Tech Made Simple

Hot Topics: How to Fix Bluetooth Problems | Browse the Web Anonymously | Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy | How to Block Spam Calls

Use It

author photo

How to Connect Onn Headphones & Earbuds to Bluetooth

by on February 11, 2019
in Music and Video, Headphones, Tips & How-Tos, Tech 101 :: 77 comments

Techlicious editors independently review products. To help support our mission, we may earn affiliate commissions from links contained on this page.

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]



Discussion loading

gravatar

failed to connect

From customer on October 02, 2019 :: 9:04 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.

Reply

gravatar

and it is a chromebook

From customer on October 02, 2019 :: 9:07 pm

and it is a chromebook

Reply

gravatar

it is a chromebook i

From customer on October 02, 2019 :: 9:08 pm

it is a chromebook i am trying to connect to

Reply

avatar

Can you clarify?

From Josh Kirschner on October 03, 2019 :: 3:39 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?

Reply

gravatar

Onn bluetooth that goes around your neck

From Shenna on October 07, 2019 :: 8:24 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

Reply

gravatar

Answering call using the headphones

From Charity Nyamari on October 10, 2019 :: 6:47 pm

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

Reply

avatar

Depends on the model

From Josh Kirschner on October 21, 2019 :: 3:25 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.

Reply

gravatar

Asking for code

From Kk on October 17, 2019 :: 5:20 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.

Reply

avatar

No code needed

From Josh Kirschner on October 21, 2019 :: 3:26 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

Reply

gravatar

Keeps asking for a code

From A on October 26, 2019 :: 9:12 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.

Reply

gravatar

Pairing the left ONN earbud

From Roger Utz on October 17, 2019 :: 7:02 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.

Reply

avatar

That's probably normal

From Josh Kirschner on October 21, 2019 :: 3:34 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.

Reply

gravatar

Only one is pairing

From Lucien on October 28, 2019 :: 11:10 am

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?

Reply

gravatar

No recuerdo el pin como

From Selene on November 02, 2019 :: 6:15 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

Reply

avatar

Un pin no es necesario

From Josh Kirschner on November 04, 2019 :: 6:14 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

Reply

gravatar

Earbuds not pairing to phone

From Jayda Bell on November 03, 2019 :: 10:41 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.

Reply

gravatar

Doesn't work

From Reggie on November 06, 2019 :: 5:54 am

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

Reply

avatar

Take them back

From Josh Kirschner on November 06, 2019 :: 8:21 pm

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

Reply

gravatar

earbuds

From Luca on November 13, 2019 :: 6:57 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.

Reply

avatar

Is your computer set to play sound through them?

From Josh Kirschner on November 13, 2019 :: 9:10 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.

Reply

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

From Izzie Marie on November 14, 2019 :: 2:05 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

Reply

avatar

May not be possible

From Josh Kirschner on November 14, 2019 :: 3:37 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.

Reply

gravatar

ONN grove won’t sync together

From Ryan on November 17, 2019 :: 11:15 pm

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

Reply

gravatar

It won’t work

From Faith Wernicke on November 29, 2019 :: 1:48 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

Reply

avatar

Possible bad set of earphones?

From Josh Kirschner on December 03, 2019 :: 11:04 am

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.

Reply

gravatar

No

From Karina on November 29, 2019 :: 4:33 am

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

Reply

gravatar

Groove onn earbuds

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

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

Reply

Read More Comments: 1 2

Home | About | Meet the Team | Contact Us
Media Kit | Newsletter Sponsorships
Newsletter Archive
Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookie Policy

Techlicious participates in affiliate programs, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which provide a small commission from some, but not all, of the "click-thru to buy" links contained in our articles. These click-thru links are determined after the article has been written, based on price and product availability — the commissions do not impact our choice of recommended product, nor the price you pay. When you use these links, you help support our ongoing editorial mission to provide you with the best product recommendations.

© Techlicious LLC.

site design: Juxtaprose