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How to Connect Mpow Headphones, Earbuds & Speakers to Bluetooth

by on February 11, 2019
in Music and Video, Headphones, Tips & How-Tos, Tech 101 :: 107 comments

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Mpow offers a variety of headphone, earbud and bluetooth speaker models and the Bluetooth pairing process is relatively similar for all of them, so if you're having trouble figuring out how to connect your Mpow device to Bluetooth, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on pairing mode for your Mpow headphones or speaker
  2. Find your Mpow device on your phone or laptop and pair them
  3. Confirm successful pairing
  4. Troubleshoot your Bluetooth connection.

These should work for the Mpow Flame, Mpow D7, Mpow H5, Mpow 059Mpow R3, and Mpow Bass, as well as most other models not listed.

1. Turn on pairing mode for your Mpow headphones, earbuds or speaker

Most Mpow headphones and earbuds use a shared "MFB" [Multi-function Button] for Power On/Off and Bluetooth pairing, sometimes labeled "MPOW". Press the “MPOW” button for about 5 seconds until the LED begins flashing red and blue. Some Mpow headsets and speakers will go into pairing mode automatically when turned on, if not already paired to a device, and may just flash with a blue light.

2. Find your Mpow 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 Mpow headphones or speaker come up in the list, tap it and it should be paired with your phone. If it asks for a code, enter "0000".

iPhone. Go to Settings and then Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth. Look for your Mpow headphones under “OTHER DEVICES” and tap on it to connect. If it asks for a code, enter "0000".

MacOS. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Select your Mpow headphones 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 Mpow headphones 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 Mpow headphones to your phone or laptop, the LED on your headphones 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 and re-pair your headphones or speaker. You can do this either by long pressing the MFB button while charging until the blue light flashes 3 times or by holding down the MFP and Volume + buttons for four seconds (which one works varies by model). If this doesn't work, get more ideas in our detailed guide on how to fix Bluetooth pairing problems.

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Pairing issues

From Russ on March 27, 2019 :: 8:41 am

I have a mpow s/n 18D11 earpiece and cannot figure out how to get it into pairing mode??


I go to verizon

From Tim on May 18, 2022 :: 6:24 pm

Verizon tell me call mpow   The internet has outdated phone Number The instruction on the internet is bad news. I am not good at texting


Not showing up in phone list

From Erin on March 29, 2019 :: 9:51 pm

I’ve got my headphones in pairing mode, but it’s not showing up in the list of available devices in my phone. Any advice?


Did you try our troubleshooting steps?

From Josh Kirschner on April 01, 2019 :: 5:32 pm

Did you try troubleshooting steps in #4 above and in our guide for how to fix Bluetooth pairing problems?


connecting new meow headset to land line phone

From karen on April 06, 2019 :: 5:52 pm

please help. how to connect new meow headset to   panasonic land line phone model KX_TGEA-40.  is it possible ?


Does that phone have Bluetooth?

From Josh Kirschner on April 08, 2019 :: 12:10 pm

Not clear how you’re trying to pair it. It doesn’t look like the Panasonic KX-TGEA40 has Bluetooth?


Music Controls

From Brad Willoughby on May 24, 2019 :: 9:15 am

I am using a DJ program and I can pause but not restart the track - all the other functions are fine - is there a workaround


Long presssing the MFB button works -- thanks

From Grant Moos on June 04, 2019 :: 12:48 pm

Long pressing the MFB button while charging until the blue light flashes 3 times actually solved the problem for me. Thanks so much


You're welcome!

From Josh Kirschner on June 05, 2019 :: 3:31 pm

Glad it helped!


long press

From gengas on December 22, 2020 :: 10:57 am

Yup, had problems with the regular way of pairing for months. Finally successfully paired by long pressing the MFB button while charging as the blue light flashes 3 times,



From PETE CHIODO on June 19, 2019 :: 1:45 pm



What error are you getting?

From Josh Kirschner on June 19, 2019 :: 5:45 pm

My first suggestion for a non-techie is DON’T WRITE IN ALL CAPS! It’s difficult and annoying to read (many consider it the typing equivalent of shouting). But on to your main issue…

Where in the process is it failing? As far as I know, you can’t pair headphones directly to a Vizio TV, so are you using an adapter of some type? If that is the Kmashi connector you mentioned, what specific adapter is it?


Connecting MPOW to TV

From Peggyy Baker on July 04, 2019 :: 3:18 pm

How do I get the headset connected to our HDTV ?  Husband cannot hear without headset. No charging station came with and do not know where to start.


It depends on the model of your TV

From Josh Kirschner on July 10, 2019 :: 12:32 pm

Many smart TVs have built-in Bluetooth, which makes connecting your Mpow headphones to your TV easy (for example, here’s how to connect your headphones to a Samsung smart TV:

If your TV doesn’t have Built-in Bluetooth, we recommend the Avantree Bluetooth Audio Adapter TC417. It connects to your television via a standard headphone jack (3.5mm audio cable), optical or an RCA jack. It runs about $40 on Amazon:


MacBook Pro Laptop

From Carol Owens on July 12, 2019 :: 11:48 pm

How do I hook up this head set to my laptop.  I am rather un happy they don’t work.  Thanks


Follow these steps

From Josh Kirschner on July 13, 2019 :: 2:40 pm

Your Mpow headphones should work fine with a MacBook Did you follow the steps in the article above to pair? If you did, at what point where you having an issue?


where is the MFP Button

From bruce on July 16, 2019 :: 7:59 pm

where is the MFP Button


multiple devices

From Brenda on August 10, 2020 :: 9:55 am

I can connect 2 my cell phone easy or my tablet but not both at same time can it be connected 2 more than 1 device at the same time


May vary by model

From Josh Kirschner on August 11, 2020 :: 12:29 pm

Headphones which are “multipoint” can connect to more than one device at the same time. Some Mpow headphones are multipoint. If you have one of those models, you should be able to pair to your phone and tablet by holding down the pair button to connect to the first device, then repeat to connect to the second device.


Mpow connectivity

From Guy on July 29, 2019 :: 12:51 pm

Hello, My wife would like to use an Mpow headset with a portable bluetooth speaker to make announcements etc at her fitness classes. Will the Mpow trucker-style headsets work in this type of application? If not, do you market a product that would work?
Thank you


can the Empow m5 be used with bluetoth speaker to make announcments ?

From Kobi Hadar on January 06, 2020 :: 6:35 pm

can the Empow m5 be used with bluetoth speaker to make announcments ?


helloam using mpow jaws Bluetooth

From Gautham Lg on August 07, 2019 :: 11:47 pm


am using mpow jaws Bluetooth headphones gen 5. I have turned the Bluetooth on on the device and my mobile as well which in OnePlus 6.

am not able to see any new connections , rather am not even getting any mpow device connection

please help me out

email : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


When charger is removed it can't be paired

From Om Prakash on September 08, 2019 :: 6:52 am

With help of above comments I paired my device. By pressing mpow button until blue light flashes. It shows the device in 100% charged. Still when I remove the charger it fails to work. Can you please help me.


only one side is working

From bob on September 16, 2019 :: 8:11 pm

only one side is working any solutions?


I have charged my headphone

From Linda on September 17, 2019 :: 5:12 pm

I have charged my headphone and plugged them into my mac. But all I hear is garbled speech when listening. My husband plugged into his Phone and could barely hear the music and not understand the words. Do I just have a bad pair?


Problem with pairing

From Sweety on September 30, 2019 :: 5:21 pm


I have been using these headphones for a year, but today I encountered a problem. It suddenly disconnected and stopped working. Its not connecting with my bluetooth anymore and after some efforts it got connected but it last just for few seconds not longer than that.

Can you please advise me how to solve this problem.



Could be the battery is going

From Josh Kirschner on September 30, 2019 :: 11:53 pm

It’s possible that after a year, the battery may be losing it’s capacity and is no longer supplying the power needed to find and stay connected to Bluetooth. Assuming forgetting the device on your phone and re-pairing from scratch doesn’t work, try it on a different device and see what happens. If you’re seeing the same issue on multiple devices, I’m guessing it is that battery issue, which, unfortunately, there isn’t a fix for.



From Dianna Bowles on October 01, 2019 :: 11:42 pm

I have a wireless earbuds!  Battery life sucks.  I have had it for 2-3 weeks and the battery only lasts me 2 hrs.  Really disappointed!!!


Mpow headphones keep turning off

From Isaiah Bradford III on October 19, 2019 :: 10:54 am

My Mpow headphones all of a sudden started turning themselves off and won’t stay on. It often turns off in the process of turning on. I’ve had these for about a year. I’d really liked these headphones. It’s like there’s a short in it. I haven’t treated them roughly or anything, no frayed wires or cuts in them.


Pair with Samsung 5se

From Karen on October 29, 2019 :: 12:41 pm

I am about to purchase a Samsung 5se tablet.  Wondering if my MPOW Bluetooth V4.1 will be able to pair with it.  Don’t want to purchase another hearing device if this one will work.  Please let me know.  Thanks!


Should work fine

From Josh Kirschner on October 29, 2019 :: 5:06 pm

The Samsung 5se tablet had Bluetooth 5.0 audio, so should pair fine with your MPOW headphones.


Only left hand side working!

From Tom on October 31, 2019 :: 12:24 pm

Hi there!
I recently purchased these earphones but I’m only getting music out of one side (The left). When I turn them on they both say “power on” but then no music.
What am I doing wrong??



Having the same problem

From Josh Kneeland on March 05, 2021 :: 7:13 pm

I am currently having the same problem, but I have mpow-59 headphones and the right side is the only side that currently works, even turning it on and off the sound only plays in the right ear.  I would also like some solution


Using 2 mpow headsets

From Gabriele on November 22, 2019 :: 12:44 am

I was wondering if we could hook up 2 headsets to 1 tablet so that we are able to watch a movie together on a plane.



Additional info

From Gabriele on November 22, 2019 :: 12:46 am

The tablet is a galaxy tab 3s (android)


No sound

From Litta on November 28, 2019 :: 11:29 pm

Purchased a blue tooth adapter for my LG tv to pair my mpow h12 headphones. Paired just fine but I don’t have sound from my headphones. When I paid to my phone it works great but nothing when I try to connect it to the tv… ideas?


Mpow flame 2 won't pair

From Annoyed on December 12, 2019 :: 12:38 am

I recently bought the Mpow Flame 2 earbuds, but they will not pair. I keep getting asked for the PIN, which the instruction manual says is “0000” but it always says “wrong PIN” when trying to connect to my pc.


possible pin

From billypenin on March 10, 2020 :: 6:18 pm

the pin could be 1234 and they just improperly labeled it. maybe try that?


Help off and on

From Eden on January 01, 2020 :: 9:47 pm

So sometimes I try to pair, but it says can’t connect to mpow flame, and sometimes it works. Any advice?


Bluetooth connection to Dell Laptop

From Dave on January 14, 2020 :: 4:51 pm

I bought the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear and saw a usb adapter so it could connect to my Dell laptop and now I can’t find it. Is there an adaptor or another headset that will connect?


Do all Mpower headset devices have different recognition ID's?

From Pete on January 29, 2020 :: 2:54 pm

Hi I managed to press “Forget” on my works mobile, on my MPower bluetooth headset. I am reluctant to do a Factory Reset or Restore on my works mobile, in case I lose valuable information.                                                        If I buy another MPower Bluetooth headset, will it be recognised in search for new devices on my works mobile, or will it not show as I have blocked all MPower bluetooth headsets?                                                      i.e. Do all Mpower bluetooth headsets have different recognition ID’s?                                         
RSVP with some urgency as I am between a rock and a hard place                                                   Huge thanks     Pete


It will be recognized

From Josh Kirschner on January 29, 2020 :: 3:10 pm

When you “forget” a Bluetooth device, it doesn’t block it from being paired, it just deletes the existing pairing information so you have to re-pair from scratch. So if you get a new MPow headset, you would just pair it as you would any new device. And you could pair your old Mpow headset the same way, if you wanted. Both would be identified separately in your Bluetooth device settings.


Mic not working

From Ade on February 16, 2020 :: 6:04 pm


My MPOW HC5 is able to pair with my laptop and I can hear audio fine but the system does not recognise an additional microphone other than the built in. As I got this to use with Dragon speech for speech to text this is very frustrating.

I am using a MacBook pro operating Windows 10 via bootcamp. All drivers and software look like they are up-to-date. Banging my head against a wall in frustration.

I am not entirely a novice but not totally a techie. What am I missing? Any advice really appreciated.

Thanks in advance.



You can't switch in sound settings?

From Josh Kirschner on February 17, 2020 :: 2:42 pm

If you go into your Mac sound settings (Apple menu > System Preferences, Sound, Input), it doesn’t let you choose the MPOW mic? See:


Mic still not working

From Ademola Adejuwon on February 17, 2020 :: 11:06 pm

Thanks for getting back Josh. The problem is in Windows 10, I am using this as the OS on a Mac Bootcamp, so in essence Windows with Mac hardware.
Using the System>Settings>Sound path I can see that even though paired the MPOW mic is not recognised as an input device. This is where I get stuck.



Almost certainly a driver issue

From Josh Kirschner on February 19, 2020 :: 6:09 pm

Problems with mic inputs on Windows Boot Camp seems to be a very common problem and is almost always related to driver issues. I’m not sure of the exact solution, but Microsoft has procedures to address that here:

Others have suggested downloading and installing the Apple sound driver. More info on that here:

Connected to "Headphone" but not "Headset"

From Feb on April 20, 2020 :: 9:48 am

The device is connected fine to my laptop, but it’s connected as a headphone instead of a headset, which means that the mic is not recognised by the laptop.

in the sound control panel it shows there are separate “Headphone” and “Headset” in the output and only “Headset” in the input. the “Headphone” is connected, but the “Headset"s are not.


Clarify one thing for me

From Josh Kirschner on April 21, 2020 :: 11:42 am

When you connect headphones with a mic to your PC, the headphones will appear as “headphones” in the sound settings output and “headset” for the mic input. Is this what you are seeing? Or are you saying that the Mpow headphones/headset are not appearing as an option in the mic input?



From Feb on April 21, 2020 :: 11:58 am

In the output it appears as “Headphone” (connected) and “Headset” (not connected).

In the input it appears as “Headset” (not connected) only.


Try this

From Josh Kirschner on April 21, 2020 :: 12:21 pm

Try the steps listed in this article: I suspect the microphone privacy settings may be the issue, else the Mpow headphones may need to be enabled in your device settings.

If those options don’t work, my next guess would be a driver issue, but that is harder to diagnose. The easiest thing to do there is make sure you have the latest audio driver updates from your PC manufacturer.

Let me know if any of those things work so other can benefit if they have the same issue.

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