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How to pair Sony Bluetooth headphones, earbuds or speakers

Get your Sony headphones, speakers, or earbuds synced with almost any device.
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October 27, 2022

Sony makes many models of Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, and speakers, and pairing them with other devices can take some thought. Here’s how to pair Sony headphones with your devices.

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QUICK ANSWER

Put your headphones, speaker, or earbuds into pairing mode by holding the power button for a few seconds, pressing your fingertips against the touch sensors, or pressing the Bluetooth pairing button (depending on the device). Next, enable Bluetooth on the device you wish to connect to and use it to find the name of your Sony headphones, speaker, or earbuds and select it to sync the two together.


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How to turn on pairing mode on Sony headphones, speakers, or earbuds

Before using your Sony headphones, earbuds, or speaker with any other device, you must put them into pairing mode. The specific steps to do this may vary depending on the model you own. But in general, here’s what to do:

  • For some true wireless earbuds, like the Sony WF-1000XM4, remove the earbuds from their case. They will enter pairing mode automatically if it’s the first time they’re being used. If it’s not, insert the buds into your ears and hold your fingertips to the touch sensors on the left and right buds for about five seconds until they enter pairing mode and you hear the “Bluetooth pairing” prompt. Some earbuds models, like the Sony LinkBuds S, instead require you to press and hold the pairing button inside the case until the indicator LED starts blinking blue.
  • Likewise, for headphones, such as the Sony WH-1000XM5, the first time you unpack them from the box and turn them on, they will enter pairing mode. After that, press and hold the power button for around five seconds until the indicator LED starts flashing blue and you hear the “pairing” prompt.
  • Bluetooth-enabled speakers sometimes require a similar approach to headphones; at other times, they may have a dedicated Bluetooth pairing button. If that is the case, press the button and wait for the indicator LED to start flashing.

How to pair Sony devices to your Android phone

First, put your Sony headphones, earbuds, or speaker into pairing mode. After that, here’s what to do on your Android phone:

  1. Open Settings > Connected devices > Pair new device. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  2. Wait for your Sony device to appear on the list.
  3. Tap on your device.

Note that these steps may vary slightly depending on the brand and model of your Android phone.

How to pair Sony devices to your iPhone

Pairing Sony headphones to an iPhone isn’t too complicated. First, put the device into pairing mode, then:

  1. Open Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone and make sure that Bluetooth is enabled.
  2. Wait for your device to appear on the list.
  3. Tap on your device

How to pair Sony devices to a Windows PC

You can pair Sony headphones, speakers, and earbuds with a Bluetooth-equipped PC. Put the Sony device in pairing mode first, then enable Bluetooth on your PC. Next, here’s what  to do on your PC:

  1. Open Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices > Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth.
  2. Wait for your Sony device to appear on the list.
  3. Click on the name of your device.

How to pair Sony devices to a Mac

If you’re on a Mac, enable Bluetooth on your computer and put your Jabra device into pairing mode. After that, here’s what’s next:

  1. Open Apple Menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth.
  2. Wait for your Sony device to appear on the list.
  3. Click on your device (you may need to click Accept as well).

Read more: Apple AirPods Pro vs Sony WF-1000XM4

FAQs

Yes, they should. The next time your Sony headphones are close enough to a device you’ve paired them with before and turn them on, the two should sync automatically.