How To Pair Bose Headphones

Bose has been well known for many years for making high-quality electronic devices and technology.

If you have ever walked through an electronics store or looked online for a product in this field, chances are that your eyes have been drawn to a Bose product at some point.

One of their most popular products is their headphones.

We all love a good pair of headphones as they can make our music listening much better.

In fact, music can get us through some tough times like working out or doing house chores.

How To Pair Bose Headphones

The thing is, with the advancement of technology, we’ve seen headphones adapt to more Bluetooth models.

Bluetooth technology is great, but sometimes it can cause problems – and Bose isn’t free from this.

So, how do you pair Bose headphones? In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps and see what the problems might be.

Pairing Manually

This is perhaps the easiest way to solve the issue if your Bose headphones aren’t paired,

Turn your attention to the bottom of the headphones where all of the settings are located.

Ensure you’ve got the power switched to “on” and move near your device that you want the headphones to be paired with.

Ensure that your chosen device has its Bluetooth setting switched on too.

Now, depending on which model of Bose headphones you have, you’ll want to press the “call” button but if it’s not called that, it will be the main, largest button.

Make sure it’s pressed down for around 3-5 seconds until you notice that there is a light going on and off on your headphones.

This means the headphones are now in pairing mode.

From the device you’re planning to pair the headphones with, check the Bluetooth list for your headphones.

If you do not see it, switch Bluetooth on and off. If you’re still not seeing it, switch your headphones off and start again.

Select your headphones from the list and tap “pair”.

This should now successfully pair your headphones with your device – however, it might request a code. If so, the code is typically four 0s.

You will know that the pairing has been successful if the flashing light has stopped and become a fixed light color.

Pair Using The App

Luckily, Bose has other ways to pair to your headphones via the Bose-connect app.

From the app, you can control your Bose products such as Bluetooth connections.

If you don’t already have the app, search on your iOS Apple Store or Google Play store and download it for free. Then follow the instructions to continue.

Once you’re up and running, select the “connections” option and then click on “connect new”.

Now, as with the last method – turn your headphones over to the buttons and press your call (or alternative) button down for 3-5 seconds.

Once your headphones are in this pairing mode, select your headphones on the app. If it connects successfully, the app will confirm this by saying “connected to” and then the name of your headphones.

Your blinking light on the headphones will once again change to a fixed color. If for any reason, you have disconnected your headphones – the app will have remembered them from the last time you connected.

To reconnect, simply access the history section and select your headphones. If this fails, try switching the headphones on and off. If this doesn’t work, disconnect the headphones from the app by selecting “delete” and start over.

Sometimes, if your headphones aren’t connecting via the app – it could be due to your software on your secondary device. If you’re using an Android product, go onto the app’s cache and clear it. This should solve the problem.

If however, it is an Apple device – you should try deleting the app and setting it back up again. It’s a good idea to turn off your device after deleting the app.

Before you do any of these though, check your device on app updates to see if the Bose app needs an update. Old functions might be causing a connection problem, so an update could be just the thing to solve it.

Are These Headphones Superior To The Aux Connection Headphones?

Are These Headphones Superior To The Aux Connection Headphones

This is more of a subjective question. With an aux connection headphone, you never had the problem connecting the headphones to the secondary device via Bluetooth.

However, aux connections also had the problems of being easy to snap in the jack port, and sometimes, the headphones were simply more fragile than the newer models.

The newer headphones have an arguably better sound quality and are more durable than the older ones.

The main issue is that newer devices have removed the headphone jack which means that aux connections aren’t an option anymore.

If you want to keep up with technology, unfortunately, you’ll need to keep up with headphone technology too.

You might, however, find that the newer models are better for you and you’re enjoying the newer technology. Much like any other selection of products – the choice and preference are down to you.

What Devices Can My Bose Headphones Connect To?

In theory, your headphones can connect with any device that has a Bluetooth connection – but this isn’t always the case.

Also, there are devices that would make it impractical to connect to. For example, connecting your headphones to a standing Bluetooth speaker.

Typically, you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your smartphone, smartwatch, smart speaker, PC or Mac, tablet, and some devices in your vehicle.


Bose headphones are among some of the more sought-after headphones on the market today but you have to know how to connect them and pair them via Bluetooth to your secondary device.

We hope this guide has been useful for you, but if you find you’re still having functional problems, consider contacting Bose directly.

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