How to Connect Bose Headphones to iPhone

If you’re the proud owner of a pair of Bose headphones and an iPhone, you may be eager to connect the two devices and experience high-quality audio.

If you’re experiencing difficulty connecting these two devices, you are not alone. Despite the considerable advancements in Bluetooth pairing and connectivity, occasional issues may still arise.

Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can successfully pair your Bose headphones with your iPhone and enjoy your favorite tunes or podcasts on the go. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide and troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the process.

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How to Connect Bose Headphones to iPhone

The following steps will guide you through the process of connecting Bose headphones to your iPhone:

  1. To put your Bose headphones in discoverable mode, push the power button towards the Bluetooth icon, then release.
  2. When the indicator light pulses blue, they’re ready to pair. A voice prompt will confirm it’s “Ready to pair.”
  3. On your phone, press Settings, then press Bluetooth, and make sure it’s enabled.
  4. Select the Bose headphones you want to pair from the list of available devices. It should then pair and connect.
  5. A voice prompt will confirm, “Connected to iPhone.” The indicator light on the headphones earcup will turn white when the connection is complete.

From now on, your iPhone should automatically connect to your Bose headphones when turned on and within range. If this does not happen, you can manually select your Bose headphones again in the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone.

How to Unpair Bose Headphones From iPhone

If you want to prevent your Bose wireless headphones from automatically pairing with your iPhone in the future, you should unpair them. The following steps will guide you through the process:

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings and navigate to Bluetooth.
  2. Tap the (i) symbol next to the Bose headphones you want to remove.
  3. Select “Forget This Device” and confirm that you want to remove the headphones from your iPhone.

To quickly disconnect from all Bluetooth devices without disabling Bluetooth entirely, access Control Center and tap the Bluetooth button.

Also Read: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones Review

How to Connect Bose Headphones to Multiple Devices

Bose Bluetooth headphones enable you to simultaneously maintain a connection with two devices. For example, you can connect your headphones to both your iPhone and iPad. In the event of an incoming call on the iPhone, the headphones will automatically pause the audio on the iPad and switch to the call audio. Once the call is completed, the headphones will resume playing the audio from the connected iPad.

  1. Push the Power Button towards the Bluetooth icon and release it to put the headphones into discoverable mode.
  2. A voice prompt will confirm, “ready to pair.” When the indicator light pulses blue, the headphones are ready.
  3. Then, just follow the same steps to pair the new device.

When two devices are actively connected, you can easily switch between them. Just pause the music on one and play music from the other.

Also Read: How to Connect Bose Headphones to TV Wirelessly

Troubleshooting Bose Headphones Connection Issues

There could be several reasons why your Bose headphones are not connecting to your iPhone. To resolve this issue, make sure that both your headphones and iPhone are turned on and have sufficient battery life to sustain the pairing process. Additionally, it is important to keep your headphones and iPhone in close proximity to each other to ensure a stable and strong signal during pairing.

  1. Make sure you use the correct Bose app for your headphones. There are several Bose apps designed for different products. To find out which app works with your headphones, check your instruction manual or visit the official Bose website.
  2. Reboot your Bose headphones. Your headphones may need to be reset occasionally to fix minor issues. This is typically done by shutting down the device for 30 seconds, then powering it on again.
  3. Clear headphones memory. Turn on your headphones and move the Power switch toward the Bluetooth icon. Hold the switch for 10 seconds until a voice prompt confirms, “Bluetooth device list cleared.”
  4. Reboot the iPhone. Press and hold the volume up or down button while pressing the right-side button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off the device. Wait 30 seconds. Press and hold the right-side button to turn your device back on.
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David Smith is the senior editor and reviewer for TechGadgetLife, covering the consumer tech industry. He has been writing about technology for over a decade. Prior to founding TechGadgetLife, David served as a senior correspondent covering Apple, Android, and portable audio products.