Having trouble figuring out how to pair AfterShokz headphones with your device?
You’re in the right place! In this guide, we’ll show you the easy steps to connect your AfterShokz headphones quickly.
Whether you’re getting ready for a workout, relaxing at home, or just want to listen to music without any hassle, we’ve made sure our instructions are simple to follow.
We’ll help you get your AfterShokz headphones working perfectly with your phone or other devices, so you can start enjoying your music in no time.
Let’s get started and make pairing your headphones a breeze!
How to Put AfterShokz in Pairing Mode
Step 1: Entering Pairing Mode
- Power Off Your Headphones: Make sure your Shokz headphones are turned off. This is important to start the pairing process correctly.
Step 2: Enter Pairing Mode
- Locate the volume buttons on your headphones.
- Press and hold the volume up (+) button for about 5 seconds.
- You’ll know you’re in pairing mode when the LED light on the headphones starts flashing blue and red. This is a universal indicator for Bluetooth pairing mode.
Step 3: Pairing with Your Device
- On Your Device (Phone/Tablet/Computer):
Open the Settings app.
- Navigate to Bluetooth settings and turn Bluetooth on.
- Wait for your device to search for available Bluetooth devices.
Step 4: Select Your Headphones
- In the list of available devices, look for your Shokz headphones. They might appear as ‘Shokz’ followed by the model name.
- Tap on the name of your headphones to connect.
Step 5: Confirmation
- Once connected, your device will usually show ‘Connected’ next to the headphone’s name.
- The LED light on your headphones will typically stop flashing, indicating a successful connection.
- Check Audio: Play some audio on your device to ensure the sound is coming through the headphones.
- Disconnecting: To disconnect, you can either turn off your headphones, turn off Bluetooth on your device, or disconnect through the device’s Bluetooth settings.
- If the headphones don’t appear in the Bluetooth list, ensure they are in pairing mode and close to your device.
- If pairing fails, restart both your headphones and your device, then try the pairing process again.
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How to Pair AfterShokz Air Headphones
Pairing your AfterShokz Air headphones with your device might initially seem daunting, but it’s a straightforward process once you understand the steps. Based on my personal experience and thorough testing, I’m here to guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless connection.
Step 1: Starting Off
Ensure your AfterShokz Air headphones are turned off. This is crucial for the pairing process to begin correctly.
Step 2: Entering Pairing Mode
Now, press and hold the volume+ button. You’ll hear an audible cue from headphones saying “pairing”. Simultaneously, observe the LED light; it will flash red and blue, indicating that the headphones are in pairing mode. This is a clear visual confirmation that you’re on the right track.
Step 3: Activating Bluetooth on Your Device
On your smartphone, tablet, or computer, navigate to the Bluetooth settings. This is typically found in the settings menu under a section labeled ‘Bluetooth’ or ‘Connections’.
Step 5: Selecting AfterShokz Air
In your device’s Bluetooth list, you’ll see “AfterShokz Air”. Select it. Once connected, a vocal confirmation from the headphones will notify you with a “Connected” message. The LED light will then flash blue once, signaling a successful pairing.
In my experience, the process was intuitive. The headphones promptly responded to each step, with no noticeable lag or confusion in connectivity. This ease of use is a significant advantage, especially for those who might not be tech-savvy.
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How to Pair Shokz Openrun and Openrun Pro
When it comes to pairing the Shokz OpenRun (previously known as AfterShokz Aeropex) or OpenRun Pro headphones, the process, while slightly different from other models, remains user-friendly and straightforward. My experience with these headphones has provided me with valuable insights that I’m eager to share with you.
Step 1: Initial Preparation
Ensure your Shokz OpenRun headphones are turned off. This step is essential to start the pairing process.
Step 2: Entering Pairing Mode
Locate the volume+ button on your headphones. Press and hold this button until you see the LED indicator light up, initially blue. Continue to hold until the light starts blinking blue and red. This is your cue that the headphones are in pairing mode and ready to connect.
Step 3: Pairing with Your Device
On your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, open the Bluetooth settings. You should find the OpenRun headphones listed there. Select them to pair. A voice prompt will confirm the successful connection.
How to Pair Shokz OpenRun Pro
Step 1: Starting Point
As with the OpenRun, begin with your OpenRun Pro headphones turned off.
Step 2: Activating Pairing Mode
Press and hold the volume+ button for about five seconds. Watch for the LED light which will start flashing, indicating the headphones are in pairing mode.
Step 3: Connecting to Your Device
In your device’s Bluetooth menu, look for “OpenRun Pro” and select it. You’ll hear a confirmation that the headphones are connected.
During my tests, both the Shokz OpenRun and OpenRun Pro connected seamlessly to various devices, including an iPhone 7 and a range of Android smartphones. The process was intuitive, with clear audio and visual cues aiding in the pairing process.
- Battery Status: Ensure your headphones are adequately charged for a smooth pairing experience.
- Proximity: Stay close to your device during pairing to avoid any connectivity issues.
How to Pair AfterShokz Opencomm and Titanium Headphones
Step 1: Initial Step
Start by ensuring that your AfterShokz Titanium headphones are turned off. This is a vital first step to initiate the pairing mode correctly.
Step 2: Activating Pairing Mode
Locate the plus button on your headphones. Press and hold this button for approximately five seconds. You’ll notice the LED light flashing blue and red, signaling that your headphones have successfully entered pairing mode.
Step 3: Completing the Pairing
On your Bluetooth-enabled device, open the Bluetooth settings. Scan for new devices, and you should see “AfterShokz Titanium” or “AfterShokz Opencomm” listed. Select this option to pair. Once connected, you’ll receive an audio confirmation from the headphones, and the LED light will switch to a steady blue.
Through my tests, the AfterShokz Titanium headphones paired effortlessly with a range of devices. The process was intuitive and user-friendly, with the visual and audio cues providing clear guidance.
How to Pair AfterShokz Openmove
Step 1: Starting the Process
Begin with your AfterShokz OpenMove headphones powered off.
Step 2: Entering Pairing Mode
Press and hold the Volume Plus (+) button on your headphones for about 3 to 5 seconds. You’ll observe the LED indicator flashing red and blue, a clear sign that your headphones are now in pairing mode and discoverable.
Step 4: Completing the Pairing
On your Bluetooth-enabled device, navigate to the Bluetooth settings. Here, look for ‘OpenMove by AfterShokz’ in the list of available devices and select it. Once the pairing is successful, you will hear an audio confirmation from the headphones, typically a voice saying “connected.”
In my experience, the AfterShokz OpenMove connected seamlessly to various devices, including both iOS and Android smartphones. The visual and auditory signals provided a straightforward and user-friendly pairing process.
Pairing AfterShokz Headphones to Different Devices
How to Connect AfterShokz to iPhone
Pairing your AfterShokz headphones with an iPhone is a simple process that I’ve personally found to be quick and hassle-free. Below is a step-by-step guide to ensure you can enjoy your music or calls with minimal effort.
Step 1: Preparing Your iPhone
Start by unlocking your iPhone and navigate to the ‘Settings’ app. Then, select ‘Bluetooth’ and ensure that Bluetooth is turned on. This will allow your iPhone to search for new devices.
Step 2: Powering Up the Headphones
With your AfterShokz headphones turned off, press and hold the plus button until you hear them power on. Continue holding the button a little longer to enter pairing mode. You’ll know you’re in pairing mode when the LED light flashes blue and red.
Step 3: Pairing Process
Now, look at your iPhone’s screen under ‘Other Devices’ in the Bluetooth menu. You should see your AfterShokz headphones listed there. Tap on them to initiate pairing. Once connected, you will see a ‘Connected’ indicator next to your headphone’s name.
During my experience, the process was straightforward and worked seamlessly across different AfterShokz models. The iPhone’s intuitive interface compliments the user-friendly nature of AfterShokz headphones, making the pairing a swift procedure.
- Check for Updates: Ensure your iPhone is running the latest iOS version for the best compatibility.
- Clear Pairing History: If you face any issues, try clearing previous pairing histories from your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings.
- Stay Close: Maintain proximity between your headphones and iPhone during the pairing process for optimal results.
How to Connect AfterShokz to Android
Step 1: Activating Bluetooth on Your Android
Begin by unlocking your Android smartphone. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the quick settings menu and tap on the Bluetooth icon to enable it. This action prepares your phone to discover new devices.
Step 2: Powering and Pairing the Headphones
With your AfterShokz headphones turned off, press and hold the plus button (or the power key) for about five seconds. You’ll enter pairing mode, indicated by an auditory cue or a flashing LED light. This step is crucial for making your headphones discoverable.
Step 3: Completing the Pairing Process
Return to your Android device and refresh the list of available Bluetooth devices. You should see your AfterShokz model (like ‘Titanium’) appear in the list. Tap on it to pair. A successful pairing is usually confirmed by a notification or a sound alert from your device.
In my experience, the AfterShokz headphones seamlessly connected with various Android smartphones. The process was intuitive, with both the headphones and the phone providing clear feedback during each step.
How to Pair AfterShokz to Computer and Laptop
Connecting your AfterShokz headphones to a computer or laptop, whether it’s running Windows, macOS, or Linux, is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide based on my personal experience with various models and operating systems.
Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on Your Computer/Laptop
First, ensure that your computer or laptop’s Bluetooth is on. On Windows, you can do this by going to ‘Settings’ > ‘Devices’ > ‘Bluetooth & other devices’. For macOS, find Bluetooth in ‘System Preferences’.
Step 2: Entering Pairing Mode
With your AfterShokz headphones turned off, press and hold the plus button. Wait until the LED light starts flashing blue and red, indicating that the headphones are in pairing mode.
Step 3: Adding the Device
On your computer or laptop, select ‘Add Bluetooth or other device’ and choose ‘Bluetooth’. Your AfterShokz headphones should appear in the list of available devices. Click on them to pair.
Step 4: Confirmation
Once the pairing is successful, you will see a confirmation message on your computer or laptop, and your headphones may give an audio cue as well.
In my experience, this process was identical across various laptop brands and worked flawlessly with both Windows and macOS systems. The pairing was quick, and the headphones connected without any issues.
How to Connect AfterShokz to Apple Watch
You can connect your AfterShokz headphones with an Apple Watch. AfterShokz headphones use Bluetooth technology, which is compatible with the Apple Watch. Here’s a general guide on how to pair them:
Step 1: Enable Pairing Mode on Your AfterShokz Headphones
Turn on the pairing mode on your AfterShokz headphones. This is usually done by holding down the volume button until the LED indicator flashes red and blue. Refer to your specific model’s manual for precise instructions.
Step 2: Open Settings on Your Apple Watch
On your Apple Watch, go to the Settings app.
Step 3: Go to Bluetooth Settings
In the Settings app, tap on Bluetooth. Your Apple Watch will start searching for devices.
Step 4: Select Your AfterShokz Headphones
Your AfterShokz headphones should appear in the list of devices. Tap on them to pair.
Step 5: Confirmation
Once connected, you should see a confirmation on your Apple Watch.
Remember, the exact steps can vary slightly depending on the specific model of your AfterShokz headphones and the version of your Apple Watch.
How to Pair AfterShokz to Multiple Devices
Step 1: Initial Setup
Begin with your AfterShokz headphones turned off. This is crucial for starting the multi-device pairing process.
Step 2: Entering Multi-Device Pairing Mode
Press and hold the Volume Plus button on your headphones until the LED indicator flashes red and blue. This indicates that the headphones are in pairing mode.
Step 3: Enabling Multi-Point Connection
While still in pairing mode, press and hold both the multi-function button and the Volume Plus button for about three seconds. You’ll hear an audio prompt, usually from headphones, saying “multi-point enabled”. This step is vital as it allows your AfterShokz to connect to more than one device.
Step 4: Pairing with the First Device
Open the Bluetooth settings on your first device (like a computer or tablet) and select your AfterShokz from the list. Wait for the auditory confirmation of connection.
Step 5: Connecting to the Second Device
Turn off your AfterShokz headphones and then re-enter pairing mode by pressing and holding the Volume Plus again. Open the Bluetooth settings on your second device (such as a smartphone) and select your AfterShokz. You should hear another confirmation that the pairing is successful.
Step 6: Finalizing the Pairing
Turn off your headphones once more, and then turn them back on. Your AfterShokz should now be connected to both devices.
How to Connect AfterShokz to iPad
Step 1: Turn on Pairing Mode
- Press and hold the volume + button on your AfterShokz headphones.
- Wait until the LED light starts flashing red and blue. This indicates that the headphones are in pairing mode.
Step 2: Pairing with Your iPad
- Go to iPad Settings: Unlock your iPad and open the ‘Settings’ app.
- Access Bluetooth Settings: In the Settings menu, find and tap on ‘Bluetooth’.
- Ensure Bluetooth is turned on; the slider should be green.
Step 3: Connect to Your Headphones
- Under ‘Other Devices’, your AfterShokz headphones should appear, usually named after the model you have (e.g., AfterShokz Trekz Air).
- Tap on the name of your headphones. The iPad will then connect to your headphones.
Step 3: Confirmation
- Once connected, your AfterShokz headphones should move from ‘Other Devices’ to ‘My Devices’, and it should say ‘Connected’ next to them.
- If Your Headphones Don’t Appear: If you don’t see your headphones listed, ensure they are in pairing mode and close enough to the iPad.
- If Pairing Fails: Turn off Bluetooth on your iPad, then turn it back on. Restart your headphones as well.
- Forget Device: If you’ve connected your headphones to this or another iPad before and are facing issues, you might need to ‘Forget’ the device in Bluetooth settings and then try reconnecting.
- Audio Output: Once connected, all audio from your iPad should automatically route through your AfterShokz headphones.
- Disconnecting: To disconnect, either turn off your headphones, turn off Bluetooth on your iPad, or manually disconnect via the Bluetooth settings.
AfterShokz Troubleshooting: Solving Pairing Problems
While AfterShokz headphones are renowned for their ease of use and reliable connectivity, like any technology, they are not immune to occasional glitches. Here’s a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot common pairing issues, ensuring your listening experience is uninterrupted.
Why Is My AfterShokz Not Pairing?
Check Battery Level: Ensure your AfterShokz headphones are adequately charged. A low battery can often be the culprit behind pairing issues.
Restart the Pairing Process: Turn off your headphones and then turn them back on. Reset the Bluetooth on your device as well by turning it off and then on again. This can often resolve minor connectivity glitches.
Clear Previous Pairings: Go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and forget or unpair the AfterShokz headphones. Then, attempt to re-pair them. This step is particularly useful if you’ve paired your headphones with multiple devices.
Firmware Update: Check if there are any firmware updates available for your AfterShokz headphones. An outdated firmware can lead to connectivity problems.
Why Is Only One Side of My AfterShokz Working?
Check the Balance Settings: On your device, ensure the audio balance is set to the middle, not skewed to one side. This setting can often be overlooked and is a simple fix.
Reset Your Headphones: A factory reset can sometimes resolve issues with audio output. Refer to the user manual for specific instructions on how to reset your AfterShokz model.
Inspect for Physical Damage: Carefully examine your headphones for any signs of damage, particularly the side that’s not working. Physical damage can often lead to audio issues.
Contact Support: If the above steps do not resolve the issue, it might be a hardware problem. In this case, contacting AfterShokz customer support or considering a warranty claim is advisable.
- Interference Check: Ensure there are no significant sources of wireless interference near your headphones during pairing.
- Proximity: Always try to pair your headphones in close proximity to your device.
Where is the multifunction button on Shokz headphones?
The multifunction button on Shokz headphones is usually located on the outside of the left earpiece. This button can be used for various functions like pausing music, answering calls, or activating voice assistants.
Can other people hear your music with Shokz?
Shokz headphones use bone conduction technology, which minimizes sound leakage. However, at high volumes, some sound may be audible to people nearby.
Can I shower with Shokz?
Some Shokz models are designed to be water-resistant, but it’s not recommended to shower with them as direct, sustained exposure to water can damage the headphones.
Can I use my Shokz while charging?
It’s not advisable to use Shokz headphones while they are charging. Doing so could potentially damage the battery and affect the overall lifespan of the headphones.
Can you talk on the phone with Shokz?
Yes, you can talk on the phone with Shokz headphones. They are equipped with a microphone, allowing for hands-free calling.
Is there a difference between Shokz and AfterShokz?
Shokz and AfterShokz refer to the same company. AfterShokz rebranded to Shokz, but the products and technology remain consistent.
Can you sleep with AfterShokz?
While you can sleep with AfterShokz headphones, it may not be comfortable for everyone. The design might not suit all sleeping positions, especially side sleeping.
What are the side effects of AfterShokz headphones?
Generally, AfterShokz headphones are considered safe. However, as with any headphones, excessive volume levels can lead to hearing issues. It’s important to use them at a moderate volume.
Does AfterShokz cancel noise?
AfterShokz headphones do not have active noise cancellation. Their open-ear design allows ambient noise, which is useful for situational awareness.
Are AfterShokz headphones loud?
AfterShokz headphones can produce a clear and ample sound, but they are designed not to be as loud as traditional headphones to protect ear health.
What is the longest battery life for AfterShokz?
The longest battery life for AfterShokz headphones varies by model, but some, like the Aeropex, offer up to 8 hours of continuous playtime.
Why did AfterShokz change their name?
AfterShokz rebranded to Shokz to streamline their brand identity, reflecting their focus on innovative bone conduction technology and a wider range of products.
I hope you’ve found this guide on how to pair AfterShokz headphones both useful and easy to follow. We’ve broken down each step to ensure that your experience is hassle-free and enjoyable. Remember, with a little patience and following these instructions, you’ll be all set to enjoy your music, podcasts, or calls in no time.
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Monica Rivas is a Reviewer and Content Manager of Audiofavorite, she is an audiophile for many years and she helps people to learn all they need about audio, speakers, sound etc.