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    You just bought a new pair of headphones and now you want to know how to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Windows PC or MAC? You are surely thinking that the process is difficult, but I assure you that it is simple and easy to jump into the wireless world. Once you start listening to digital music via Bluetooth, you will wonder how you did it before with all those cables.


    How to see if your computer has Bluetooth

    We first need to know if your Windows PC or Mac you want to use has built-in Bluetooth technology. Depending on the platform you are using, read the instructions below to find out if your computer has Bluetooth. If you don't have Bluetooth on your PC, read below to find out how to install it.



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    How to know if your Windows PC has Bluetooth

    If you have a Windows PC, we need to check an application known as "Device Manager" to see if it indicates that your computer has a Bluetooth radio installed. You can follow this process as follows:

    1. Click Windows Start icon.
    2. In  search box, type “Device Manager”.
    3. Select "Device management”In the list that appears.
    4. In the window that appears, click icon "+ " next to "Network cards".
    5. In the expanding list, look for anything that says "Bluetooth".

    If the listing shows a device with the word "Bluetooth" in its name, then congratulations - you have a Bluetooth adapter on your computer and can proceed to the next step.




    How to know if the MAC has Bluetooth

    If you have a Mac, we need to check System Preferences to see if it shows that a Bluetooth radio is installed inside your computer. You can follow this process as follows:

    1. Click the logo "in the corner at the top left of the screen.
    2. From the drop-down menu, select "Preferences of System".
    3. In the window that appears, select the icon with "Bluetooth”Printed below it.

    If you can click on the Bluetooth icon, then congratulations - you have a Bluetooth adapter on your machine and can proceed to the next step.

    So how do you add Bluetooth to your PC?

    Don't worry if you don't find a Bluetooth device installed. While most modern computers already have this type of hardware, it is easy to add by purchasing a "Bluetooth adapter"; this is a small, small device that plugs into one of the available USB ports on your computer. Once the device is installed on your computer, you can proceed.


    How to connect Bluetooth headphones to PC

    The pairing process for a Bluetooth headset is fairly simple, but it varies depending on whether you have a Windows PC or a Mac. At some point in the process, you'll need to put the headset into what's called “Pairing Mode”. Each set of headphones has its own way of pairing, so you'll need to refer to your headphones' instructions on how to proceed.


    How to put Bluetooth headphones into pairing mode?

    The method for pairing Bluetooth headphones may vary by manufacturer, but you can generally put the Bluetooth headphones into pairing mode by holding the power button until the status light starts flashing. Press the button on the headphones until they are recognized by the device.


    How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Windows PC

    1. Click Windows Start icon.
    2. In  search box , type “Devices and Printers”.
    3. Select "Devices and printers " in the list that appears.
    4. Make sure the headphones are in “Discovery Mode” (see manual).
    5. Select "Add a device”In the“ Devices and Printers ”window.
    6. Give the computer a moment to find your device and select it from the list.
    7. After a few moments, your Windows PC should notify you that the pairing was successful.

    How to pair Bluetooth headphones to PC

    1. Click the logo "in the corner at the top left of the screen.
    2. From the drop-down menu, select "Preferences of System".
    3. Make sure the headphones are in “Discovery Mode” (see manual).
    4. In the window that appears on your Mac, select the icon with "Bluetooth”Printed below it.
    5. Give the computer a moment to find your device and select it from the list.
    6. After a few moments, the Mac should notify you that the pairing was successful.

    You've officially entered the world of Bluetooth wireless headphones - say hello to the wires! Now, every time you turn on the headphones and they are within 20 meters, they will automatically connect to your Windows PC or Mac. This process we just went through, known as “Pairing”, only needs to be done once.




    Problems connecting the Bluetooth headphones to the PC

    If you find that your headphones have not paired properly with your laptop, we recommend that you start over from the beginning of the setup process. To connect the Bluetooth headset to your PC put the headset into pairing mode by pressing and holding the power button until the status light starts flashing. Press the button on the headphones until they are recognized by the device.

    If the headphones have been successfully paired and the computer still cannot detect them, try restarting the computer. If the problem persists, contact the headset manufacturer for assistance.

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