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Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing (How to Fix)

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Bose headphones are one of the most well-known brands in the world.

So, you would expect that you wouldn’t have any problems connecting to your devices. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Here’s what you can do to fix Bose Headphones that are not connecting or paring properly.

To fix Bose headphones that aren’t connecting or pairing, download and install the Bose Connect app on your mobile device. Make sure that the Bose headphones are turned on before connecting. The app should pop up to ask you to connect. Swipe up and the connection will sync. Tap “Ready to Play”.

If you wish to connect your Bose headphones to your PC or Mac computer or laptop, then you’ll have to pair them manually as the app is not available for these devices.

To fix Windows PC or laptop connection and pairing problems with your Bose headphones, you’ll need to reset your headphones.

Fix Windows to Bose Headphones Pairing and Connection Problems

To do this, disconnect your headphones and plug in the charging cable.

Locate the power button and hold it down for 10 seconds. This is the same button that you use to switch on Bluetooth sharing.

At the end of 10 seconds, the blue LED will start to flash. Release the button and you will have reset your Bose headphones. You may have to go through the process twice to reset the headphones if they are not responsive after the first attempt.

Your headphones have a pairing list that is not cleared when you reset the Bluetooth connection. To clear the pairing list, switch your Bose headphones off and slide the power button to the right.

After 10 seconds, you will hear a message from your headphones telling you that the Bluetooth list is cleared.

Alternatively, you can clear the list by using your Bose Connect app.

Fix Apple Mac to Bose Headphones Pairing and Connection Problems

If you’re having a problem connecting or pairing them to your Mac, then you’ll have to make a few settings changes to get them working properly.

Click the Apple icon and select the system preferences menu item. Click on the Bluetooth icon and make sure that the Bluetooth connectivity is on.

Then move the power button on your Bose headphones across to the Bluetooth symbol and wait for a message telling you that the headphones are ready to pair. The blue LED will also flash to let you know the headphones are ready to connect.

On your device’s popup screen, you see your headphones appear as an option to which you can connect. Once the headphones have successfully connected, a message underneath the headphones’ name will change to “connected”.

Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing to Mac

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Bose headphones are usually easy to connect to various devices.

However, there are occasions when the headphones will just not connect and you will need to reset them.

To connect or pair your Bose headphones to your Mac, switch your headphones off and then plug them into the charger. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and wait for the headphones to let you know that they are reset. A confirmation message will play and the blue LED will flash.

Once the headphones are reset, you can try connecting them with your Mac again.

Should the headphones still not connect, then you need to remove the headphones from your pairing list and start the process again.

To remove Bose headphones from your Mac, click the Apple icon and enter the system preferences menu. In the menu, select the Bluetooth option and right-click to disconnect or delete the headphones from the list of devices.

You’ll have to confirm your request to disconnect by clicking the “remove” button on the pop-up window.

If you still struggle to connect to your Mac after reconnecting the Bose headphones, you may need to check for any software updates. You can do this in the system preferences menu under “software updates”.

Just click the “update now” option and your Mac will download the latest software and restart your machine.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 08/02/2022.

Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing to iPhone/iPad

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Bose headphone connections are usually quite reliable and the process is simple when using the Bose Connect app.

Unfortunately, as with most technology nowadays, it doesn’t always work as well as it should.

If your Bose headphones are not connecting or pairing to your iPhone or iPad, try deleting and then reinstalling the Bose Connect app. Once the app is installed, reset your headphones and then try reconnecting and pairing them to your Apple device.

If the headphones are still not connected, you may have to remove the headphones from the paired list first.

To delete the Bose Connect app, remove it from your list of apps and then download the app again. Sometimes the files are corrupted during the download and the app will fail to work properly.

Any updates to the app will also download with the new version.

After downloading and installing the app, reset your Bose headphones by holding the power button down for 10 seconds until you hear the message that the headphones are reset.

Don’t forget to plug the headphones into the charger before resetting your headphones. The blue LED will flash to confirm that the headphones are now ready for pairing.

Open your Bose Connect app and the headphones should automatically appear on the list of devices to pair. Click them to accept the pairing connection.

Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing to Windows Laptop/Computer

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Connecting your Bose headphones to your Windows laptop or computer is generally simple so long as your settings are correct.

Make sure that the Bluetooth option is enabled before trying to connect.

If the Bose headphones aren’t connecting or pairing to your Windows laptop or PC then check that the Bluetooth connection is enabled by typing Bluetooth into the Windows search bar. In “Bluetooth and Other Settings”, click the Bluetooth slider to “On”. This will then show a list of available devices.

To quickly check if your PC or laptop has Bluetooth enabled, right-click the lower right corner of your screen and open the Action Center.

Click the Bluetooth box to enable Bluetooth if it is not on.

Once Bluetooth is on, move the power button on your Bose headphones across to the right. This will switch the Bose headphones to Bluetooth pairing mode. They should then appear on the list of available devices.

If they don’t, you must reset your Bose Headphones by plugging them into a charger and then pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. This will factory reset your headphones and they will be ready to pair with your laptop or PC.

Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing to Samsung TV

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A really cool feature included with Smart TVs is their ability to connect to Bluetooth speakers, soundbars, and headphones.

For the most part, this is a simple process, but it can sometimes be a problem with Bose headphones if they are connected to more than one device.

If your Bose headphones will not connect or pair to your Samsung TV, then click the TV remote’s settings button. Under the settings menu, select sound. Then navigate to the “Sound Output” option. Switch your headphones on and move the power button across to the Bluetooth icon.

Wait for the LED on your headphones to show a steady blue before moving the power button across to the Bluetooth icon.  After a few seconds, the LED will flash blue and your headphones will be in Bluetooth pairing mode.

On the Sony TV, scroll down to the “Speaker List” option and click on it. The TV will then start searching for any speakers or headphones that may be visible on Bluetooth. Check that your headphone LED is still flashing blue.

When the TV picks up the headphones, it will show the name of your headphones and a message will tell you that the device needs pairing. Click OK on the TV remote and then click OK again on the “Pair and Connect“ message.

It will take a few seconds for the Samsung TV to connect to the Bose headphones. When it does, a message will appear on the screen informing you that the Bose headphones are connected and inviting you to click OK.

Click OK on the Samsung TV remote and your headphone connection will be set up.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 08/02/2022.

Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing to Sony TV

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While not all headphones will connect successfully to your Sony TV, the Bose headphones are generally simple to pair.

If your Bose headphones are not connecting to your Sony TV, select the Bluetooth settings under the Network and Accessories menu. Check that Bluetooth is enabled and click on “add device”. Switch the Bose headphones to Bluetooth pairing mode. Then search and pair your headphones.

Before you select the Bluetooth settings on your Sony TV, make sure that you have put the Bose headphones into pairing mode by connecting them to a charger. Then push the power button across to the right where the Bluetooth icon is. After a few seconds, the blue LED will start to flash and your Bose headphones are ready for pairing.

Under settings on your Sony TV, select the Bluetooth settings. Your Bose headphones will show up on the list and be available for pairing.

If the headphones do not appear on the list, then you can download a Bluetooth scanner app from the Google Play store. Run the app and connect to your Bose headphones.

Then go back to the Bluetooth settings menu and your headphones will appear on the list of available devices to connect to.

How to Fix Bose Headphones Not Connecting

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There are a variety of reasons why your Bose headphones will not connect to your phone, laptop, or TV.

Here are the most common reasons why your headphones are not connecting and how to fix the problem.

To fix Bose headphones that are not connecting, ensure that they are charged and the charging cable is disconnected. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your device. Avoid trying to connect when you are more than 30 feet (10m) away from your device.

You can also scan for your headphones by turning Bluetooth off and on again. This will give the device the option to find your Bose headphones. Make sure that you’ve pushed the power selector across to the Bluetooth setting on your headphones. Hold it there until the LED flashes, indicating the Bluetooth pairing mode is active.

You can also factory reset your Bose headphones and remove any Bluetooth devices from your device.

To reset your Bose headphones, connect them to the charger and disconnect them from the USB port on your device. Press and hold the power button and then connect the USB cable to the right headphone earcup.

The LED will blink twice. You can then release the power button after 2 seconds. Your Bose headphones will then be reset to their original factory settings. If the reset doesn’t work the first time, you may need to do it again before it works.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 08/02/2022.

Bose Headphones Keeps Disconnecting

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One of the features of wireless headphones is that they can be connected to multiple devices.

However, this feature is also their downfall.

If your headphones pick up other devices while they are connected, they may drop the connection and try to connect to the other device.

This results in continually dropped connections and can be very frustrating.

To prevent your Bose headphones from disconnecting, you need to remove the headphones from the devices list so that they can re-establish the connection. Due to the Bose headphones remembering its last few connections, it can keep accessing its memory to make a connection.

There are two ways to clear the headphones’ memory of previously connected devices. Press and hold the Bluetooth button for ten seconds.

The headphones will indicate that it has cleared its memory by broadcasting the message; “Bluetooth device list cleared.”

You can also use the Bose Connect app to clear the memory.

Select the source button in the app and then tap on the edit button option. Select the “X” on the left of the device you wish to forget. In this case, it will be your Bose headphones’ connection to the TV, phone, or tablet.

You’ll be prompted to confirm your selection and when you’re finished, press “Done”.

How to Fix Bose Headphones Keeps Disconnecting

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If your Bose headphones keep disconnecting, then you will need to remove the memory of any previous connections.

That is unless you are moving further away from your device than 30 feet (10m) or your headphones are not fully charged.

To fix Bose headphones that keep disconnecting, use the Bose Connect app to forget devices in the headphones’ memory. You can also factory reset your headphones so that all the settings are returned to when you first got your headphones. You’ll then need to connect and pair your headphones again.

If you are trying to connect to your device when in another room, the wall or distance may be too great for the headphones to operate correctly. They will then lose their connections.

If you have a lot of other electronic devices operating, then the interference from those devices may prevent the Bose headphones from holding their connection.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 08/02/2022.

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