How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones

Connect your Skullcandy headphones to your phone or computer

What to Know

  • Most Skullcandy headphones, earbuds, and wireless speakers connect to your devices via Bluetooth.
  • If your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth support built-in, you may need to install a Bluetooth adapter.
  • To pair, hit the pairing button on your headphones > find Bluetooth settings on your device > Tap or click the headphones you want to pair.

This article walks you through the various steps to connect Skullcandy devices to your Android or iOS-powered smartphone and your Windows or Mac computer.

Before you can pair your Skullcandy headphones with any device, it needs to be in pairing mode. In most cases, you can enable this by pressing the power button for a certain amount of time. However, some may have a dedicated pairing button. 

How to Pair Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds with an iPhone

Pairing your Skullcandy wireless earbuds or headphones with an iPhone is very simple in most cases. All you need to do is follow the steps outlined below to get things connected quickly.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

  2. Tap Bluetooth. Turn it on if it isn’t already enabled.

  3. Locate the name of your Skullcandy headphones in the Other Devices list. If you’ve already connected it, then it will appear in the My Devices list. As an example, a set of black Skullcandy Dime earbuds appear as Dime-Black in the list.

    Steps to initiate the pairing of Skullcandy headphones on iOS.

How to Pair Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with an Android Phone

You'll want to follow similar steps to pair your Skullcandy headphones with an Android phone.

The following steps work on Android 10 and higher. The Bluetooth setting may appear in a different menu based on your phone manufacturer. You can easily find it by searching for Bluetooth in the

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone.

  2. Locate the Connected devices section in the list and tap it.

  3. Select Pair new device.

  4. Locate the name of your headphones or earbuds in the Available devices list. Tap the device to pair your phone with it.

    Steps to initiate the pairing for Skullcandy headphones on Android.

How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones with Windows 10

Before you can connect your Skullcandy wireless headphones to a windows computer, you’ll need to ensure it has Bluetooth connectivity. If you’re using an older desktop, you can install a Bluetooth adapter to enable it. However, most newer laptops already have Bluetooth adapters installed.

  1. Open Settings on your computer

  2. Select Devices from the menu

    Devices highlighted from the main Settings screen on Windows 10.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is on. Then select Add Bluetooth or other device. If you can't enable Bluetooth, then you will need to install an adapter before continuing.

    Bluetooth and other devices menu in Windows 10 settings
  4. Choose Bluetooth and wait for it to discover the device. 

    Device connection options in Windows 10
  5. After it discovers the device, click or tap on the one you want to pair, and it should connect.

How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones with macOS

macOS uses similar steps to Windows 10 to connect or pair Skullcandy wireless headphones.

  1. Open the Apple menu on your Macbook (located in the top-left corner) and select System Preferences

  2. Find Bluetooth and click on it.

  3. You should see your Skullcandy headphones on the visible list. Click on them to connect.

If you’ve connected your headphones or earbuds successfully, you should hear a short beep play from them to confirm the connection.

FAQ
  • How do I pair Skullcandy headphones to a TV?

    If your TV has built-in Bluetooth support, put your headphones in pairing mode and locate them from your TV's Bluetooth settings. For example, to connect Bluetooth headphones to an Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth. If your TV lacks Bluetooth, you could add a Bluetooth transmitter for your TV to enable wireless pairing.

  • How do I switch between two Bluetooth devices on my Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones?

    The Hesh 2 headphones pair to two devices but only connect to one at a time. To make sure they're ready to use your preferred device, disconnect the headphones from the other device. Go to the Bluetooth settings, look for the headphones, and select Disconnect. Or, you can temporarily disable Bluetooth while you pair them to the other device.

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