most common problem when troubleshooting Bluetooth devices. If your device is not connecting, it can be for a couple of reasons. For one, the software you have on your computer may not be compatible with the device. This can easily be fixed by downloading the appropriate software. Another way to fix a device that won’t connect is by turning it on and off. This will help to reset the connection.
2. Poor Signal Strength
Bluetooth headphones are meant to work wirelessly, but that still doesn’t mean you can be in another room and expect them to work. Any Bluetooth headphone will have an optimum range, and going outside of that range will cause poor signal reception. If you feel as though the sound is going in and out when using your headphones, move closer to your computer.
3. Device Turns On and Off
If your headphones are turning on and off, chances are they’re either low on battery or damaged. The first thing you should do is to get them fully charged. Leave them plugged in for a few hours before trying them again. If the problem persists, it may be time for a replacement.
If it’s time to replace your Bluetooth headphones, there are plenty of options to choose from. The best brands are Bose or Beats, so be sure to do your research and get something that works for your operating system and your budget. Best of all, you can now easily connect your Bluetooth headphones with our quick steps and troubleshooting tips.