2019 confidently is the year when wireless headphones proved their worth in the market. According to the company “Svyaznoy Evroset”, the share of wireless headphones in total sales of these accessories for January to March of 2019, was 22% in quantity and 58% in monetary terms. But, unfortunately, instead of wiring these devices have other problems. What to do with them? Let’s face it.
Immediately say, that in AirPods headphones these problems are much rarer due to the chip H1 (W1 in the first generation). However, they sometimes fail.
The phone finds wireless headphones
This problem with AirPods I do not recall, but with other headphones and speakers is quite often. It happens that the desired headphones just do not appear in the list of available Bluetooth devices. Here’s what you can try to do:
- Check whether you have forgotten to turn on Bluetooth on the smartphone. Sometimes the solution lies on the surface.
- Check whether your headphones compatible with the device and the operating system. If you suddenly found in a cupboard an old iPhone and decided to use it as a player, then it should stand a minimum of iOS 7, which supports “Bluetooth Smart Ready”. If you found an old Android smartphone, make sure that it is at least Android 4.3.
- Locate your smartphone and headphones closer to each other when you want them to connect. The main part of the Bluetooth devices especially headphones, has a very large radius of reception. However, when connecting it is best to place the device at least a meter away from each other.
- Check out how the manufacturer recommends to connect headphones. Not all Bluetooth headphones are connected just as easily and just as AirPods. Sometimes manufacturers come up with various methods to “simplify” the lives of users. To avoid problems with pairing your device, please carefully read the user manual.
- Try to disable and re-enable headphones. This is an old method, which solves the problems with many devices. And often it really gives a positive result.
- Disable or remove all the devices that can intercept the Bluetooth signal. Sometimes for some reason the headphones are trying to connect to another device, not the smartphone.
- Stay away from Wi-Fi router. Sometimes he uses the same range of frequencies that the headphones, and thus, is causing interference.
Wireless headphones are disconnected sometimes
Most annoying, when while listening to music wireless headphones suddenly switched off. Unfortunately, this can happen at most favorite place. Sometimes the Bluetooth connection completely disappears and makes you connect anew, and happens and so that the connection disappears for some seconds and appears again. Such problems are incredibly annoying, but there is a solution:
- Stay within the working area of earphones and smartphone. It is usually about 10 meters, if there are no barriers. AirPods can catch and 20 meters.
- Remove all unnecessary Bluetooth connections. It is possible that your smartphone is “overwhelmed” by the number of devices trying to connect to it. Go to “Settings” — “Bluetooth”. Locate “My device” the ones you no longer need, press the “i” and click “Forget this device”.
- Make sure your Bluetooth headphone sufficiently charged. Wireless headphones tend to periodic shutdown at low battery level. In iPhone when paired with most devices it’s very easy — just add widget “batteries” to the appropriate screen, and you will always be aware of charging the battery of your headphones. But sometimes it is displayed in the form of lights on the headphones themselves. Remember that some DIY with AliExpress can show its charge properly. Only use high-quality headphones.
- Try unplugging the headphones, and then connect them to your smartphone. And again, this is a great method that solves many of the problems in electronics.
The headphones are, but not connect
Sometimes it happens that when you try to connect your headphones to your smartphone, or receive an error message, or the pairing process is taking forever – without actually pairing the two devices. The most simple solution to the problem would be:
- remove all unused or unwanted Bluetooth connection. Some devices may be active, if your list of Bluetooth connections is too many devices. How to do it, I already wrote above.
- If this solution does not give a positive result, try to try any other solution, which I cited above.
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Wireless headphones are interference
Bluetooth technology, like any radio signal, vulnerable to interference, such as static noise or crackles. If faced with them, try to do this:
- Disconnect or turn off other unused Bluetooth devices around you.
- Reboot your headphones.
- Disconnect headphones seconds for 30 seconds, then reconnect them.
- Reduce the distance between your smartphone and headphones, as this also helps to reduce (or even remove) any static interference.
If none of these simple Troubleshooting does not work, it is better to speak directly to the manufacturer or seller. Despite the fact that Bluetooth can sometimes be a problem, it’s still a reliable enough technology to most of the time to run smoothly.
However, remember that all wireless headphones work on a frequency of 2.4-2.8 GHz. Thus, if in a subway or a shopping Mall in one place there are dozens of devices, they begin to interfere with each other. In this case, it remains only to remove the headphones and look at the world without music. Well, not long.
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