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.
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 App
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.
Download the Bose Connect app to your iPhone from the App Store.
Turn on your Bose Bluetooth-compatible headset by flicking the switch from red to green on the right earpiece.
Open the Bose Connect app.
Make sure you have Bluetooth enabled on your iPhone.
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.
The Bose Connect app begins to sync with your iPhone, and the word “Connecting” appears at the bottom of the screen.
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.
Go to Settings > Bluetooth on the iPhone. Bluetooth must be turned on for this method to work.
Turn on your Bose headphones by turning the switch on the right earpiece from red to green.
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.