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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 :: 174 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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From Addison on December 11, 2020 :: 10:47 pm

how do I work the mic on my groove on-ear headphones I can not figure that out.


Onn wireless headset

From Nathareo Bain on December 26, 2020 :: 6:57 pm

Everytime i got on a call or send a voicenote. it has static in it. there’s always a sound in the background.


my school device

From catelyn on January 28, 2021 :: 11:12 am

so I’m am trying to connect the onn earbuds to my crime device but it won’t connect



From JoAnn Straub on February 02, 2021 :: 12:00 pm

the volume is quite low. Once connected, the volume is still low even after trying to turn up volume on laptop. The volume controls don’t work when connected. Any suggestions on how to adjust?


my ONN earbuds

From naelyn on March 05, 2021 :: 3:16 pm

my earbuds is like powering on its like off or something.


Won't work on Windows 10

From Carolyn on April 27, 2021 :: 8:03 pm

I can’t get my WIndows 10 laptop to pair my ONN earbuds. My Samsung S20 works fine.  Is there a Windows 10 driver someplace I can try installing or do you have any suggestions on how to get Windows 10 Bluetooth Devices to recognize my ONN wireless earbuds?  Thank you


Thank you! I got it

From Destiny on May 05, 2021 :: 12:58 am

Thank you! I got it to connect.


It's not working

From Samara on May 12, 2021 :: 10:17 am

I’ve had my headphones for a while now and now everytime I try to connect my headphones it says “couldn’t pair, check settings for this device and try again.” And I dont know how to do that


Pin fix

From Ashlie Carroll on May 16, 2021 :: 9:05 pm

Yes, i kept pairing by holding both volume buttons but it wanted a pin. No pin worked. Finally i tried the power button until it flashed red and blue and that worked! Paired perfectly with no pin needed!


not working onn

From Debra Klahs on June 14, 2021 :: 10:25 pm

i turned it on it said on then connected was working then i pressed the left and it quit now they will not come on


Multiple Headphones Connected to One Device

From Aaron on July 02, 2021 :: 9:03 pm

Are the Onn Groove Bluetooth headphones designed to work together via connection to one device? In the device settings I can see they are both connected, but audio is only heard in one device.

Thank you.


tws sport ears buds

From john conrad on July 18, 2021 :: 2:28 pm

i took out a warranty on these do i have to take them to walmart om mail them to the manufactory


Who is the warranty from?

From Josh Kirschner on July 22, 2021 :: 11:03 am

If you purchased a third-party warranty from Walmart or elsewhere, you will need to contact that warranty company directly.


If your OON earbuds won't pair to each other!!

From Veronica on August 06, 2021 :: 6:18 pm

To anybody that has the OON True Wireless earbuds (black case, I believe the mod# VIPRB-100002865) I spent 2 hours trying to troubleshoot the earbuds after trying to contact technical support without any luck and finally this work. My left earbud would not pair with my right, this is what I did:
1. Made sure the earbuds are not paired to any other device.
2. Pressed and held power button down on the left bud until it started to blink a lilac/light purple color. (As you hold, light will start off blinking white, then red and white, then finally light purple (lilac). While the left bud is blinking lilac, I did the same with the right bud.
3. After that they paired to each other. Tested by pairing to my phone and they both connected.
I really hope this helps and saves the next person time.


why is it not working

From corey on September 01, 2021 :: 6:47 am

why is it not working i tryed and its been 7 hours and its still not connecting


Onn why

From Jacob on September 13, 2021 :: 9:36 pm

I turn on the earbuds but the are not pairing


i tried but it did

From ethan on September 14, 2021 :: 11:31 am

i tried but it did not work


One earbuds pairing mode

From Mimi Katomski on September 16, 2021 :: 1:28 am

While turning on, continue holding down power button even after it says “power on” and it will then say “pairing…” and is now in pairing mode


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