JBL headphones have always been the go-to for a lot of people. Aside from Sony and Bose, JBL is one of the dominant companies in the market with some excellent wireless headphones as well as wired headphones. We previously talked about how you can connect multiple JBL speakers together and in this guide, the focus is on how to pair JBL headphones.
For anyone who has just gotten their hands on a brand-new pair of JBL headphones and do not want to go through the manual, this guide covers all the basics. As always, the headphones can be paired with pretty much any device that has Bluetooth support and you would be happy to know that some JBL headphones also have support for multipoint connectivity, allowing you to connect a single headphone to multiple devices; a feature that is very convenient if you have two devices.
With the important details away, we can finally look at how to pair JBL headphones.
How to Pair JBL Headphones
The pairing process for almost all the headphones in the market is going to be the same, it does not matter if you are using a pair of JBL headphones, the method is slightly different. Some headphones come with a dedicated Bluetooth/pairing button while other headphones use the power button to allow it to act as a pairing button.
1- Turning the Headphones On
With that said, make sure that your headphones are charged. Start by pressing and holding the power button to turn on the JBL headphones.
2- Putting the Headphones in Pairing Mode
Once the headphones are turned on, you will need to find the dedicated Bluetooth button and pressing that button. The LED light should start blinking blue.
The JBL Bluetooth earbuds on the other hand do not come with a dedicated Bluetooth button. Instead, they use a button that is tucked between the volume up and volume down button. Thankfully, the method of putting the earbuds into Bluetooth mode is the same, so you do not have to worry about anything.
3- Connecting the Headphones to Your Device
Once your JBL headphones or earbuds are in pairing mode, all you have to do is go to your device’s settings, find the Bluetooth settings, and connect your device to your headphones. To make things simpler, I am mentioning how to navigate to these settings below. Before you follow them, be sure that your headphones or earbuds are in the pairing mode.
- Android: Pull down the notification shade, long press the Bluetooth toggle, this should take you to the Bluetooth menu, connect to the JBL headphones.
- iPad or iPhone: Go to Settings > Bluetooth, turn the Bluetooth on, search for settings, you will be asked for a passcode. Simply enter 0000 or look for it in the menu and then connect.
- Windows: Start by going to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Now you have to turn on Bluetooth and then click the + symbol on the top. It will show you more options and from there, choose Bluetooth. One suggestion I would give here is that if you are running an older version of Windows, you might need to install Bluetooth drivers by heading over to your motherboard’s website.
- Apple Watch: On your Apple Watch, go to Settings and find Bluetooth settings. Tap it and search for available devices, and choose the headphones you want to pair.
The method for pairing JBL headphones is not at all different than what you would get in other headphones. Once you have put JBL headphones in pairing mode, all you have to do is follow the device specific instruction and you are good to go.
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