As Sony has been leading the headphone industry for quite some time, they even are the Walkman’s original manufacturer. Sony has created an enormous collection of headphones, earbuds, and Bluetooth speakers, which is no surprise or luck. But given the circumstances, Sony has created tons of models, variations since they started making headphones. That makes it a lot difficult to have guidance to address Bluetooth problems with the Sony headsets.
How to Pair Sony Bluetooth Headphones? Explained
Fortunately, Sony maintained a high degree of continuity over its product line, and most of the Sony headphones and speaker versions are mentioned below. Some models will also utilize NFC (near field communications) to connect. But whatever you choose, these are the steps that you must take to successfully connect your Sony headsets with your cell phone, laptop, or other devices.
Pair your Sony headphones, earbuds, or speaker via Bluetooth
Most items from Sony can be combined with the conventional way, by connecting the headset with your phone or laptop using Bluetooth mentioned below. But if you want to pair with NFC, skip this segment.
True Wireless Earbuds (models include WF-SP700N, WF-1000X, WF-1000XM3)
- Place your earbuds inside the case.
- Take out the left earbud from the case (signal light should be blue).
- Press and hold the left earbud button for at least seven seconds, then stop. The light should now be blue and red; also, the voice signal for ‘Bluetooth pairing’ can be heard.
The method is more straightforward than earbuds to connect your Bluetooth headphones or speakers with other devices. If your headphones or speakers are brand new and you turn them on for the first time, they should automatically enter pairing mode. Otherwise, push and hold down the Power button for about 7 seconds before the light begins to flash rapidly instead of being continuous.
You can see the Bluetooth led indicator blinking on your headphones in the “pairing” mode, as in the WH 1000XM3, it blinks twice in a row. You can also hear a guide saying “Bluetooth Pairing” or something similar but only for some headphone types, suggesting that the pairing mode is now active.
How to find your Sony Bluetooth device on other devices?
Follow the following steps to connect your earbuds with your particular computer type.
For Android: Go to your settings and then open Bluetooth. Now turn on Bluetooth. After doing so, press on “search for new device” in the Bluetooth. The name of your particular headphone, speaker, or earbuds should now be displayed under it. Select it, and it will ask you if you want to pair with it. Accept, and then it should be paired with your device.
For iPhone: Go to your settings and then open Bluetooth. Now turn on Bluetooth. Find your Sony device’s name under the “OTHER DEVICES” and tap it to connect with your device.
For macOS: Move the cursor and select the Apple menu, and there you will see System Preferences. From the System Preferences, you can choose Bluetooth and turn it on. After that, you have to select your Sony device and pair with it as well.
For Windows 10: the Bluetooth button will probably be hidden from the right bottom side of your screen, and you will have to click on the arrow icon, which shows you hidden icons. Among all the hidden stuff, there will be a Bluetooth option. Select the Bluetooth option and turn it on. A new window will open up, prompting you to add a new device. Look for your Sony device and then connect to it. You can also use the search function and directly search for Bluetooth in your device. From there, you can continue to pair your Sony device with your Window operated device.
Note: If your device does not support or have the Bluetooth function, then none of these options will work for you. For example, you can have a phone running Android, but if the phone does not have Bluetooth capabilities, the Android Bluetooth function will not work.
Pair Sony’s earbuds using NFC
You can use this approach as an alternative to pairing with Bluetooth if your earbuds support NFC (models like WF-SP700n, WF-1000X, WF-1000XM3). It is not easier to connect via NFC, but this is a workaround if you have problems with the Bluetooth combination process.
- Switch on the NFC (For iPhones, the NFC is never turned off) from your smartphone running on Android. To do so, you can go to Settings -> Connected devices -> Connection preferences and turn on NFC).
- After NFC is successfully turned on, you have to remove both the left and right earbuds from their case.
- Hold your phone like so that its back touches the “N” mark written on the bottom of the earbuds’ case.
- From there, follow the instructions given by your phone as different phones have different ways to pair using NFC.
Important Notes to remember:
When Bluetooth devices are connected, they do not have to pair again, unless:
- All pairing details are lost when you reset to factory settings.
- After repair, the pairing details will be lost.
- If the maximum number of devices connected to Bluetooth reaches (approx. 8), the oldest combination details would be overwritten and replaced.
- Also, when the headphone details linked to the Bluetooth source system have been disconnected.
If you’ve taken the steps mentioned above and your device is still not connected with your phone or laptop, consider replacing your headphones’ faulty pair. Find out more about resolving Bluetooth pairing issues if it does not fit in a comprehensive guide if you cannot return your headset.
Note also that a maximum of eight devices can be combined with any Sony speaker. If more systems try to connect, then one f the previously paired device will get removed. However, some headphones don’t memorize and will always have to be paired again.
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