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Connecting your brand new Skullcandy wireless headphones to your Bluetooth device can be a tad confusing the first time around. This article attempts to walk you through the pairing process.

Before we get started, we’d like to point out that the following steps will work with most wireless Skullcandy headphones and speakers. Grab your pair of headphones and let’s jump right into it.

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Activate Pairing Mode on Your Skullcandy Headphones

Like most headphones on the market, Skullcandy headphones feature a few buttons on the side that ensure ease of navigation, and one of these buttons is the Power On/Off button.

For the majority of Skullcandy headphones, the Power button serves as the button that activates Bluetooth functionality. There are units out there that have a separate button for Bluetooth.

To activate Bluetooth connectivity, simply press and hold the Power/Bluetooth button for about 4 to 5 seconds. Once pairing mode is activated, you’ll notice the LED light starting to flash.

It’s highly likely that the Power On/Off button on the side of your Skullcandy headphones is used to access other modes, so make sure to check the owner’s instructions to learn more about it.

Locate the Headphones on Your Bluetooth Device

In this step, you want to activate Bluetooth connectivity on your device, be it a phone, laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device. Also, you want to make sure your device is visible.

Keep in mind that if your Bluetooth-enabled device isn’t set to visible, the headphones won’t be able to locate it. The headphones should appear on the list of items on your phone or laptop.

Headphones next to android phone


To pair your headphones with your Android device, head to settings, activate Bluetooth, choose “Pair New Device,” select your Skullcandy device, and voila! The pairing process is complete.


Pairing your Skullcandy on an iOS device is similar to pairing it with an Android. Go to settings, activate Bluetooth, search for your Skullcandy in the “Other Devices” section, and then select it.

Windows 10

On a laptop, click on the Bluetooth button in the toolbar, select “Show Bluetooth Devices,” select “Bluetooth & Other Devices,” and tap on your Skullcandy headphones to start pairing.

If you can’t find the Bluetooth button in your toolbar, head to your taskbar at the far bottom of the display screen and you’ll find it below the upward arrow. Follow the above-mentioned steps.

Another way you can look for the Bluetooth functionality on your laptop is to search for it on your Windows search box. Select “Bluetooth & Other Devices” and then select your headphones.


To connect your headphones to your Mac, head to the Apple menu on your Mac, select System Preferences, choose Bluetooth, locate your Skullcandy headphones, and then click “Connect.”

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Confirm the Success of the Pairing Process

There are a couple of ways that your Skullcandy headphones will alarm you when they’ve been paired successfully. Firstly, they’ll sound a beep. And second, the LED light will stop blinking.

When you activate Bluetooth connectivity on your headphones, the LED light will begin flashing. Once the pairing process is completed successfully, the LED light will stop its blinking.

If you’ve gone through the pairing steps successfully and you didn’t hear the beep sound or see the LED light stop blinking, you need to try again. If it fails, try resetting your headphones.

Resetting a pair of Skullcandy headphones is a process that differs from one model to the other. We strongly recommend that you resort to your owner’s manual to heed the correct procedure.

For most Skullcandy headphones, the reset process will involve you turning off the headphones, holding down the Plus and Minus buttons concurrently, and waiting for the double beep sound.

Final Thoughts

With the aid of the information provided in this article, you should be able to pair any Skullcandy headphones to a Bluetooth-enabled device. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

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