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How to Connect Skullcandy Headphones & Speakers to Bluetooth

by on February 09, 2019
in Music and Video, Headphones, Tips & How-Tos, Tech 101 :: 67 comments

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Follow these steps to get your Skullcandy headphones or speaker connected to Bluetooth.

  1. Turn on pairing mode for your Skullcandy headphones or speaker
  2. Find your Skullcandy headphones or speaker on your phone or laptop and pair them
  3. 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).

Bluetooth button on Windows 10

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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000 1234 1111 not working after forgotten BT device

From Joe B on September 09, 2020 :: 9:43 pm

I tried everything noted and it’s still not working



From Kyle Kornrumpf on October 18, 2020 :: 3:47 pm

My skull candy headphone would not show up on my computer blue tooth devices. The four second push on the volume up and down at the same time worked. THANK YOU.


Call not shared

From Vetriselvan on October 24, 2020 :: 10:35 pm

My Skullcandy headset only connected for media files, not working for call audio function..

When you go, ink’d+wireless setting
*call audio
*media audio
*contact share,

The call audio function not get enabled, it shows disabled condition.

Kindly help me for enable call audio function.


How reseting

From Drey on November 02, 2020 :: 8:44 pm

How do I reset my bluetooth if my phone is broken?


Ink'd neckband wont connect to multiple devices

From Naturally on November 24, 2020 :: 12:58 pm

My ink’d neckband bluetooth headset won’t connect to multiple devices. I can’t get them to connect to my laptop and phone?


Can not connect my skullcandy headphone to my Laptop windows 7

From waheedullah on December 03, 2020 :: 3:17 pm

Dear sir,

I have been trying to connect my skullcandy headphone to my laptop windows 7, 64 bite. but I cannot. There is option saying ” you can not installed peripheral Bluetooth device.
Can you share the set up of the peripheral Bluetooth device.
Thank you


Could be a Windows Bluettoth driver issue

From Josh Kirschner on December 03, 2020 :: 6:23 pm

That’s hard to troubleshoot directly, but it sounds like it could be a Bluetooth driver issue. Try updating your driver on your laptop and see if that fixes the issue.


Tried and tested

From Big Popa on January 02, 2021 :: 3:42 am

My headphones blasted away because of this process. Please dont do this, kind of terrorist attack and stuff


Help please...

From Akshit Singh on January 28, 2021 :: 9:03 pm

i bought a module for bluetooth on my pc. connected it to my earphones (skullcandy ink’d wireless). All was fine. I opened ms teams and audio stopped coming. i checke default speaker output and all but no luck. later on when I got it to work, the mic was not working. now I bought it back to my phone and the mic was not working here too. i tried everything but no. it was working earlier pretty well. I am glad to see how many people y’all have helped. Pls help me…


does not connect

From Paula Montgomery on February 19, 2021 :: 6:40 pm

This headphone does not connect to my cell phone (S20 Ultra) or my LG SMART TV… what’s up this that! and why can’t I call you for help, what
s going on!!!!


Can't add device on windows 10 PC

From Jonathan Moineau on February 24, 2021 :: 8:42 pm

My PC doesn’t even see the bluetooth Wireless Riff, I have no problem with my phone ...


Can't connect my earbuds to my macbook air

From CHRISTIAN Jean Baptiste on April 12, 2021 :: 9:52 pm

I can’t connect my Skullcandy Indy ANC noise cancellation to my mackbook air m1.


Skullcandy vastly inferior Bluetooth

From Doug Miner on April 19, 2021 :: 9:59 pm

I have Indy ANC ear buds. I’ve had everything from very expensive to bottom of the line and nothing even comes close to how weak and horrible Skullcandy Bluetooth is. Just totally flakey. Yes, I r followed all instructions. They sound great until they just fizz out, often just between songs on the same device. Very poorly engineered. A firmware fix is badly needed, but they say none us on the way.


Scallcandys headphones won't work at all

From Ebony States on July 31, 2021 :: 9:22 am

I got a pair of headphones last night and I took them from the display table and I think the Bluetooth is turned off or something because I can’t get them to work for me please help me


Wireless earbuds not showing up as available

From Dennis on August 14, 2021 :: 5:24 pm

When I do a search for available devices only the sesh-Evo LE appears. I have the sesh Evo.


They don’t pay with my

From Travis Yantis on August 15, 2021 :: 2:46 pm

They don’t pay with my iPad and only one works with my phone


Advice for paring JIB+ bluetooth headphones

From Marika on November 30, 2021 :: 12:44 pm

I had a bunch of trouble pairing my headphones with a new phone and couldn’t find anything specific to the model/problem, so just wanted to share how to fix it in case others have the same issue (took me like 10min of troubleshooting). To put Skullcandy JIB+ headphones into pairing mode, you have to keep holding down the power button after they’ve turned on until the little voice says “pairing”. Should show up on the list of available devices immediately after that.


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