Since their debut in 2004, Bluetooth headphones have revolutionized the way we listen to music. They have helped us get rid of the cumbersome and fickle nature of the wired-headphones since they do not have any external connecting wires.
Wait! No Wire? Then how do we connect it to a computer? That is where one of the best wireless connectivity technology makes its entry and is called Bluetooth!
Bluetooth is nothing but a short-range wireless connection technology that allows two electronic devices to communicate in the frequency range of 2.400 to 2.485 GHz.
But how do we establish such a complicated connection between our PC and the headphone? The technology may sound complicated, but connecting two devices via Bluetooth as simple as eating a pie.
This article will provide a step-by-step explanation on how to connect a Bluetooth headphone to your PC.
Obviously, the most basic requirement for establishing a Bluetooth connection between two devices is the presence of Bluetooth in both the devices.
However, if your PC or laptop doesn’t have Bluetooth, you just have to buy a Bluetooth dongle and connect it to the computer. You can easily connect a Bluetooth dongle to your computer by plugging the dongle to one of the USB ports.
Here are some of the inexpensive, but very effective Bluetooth dongles:
- Bluetooth Adapter V4.0 CSR
- FONKEN Mini BT5.0
Windows 10 PCs
The first step is to put your Bluetooth headphones in pairing mode. To do this, hold the power button in the headphone until you see quick blinking lights or a flashing blue and red light.
Some headphones have voice prompts; hence, they will tell you when it is in pair mode. For example, BOAT Rockerz 400 utters, “Power On! You plugged into nirvana”.
After you enable the pairing mode in your headphone, you can go straight to your PC. Switch on the Bluetooth in your PC.
This can be done by clicking on the “notification” icon on the bottom right corner of the PC.
Find the “Bluetooth,” right-click over it and click on “Go to Settings.”
Alternatively, the “Bluetooth” menu can be found by clicking on the “Start” button.
The start button should be available on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Click on the “Start” button, type “Bluetooth” and then, click on “Bluetooth and other devices settings.”
Turn on the Bluetooth, and click over “Add Bluetooth or other devices” on the top. This should help you to add a Bluetooth device; in this case, it is the headphone.
In “Add a device” pop-up window click on “Bluetooth.” This allows your PC to discover any Bluetooth device in the vicinity.
Once your PC displays the name of your Bluetooth headphone, click on that.
In no time, your PC will be connected to the headphone. Then click on “Done”.
If you are still not able to connect your headphones to the computer, you need to make sure that your headphone is in pair mode when you are trying you establish a connection with the PC.
Windows 7 PCs
As seen earlier, it is quite easy to connect a headphone and a Windows 10 computer via Bluetooth. In contrast, in the case of Windows 7, this might not be very easy.
Many people find Windows 7 dated and difficult in this aspect. Nevertheless, but if you follow the below steps it will be a piece of cake.
Switch on the headphone and enable its Bluetooth connectivity.
Now, go to the Bluetooth section on your computer and select “Add a device.” This will bring a pop-up screen searching for nearby devices.
Once Bluetooth discovers your headphones, select it and press “Next.” Now, Windows will start installing the drivers for the device.
However, the connection will fail, as Windows cannot find the proper drivers since it is an old and dated OS.
To solve this problem, we need to install the Bluetooth driver manually. Before doing that, it is recommended to uninstall any previously existing Bluetooth drivers.
Click on the following link to download the required driver files http://global-download.acer.com/GDFil…
After downloading, open the file and double click on the installation file.
Once the drivers are installed, restart the computer. Then, try connecting your computer to the headphone via Bluetooth. Now, it will connect without any problem.
The software is downloaded from the official Acer website. Hence, you need not worry about its credentials.
MacBook Or iMac
Connecting a Bluetooth headphone to a MacBook or iMac follows the same procedure. Here are the steps that should be followed to get the job done.
Reach the top left corner of the screen and click on the apple logo.
Then, click on “System Preferences.”
A pop-up window opens, find the “Bluetooth” icon and click on it. This will take you to the Bluetooth settings.
Turn on the Bluetooth. Now, leave the computer and move to the headphone.
To turn on the headphone, press the power button until power indicator flashes.
Then, to enable the Bluetooth connectivity, press on the button corresponding to Bluetooth as mentioned in the user manual. Now, the headphone is ready for pairing with your computer.
Go back to the computer and find the name of the headphone in the pop-up window. Then, click on the “Connect” option beside it.
The headphones will connect to the computer immediately. Once it is connected, you can close the window and start listening to music, movies, etc.
To reconnect your headphone to the MacBook, just make sure Bluetooth connectivity is enabled in both the devices and they will connect automatically.
Once we learn how to connect our headphones and computer via Bluetooth, we are in for wire-free and hassle-free entertainment. No more bother with tangled wires, and restricted movements while using the headphone.
We hope this article helps you connect your PC and Bluetooth headphones without difficulty. Let us know what you think in feedback!