How to Connect Sony Headphones, Earbuds or Speakers to Bluetooth

What to Know

  • Turn on the headphones, earbuds, or speakers, and enter pairing mode.
  • Activate Bluetooth on the device you want to connect to and select the Sony product.
  • If a passcode is required, it will be 0000.

This guide will explain how to connect Sony headphones, earbuds, and speakers to Bluetooth devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Refer to the manufacturer's manual for your specific products and device if the steps appear to differ from your devices'.

How to Pair Sony Earbuds

Most modern Sony Earbuds, including the WF-SP700N, WF-1000X, and WF-1000XM3, are designed to enter pairing mode the first time you turn them on. If this is the first time you've used the earbuds, then simply removing them from the case will turn them on and enter pairing mode. If this isn't the first time you've used them, or you're looking to pair them with a second device, remove the earbuds from the case, then place them in both ears and hold the power button for 10 seconds first.

  1. Unlock your smartphone or other Bluetooth compatible device and enable Bluetooth if it isn't already.

  2. Open your Bluetooth settings.

    • On Android, Go to Settings > Connected devices > Bluetooth. Select Pair new device.
    • On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Other devices.
    • On Windows 10, select Add Bluetooth & other devices from within the Bluetooth menu.
    • On a Mac, go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth. Find the Sony headphones on the right.
  3. Look for the name of your Sony earbuds on the list of available Bluetooth devices. When you've found it, select it. If prompted, agree to allow phone calls through your paired device.

    Steps to pair Sony headphones via Bluetooth.

If asked to input a password, pin code, or passcode, use 0000.

How to Pair Sony Speakers

The pairing process for Sony Speakers is similar to the company's other Bluetooth products.

  1. Turn on the speaker with its power button. If this is the first time it has been turned on, the Bluetooth indicator will flash to let you know that it has automatically entered pairing mode. If you are trying to pair the speaker with an additional device, disconnect it from any other device, then press and hold the power button until the speaker's voice tells you it is in pairing mode.

  2. Place your Sony Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth-enabled device within one meter of each other.

  3. Unlock your smartphone or other Bluetooth-compatible device and enable Bluetooth if it isn't already.

  4. Open your Bluetooth settings.

    • On Android, Go to Settings > Connected devices > Bluetooth. Select Pair new device.
    • On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Other devices.
    • On Windows 10, select Add Bluetooth & other devices from within the Bluetooth menu.
    • On a Mac, go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth.
  5. Look for the name of your Sony Speaker on the list of available Bluetooth devices. When you've found it, select it. If prompted, agree to allow phone calls through your paired device.

The speaker will stay in pairing mode for five minutes. If not paired within that time, you will need to re-enter pairing mode.

If pairing has been successful, you'll see the power/Bluetooth LED indicator change from flashing to a steady light.

How to Pair Sony Headphones

Ensure your Sony headphones are charged sufficiently before attempting to pair them with any device. If pairing fails, your headphones may need charging first.

  1. Turn the headphones off if they are already on, then press and hold the power button or ID Set button. When the indicator begins to blink quickly, release the button. The Sony headphones will then be in pairing mode. This will only take a couple of seconds the first time you do it but may take a little longer on some headphones for subsequent devices.

  2. Place the headphones within one meter of your Bluetooth device.

  3. Unlock your smartphone or other Bluetooth compatible device and enable Bluetooth if it isn't already.

  4. Open your Bluetooth settings.

    • On Android, Go to Settings > Connected devices > Bluetooth. Select Pair new device.
    • On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Other devices.
    • On Windows 10, select Add Bluetooth & other devices from within the Bluetooth menu.
    • On a Mac, go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth. Find the Sony headphones on the right.
  5. Look for the name of your Sony headphones on the list of available Bluetooth devices. When you've found it, select it. If prompted, agree to allow phone calls through your paired device.


If asked to input a password, pin code, or passcode, use 0000.

How to Pair Sony Headphones, Earbuds, or Speakers using NFC

If your Bluetooth-enabled device support NFC, you may be able to pair your Sony headphones, earbuds, or speaker more easily. Enable NFC and Bluetooth on your smart device and turn on your Sony accessory. Then hold your smart device next to the NFC logo—an N mark—on the Sony headphones, earbuds, or speakers.

If pairing is successful, you may see a prompt on your device telling you it's been completed. If it doesn't work the first time, try once or twice more as NFC can be a little finicky.

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