How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Your PC – Windows 10 and Other OS

Girl using bluetooth headphones with a laptop

Computer Not Recognizing Headphones on Windows 10 and Other OS.

This quick guide is written in case your computer is not recognizing your headphones on Windows 10 and other OS.

Connecting your brand new Bluetooth headphones to your PC might seem pretty straightforward, but sometimes the instructions are not clear or the manufacturer only provides them for a certain OS (Operating System).

This guide provides both written and video tutorials and will cover Microsoft Windows 7 thru 10 and Apple MacOS.

So pick your OS and you’ll be up and running in no time, nodding your head to your favorite tunes or prepped for that important Google Hangout meeting.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones (Windows 10)

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I
  2. Go to Devices -> Bluetooth
  3. Verify the Bluetooth switch is on and set your headphones in pairing mode
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and that’s it!

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones (Windows 8.1)

  1. Press the Windows logo key + C to open the Charms Menu
  2. Click on Settings and then on Change PC settings (bottom right corner)
  3. Click on PC and devices -> Bluetooth
  4. Make sure the Bluetooth switch is on
  5. Enable pairing mode on your headphones
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and you’re ready!

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones (Windows 8)

  1. Press the Windows logo key + C to open the Charms Menu
  2. Click on Settings and then on Change PC settings (bottom right corner)
  3. Click on Wireless
  4. Make sure the Bluetooth switch is on
  5. In the left-pane, click on Devices
  6. Enable pairing mode on your headphones
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions and off you go!

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones (Windows 7)

  1. Click the Start button -> Devices and Printers
  2. Right-click your computer under Devices and select Bluetooth settings
  3. Mark Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer and click OK
  4. Set your headphones in paring mode
  5. Click Add a device and select your discovered headphones
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and start listening some tunes!

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones (MacOS Sierra or older)

  1. Put your headphones in pairing mode
  2. Open the Bluetooth status menu (Bluetooth icon) and make sure Bluetooth is turned on
    If the Bluetooth symbol is not visible, click on the Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Bluetooth and proceed with step 4
  3. Click Open Bluetooth Preferences
  4. Select your discovered headphones and click Pair

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