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:
- Turn on pairing mode for your Mpow headphones or speaker
- Find your Mpow device on your phone or laptop and pair them
- Confirm successful pairing
- Troubleshoot your Bluetooth connection.
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).
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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