How to Pair Bose SoundSport to a Phone or Tablet

Introduction

This guide will walk you through pairing your Bose SoundSport wireless headphones to your smartphone or tablet.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headset

1 Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Push and hold the Power/Bluetooth button till you hear "Ready to pair" in the headset.

diagram of headset showing power and bluetooth button

? What kind of smartphone or tablet do you have?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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This guide will walk you through pairing your Bose SoundSport wireless headphones to your smartphone or tablet.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headset

Push and hold the Power/Bluetooth button till you hear "Ready to pair" in the headset.

diagram of headset showing power and bluetooth button

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory manual for the correct PIN or passkey.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.


Using the Dropdown Menu

  1. Swipe down from the top of the device screen if it's a phone or up from the bottom of the device screen if it's a tablet to access the menu.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth icon.
    Bluetooth icon.
  3. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
  4. Swipe the switch to your right to set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  5. A list of nearby devices and previously paired devices will be shown.
  6. In the list of Available Devices, choose the Bluetooth accessory you wish to pair with.
    Android bluetooth menu showing the bluetooth switch in the on position and a list of bluetooth devices currently in range.
  7. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

Using Settings within the Android Menu

  1. Locate and tap the Apps Menu.
    Android apps icon.
  2. Locate and tap the Settings icon.
    Android Settings icon.
  3. Select the Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
  4. Swipe the switch to your right to set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  5. A list of nearby devices and previously paired devices will be shown.
  6. In the list of Available Devices, choose the Bluetooth accessory you wish to pair with.
    Android bluetooth menu showing the bluetooth switch in the on position and a list of bluetooth devices currently in range.
  7. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.
Right Earbud
right earbud
Push once to turn on headset.
Push and hold to enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
When turned on, push and hold to turn off.

 

In-Line Controls
in-line controls
+ Volume Up
Increases the volume.
Multi-Function button symbol.
Multi-function Button
Tap Once
  • Play or pause music.
  • Answer incoming call.
  • Hang up current call.
2 Quick Taps
Skip Forward
3 Quick Taps
Skip Backward
Tap then Hold
Fast Forward
Tap Twice then Hold
Rewind
- Volume Down
Decreases the volume.

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its information manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory documentation for the correct PIN or passkey.

From Any iOS Device (iPod, iPad, iPhone)

  1. Open Settings
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then Bluetooth.
    Settings menu with Bluetooth highlighted.
  3. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  4. Wait for your iOS device to display the detected Bluetooth accessory.
    Bluetooth settings page.
  5. Select the Bluetooth accessory to pair it with the iOS device.
    • If a PIN or passkey is required, you will be prompted to enter it.
    • If there is no passkey, your Bluetooth accessory should connect without issue.
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