You can use Bose headphones with any audio-playing device that has Bluetooth turned on. To connect your headphones to a new device, you need to put them into pairing mode. The process varies depending on the headphone model, so be sure to consult your user manual for specific instructions. Typically, you’ll press and hold the power button until the LED light on the headphone turns on and the headphones are ready to pair with other devices.
Once your headphones are in pairing mode, they will appear as a connectivity option in the Bluetooth settings menu on your phone, tablet, or computer. If the headphones are connected successfully, you’ll hear a whooshing sound and a robotic voice confirming that the connection was successful and that you can begin listening.
If you have an iPhone, you can use the Bose Connect app to easily and quickly pair your headphones. Download the app from the App Store and follow the on-screen prompts to begin connecting your Bose headset with your iPhone. If the headphones aren’t detected, you’ll see a screen that offers tips for helping your iPhone find the headphones.
You can also manually put your Bose headphones into pairing mode with an Android smartphone or tablet. Turn on your Bose earbuds and press and hold the power/Bluetooth button until you hear “ready to pair” or the blue indicator light on the earbuds starts flashing. Once your headphones are in pairing mode, they’ll be visible as a Bluetooth device in the phone’s settings menu and will appear as a connectivity option when you open the Bose Music app on your phone or tablet.