How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a Chromebook? A Complete Guide

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a Chromebook? This question was repeatedly asked to me on Reddit. It is straightforward to connect a Bluetooth device to a Chromebook.

In this guide, I will tell you some easy and practical tips which are helpful for those who face continuous problems regarding connecting Bluetooth headphones with a Chromebook. 

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a Chromebook

Using Bluetooth on a Chromebook:

1. First, I turn on the Bluetooth button on my Bluetooth headphones, then click the menu on my computer screen that shows either of these icons: Bluetooth off Bluetooth on. The Bluetooth device appears in the Bluetooth status notification area when it connects successfully.

2. My Bluetooth headphones within range will appear in the dialog box. 

3. Then, I left-click on the device I want to connect to and click on the Connect button. 

4. After a moment, I should see a message informing me that my Bluetooth headphones are now connected. 

5. Certainly, devices, like a keyboard, may require me to enter a specific code before they connect. This code should appear on the screen or be in the device’s documentation. 

6. If I am prompted to enter a passkey or PIN code, I enter my device’s code. If I am prompted to confirm an automatically generated passkey, I click Accept. 

7. To check that my headphones are paired, I check the status area. I should see it listed there.

8. If I’m turning on my Chromebook for the first time and I have my Bluetooth headphones nearby that are also turned on, my Chromebook might automatically detect the device and help me to pair it.

You can also read: How to Put JBL Headphones in Pairing Mode?

How to Pair a new device using Bluetooth?

  • At the bottom right, I select the battery. 
  • Under Bluetooth, I select Bluetooth. 
  • Then select Pair to a new device. 
  • Select the device I want to connect to and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: (To confirm whether my device is connected, I repeat steps 1 and 2 and check under “Currently connected)

Read also: How to Connect Sony Headphones to Mac?

How to Unpair Bluetooth on Chromebook?

To unpair a Bluetooth device, 

  1. I select the Status Tray 
  2. Then select Bluetooth enabled > Settings. 
  3. Under Paired devices, I select the paired device I want to unpair. 
  4. Then select More options > Remove from List. 
  5. Under Paired devices, I select the paired device I want to unpair and select More options.

How to fixChromebook Bluetooth Problems?

If I have problems while trying to use a Bluetooth device with my Chromebook, I try the following steps:

1. Make sure that the Bluetooth device is compatible with a Chromebook.

2. Turn the Bluetooth connection off, then on again.

3. Turn a Chromebook off, then turn it back on.

What can you connect via Bluetooth on Chromebook?

If my Chromebook works with Bluetooth, it can connect to a range of accessories, including the following:

1. Keyboards.

2. Mice.

3. Speakers.

4. Headphones.

5. Headsets (audio only).

Many users will find connecting Bluetooth speakers and headphones one of the more common things to connect to a Chromebook.

Why won’t my Bluetooth headphones connect to my Chromebook?

If I have trouble with my Chromebook’s Bluetooth device, I try these steps: Check for system updates. If any updates are available, I install them. Then I turn my Bluetooth off, then back on.

Why is Bluetooth not finding devices?

It’s usually because the device’s Bluetooth is switched off or isn’t in pairing mode. So check the user manual to discover how to make it discoverable by turning on pairing mode. With some headphones, it’s a case of holding the power button down for longer, but with other devices, there’s a dedicated Bluetooth button.

Read details on: How Far Can Wireless Headphones Reach? 

Can you use wireless headphones with a Chromebook?

Most Chromebooks have Bluetooth capabilities and can be used to connect various kinds of Bluetooth devices such as mice, speakers, keyboards, headphones, headsets (audio only), and even printers. Bluetooth connectivity comes in handy for many Chromebook users.

How do you pair a Bluetooth headset?

To pair a Bluetooth device:

1. I turn on my Bluetooth device and make it discoverable. The way I make it discoverable depends on the device. 

2. On my PC, I select Start > Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Add device > Bluetooth .

3. Then I Choose the Bluetooth device, follow additional instructions if they appear, then select Done.

How do I enable Bluetooth on Chrome?

1. First, I pair a webpage in Chrome with my device.

2. I make sure Bluetooth is turned on on my computer or phone. On the Bluetooth device, I make sure the device is discoverable.

3. In Chrome, I open a webpage that can connect to my device.

4. Then I click or tap the page. 

5. After that, I choose a device from the list.

6. At last, I choose Pair or Connect.

Why doesn’t my laptop find my Bluetooth headphones?

First, I make sure airplane mode is off.

  • Then select Start and Settings > Network & Internet > Airplane mode. 
  • Then make sure the Airplane mode is turned off.
  • After that, I turn Bluetooth on and off: I select Start and Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. 
  • Turn off Bluetooth, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.

Why won’t my headphones connect to my computer?

My computer not recognizing my headphones is a fairly common issue on Windows 10 PCs. A corrupt or outdated driver could cause it, faulty USB ports (if my headset uses USB), an error in the connection (in the case of Bluetooth, for example), or an issue with the headphones themselves.

Do all headphones work with Chromebooks?

All headsets with a 3.5mm jack are compatible with my Chromebook. I can also choose from our popular Bluetooth headsets if my Chromebook supports Bluetooth.

Why does my Bluetooth not turn on?

From the home screen of my Android, I navigate to the menu> Settings > Bluetooth. Then I toggle the Bluetooth switch, so it’s on. Under the available settings, I tick the box that allows my Bluetooth device to be discoverable. Then I turn my Bluetooth feature on and connect to the device I’m trying to connect to.

How do I install Bluetooth on my computer?

For installing Bluetooth on my computer for Windows 11: Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Add device > Bluetooth. Windows 10: Settings > Devices > Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth. Windows 8/7: Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Add a device.

Final Thoughts:

This article thoroughly elaborates on how I connect my Bluetooth headphones with a Chromebook. I always adopt this method whenever I use my Bluetooth headphones to attend meetings, lectures, or listen to music.


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