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How to Reset Your Bluetooth Headphones [Ultimate Guide]


Knowing how to reset your Bluetooth headphones can solve plenty of issues you have with your wireless headset.

Bluetooth headphones are so much more convenient than wired headsets. Unfortunately, they can be finicky at times.

Does your headset seem to be working one day and just stop working the next? Does it suddenly stop pairing with your smartphone and you have no idea why? Is the sound coming from your headphones crowded with static?

You’re not alone. Most people experience these issues with their Bluetooth headphones. And it’s not because they have low-quality headphones. It’s simply because manufacturers haven’t perfected Bluetooth technology yet.

The good news?

You don’t have to buy a new headset every time the Bluetooth connection acts up. There are some things you can do to solve most of the issues you face with Bluetooth headphones.

Why Resetting Your Bluetooth Headphones Makes Sense

If your Bluetooth headphones won’t turn on, it’s probably not broken. You simply need to reset it.

In fact, you can solve many problems with a Bluetooth headset with a quick factory reset, such as:

  • If your Bluetooth headset won’t connect with your smartphone or laptop
  • If your smartphone can’t find your Bluetooth headphones
  • If your device can find the headphones, but the two won’t pair successfully
  • If your headphones keep disconnecting from your device, even though they’re both fully charged
  • If you’re watching a video and the audio is delayed
  • If the sound is full of static
  • If you can connect your Bluetooth headphones but there is no sound coming out, even when the headphones are set as the Default Playback device.

Most of the time, it’s not a hardware issue you’re facing. It’s simply a connectivity issue that you can fix by resetting your headphones.

Sometimes, you may be dealing with a software issue. For example, if you have installed updates for your smartphone or firmware changes for your headphones, you may need to do a reset so that the headset works again.

A General Guide to Resetting Bluetooth Headphones

Although different brands of headphones have their unique way of resetting their connection, there is a general guide to reset most Bluetooth headphones.

  1. Locate the power button.
  2. Press and hold the power button
  3. Keep holding the button until the Bluetooth headset’s light indicator flashes blue or red
Resetting your Bluetooth headphones usually unpairs them from your device. After doing a factory reset, you need to pair them again before you can use the headphones.

How to Reset Bluetooth Headphones According to Brand

If the above general guide doesn’t work for you, this section will be helpful as we go through the Bluetooth reset procedures according to different brands. It takes out the guesswork and gives you a specific procedure for resetting your headphones.

Here are the different brands that we have found for you:

How to Reset Bose Headphones

A pair of Bose headphones (From Facebook.com)
A pair of Bose headphones (From Facebook.com)
  1. Disconnect your headphones from all cables.
  2. Plug the charger to an outlet. Alternatively, you may also connect one end of the USB cable to a computer that is turned on.
  3. Press and hold the power button. At the same time, connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB-C port on the right earcup.
  4. Wait for the Bluetooth light to blink blue.
  5. Release the power button.
Resetting your Bose headphones doesn’t delete them from your connected devices. You also get to keep your other Bluetooth settings.

Find out more: Bose

How to Reset Beats Headphones

A pair of headphones from Beats by Dre (Facebook.com)
A pair of headphones from Beats by Dre (Facebook.com)
  1. Unplug the headphones from their charging port.
  2. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  3. Wait for the LED light to blink to indicate that you have successfully reset your headphones.
Different Beats models have slightly different controls. Therefore, they have slightly different resetting methods, depending on the available buttons. For example, to reset the Beats Solo Pro, press and hold the mode and volume down buttons. If you have the Beats Studio Wireless, press and hold the power button.

Find out more: Beats

How to Reset Skullcandy Headphones

Headphones by Skullcandy (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by Skullcandy (From Facebook.com)
  1. On your laptop or smartphone, delete your Skullcandy headphones from your list of paired devices.
  2. Press and hold both volume up and down buttons on the right earcup.
  3. Wait for the two LED indicator lights to flash yellow to let you know the headphones have been reset.

Find out more: Skullcandy

How to Reset MPOW Headphones

Headphones by MPOW (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by MPOW (From Facebook.com)
  1. Turn off your MPOW headphones and put them in the charging box.
  2. Press and hold the power button.
  3. Wait for the red and white lights to blink alternately. In some models, you will see blue and red lights.
  4. Go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and pair it again. If it asks for a PIN, type in “0000.”
  5. Wait for the blue Bluetooth light to flash. You will also hear an indication voice saying, “Connected.”

Find out more: MPOW

How to Reset ONN Headphones

Headphones by ONN (From Amazon.com)
Headphones by ONN (From Amazon.com)
  1. Turn off your ONN headphones.
  2. Hold down the power button for 10 seconds.
  3. Wait for the red and blue LED lights to blink.
  4. Reconnect with your device.
ONN headphones, in general, do not have a lot of good reviews. You might find that the above procedure for resetting them doesn’t work. If it doesn’t, you may have to play around with other button combinations to reset your headphones.

Find out more: ONN

How to Reset TaoTronics Headphones

Headphones by TaoTronics (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by TaoTronics (From Facebook.com)
  1. Unpair your TaoTronics headphones from your device.
  2. Put the headphones back in their box.
  3. Quickly tap each of the headphones three times.
  4. Wait for the white LED lights to flash. This pairs the left and right headphones with each other.
  5. Take the headphones out of the box and press the touch-sensitive controls on both headphones for five seconds.
  6. Wait for the indicator lights to flash red and blue. This resets the headphones.
If you open your Bluetooth settings and you find two Taotronics headphones, you haven’t successfully paired the right and left headphones. To solve this problem, put the headphones back in the box and reset them again. Make sure to press the controls on both headphones at the same time.

Find out more: Techonify

How to Reset Sony Headphones

Headphones by Sony (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by Sony (From Facebook.com)
  1. Turn off your Sony headset.
  2. Press and hold the power and play/pause button simultaneously for four seconds.
  3. Wait for the blue indicator light to flash.

Find out more: Sony

How to Reset JBL Headphones

Headphones by JBL (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by JBL (From Facebook.com)
  1. Turn off your JBL headphones by pressing the power button on the right earcup. You will hear a sound to confirm that your headphones have been turned off.
  2. Press and hold the volume up and volume down buttons on the right earcup at the same time for 20 seconds.
  3. Release the buttons. You will hear a sound that indicates your JBL headphones have been reset.

Find out more: Max Dalton

How to Reset Blackweb Headphones

Headphones by Blackweb (From Walmart.com)
Headphones by Blackweb (From Walmart.com)
  1. Unpair your Blackweb headphones from your device.
  2. Press the power button to turn off the headphones.
  3. Press the power button again and hold for five seconds. This will turn on the alternating blue and red light.
  4. The headphones have been reset and can now be paired with your device.

Find out more: Blackweb

How to Reset Poly (Formerly Plantronics) Headphones

Headphones by Plantronics (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by Plantronics (From Facebook.com)
  1. Turn on your Poly headphones by pressing the power button. A blue light will appear to indicate that the headset is on.
  2. Press and hold the power and volume down buttons together until the blue light turns off.
  3. Wait for 60 seconds until the reset is complete.
  4. Turn your Poly headphones on again by pressing the power button.
Some models, such as the BackBeat FIT headphones, need to be plugged into its AC adapter to reset properly. Once the headset is plugged, press the power button and wait for the red and blue indicator lights to turn on.

Find out more: Poly

How to Reset Jabra Headphones

Headphones by Jabra (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by Jabra (From Facebook.com)
  1. Turn on your Jabra headphones.
  2. Press and hold the answer/end call and volume down buttons simultaneously for five seconds.
  3. Wait for the battery icon and Bluetooth icon to flash five times. This indicates that your headphones have been reset.
  4. Turn off your Jabra headset and turn it on again. You can now pair your headphones with your device.

Find out more: Jabra

How to Reset Bluedio Headphones

Headphones by Bluedio (From Facebook.com)
Headphones by Bluedio (From Facebook.com)
  1. Turn off your Bluedio headphones.
  2. Press and hold the answer/end call and play/pause buttons at the same time.
  3. Wait for the blue LED light to blink three times.

Find out more: Kenneth Tanaka

What If the Reset Doesn’t Work?

If the reset didn’t do anything, there are many other things you can try to solve your Bluetooth problems.

You can:

  • Make sure your device’s Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Unpair all devices connected to your headset.
  • Restart your smartphone or laptop.
  • Delete your headset from your device and rediscover it.
  • Make sure your headset is in close proximity to your device.
  • Charge your headset and your device.
  • Move away from possible interferences, such as your wi-fi router or a USB 3.0 port.
  • Update your Bluetooth headset’s firmware.

If the problem only exists when connecting to a specific device, make sure you are connected properly. You may consult these guides on how to connect, the possible problems you may encounter and their solutions:

And if all else fails, take your headphones to a professional repair centre and get them fixed or replaced.


Learning how to reset your Bluetooth headphones is valuable.

When you want to listen to your favorite music, watch videos, or take calls hands-free without a hitch, knowing how to do a reset can do the trick if you’re running up against headset issues.

Of course, there are other quick fixes you can do, which we outlined above. If we missed any, let us know in the comments below.


  1. I have compass bluetooth headphones and it wont turn off also the red and blue blinking light wont stop. I had it on the charger all night and it didn’t help. When I go to the bluetooth on my phone it doesn’t show up. Please if anyone knows how to help. Please do it. Thank you

  2. I could use your help. Un-able to pair MPOW BH232AB to Rexon RHP530 air band Comm radio with bluetooth. Seems like Rexon cannot find HC3. Tried clearing HC3 pairing code record, tried different HC3 pairing codes in the Rexon; 0000, 1111,8888 and 1234. Batteries are charged up and good.

    Thank you,
    Tom Hogan

  3. My CSR Bluetooth loopseth broke down yesterday morning after charging. it kept showing me deep blue LED light until it went off around Evening and never turned on again.

  4. I use TWS earbuds and recently, I’ve only been able to listen to videos through the right one.

    I know I need to reset them, but I don’t know how. If anyone knows how to do it, I would REALLY appreciate it if you could tell me.

  5. My Occaim k23 headphones microphone either quits or reduces volume to the person im talking to after a minute or two into a call , any suggestions ive already done resets … Help this has been a problem since day one

  6. I have a Picun H12 headset that I love. Well, it stopped working and I followed your instructions and it started working again BUT the side (left) doesn’t work and the right side does work. I usually use only the left side and would like to get it working again. Anything I can do short of buying a new headset.

  7. I have Zihnic. I’ve used them for my tablet for about a year now. My husband needed to use the last night non his phone and ever since them it won’t pair back with my tablet, I tried turning off his phone, unpaired it, turning off my tablet and phone. But I can’t figure out how to reset the head phones because it doesn’t have a power button it has a power switch.. I tried holding down the volume buttons and it still didn’t work. It’s completely charged. I’m not sure what else to do.

    1. Hi Lena,

      I have Zihnic WH-816 headset. Last week I could not get it to pair with my phone, son used it the day before. Actively looking for a way to reset it.

      My issue was resolved, my computer’s Bluetooth was on, once I turned it off I was set. Could not figure it out because headset said pairing, connected…

      Is there another device in your household that uses bluetooth?

      This is what my manual says (I do not quite understand, let me know what you make of it please).

      User’s Manual
      WH-816 Bluetooth Headphone
      pg4, section 8(Precautions)
      7) If there is no response of the headset, Pls insert headphone plug hole to reset by tool.

      To me it sounds like we are to plug the aux cable into the headset after deleting and unpairing on our device. Please let me know!

      Hope this helps someone.

  8. I don’t know how to turn on my acoustic true wireless earbuds that I purchased today I let the earbuds in the case to charge for 2 hours came back and tried to turn them on and they would not help them down for the one second did not work two seconds did not work 3 second did not work on each one and also at the same time still not working please help

  9. THANK YOU! I just bought Onn earphones and the entire internet said to hold the button for 4 seconds to enter pairing mode but that didn’t work, and I was trying for 2 hours to connect these things. Finally finding this page saved some of my sanity and brought a huge smile to my face! Thank you sincerely!!

  10. My AirPods Pro in my iPhone. One of them,it doesn’t work but both are fine doesn’t have demage , if it’s connected Right, left Doesn’t if is connected Left Right doesn’t so that is problem please but the other phone is connecting whole are good playing. anybody know that problem please help me with some instructions please !

  11. I have hopday ear buds, the power stays on constantly even when I hold red button in for 3 seconds they are paired with my phone

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