Article ID : 00249509 / Last Modified : 09/09/2020

Troubleshoot Truly Wireless headphones Bluetooth pairing issues

    This page introduces how to troubleshoot Bluetooth® pairing issues for Truly Wireless earbud headphones.

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    Follow these steps to troubleshoot this issue:

    1. Initialize the earbud headphones and then check the power indicator status.
      The location and color of the power indicator differ depending on the product.
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      When you initialize the earbud headphones, it returns to factory settings and all Bluetooth pairing information is deleted.

      NOTE for WF-SP900:
      All of the data (music files, pre-installed data, etc.) saved to the main memory of the player will be erased. Before initializing, backup any important data.

      Refer to the following to initialize the earbud headphones.

      WF-1000XM3

      • Initialize the earbud headphones to restore the factory settings. Visit the Help Guide or view the video on how to initialize the headphones.

      WF-H800

      WF-SP800N

      WF-XB700

      Blue and red indicators flash alternately / Blue indicator flashes twice at a time
      The earbud headphones are initialized and in Bluetooth pairing mode.
      Go to step 2.
      The indicator flashes twice and then turns off
      The earbud headphones turned on without being initialized.
      Initialize the earbud headphones again.
      Does not flash
      The earbud headphones may not be charging correctly.
      Refer to the following article:
      Troubleshoot why the Truly Wireless headphones are not charging
    2. Can you complete Bluetooth pairing after performing the following operations in order?

      1. Delete the Bluetooth device information of your playback device.
        For details, refer to the following article:
        How to delete the Bluetooth device information of your playback device

      2. Perform pairing again.
        For details, refer to the following article:

      Pairing was successful
      There seems to have been an issue connecting with the playback device, such as Bluetooth pairing being disconnected.
      Pairing not successful
      Go to step 3.
    3. Can you perform Bluetooth pairing normally with other devices?
      If you have another smartphone, Walkman, or other device, try pairing it to the earbud headphones via the Bluetooth function.

      Pairing was successful
      The playback device that was initially connected may be malfunctioning. Consider inspecting the playback device.
      Pairing not successful
      The headphones may be malfunctioning. Repair may be required. Go to Product Repair.

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