How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Computer

Bluetooth headphones have gained humongous popularity in recent years. A huge number of people have started switching from the wired headsets to wireless headsets.

If you are using wired headphones, then you surely know how inconvenient it is to plug them in the audio jack and manage their long wires. If you use your computer for watching videos, using social media or consuming any sort of content, then you should consider switching to a Bluetooth headphone. Here’s the reason why:

  1. You have to deal with fewer wires.
  2. Bluetooth headphones are lightweight and portable.
  3. You can keep your computer unlocked if a paired Bluetooth headphone is around.

Of course, they come with limited battery life and suffer from a slight lag; they are suitable for almost any type of work except for playing competitive games online.

With that out of the way, let’s now see how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a computer. 

Ensure Bluetooth support in headphones and computer

Before you begin, it is necessary to ensure that both your computer and your headphones support Bluetooth. 

While it is common for laptops to come with this connectivity protocol, there are a lot of desktop computers that neither come with WiFi nor Bluetooth. For such computers, we have to purchase an accessory to let them connect to Bluetooth headphones and other wireless devices.

This device is called the Bluetooth adapter. They are readily available online for a price of $15-25. All you have to do is purchase one and plug it into the USB port of your computer, and you’re all set to connect it to your headphones.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PC?

First, we have to switch on Bluetooth on your PC and headphones to get them connected. Let’s see how you can do it on your PC.

Step 1: You can turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10 from the notifications bar or the taskbar. Click on the notifications button on the Windows taskbar.

Step 2: Now press the Bluetooth icon in the notifications bar to turn it on. The icon will change its color to indicate that Bluetooth is now enabled.

Step 3: Once both the devices are switched on, it’s time to pair them. Right-click on the Bluetooth icon and open Bluetooth settings.

Step 4: On the settings page, you will find a list of all the paired Bluetooth devices. 

Step 5: Before you continue, turn on your Bluetooth headphones using the Power button.

Step 6: Then return to your PC and click on ‘Add Bluetooth or other devices’.

Step 7: In the list of devices that show up, find your headphone, and click on its name to get connected.

That’s all you have to do to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your PC.

Next time, when you turn on Bluetooth, both of them will be paired automatically. If they don’t, just return to Bluetooth and other devices tab and connect to your Headphones again.

This is a one-time process and your PC will remember the headphones after this step. Unless you disconnect the headphones manually, they will get connected next time you switch on the Bluetooth.

After going through the article, we hope you now understand how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PC. If you are facing issues, check out the troubleshooting guides published on this website.

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