Sony wireless headphones are one of the most popular and convenient ways to listen to your favorite music and podcasts. But only if you can connect to your selected devices.
We show you how to pair Sony wireless headphones with any device you wish to connect to (see also ‘How To Pair Skullcandy Wireless Headphones‘).
How To Pair Sony Wireless Headphones Via Bluetooth
To connect your Sony wireless headphones via Bluetooth make sure that they are switched off. Check that no lights are illuminated.
Place the headphones next to the device you wish to connect to. Make sure that the device is switched on.
Press and hold down the power button on your headphones for approximately 7 seconds. This will put your wireless headphones in pairing mode and allow you to connect them to the device.
When you see the indicator light blinking rapidly you can release the power button.
To put some devices into pairing mode you may have to hold down a different button so check the instruction manual. But for Sony headphones it is the power button.
Once the headphones and device are paired you can connect them.
This varies according to the device but typically involves selecting the model number of your headphones from a list of detected devices that appear on the device’s display.
Sometimes the Bluetooth connection will happen automatically.
How To Pair Sony Wireless Headphones Via NFC
If your device supports NFC you can also connect your Sony wireless headphones this way.
To pair and connect your smartphone to your headphones open your phone Settings and under Connections enable the NFC (Near Field Communication).
Locate the N symbol on your headphones and hold the smartphone next to it. You should feel a vibration or hear a noise as they pair. The device and your headphones should connect automatically.
Pairing your Sony wireless headphones to a device should only need to be done once but there are some instances where you may need to repeat this procedure.
- If a factory reset is done on your phone, or it underwent repairs that caused the pairing information to be removed.
- When you have many devices paired to your phone you may reach the maximum allowed. If you update the pairing list the oldest pairing will be deleted and replaced with the most recent.
- Occasionally you may manually remove the pairing information of your headphones and device, and it will need to be restored.
Pairing Sony Wireless Headphones With Various Devices
With so many options for pairing your wireless headphones to listen to podcasts, music or games you’ll need to know how each pairing works.
Pairing With Android
There are many Android devices on the market, so you should know how to pair your wireless headphones to an Android smartphone.
First turn on your Sony wireless headphones by holding down the power button, you should see a flashing indicator light (see also ‘Why Are My AirPods Flashing Orange?‘) or hear an audible confirmation that the power is on.
Unlock your Android smartphone and go to Settings. Find the Bluetooth toggle in Connections and click on it.
This will show you a list of paired and detected devices. Select your Sony wireless headphones and this will connect them automatically.
Pairing With iPhone
To pair your headphones with an iPhone, turn on your Sony wireless headphones as discussed above.
Unlock your iPhone screen if you haven’t already done so. Navigate to Settings and select Bluetooth. Click on the toggle to turn on the phone’s Bluetooth.
You will now be able to see a list of paired and detected devices.
Find your Sony wireless headphones on the list and select it. This will pair and instantly connect your iPhone and headphones.
Pairing With Laptop Running Windows 10
Many people use their headphones when using a laptop, so it is helpful to know how to pair the two.
Turn on and power up your headphones as indicated before.
On a Windows 10 laptop right-click on the Windows icon, in the lower left corner of the screen and select Settings.
Now select Devices which will bring you to the Bluetooth & devices page. Click on the toggle to switch the Bluetooth on.
Beneath this you will find Devices and a blue button that says Add device, click this button. A dialog box will appear asking which type of device you wish to add.
Select Bluetooth and this will create another dialog box which will list the available devices. Click on your Sony wireless headphones to pair them with your laptop.
A pop-up message will appear to tell you that your headphones and laptop have been paired and connected.
Pairing With Mac
Switch on your Sony wireless headphones.
On your Mac go to System Preferences in the taskbar and click on Bluetooth and turn it on if it isn’t already switched on.
You will then see a list of paired and detected devices. Click on your headphones and select Connect.
Your headphones should now be paired and connected to your Mac (see also ‘How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Mac‘).
Pairing With PS4
For a better gaming experience pair your headphones with your PS4.
Turn on your headphones. Go to Settings on your PS4 and select Devices. Navigate to Bluetooth devices where you will see the list of detected devices.
Select your Sony wireless headphones from the list. This will then pair and connect the two.
Pairing With Your TV
If you want to watch TV without disturbing someone else in the home you can pair your Sony wireless headphones to the television.
Power up your headphones. Select Bluetooth on your TV’s Settings then select Sound and finally Bluetooth.
Once enabled Bluetooth will scan for available devices. Select your Sony wireless headphones from the list. This will pair and connect your TV and headphones.
The TV audio will now play through your headphones, allowing you to enjoy your entertainment in a considerate way.
I hope this guide to how to pair Sony wireless headphones has been helpful and will allow you to enjoy your music, podcasts and gaming experiences even more.
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