How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a computer

Mar. 29, 2024 / Updated by Seraphina to Windows 10

Bluetooth headphones offer a blend of convenience, versatility, and functionality that makes them an essential accessory for many users in today's connected world.


1. Check if the computer has bluetooth

1) You can check if your computer has Bluetooth functionality on a Windows 10 system by following these steps:

a. Open "Settings" (you can quickly search for it by pressing the "Win" key and typing "Settings").

b. In the Settings window, select "Devices."

c. On the Devices page, choose the "Bluetooth & other devices" tab.

d. If your computer supports Bluetooth functionality, you should see a "Bluetooth" toggle switch here, which you can turn on. If the Bluetooth switch doesn't appear, it may indicate that your computer doesn't have built-in Bluetooth capability, or you may need to install an additional Bluetooth adapter.

2) If you're using a Mac computer, you can check for Bluetooth functionality by following these steps:

a. Click on the "Apple" icon at the top left corner of the screen and select "About This Mac."

b. In the "About This Mac" window, choose "System Report."

c. In the System Report window, select the "Bluetooth" option.

d. In the right pane, you should be able to see information about Bluetooth, including the presence and status of the Bluetooth adapter. If it shows "Bluetooth Not Available", your Mac computer may not have Bluetooth functionality.

2. Turn on the Bluetooth function of the computer:

If your computer is equipped with a Bluetooth adapter, you need to install the Bluetooth driver first. You can use "Driver Talent" to automatically detect and install the driver.

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Note: You need to turn on your Bluetooth headphones and set them to discoverable mode. Then, on your computer, click on "Connect new device" and select your Bluetooth headphones from the list. Follow the prompts to pair them. If required, you may need to enter the pairing code for your Bluetooth headphones, typically 0000 or 1234. Once paired successfully, you can use your Bluetooth headphones on the computer.

3. To add and connect a Bluetooth device: 

1) Make sure your Bluetooth device is turned on and set to discoverable mode.

2) On your computer, open the Bluetooth settings. You can usually find this in the system tray or by searching for "Bluetooth" in the Start menu.

3) In the Bluetooth settings, click on "Add Bluetooth or other device".

4) Select "Bluetooth" from the list of device types.

5) Your computer will start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices. When your device appears in the list, select it.

6) Follow any on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process. This may involve entering a PIN or confirming a code on both your computer and the Bluetooth device.


Once the pairing process is complete, your device should be connected and ready to use with your computer.

The above is an introduction on how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a computer. Hope it's helpful to everyone. If you encounter issues related to drivers such as network cards, graphics cards, or sound cards, you can download "Driver Talent" for detection and repair. Additionally, Driver Talent supports driver downloads, installations, backups, and more, providing flexible driver management.

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