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How to Connect Jabra Headphones, Earbuds & Headsets to Bluetooth

by Josh Kirschner on November 30, 2023

Updated on 11/30/2023 with the latest instructions on Windows 11 and multipoint pairing.

Jabra offers an extensive selection of headphones, earbuds, and headsets, and each type of product has a slightly different Bluetooth pairing process. If you're struggling to connect your Jabra product to your phone, tablet, or laptop via Bluetooth, here are the steps to follow.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro on the left and the Jabra Elite 85t on the right

1. Turn on pairing mode for your Jabra device

If you're using your Jabra device for the first time, it automatically enters pairing mode when powered on. So you can move on to step two.

For Jabra devices you've previously paired with another phone, tablet or computer, you’ll need to manually initiate pairing mode to pair it with a new one.

For Jabra earbuds and headsets with a multifunction button (e.g., Elite Series, Talk 65, Perform 45)

Begin with your earbuds in their case. Remove them and press and hold the button on each for about 3 seconds until the LED flashes, indicating Bluetooth pairing mode.

For Jabra over-ear headphones and headsets (e.g., Evolve Series, Evolve2 Series, Move Series)

Slide the On/Off switch to the Bluetooth symbol and hold until the LED flashes blue.

For Jabra devices without a multifunction button (e.g., Sport Pace and Talk 45)

For products like Jabra Talk, turn on the headset and press the Answer/End button for 3 seconds until the Bluetooth LED flashes, signaling pairing mode.

2. Find your Jabra device on your phone, tablet, or computer and pair them

Paring with Android

Swipe down from the top of the screen. Touch and hold the Bluetooth icon to access Bluetooth settings. Turn on Bluetooth, if it's off. Look for your Jabra device under 'Available devices' and tap on it to connect.

Two screenshots of Bluetooth Settings. On the left you see a Pixel Bluetooth screen with the option to Pair new device circled in red. On the right, you see the Samsung Bluetooth screen with an option to Connect to the Jabra Elite 7 Pro..

Pairing with iPhone and iPad

For paring with an iPhone or iPad, you can download and use the Jabra Sound+ app. The app will lead you through connecting to your Jabra device. When you see your device appear in the ‘Select An Accessory’ box, tap it to connect.

Two screenshots of the Jabra Sound+ app. On the left you see the initial pairing screen fr the Jabra Elite 7 Pro. On the right you see the Jabra Elite 7 Pro in the Select An Accessory pop up.

If the app doesn’t support your Jabra device or it’s not seeing it, you can pair it manually. Open the Settings app and then select Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth, if it's off. Look for your Jabra device under 'Other Devices' and tap on it to connect.

Two screenshots of iOS 17 Settings. On the left, you see the main settings page with Bluetooth circled. On the right, you see the Bluetooth screen with the JJabra Elite 7 Pro circled in the Other devices section.

Pairing with MacOS

On your Mac, open the Apple menu, select 'System Settings,' and then click on 'Bluetooth.' Select your Jabra device from the list, then click 'Connect.'

Pairing with Windows 11

Open 'Bluetooth & devices' in Windows Settings by clicking the Bluetooth button in the toolbar and selecting 'Add a Bluetooth Device.' If the Bluetooth button is hidden, click on the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of the taskbar, select Settings, and then 'Bluetooth & devices.'

When the 'Bluetooth & devices' window opens, click 'Add device.' In the 'Add a device window, select 'Bluetooth.' Look for your Jabra device in the list and click on it to connect.

Bluetooth Settings screen for Windows 11 with the Add Device button pointed out and the Windows icon and Bluetooth & devices menu option circled.

3. Confirm successful pairing

When you have successfully paired your Jabra device to your phone, tablet, or laptop, the LED on your Jabra device will stop blinking, and you should hear an audio confirmation (either a tone or voice confirmation) that your device is paired.

4. Use multipoint to connect headphones to a second device

Jabra models like the Elite Series, Move Series, and Sport Pace support multipoint technology, allowing simultaneous connections to multiple devices. Here’s how to set up multipoint:

  1. Turn on your Jabra headphones​​ and connect to the first device.
  2. Once connected to the first device, re-enter pairing mode following the instructions above.
  3. On the second device, access Bluetooth settings and select your headphones from the list of Bluetooth devices to complete the pairing process​​.

To use both devices simultaneously, you’ll need to go back to your first device and re-connect to your Jabra headphones. Yes, it's kludgy, but that's how the process works. The process for re-connecting is a little different than the initial pairing process above, so follow these steps.

Re-connecting on Android

Swipe down from the top of the screen. Touch and hold the Bluetooth icon to access Bluetooth settings. Select your device from ‘Saved devices’ or ‘Paired devices.”

Re-connecting on iOS and iPadOS

Open the Settings app and then select Bluetooth. Find your Jabra device in the ‘My Devices’ list and tap on it to connect.

Re-connecting on Windows

Click on the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar. In the ‘Devices’ window that pops up, scroll down and click on the ‘Connect’ button next to your Jabra device.

Re-connecting on Mac

Open the Apple menu, select ‘System Settings,’ and then click on ‘Bluetooth.’ Select your Jabra device from the list, then click 'Connect.'

5. Troubleshoot your Bluetooth connection

If you have followed the steps above and your device still isn’t pairing, try the steps in our detailed guide on how to fix Bluetooth pairing problems.

[Image credits: Suzanne Kantra/Techlicious, screenshots via Techlicious]

Josh Kirschner is the co-founder of Techlicious and has been covering consumer tech for more than a decade. Josh started his first company while still in college, a consumer electronics retailer focused on students. His writing has been featured in Today.com, NBC News and Time.


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From Haeril on May 05, 2020 :: 10:23 pm


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

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From ndavis on January 05, 2021 :: 11:09 am


Hi

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

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From Jesper Theis Hansen on September 23, 2020 :: 7:05 am


Easy and quick. Ty.

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From Patty on October 19, 2020 :: 1:49 pm


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

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From Mounir Bensmir on November 25, 2020 :: 12:40 pm


not working with Sony Android TV

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From Anonymous on December 28, 2020 :: 7:44 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.

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From Rose on March 22, 2021 :: 9:02 am


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

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From Tasos Gotz on March 22, 2021 :: 12:20 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!

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From Josh Kirschner on March 22, 2021 :: 3:10 pm


Glad it worked and your ears are happy.

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From Bindu on April 27, 2021 :: 4:51 pm


precise instructions!

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From Nick Nunez Jakobsen on September 25, 2021 :: 9:21 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

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From Lisa Garris on October 07, 2021 :: 4:39 pm


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

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From ScottyUK on November 23, 2021 :: 6:50 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.

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From Stacy on January 02, 2022 :: 11:53 am


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

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From Josh Kirschner on January 02, 2022 :: 6:41 pm


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

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From Lars on January 06, 2022 :: 6:06 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

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From Mike B. on July 09, 2023 :: 5:21 am


Thanks, this worked like a charm!

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