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How to Connect Jabra Headphones, Earbuds & Headsets to Bluetooth

by on March 10, 2020
in Music and Video, Headphones, Tips & How-Tos, Tech 101 :: 17 comments

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Jabra offers a wide range of headphone, earbud and headset models and the Bluetooth pairing process varies depending on the type of product you have. So if you're having trouble figuring out how to connect your Jabra device to Bluetooth, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on pairing mode for your Jabra device (see specific instructions below)
  2. Find your Jabra device on your phone or laptop and pair them
  3. Confirm successful pairing
  4. Troubleshoot your Bluetooth connection.

1. Turn on pairing mode for your Jabra headphones, earbuds or headset

This is where things get a little tricky because there are a number of different pairing methods, depending on which model Jabra device you have. However, most fall into one of three categories, so I'll outline the process for each here:

Headphones & earbuds with a Multi-function button on the side (models include the Elite Active 75t, Elite 75t, Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t, Elite Sport, Evolve 65t, Elite Active 45e and Sport Pace)

Start with your headphones or earbuds turned off. Press and hold (3 seconds) the Multi-function button (either 3 or 5 seconds depending on model) until the Bluetooth LED flashes and the headphones announce they are in pairing mode. For earbuds, take them out of the charging case and use the button on the right earbud for pairing. 

Mono headsets without a charging case (models include Talk 5, Talk 15, Talk 25, Talk 30, Talk 35 and Talk 45)

Start with your Jabra Talk headset turned on by sliding the On/Off switch to the On position. Press and hold the Answer/End button for 3 seconds until the Bluetooth LED flashes and the Jabra Talk announces it is in pairing mode.

Mono headsets with a charging case (models include Talk 55)

Dock your Jabra Talk 55 in the charging case and make sure the case is charged. Press and hold the Battery status button on the bottom of the charging case for 3 seconds until the LED flashes blue.

2. Find your Jabra device on your phone or laptop and pair them

Android. Go to Settings and turn on Bluetooth. In Bluetooth click “Pair new device”. When you see your Jabra headphones or headset come up in the list, tap it and it should be paired with your phone.

iPhone. Go to Settings and then Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth. Look for your Jabra device under “OTHER DEVICES” and tap on it to connect.

MacOS. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Select your Jabra device from the list, then click Connect. If asked, click Accept.

Windows 10. Open “Bluetooth & other devices” in the System Settings either by clicking on your Bluetooth button in the tool bar and selecting “Show Bluetooth devices”. If the Bluetooth button is hidden, you'll find it under the upward arrow on the task bar at the bottom of your display (see below).

Bluetooth button on Windows 10

When the Add a device window comes up, click “Bluetooth”. Look for your Jabra device in the list and tap on it to connect. Alternatively, search for “Bluetooth” in your Windows search box. When the Bluetooth & other devices window comes up, make sure Bluetooth is on then click “Add Bluetooth or other device” and select your device from the list.

3. Confirm successful pairing

When you have successfully paired your Jabra device to your phone or laptop, the LED will stop blinking.

4. Troubleshooting your Bluetooth connection

If you have followed the steps above and your device still isn’t pairing, try clearing your existing paired devices on your phone or laptop and re-pair to your headphones or headset. If this doesn't work, get more ideas in our detailed guide on how to fix Bluetooth pairing problems.

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Jabra Talk 25

From Haeril on May 05, 2020 :: 11:23 pm

Success for Jabra Talk 25 of PC/LAPTOP. Nice info.


Jabra 25

From ndavis on January 05, 2021 :: 12:09 pm


My Jabra 25 is not connecting to my I phone I turn it on and instead of going Blue it flashes green and dosnt connect


Great guide

From Jesper Theis Hansen on September 23, 2020 :: 8:05 am

Easy and quick. Ty.


Jabra Stealth UC

From Patty on October 19, 2020 :: 2:49 pm

Instructions for the Talk worked perfectly to allow me to pair my iPhone and my PC. Thank you!


Jabra and Sony Bluethoot

From Mounir Bensmir on November 25, 2020 :: 1:40 pm

not working with Sony Android TV


Jabra Elite 65T

From Anonymous on December 28, 2020 :: 8:44 pm

My jabra elite 65t truely wireless earbuds will not even show up on my windows 10 bluetooth devices after i have disconnected ot from my phone and reset the bluetooth on the buds.


Jabra mini

From Rose on March 22, 2021 :: 10:02 am

Why is my jabra mini not working I’ve done everything bot com up on my Bluetooth devic


Thank you!

From Tasos Gotz on March 22, 2021 :: 1:20 pm

It worked like a charm on my Jabra 45e. I was not aware that I had to press and hold for 5 sec, instead I was just turning them on, expecting to be recognized by my device.

thank you, you saved my ears!


You're welcome!

From Josh Kirschner on March 22, 2021 :: 4:10 pm

Glad it worked and your ears are happy.


Thanks Josh!

From Bindu on April 27, 2021 :: 5:51 pm

precise instructions!


Jabra sport pace headset

From Nick Nunez Jakobsen on September 25, 2021 :: 10:21 pm

Works as intended. Now i can wax off with sound and creampies in the arshlock. Now we love yhat white powder on the dickies. Yes we love me! Keep up the arschlock with creampies xD


Jabar Evolve 75

From Lisa Garris on October 07, 2021 :: 5:39 pm

Can not get my Bluetooth on head set is in my setting but it says Bluetooth is turned off.


Headset turns BT on phone on and off

From ScottyUK on November 23, 2021 :: 7:50 am

Regardless of whether you pair the headset to your phone using NFC or the traidtional BT way once paired theres a feature…at least on my Jabra 65 headset.
If I tap my phone on the headset (where the NFC logo is) it turns on the BT on my phone and then brings the connection up. A later turn of my phone on the headset turns BT off on my phone smile

NFC isn’t even mentioned in the manual at all.


Is it possible to connnect my Jabra 85t earbuds to my laptop?

From Stacy on January 02, 2022 :: 12:53 pm

I bought a new pair of Jabra 85t earbuds and would like to connect them to my laptop. Is this possible?


Yes, you can connect to your laptops

From Josh Kirschner on January 02, 2022 :: 7:41 pm

If your laptop has Bluetooth, then it’s easy to add your Jabra 85t earbuds as a new device in your Bluetooth settings.


I was stupid buying Jabra

From Lars on January 06, 2022 :: 7:06 pm

I was stupid buying Jabra headphones. I hate this piece of Danish shit. It works in a typical Danish way. Superficially user friendly. Inside hating everyone outside Denmark


Great advice

From Mike B. on July 09, 2023 :: 6:21 am

Thanks, this worked like a charm!


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