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How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds

How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds

In this era of wireless gadgets, a pair of Skullcandy earbuds are definitely a necessity not only do they make it possible to move around while listening to audio form your laptop or PC, they also add a certain level of convenience that is unattainable when using wired earphones or h.

Keep reading to learn how to fix Skullcandy headphones not pairing issues.

How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds and Headphones

Follow these steps to pair your Skullcandy wireless headphones or earbuds to your Android phone, iPhone, laptop, tablet, or Bluetooth speaker:

  • Make sure the headphones are off.
  • press the power button for 5 seconds To enter pairing mode.
  • The LEDs will flash red and blue, then a voice will confirm, “pairing.”
  • Next Open Settings on your device.
  • Select your headphones from available Bluetooth devices.
  • The bottom LED will flash blue, and a voice will confirm, “connected. “

Note: You can also use an app to pair Skullcandy wireless headphones and earbuds.

How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Headphones

  • First, download the Skullcandy app from the App Store or Google Play to start using your Skullcandy wireless headphones.
  • The app will guide you through pairing your headphones for the first time and help you customize settings.
  • If you don’t have the Skullcandy app or can’t download it, you can pair your headphones manually.

How To Pair Your Headphones Manually.

  • To pair for the first time without the Skullcandy app, make sure the headset is turned off.
  • Hold the power button on the left earbud for 4 seconds to turn it off if it’s on.
  • If your earbuds have never been on, it’s ready to pair.
  • Press the power button for 5 seconds to enter pairing mode.
  • The LEDs will flash red and blue, and a voice will confirm, “pairing.”
  • Next, open Settings on your device.
  • Make sure that Bluetooth is on.
  • Select your Skullcandy headphones when it appears in the list of Bluetooth devices.
  • The bottom LED will flash blue, and a voice will confirm, “connected.”
  • How to Pair Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds
  • Your Skullcandy earbuds will automatically turn on when you take them out of the case. They’ll automatically turn off when you put them back inside the case. To pair Skullcandy wireless earbuds:
  • To pair to a device for the first time, place your earbuds in the case.
  • Then remove them.
  • Your buds will automatically turn on and enter pairing mode.
  • Then select the name of your buds from the Bluetooth device list and pair.
  • To pair to a new device, turn off your earbuds.
  • Long-hold the right bud for 4 seconds to power on and enter pairing mode.

How to Pair Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds with an iPhone

Pairing your Skullcandy wireless earbuds or headphones with an iPhone is very simple in most cases. Follow the steps outlined below to pair Skullcandy earbuds to iPhone;

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Bluetooth. Turn it on if it isn’t already enabled.
  • Locate the name of your Skullcandy headphones in the Other Devices list. If you’ve already connected it, then it will appear in the My Devices list. As an example, a set of black Skullcandy Dime earbuds appear as Dime-Black in the list.

How to Pair Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with an Android Phone

You’ll want to follow similar steps when blending Skullcandy to an android phone;

The following steps work on Android 10 and higher. The Bluetooth setting may appear in a different menu based on your phone manufacturer. You can easily find it by searching for Bluetooth in the search bar.

  • Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
  • Locate the Connected devices section in the list and tap it.
  • Select Pair new device.
  • Locate the name of your headphones or earbuds in the Available devices list. Tap the device to pair your phone with it.

How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones with Windows 10

Before you can connect your Skullcandy wireless headphones to a windows computer, you’ll need to ensure it has Bluetooth connectivity. If you’re using an older desktop, you can install a Bluetooth adapter to enable it. However, most newer laptops already have Bluetooth adapters installed.

Follow these steps to connect Skullcandy earbuds to a Windows PC

  • Open Settings on your computer
  • Select Devices from the menu
  • Devices highlighted from the main Settings screen on Windows 10.
  • Make sure Bluetooth is on. Then select Add Bluetooth or other device. If you can’t enable Bluetooth, then you will need to install an adapter before continuing.
  • Choose Bluetooth and wait for it to discover the device.
  • Device connection options in Windows 10
  • After it discovers the device, click or tap on the one you want to pair, and it should connect.

How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones with macOS

macOS uses similar steps to Windows 10 to connect or pair Skullcandy wireless headphones.

  • Open the Apple menu on your Macbook (located in the top-left corner) and select System Preferences.
  • Find Bluetooth and click on it.
  • You should see your Skullcandy headphones on the visible list. Click on them to connect.
  • If you’ve connected your headphones or earbuds successfully, you should hear a short beep play from them to confirm the connection.

How to Connect Skullcandy earbuds to ps4

  • Ensure that your PS4 DualShock 4 controller and your Skullcandy Crusher headphones are fully charged before beginning.
  • Turn on your PS4.
  • On your Skullcandy Crusher headphones, hold the power button for at least 3 seconds to enter pairing mode. A blinking blue light indicates that the Skullcandy Crusher headphones are in pairing mode.
  • Go to your Settings menu on your PS4 home page. The settings menu can be accessed to the left of the power button on the upper PS4 menu.
  • Choose ‘Devices’ from the Settings menu. Then, choose ‘Bluetooth Devices’.
  • After a few seconds of searching, your PS4 should show a list of devices that are ready to pair, as well as devices that are already paired with the console.
  • Choose your Skullcandy Crusher headphones from the list of available devices.
  • Once paired, the indicator light on your Skullcandy Crusher headphones should turn green. This means that the pairing is successful.

The PS4 does not output all sounds to your headset automatically. If you’d like to hear audio from your game alongside voice chats, you’ll need to change these options in your Settings menu. Take the following steps:

  • Choose your PS4’s Settings menu from the upper menu on the home screen.
  • Select ‘Devices’, then ‘Audio Devices’.
  • Select ‘Output Device’ and make sure that it lists your Skullcandy Crusher headphones.
  • Further down, select the ‘Output to Headphones’ option, and make sure that it says ‘All Audio.’

Note: Skullcandy only makes one pair of wireless headphones that will work with the PS4’s unique Bluetooth version. These are the Skullcandy Crusher headphones.  All other Skullcandy wireless Bluetooth headphones will not work with the PlayStation 4.

Skullcandy Wireless Headphones Troubleshooting

Try the following troubleshooting tips if you’re still experiencing issues pairing your Skullcandy wireless earbuds or headphones to your device.

  • Ensure Bluetooth is turned on. You should notice a small Bluetooth symbol at the top of your device’s screen. If you don’t see it, go into the settings and turn it on.
  • Place the two devices are close to one another. It’s probably worth mentioning that any devices you’re trying to link should be within five feet of each other.
  • Turn the devices off and on again. A soft reset can occasionally fix a problem. Turning on and off your device’s airplane mode is an easy way to do this.
  • Turn off all potential interfering devices. Another device may be attempting to auto-connect to your headphones or earbuds. Turn off any Bluetooth devices that you have previously paired with your device.
  • Charge both of the devices you’re attempting to connect. If the battery level is too low, some devices’ smart power management may switch off Bluetooth. If your mobile device will not pair, make sure the device you’re trying to link with has enough battery life.
  • Delete and re-discover a device on the mobile device. If your phone or tablet detects a device but cannot receive data from it, it may be necessary to restart the process.
  • Move away from other devices. Interference from other devices is another potential stumbling block to successful pairing.
  • Keep some distance from a USB port. USB interference is also a possibility. If the connection isn’t working, try pairing your Bluetooth devices away from the computer.

Why are my Skullcandy earbuds not pairing? Causes & Fixes

If you have previously paired to your device, simply turn your Method Active on and it will pair to the last known device. If your Method Active does not successfully pair to your device, turn the product off. From the off state, hold the power on button for 5 seconds until you see a blue LED and hear “pairing.”

Enter your device’s Bluetooth settings and choose Method Active. The product should connect to your device. If that is not successful, you will need to reset your Method Active. With the product in the On state, hold the Volume + and Volume – buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds until you hear two beeps.

Turn your Method Active off and then back on and it will go into pairing mode. Select Method Active in your Bluetooth settings. If your earbuds do not pair after choosing them in your Bluetooth settings, choose to forget Method Active in your device.

Turn your Method Active off and back on. It will enter pairing mode. Choose Method Active in new devices in your Bluetooth settings.

Pairing To Tile

Here are more detailed activation instructions:

  • Download and open the Tile app on your smartphone or tablet
  • Tap the + on the top left corner of your screen
  • On the Add a Device page, choose Skullcandy and select the Tile enabled headphones
  • Press the button on your Tile device and listen for the tune
  • Hold the Tile close to your device until they connect, it should take about ten seconds
  • Your Skullcandy headphones are now activated with Tile.

 Locating Your Device with Tile

When searching for misplaced headphones, use the Tile app to audibly locate them. In the Tile app, tap “find” and listen for your headphones playing the Tile tune.

Detailed instructions on how to ring your headphones:

  • Ring your Tile from the Tile app when it is within Bluetooth range
  • Open up the Tile app to find your list of Tiles.
  • Tap the headphones you want to ring.
  • Tap the green “Find” button
  • Listen for the Tile tune.
  • After you’ve found your Tile, tap the blue “Done” button or press once firmly on the Tile button to make your Tile stop ringing.

Potential fixes for Bluetooth pairing failures

Below are some solutions you can use to ensure your earbuds or headphones pair with your device successfully;

1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on

You should see the little Bluetooth symbol at the top right of the screen if you have an Android device. For iOS and iPadOS, you’ll need to go into the settings to enable and disable Bluetooth. Windows users will find Bluetooth in Settings > Devices > Bluetooth (or you may have a shortcut on your taskbar). Mac users will find a Bluetooth status icon on the menu bar.

2. Determine which pairing process your device employs

The process for pairing devices can vary. Sometimes, for example, it involves tapping a code into your phone or computer. Other times, you can just physically touch your phone to the device you want to pair it with (you’ll see this option with phones and devices that have NFC, or Near Field Communications, as a feature. It’s commonly found on Android phones).

If you’re not sure how to pair a device, refer to its user guide; you can usually find one by searching online.

3. Turn on discoverable mode

Let’s say you want to pair your phone with your car’s infotainment system so you can enjoy hands-free calling, texting and navigation. First, go into your phone’s settings and tap on Bluetooth; doing so makes the phone visible to the car. Then depress the buttons on your car’s infotainment system, usually on the steering wheel or center stack, to get it looking for the device.

Once it finds your phone, the car may ask for a numeric code that you’ll need to confirm or input on your phone. After you do so, the devices should be paired. Keep in mind your phone or your car may only stay in discoverable mode for a few minutes; if you take too long, you’ll need to start over.

If your device is new, it will often be in pairing mode when you first turn it on. A good indicator that a device is in pair mode is if it blinks. If the device has been paired with another device, you’ll need to turn on pairing mode.

4. Make sure the two devices are in close enough proximity to one another

While you wouldn’t think someone might try to pair an iPad with a keyboard if the two weren’t sitting right next to each other, it’s probably worth noting that you should make sure any devices you’re trying to pair are within five feet of one other.

5. Power the devices off and back on

A soft reset sometimes can resolve an issue. With phones, an easy way to do this is by going into and out of airplane mode.

6. Remove old Bluetooth connections

If you’re having trouble pairing your phone with the speaker, it could be because the speaker is trying to connect with another phone, laptop or tablet. Some older speakers and headphones are very simple; they just try to connect with the last thing they paired with.

If your headphones or speaker were previously paired with another phone, laptop or tablet, turn off that other device or Bluetooth. And if you are no longer planning on using your headphones or speaker with that device, unpair it to prevent future issues.

In iOS settings, you can remove a device by tapping on its name and then Forget this Device. In Android settings, tap on a device’s name, then Unpair. After removing a device, start at step 1 on this list.

Some speakers and headphones can store pairing for multiple devices. However, there is a limit to the number of devices’ pairing information that they can store.

If you’re having trouble pairing headphones or a speaker that have been paired to many devices in the past, you may need to reset your headphones or speakers to clear out all of the pairings so you can start fresh. Search “reset” and your device name for instructions from the manufacturer on your specific model.

7. Charge up both devices you’re trying to pair

Some devices have smart power management that may turn off Bluetooth if the battery level is too low. If your phone or tablet isn’t pairing, make sure it and the device you’re trying to pair with have enough juice.

8. Delete a device from a phone and rediscover it

If your phone sees a device but isn’t receiving data from it, sometimes it helps to start from scratch. In iOS settings, you can remove a device by tapping on its name and then Forget this Device. In Android settings, tap on a device’s name, then Unpair.

If you’re deleting the device from your car, you may need to turn off your car after deleting the device, open and close the car door, and wait a couple of minutes before trying to pair the device again.

After removing a device, start at step 1 on this list.

9. Move away from the Wi-Fi router

Another potential obstacle to successful pairing is interference from devices that use the same spectrum, such as your Wi-Fi router. Wi-Fi has been designed to cope with this, but it might not be a good idea to have your devices directly on top of the router.

10. Move away from your smart home devices

Some smart home devices use a wireless technology called Zigbee. You find Zigbee in smart home hubs, including Amazon’s Echo Show and Echo Plus, as well as a wide range of smart door locks, light bulbs, in-wall switches, open/close sensor, plugs and more. Like Wi-Fi, Zigbee devices use the same spectrum as Bluetooth devices and can interfere with pairing. Move away from your Zigbee devices when attempting to pair.

11. Move away from a USB 3.0 port

Interference from USB 3.0 is also possible. Newer laptops, for example, often have the higher-speed USB 3.0 port, so if the connection isn’t happening, try pairing your Bluetooth gadgets away from the computer.

12. Make sure the devices you want to pair are designed to connect with each other

Whether it’s a headset, speaker, mouse, keyboard, camera or something else, your device has a specific profile that spells out what it can connect with. If you’re not sure, check the user manual.

13. Download a driver

If you’re having problems pairing something with your PC, you might be lacking the correct driver. The simplest way to figure this out is to do an online search for the name of the device you’re trying to pair along with the word “driver.”

14. Update the hardware’s firmware

Some automotive audio systems have been known to not pair with phones because the Bluetooth drivers in these systems didn’t work with Bluetooth 4.0. If you’re not sure how to get the latest firmware for your hardware, check with the device manufacturer.

15. Limit data shared between devices

Android and Windows devices let you choose the information you share between devices. So, for instance, you can choose to share phone audio, media audio, contacts and text messages with your car. If you don’t need to share all of the data, deselecting one or more of the types of information may enable the devices to pair.

For Android 10 devices, go to Settings > Connected devices and select the device. If there are options to select, they will appear. For Windows, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > right click on the Bluetooth device in question and select Properties. Then select the Services tab to choose which types of information to share.

16. Clear the Bluetooth cache

Sometimes apps will interfere with Bluetooth operation and clearing the cache can solve the problem. For Android phones, go to Settings > System > Advanced> Reset Options > Reset Wi-fi, mobile & Bluetooth. For iOS and iPadOS device, you’ll have to unpair all of your devices (go to Setting > Bluetooth, select the info icon and choose Forget This Device for each device) then restart your phone or tablet.

Trouble adding multipoint devices

If you’re having trouble adding a second device to your multipoint product, follow these steps to ensure you’re adding it correctly.

  • Pair with the first device the way you would with a single-point Bluetooth device. (If you’re having trouble pairing your first device, consult the list of tips above.)
  • Turn off the first paired device and pair the second one.
  • Once you have successfully paired with the second device, turn on the first device. For some products (like the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds and JLab GO Work and PlayPro headphones), that’s all there is to it. Other products (like the Sony WH-1000SM4 headphones, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, and Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds) require installing an app and turning on the ability to connect two devices.

If you can’t connect to a previously paired multipoint device

Multipoint Bluetooth devices can connect to two devices simultaneously but can be paired with many devices. If your multipoint Bluetooth product isn’t automatically connecting to your usual two devices, it may be paired with a third device.

If you use an app to select multipoint devices, go into the app and toggle on the two devices you want to be simultaneously connected.

If you don’t use an app to select your multipoint devices, you will need to re-pair the device that has lost its connection. Follow these two simple steps.

  • Use your multipoint device with the Bluetooth device that is still actively paired with multipoint.
  • Re-pair the device that has lost the connection.

Not all wireless devices use Bluetooth

Keep in mind that not all wireless devices use Bluetooth. Alternatives include the Wireless Gigabit specification, Wireless HD, ANT+, ZigBee, NFC as well as Wi-Fi Direct. These other technologies typically won’t work with your phone, tablet or PC without some kind of additional hardware.

Skullcandy Earbuds One Side Not Working

A common issue among Skullcandy wireless earbuds is establishing a connection between both earbuds. However, this issue can be easily solved by troubleshooting your device. Let’s dive in!

If your left or right Skullcandy earbuds are not working in most cases it’s because your earbuds failed to pair with each other. To fix this, turn both earbuds off, then hold the button of one of your earbuds for 10 seconds, then place it in the case. Repeat the process for the second earbud. Pull both earbuds out of the case to activate pairing mode, and they should now be paired to one another.

How To Fix Skullcandy Earbuds Only One Side Working

  • Place both earbuds in the charging case.
  • remove your earbuds from your Bluetooth device list (on your phone, tablet, smartwatch. Etc.)
  • Turn off Bluetooth on your device.
  • Remove only your left earbuds from the case.
  • Tap the centre of the earbuds until a red light appears on your earbud (a red light should typically appear in four taps)
  • Place the earbud back in the case.
  • Repeat the exact same steps with the right earbud.
  • Remove both earbuds from the case & place them in your ear (Note: it’s crucial that you place the earbuds in your ear when removing them from the case in order to pair with each other).
  • Your earbuds will then beep to indicate that the earbuds are paired together.
  • A voice prompt will then appear to state, “your device is now pairing” this indicates that your earbuds are searching for your device.
  • Turn your device’s Bluetooth back on (on your phone, tablet, smartwatch. Etc.)
  • Select your earbuds on your device’s Bluetooth list to pair your device.
  • Your earbuds should now be connected to one another.

It’s important to note that since the right earbud is the earbud that initiates the connection, it is able to connect to your device before it pairs with the left earbud, so in order to prevent this from happening, it’s recommended to take out the left earbud from the charging case first in order to prevent this issue.

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If this didn’t seem to work for you, move on to method 2.

Method 2

Forget your Earbuds from your device (Phone, tablet, smartwatch…etc.)

  • Turn Bluetooth off from your device.
  • Turn both earbuds off by holding the button on the back of the earbuds for around 6 seconds.
  • Hold the back button of the first earbud for 10 seconds, then place it in the case.
  • Hold the back button of the second earbud button for 10 seconds and then place it in the case.
  • Pull both earbuds out of the case to activate pairing mode.
  • Turn your devices Bluetooth back on and pair it to your earbuds.
  • Once your device is paired both earbuds now should be working.