How to Set Up Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones

Introduction

This guide will walk you through the basic setup of your Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 35
 

1 Charge

  1. Connect the USB cable to a wall charger or computer that is turned on.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the charging port on your headphones.
    Diagram showing connecting headphones to charging cable.
  3. Allow the headset to charge till the battery light goes green for a full charge.

2 Pair Mode

  1. Slide the Power Switch to the right, and hold it for 2 seconds.
    Diagram indicating to switch the power switch to the far right for bluetooth and the bluetooth light flashing.
  2. The Bluetooth light will blink.

? What kind of device are you connecting with?

  1. Android
  2. Apple iOS

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This guide will walk you through the basic setup of your Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 35
 

  1. Connect the USB cable to a wall charger or computer that is turned on.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the charging port on your headphones.
    Diagram showing connecting headphones to charging cable.
  3. Allow the headset to charge till the battery light goes green for a full charge.
  1. Slide the Power Switch to the right, and hold it for 2 seconds.
    Diagram indicating to switch the power switch to the far right for bluetooth and the bluetooth light flashing.
  2. The Bluetooth light will blink.

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.
Basic Controls
Diagram of headset.
Action Button
  • Open Google Assistant (if your device has it installed).
  • Turn on or off active noise cancellation.
To switch between modes, push and hold the button, a voice prompt on the headset will notify you which is being used.
Volume Up Heavy Plus Sign. Increase volume.
Multi-function Button The Multi-function Button changes action, depending on what you are doing.
  • Play / Pause, when listening to music.
  • Answer an incoming call.
  • Hang up a call in progress.
Volume Down Volume down. Decrease volume.
Power & Bluetooth Switch Power.
  • Turn on or off your headphones.
  • Push all the way over to pair a bluetooth device.

Common activities

  • Change Language

    1. Push and hold Volume Up and Volume Down till a language is announced in the headset.
    2. Use Volume Up and Volume Down to scroll through the languages.
    3. Push the Multi-function button to select the language.
  • Clear Bluetooth Device List

    1. Push the Power & Bluetooth Switch all the way over, and hold it for 10 seconds.
    2. A voice prompt will let you know the list is cleared.

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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