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How to Connect Bose Headphones to Your iPhone


Pair great sound with your iPhone via Bluetooth

This article teaches you how to connect Bose headphones to an iPhone. Since many Bose headphones are wireless and support Bluetooth, this is about as easy as sliding a button.Bose Headphones

What to Know

  • Enable Bluetooth on the iPhone. On the headset, flick the switch on the right earpiece from red to green.
  • Open the Bose Connect app. It detects the Bose headphones automatically.
  • To turn off your Bose headphones, flick the switch on the right earpiece from green to red.
  • Bose headphones will not pair while charging.

  • If you want to clear the Bluetooth pairing list in your headphones, power them off, then press and hold the power button again for 10 seconds until you hear “Bluetooth device list cleared.” You can also do this by tapping the information icon (the circle around an “i”) in the Bluetooth list and tapping Forget this Device.

  • If you’re having trouble pairing your headphones, try turning them off for 10 seconds before turning them back on. Also, make sure they are fully charged.

How to Connect Bose Headphones to iPhone Using the Bose Connect AppBose Headphones

All Bose wired headsets can connect to iPhones equipped with a traditional audio jack, but most iPhones don’t have audio jacks, and many headphones are wireless. Bose headphones connect to iPhones using Bluetooth and the Bose Connect app.

In addition to simplifying the connection process, the Bose Connect app installs firmware updates that support new features and fix audio bugs or glitches.

While new Bose Bluetooth headphones can ship with some charge in their batteries, they may need charging before they can be turned on and connected to your iPhone or other smart devices.

  1. Download the Bose Connect app to your iPhone from the App Store.

  2. Turn on your Bose Bluetooth-compatible headset by flicking the switch from red to green on the right earpiece.

  3. Open the Bose Connect app.

    Make sure you have Bluetooth enabled on your iPhone.

  4. The Bose Connect iPhone app should automatically detect the Bose headphones. When it does, you see an image of your headphones and the text “Drag To Connect.”

    Swipe down on the screen to begin connecting your Bose headset to your iPhone. If your headphones aren’t detected, you see a screen offering several tips for helping your iPhone find them.

    If you wear the Bose headphones during this process, you hear audio confirmation of the connection when it’s complete.

  5. The Bose Connect app begins to sync with your iPhone, and the word “Connecting” appears at the bottom of the screen.

  6. After the connection is confirmed, tap Ready To Play at the bottom of the screen. You can now use your Bose Bluetooth headset to listen to all audio on your iPhone.

    You may also see a “Preparing product update” message along the top of the Bose Connect app. This notice means the app is downloading an update that it sends wirelessly to your Bose headphones.

How to Pair Bose Headsets With iPhone Settings

While the Bose Connect app is the recommended method for pairing Bose headphones to an iPhone, you can also connect a Bose headset using the iOS Settings app.

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on the iPhone. Bluetooth must be turned on for this method to work.

  2. Turn on your Bose headphones by turning the switch on the right earpiece from red to green.

  3. Under Other Devices, tap the headphones you want to use. When the connection to Bluetooth is made, the headphones move to the My Devices section with a status of Connected.

    The name of your headphones has “Bose” in it somewhere.

Your Bose headphones are now connected to your iPhone.

While this method works to connect your Bose headphones to your iPhone, you need the Bose Connect app to install updates and control the noise cancellation.

How to Disconnect Bose Headphones From an iPhone

To turn off your Bose Bluetooth headphones, flick the switch on the right earpiece from green to red.

If you want to disconnect the headphones from your iPhone while still using them on another device, open the Bose Connect app, tap the image of your headphones, then tap Disconnect. You can also turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone to disable the wireless connection.

To remove Bose headphones from an iPhone altogether and prevent them from pairing automatically in the future, go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap the i symbol next to the headphones, and then tap Forget This Device.


We hope you will not have any more difficulties using your Bose headset now that there are no pairing problems. You will realize that these headphones are now worth every penny you’ve spent on them!

We hope that this guide helped you connect your Bose headphones with your iPhone so that as you wind down for the day, you’ll have these headphones to help you unwind, thanks to their superior music quality and noise cancellation capabilities.


Why won’t my Bose headphones connect to my iPhone?

There are a few things you can try if your Bose headphones aren’t connecting to your iPhone. Make sure that both devices are updated to the latest software versions, and try disconnecting and reconnecting the headphones to your phone. If that doesn’t work, you may need to reset your Bluetooth settings on your phone.

How do I pair my Bose wireless headphones?

To pair your Bose wireless headphones, hold down the power button on the headphones for a few seconds until the light starts blinking. Then, open up the Bluetooth menu on your device and select “Bose QuietComfort 35.” The headphones will then be connected and you can start listening to your music.

How do I pair my Bose wireless headphones to a new phone?

To pair your Bose wireless headphones to a new phone, you’ll need to have the headphones and the phone close to each other. Turn on the headphones by pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds until you see the power indicator light turn on. Then, turn on the Bluetooth feature on your phone and search for devices. The headphones should show up as “Bose QuietComfort 35.” Select the headphones, and they will automatically connect.

Why is my iPhone not connecting to Bluetooth?

There are a few reasons why your iPhone might not be connecting to Bluetooth. First, make sure that your Bluetooth is turned on. You can do this by going to Settings > Bluetooth. If your Bluetooth is on, make sure that your iPhone is within range of the device you’re trying to connect to. If it’s still not connecting, there might be a problem with your iPhone’s software. You can try updating your software by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

How do I put my Bose QuietComfort 35 in pairing mode?

To pair your Bose QuietComfort 35 with another Bluetooth device, such as a phone or tablet, follow these steps:
Make sure your QC35 is turned on.
Hold down the Bluetooth button on the left earcup for about 5 seconds until the LED flashes blue and red.
Go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and select “Bose QuietComfort 35.”
If prompted, enter the passcode “0000.

How do I connect my Bose QuietComfort 35 to my iPhone?

To connect the Bose QuietComfort 35 to your iPhone, you’ll need to have a Bluetooth connection between the two devices. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap on Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on, then tap on the name of your headphones under “Available Devices.” The headphones will then connect to your iPhone.

How do you reset Bose Bluetooth headphone

To reset a Bose Bluetooth headphone, hold down the power button on the left ear cup for about 10 seconds. The headphones will turn off, and then back on. You can then pair them with your device as usual.

How do I get my iPhone to recognize Bluetooth devices?

To get your iPhone to recognize Bluetooth devices, you first need to make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. To do this, go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure that the switch at the top is turned on.
Next, you need to make sure that your iPhone is paired with the Bluetooth device. To do this, open up the Settings app and go to Bluetooth. Under “My Devices,” you should see the name of the Bluetooth device that you’re trying to pair with.

How do I connect my iPhone to my Bose SoundSport for free?

There are a few ways to connect your iPhone to your Bose SoundSport. One way is to use the headphone jack on the iPhone and the 3.5 mm audio input on the Bose SoundSport. Another way is to use Bluetooth. To use Bluetooth, first make sure that both devices are turned on and then go into your iPhone’s settings.

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