Follow these steps to get your Skullcandy headphones or speaker connected to Bluetooth.
- Turn on pairing mode for your Skullcandy headphones or speaker
- Find your Skullcandy headphones or speaker on your phone or laptop and pair them
- Confirm successful pairing
This will work with most Skullcandy wireless headphones (Venue Noise Canceling Wireless, Crusher 360 Ultra-Realistic Audio, Riff Wireless, Icon Wireless, Crusher Wireless, Hesh 3 Wireless, Hesh 2 Wireless, and Grind Wireless), Skullcandy earbuds (Push Truly Wireless Earbuds, Method Wireless Sport Earbud, Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless, XTfree BT Sport, Ink'd Wireless, and Jib Wireless), and Skullcandy wireless speakers (Barricade XL BT, Barricade BT, Barricade Mini, Air Raid, Ambush, and Soundmine).
1. Turn on pairing mode for your Skullcandy headphones or speaker
Most Skullcandy headphones and earbuds typically share the same button for Power On/Off and Bluetooth pairing. Skullcandy wireless speakers may or may not have separate Power and Bluetooth Pairing buttons, depending on the model.
Press and hold the pairing button for 4-5 seconds (varies by device) until you see the LED light start flashing — this indicates the headphones are now in pairing mode.
2. Find your Skullcandy headphones or speaker 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 Skullcandy device 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 Skullcandy device under “OTHER DEVICES” and tap on it to connect.
MacOS. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Select your Skullcandy device 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 Skullcandy device 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 Skullcandy headphones or speaker to your phone or laptop, the LED on your JBL device will stop blinking and you should hear an audio confirmation that your device is paired (either a tone or voice confirmation).
Troubleshooting your Bluetooth connection
If you have followed the steps above and your device still isn’t pairing, try resetting your Skullcandy headphones or speaker. For headphones, press the volume up and down buttons at the same time and hold until you hear two short beeps (about 4 seconds). For speakers, hold the center pairing button and the volume up button until you hear two short beeps. This will clear out any old Bluetooth connections and allow to start the pairing process fresh, again.
If that doesn't fix your Skullcandy connection problem, try our more detailed guide for fixing Bluetooth pairing problems.
And if you're ready to grab a new set of headphones, take a look at our picks for the best Bluetooth headphones under $50.
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