How to Use Headphones on an OnePlus 9

Go wireless or wired with a USB-C connection

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth & Device Connection > Bluetooth > Pair new device, and search for the headphones you want to pair.
  • Use NFC pairing with an enabled device.
  • Use USB-C headphones or a 3.5mm to USB adapter with wired headphones.

This article details the process for connecting the OnePlus 9 with headphones. Use Bluetooth, NFC pairing, USB-C headphones, or wired headphones with an appropriate adapter with this Android smartphone.

Pair Bluetooth Headphones With an OnePlus 9

To use Bluetooth headphones in addition to or instead of a wired audio accessory, follow these steps to pair wireless headphones with the OnePlus 9.

  1. Open Settings > Bluetooth & Device Connection.

  2. Toggle the button to the right next to Bluetooth to highlight it.

  3. Then select Bluetooth to view pairing options.

  4. Tap Pair new device and select your model from the list of Available Devices.

    Process for pairing Bluetooth headphones with OnePlus 9 smartphones

    If you’re unable to locate your Bluetooth headphones, make sure they’re in pairing mode. Toggle Bluetooth from off to on, or try these other headphones troubleshooting tips.

  5. Choose Pair to confirm the connection and use your headphones with your OnePlus 9.

    After you've connected your headphones, click the gear icon next to the model name to view details about and edit the connection. Use the options to edit the name and choose whether to answer phone calls or play media when they're connected.

    OnePlus 9 settings for connected wireless headphones

Another Wireless Pairing Option: NFC

You may be able to use NFC pairing with an enabled pair of wireless earbuds or headphones.

  1. Power on your headphones.

  2. On the OnePlus 9, go to Settings > Bluetooth & Device Connection.

  3. Move the toggle to the on position next to Bluetooth and NFC.

  4. Once you’ve confirmed the toggle next to NFC is on, place both devices near each other to connect them.

    Some manufacturers such as Sony and Bose place an NFC logo on enabled models to indicate where compatible devices and headphones should touch.

  5. Confirm you want to pair your headphones. Choose Pair & Connect or Yes based on the dialog box you see.

    Connecting wireless headphones via NFC on an OnePlus 9

Does the OnePlus 9 Have a Headphone Jack?

While the OnePlus 9 doesn’t have a dedicated headphone jack, you can use wired headphones with the USB-C port. This port is a charging port primarily, but it can also support wired headphones that fall into these categories:

  • USB Type-C headphones
  • Most headphones in combination with a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter

Adjust Headphones Audio Settings on OnePlus 9 Smartphones

In addition to supporting several advanced Bluetooth audio codecs such as aptX and aptX HD, the OnePlus 9 offers some specialized audio settings for users.

  1. Open Settings > Sounds & Vibration.

  2. Under Sound Effects and Modes, select Dolby Atmos > Earphone Adjustment.

  3. Select the empty circle next to the preferred Intelligent Style.

  4. Under Equalizer, manually raise and lower the levels to match your preferences.

  5. To clear any changes, select Reset at the lower-right corner.

    Advanced sound preferences for headphones connected to OnePlus 9 smartphones

    To customize the notifications and behaviors the OnePlus exhibits when earbuds are connected, open Settings > Sounds & Vibration > Earphone Mode and choose preferences for volume, automatic playback, and incoming calls.

FAQ
  • Who makes OnePlus phones?

    OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of BKK Electronics, which also owns smartphone manufacturers Oppo and Vivo. OnePlus Technology is based in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

  • How do you turn off a OnePlus phone?

    Long-press the Power button > choose Power Off. On some older OnePlus models, you may need to simultaneously long-press the Power and Volume Up buttons to initiate shut down.

  • How do you factory reset OnePlus phones?

    Open the Settings app and select System > Reset options > Erase all data (factory reset) > Erase internal storage > Erase all data.

  • How do you update OnePlus phones?

    Make sure you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, then go to Settings > System > System update > Check for update. If an update is available, select Download & install now.

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