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How to Connect Onn Headphones & Earbuds to Bluetooth

by on February 11, 2019
in Music and Video, Headphones, Tips & How-Tos, Tech 101 :: 118 comments

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ONN is an inexpensive brand of headphones and earbuds sold by Walmart. Based on the poor ratings, it looks like many people have issues with them. If you're having trouble figuring out how to connect your ONN headphones to Bluetooth, follow these steps:

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

1. Turn on pairing mode for your Onn headphones

Onn headphones and earbuds use a shared button for Power On/Off and Bluetooth pairing. If you press and hold the button for 3-4 seconds (based on comments from owners below, some models may require 8-10 seconds), the headphones will power on and you'll see a flashing LED light indicating the headphones are now in pairing mode. The LED will either flash between red and blue or just blue, also depending on model.

2. Find your Onn headphones 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 Onn headphones 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 Onn headphones under “OTHER DEVICES” and tap on it to connect.

MacOS. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Select your Onn 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 Onn 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 Onn 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 the steps in our detailed guide on how to fix Bluetooth pairing problems.

And if you're ready to ditch your Onn headphones for something better, but still don't want to spend a fortune, take a look at our pick for the best Bluetooth headphones under $50.

[Image credits: Walmart, Techlicious]



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Mp3

From Margaret on July 31, 2019 :: 6:35 pm

How do I get this to work with a Ruizu bluetooth Mp3?

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how to pair without pin

From Seth Starrett on August 12, 2019 :: 10:39 pm

When powering on the headphones do not let go of the power on/off button when it says, “powering on” instead keep holding it for a little longer until it says “ready to pair.”

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Connection issues

From blackstar on August 18, 2019 :: 3:08 am

I have the Onn bluetooth earbuds. Ive had them for a few months now amd worked fine. Now out of no where they keep disconnecting and reconnecting to android stylo 3. What do i do? Ive tried everything. Turned bluetooth off and on. Turned off and on the earbuds. Unpaired the earbuds then paired them. Turned off my phone then back on and redid all steps. In at a complete loss. Any help?

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Omg. Forever

From Angie Gwyn on August 22, 2019 :: 2:30 am

I held down the power until they said “power off” and then
I held the power key + and the - all at the same time til it said power on. . Didn’t let Go then it said device pairing and then. . Then Bluetooth connected. . Holy hell !

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Cant connect to phone

From Juan Manuel Ortiz on August 25, 2019 :: 4:17 pm

i charged them and tried everything, i do get them to the “pairing” pint when it flashed red and blue, but they dont appear on my phone’s bluetooth list.
ive tried to find an answer online but i cant find anything about it

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failed to connect

From customer on October 02, 2019 :: 10:04 pm

hey, I just bought my new onn earbuds and it was able to pair my device with them and i still cannot connect the device (failed to connect) I need help.

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and it is a chromebook

From customer on October 02, 2019 :: 10:07 pm

and it is a chromebook

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it is a chromebook i

From customer on October 02, 2019 :: 10:08 pm

it is a chromebook i am trying to connect to

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Can you clarify?

From Josh Kirschner on October 03, 2019 :: 4:39 pm

You can pair, but you can’t connect? Don’t understand what you mean by “connect” and how that is different than pairing. Can you provide more detail about the issue?

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Onn bluetooth that goes around your neck

From Shenna on October 07, 2019 :: 9:24 am

I had these for about a month and they were working just fine but now the wont pair or say powering off or on but the red and blue light is flashing at the same time but it wont connect to my phone anymore it dont even show up on device for the options to pair. But when i put it on the charger it has a solid red light. And i let it charge for about 4 hours and still not working. What is wrong with it

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Answering call using the headphones

From Charity Nyamari on October 10, 2019 :: 7:47 pm

Can u be able to answer calls using the onn headphones?

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Depends on the model

From Josh Kirschner on October 21, 2019 :: 4:25 pm

If your headphones have a mic, then there should be an option to answer calls - usually pressing the button on the left or tight earbud. If there is no mic, then, obviously, you can’t answer calls.

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Asking for code

From Kk on October 17, 2019 :: 6:20 pm

My phone asks for a code whenever I go to pair, I’ve followed the instructions left on the other comments with this problem, like going to the other page, but it still doesn’t work? I can get them into a state where they connect, like my device recognizes that it can pair with them, but the light isn’t flashing, just solid blue? I don’t know where to start even looking for a code, or if I even should, seeing as the packet they came with doesn’t even mention a code.

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No code needed

From Josh Kirschner on October 21, 2019 :: 4:26 pm

If your phone is asking for a code, “forget” the earbuds in your phone’s bluetooth settings. Then turn off your earbuds, and turn them back on holding down the power button for 510 seconds until they go back into pairing mode. Then re-pair with your phone

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Keeps asking for a code

From A on October 26, 2019 :: 10:12 am

I got these onn ond19aa type headphones yrsterday and i have a Samsung s7.  I have paired other devices.  I was finally able to get the device to show up on the available devices.  I had to press + and - to get the steady blue light.  But then it asks for a code.  I tried 0000 and 1234.  No good.  I tried many other combos and 1111 to 9999.  They have never paired in order to forget it as in other responses.  It lists bk3260dm-beken.

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Pairing the left ONN earbud

From Roger Utz on October 17, 2019 :: 8:02 pm

My earbuds paired just fine, if running just the right or both buds at the same time. In order not to run out of listening time, when battery low happens I like to put that side in the charger and continue to listen with the other side. My problem is I can’t get the left side to pair by itself.

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That's probably normal

From Josh Kirschner on October 21, 2019 :: 4:34 pm

Many earbuds are made so that one side pairs to the device and then pairs directly to the other side. Both sides aren’t capable of pairing to the device. Depending on the specific ONN model you have, this may be what you are experiencing.

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Only one is pairing

From Lucien on October 28, 2019 :: 12:10 pm

I have one groove ear buds and I’ve had for a bit now and the have been working fine I didn’t do anything they were working just lantern night but now only one is connecting and the other refuses to connect and makes a beeping sound. help?

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Hold for longer

From Cathie Mills on March 01, 2020 :: 3:36 pm

I had the same problem with my groove headphones I had to hold them both down for like 20 seconds

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No recuerdo el pin como

From Selene on November 02, 2019 :: 7:15 am

No recuerdo el pin como podría ponerlo en un celular nuevo el otro no sirve y esta conectado al otro hay manera de q se reinicie

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Un pin no es necesario

From Josh Kirschner on November 04, 2019 :: 7:14 pm

Si su teléfono solicita un pin, “olvide” los auriculares en la configuración de bluetooth de su teléfono. Luego apague los auriculares y vuelva a encenderlos manteniendo presionado el botón de encendido durante 5-10 segundos hasta que vuelvan al modo de emparejamiento. Luego vuelve a emparejar con tu teléfono

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Earbuds not pairing to phone

From Jayda Bell on November 03, 2019 :: 11:41 am

So I got the ONN. TWS EARPHONES and the earbuds work and it allows me to charge them but I can’t connect it to my phone beaus it’s not showing up on my Bluetooth screen.

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Doesn't work

From Reggie on November 06, 2019 :: 6:54 am

Ok my headphones work turn on even when I fully charged it and I just got it today

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Take them back

From Josh Kirschner on November 06, 2019 :: 9:21 pm

If you can’t get them to turn on and you just got them, take them back.

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earbuds

From Luca on November 13, 2019 :: 7:57 pm

my ear buds say that they are connected but they aren’t working like they wont play noise and it go threw the computer and i don’t know what to do.

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Is your computer set to play sound through them?

From Josh Kirschner on November 13, 2019 :: 10:10 pm

When you open your sound settings on your computer, does it show your ear buds as the sound device? If not, are they there to select? If you don’t see your ear buds as one of the sound options, confirm they are connected to your computer in your PC’s Bluetooth settings. Perhaps, the ear buds are connecting to another device, like your phone, and not the PC.

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Onn In-Ear Wireless Earphones with Charging Case, White: SMBT-10118

From Izzie Marie on November 14, 2019 :: 3:05 am

Hi I’m not sure where to look or how to find this out but can anyone help me please!!! I bought the Onn In-Ear Wireless Earphones with Charging Case from Walmart and they are decent but I can one get the right one to connect individually, the left one turns on by its self but idk how to make it pair to my device by itself. If I pull out the right it works byself, and with the left, but the left wont work alone. Any help would be so appreciated! I use these to listen to music or books while working and can only have one in my ears at a time so i would love to be able to switch them up and maximize the battery life

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May not be possible

From Josh Kirschner on November 14, 2019 :: 4:37 pm

Someone asked a similar question above. The issues is that many earbuds are made so that one side pairs to the device and then pairs directly to the other side. Both sides aren’t capable of pairing to the device. Depending on your specific ONN model, this may be what you are experiencing.

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ONN grove won’t sync together

From Ryan on November 18, 2019 :: 12:15 am

For what ever reason my ONN ear buts won’t sync and play together. I have forgotten the device, charged them, but when I take them out of the charging pod to pair, they show up individually on the Bluetooth options

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It won’t work

From Faith Wernicke on November 29, 2019 :: 2:48 am

Ok, so I have mine in paring mode and I k ow that because the are flashing blue and red. No matter what I do though they won’t pop up in my Bluetooth selection screen. I charged them and everything. Please help

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Possible bad set of earphones?

From Josh Kirschner on December 03, 2019 :: 12:04 pm

If they’re flashing for pairing but still not showing up in your Bluetooth, it’s possible there may be a hardware issue. You may want to exchange them for another pair and see if that fixes things.

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No

From Karina on November 29, 2019 :: 5:33 am

Me pide pin pero no es 123r ni 0000, no sé que poner me regalaron los audífonos no tengo la caja.

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Groove onn earbuds

From Christian Garcia on December 02, 2019 :: 1:12 am

the left side earbud keeps beeping when turned on is there a way to fix it

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having connection issues

From DONNA HERNANDEZ on December 18, 2019 :: 2:28 pm

when I am in the office or at home they work but when I start to drive they disappear and not connecting. what am I doing wrong?

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Separate Bluetooth

From Jacob Wakefield on December 31, 2019 :: 4:15 am

My on ear buds have different bluetooths I can only play one earbud at a time. How do I fix that?

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Need to continue to hold power until pairing mode

From Jim Allison on January 04, 2020 :: 3:25 pm

The instructions say they’ll go into pairing mode when you power them on, but that’s incorrect. From powered off mode you need to hold the power button until you hear “Pairing”, which is a couple seconds longer than you’d hold it just to power on.

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I can't get them to

From Landon Joseph Schwendinger on January 05, 2020 :: 10:24 pm

I can’t get them to connect to my computer. What do I do?

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One sided phone call:

From Santiago on January 09, 2020 :: 10:03 pm

I can only hear from one headphone during phone calls… and both headphones when listening to music or video.  Whats the problem here?

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Pin code

From Nikolas Ingenito on January 12, 2020 :: 1:38 pm

Why is it asking for a pin code and I do I get the code

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Lost the charging box

From Alex on January 13, 2020 :: 12:17 am

I lost the charging box just wondering if there is an easier way to find them

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codigo pin

From omar on January 29, 2020 :: 12:55 pm

A mi me pedia codigo pin los conecte a la computadora y sin desconectarlo precione encendido los desconecto cuando tiene 3 segundos presionados y despues no me pidio ningun codigo

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Did you ever find an

From Jacob Pozworski on February 05, 2020 :: 5:24 am

Did you ever find an answer? Im having the same issue

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Confused

From Kat on February 12, 2020 :: 9:45 pm

So I bought a new pair of the earbuds after losing mt other pair. With the new pair I can charge it fine but I cannot turn them on. I tried holding down all the buttons but it did not work. What do I do?

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ONN White Wireless Earbuds Case

From Jada Williams on February 17, 2020 :: 1:59 pm

I’ve had these for a few months and they worked fine until now. The case won’t charge and it seems to be frozen on the first charging light. Now it is no longer charging the earbuds

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onn tws bluetooth earbuds not working.

From vqvs on February 28, 2020 :: 9:17 am

my onn tws bluetooth earbuds are not working. they don’t even pair with any devices nr turn on nor charge even when the case is fully charged. if anyone knows how to fix this. pls help

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Connection problem

From Josh on March 13, 2020 :: 11:01 pm

It keeps saying it needs a code, and I tried putting in the 0000 and 1234. But it didn’t work. I have a Moto z4 and the wireless headphones. Why won’t it work

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Connection Problem

From J'Len Noel on March 28, 2020 :: 4:23 am

Both sides of my groove pods work, but they do not work together. While one side connects to my phone, the other side will not as it will act like a separate device. Both pods do not connect together and act as one. Any help?

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Ear pods

From Maryann on March 28, 2020 :: 7:13 pm

I have the new Bluetooth Onn ear pods, without wires. The left one will not pair, it only flashed red while in the charging box. The other flashed red, then blue, then connects.

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fixed

From hans on April 03, 2020 :: 10:59 am

turn off with power button
torn on with power button and keep holding the power button until is says pairing
no code needed afterwards

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Will not stay onn!

From Won't stay onn! on April 04, 2020 :: 11:06 pm

Ok mine pair just fine, for about 4minutes. I can get them to pair no problem. Start listening to music & by the end of the 1st sond they say “powering off” and that’s exactly what they do. Over & over. Before I put them in a blender does anyone have an idea as to why? Is there something I missed? If not, the blender it is.

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