How to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Mac?
Can we connect a non-Apple headphone to Mac? Yes, you can. Mac’s Bluetooth connectivity is not just limited to Apple products.
Whether you are using wireless headphones or any Bluetooth headphones with some clicks you can get connected and have an exquisite experience.
But to be able to establish a connection we need to turn Bluetooth so it is discoverable.
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How to turn on your Bluetooth Pairing mode?
This is depended on the type of Bluetooth you have but for most Bluetooth devices these simple steps work:
- Locate your headphones’ pairing button. Some have a specific button while other headphones use the power button.
- Press the button for a few seconds until the LED light begins blinking.
How to turn Bluetooth on MAC?
To turn Bluetooth on your MAC you need to do the following:
- Go to the Apple menu.
- Select system preferences.
- Click on Bluetooth to show the Status.
- Turn it on.
Now you can pair any device you may like.
How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Mac?
To do this you first need to make sure that Bluetooth is turned on both your devices. After this is done. You would need to follow the following steps to connect the headphones to Mac:
- Go to system preferences.
- Select Bluetooth.
- Under devices, you will see a list of devices.
- Click on the Pair button on your selected Bluetooth device.
After doing this your device would connect and you can enjoy listening peacefully.
My Bluetooth headphones are not connecting to my Mac
Sometimes your Bluetooth device fails to get connected to your Mac because of certain issues like devices being not set to discoverable, devices are not in range, headphones connected to other devices and much more.
We shall see about these problems and how to solve them in detail here:
1.DEVICES ARE NOT SET TO DISCOVERABLE
Before you pair any device, you need to know and ensure that they are discoverable. To do this:
- Turn on your Mac
- Choose Apple Menu
- Select system preference
- Click on Bluetooth
- Click on connect
- Click on Accept when asked.
Once your device is set to discoverable, it would be easy to connect to your device.
2.DEVICES ARE NOT IN THE RANGE
Bluetooth has a specific range in which it can function. Beyond the particular range, your headphones may not be able to connect with your Mac.
While pairing, you should be near your device to ensure smooth pairing.
3.HEADPHONES ARE CONNECTED TO OTHER DEVICES
There can be a chance that you connected your headphones to one of your other devices and forgot to unpair them. A lot of headphones do not support connection with two different devices,
To unpair, you can press the power button for a few seconds, it would unpair your device with the previous device.
4.DIFFERENT BLUETOOTH VERSIONS
With how fast the technology develops, there are chances that your headphones and Mac have different versions of Bluetooth. Because of this, you may have a hard time connecting with them.
Bluetooth is backwards compatible so you can still connect them with older models.
5.HEADPHONES HAVE LOW BATTERY
Low battery not only affects the sound quality but also its connectivity. In case you are having trouble connecting your headphones to your Mac, there can be a chance that the battery is low.
Ensure that your headphones are fully charged before you try to pair them.
If your headphones have outdated software, the sound quality will be gravely affected. To solve this issue, you need to update the firmware of the app.
A software update sounds easy and will help.
7.AUDIO DISTORTION OR STUTTERING
You may experience poor sound quality from your Bluetooth headphones, the reason could be:
- POOR PAIRING
Sometimes when your devices are not paired well, a stuttering sound output may occur. You can turn it off and on to connect it.
Unpair your headphones, restart your Mac and then try again. The sound quality is expected to be better now.
- DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR HEADPHONES AND MAC
Headphones have a specific range within which they work well and in case the range is surpassed, the sound quality is bound to be compromised.
To get better sound, you would need to remove all the obstructions between the two devices.
- MULTIPLE BLUETOOTH DEVICES CONNECTED
If you have a lot of Bluetooth devices connected at the same time, stuttering may occur. To solve this problem, you should remove some devices that are not in use.
When you are connected to too many devices it slows down the process which is why one device at a time is suggested.
Bluetooth headphones connect easily with your devices but there are times when they cause problems as technology is bound to give problems at times.
By following the advice given above, you might be able to use the easily again. We hope this article helped you.