How to connect Bose Headphones to your iPhone

connect Bose headphones to iPhone
connect Bose headphones to iPhone

Combine great sound with your iPhone via Bluetooth. The Bose Bluetooth headphones are the most popular headphones on the market, thanks to their high-quality sound cancellation and noise features. All Bose headphones can connect to an iPhone via a traditional audio jack, but you’ll probably want to know how to connect Bose headphones to your iPhone via Bluetooth for better comfort and freedom of movement.

The Bose headphones can connect to the iPhone using options Bluetooth within the settings iOS native or using the app Connect Bose Bose. Each method works perfectly to make the initial connection, but the Bose Connect app tends to be more functional, as it enables more functionality after the coupling is completed.

How to connect Bose headphones to the iPhone using Bose Connect

The Bose Connect app is a free iOS app created by Bose to pair headphones and speakers with Apple’s iPhone.

In addition to simplifying the entire connection process, the Bose Connect app is also used for installing new firmware updates and can add support for new features as well as correct audio bugs or technical problems.

You may need to charge them before they are turned on and connected to your iPhone or other smart devices.

  1. Download the Bose Connect app on your iPhone from the App Store.
  2. Turn on the Bose Bluetooth headset by moving the switch on the right earphone from red to green.
  3. Once downloaded and installed on your iPhone, open the Bose Connect app. Make sure you have Bluetooth enabled on your iPhone.
  4. Your new Bose headphones should be automatically detected by the Bose Connect app for iPhone. In that case, you will be shown an image of your headphones and the text “Drag to connect”.
  5. Scroll down on the screen to start connecting the Bose headphones to your iPhone. If your headphones are not detected, you will be shown a screen that offers you various tips to help your iPhone find them. It is not necessary, but you may want to wear Bose headphones during the connection process. If you do, you will hear the audio confirmation of the connection once it is finished.
  6. The Bose Connect app will start to synchronize with your iPhone and the word “Connection” will be displayed.
  7. After confirming the connection, you should see the phrase “Ready to listen” at the bottom of your iPhone screen. Now you can use the Bose Bluetooth headset to listen to all the audio on your iPhone.

You may also see the message “Product update preparation” at the top of the Bose Connect app. This is completely normal and simply means that the app is downloading an update that will send wirelessly to your Bose headphones as soon as it is ready.

How to pair Bose headphones with the iPhone using the settings

While the Bose Connect app is the recommended way to pair Bose headphones with an iPhone, you can also connect Bose headphones to your iPhone using the iOS Settings app.

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Turn on the Bose headphones by turning the switch on the right earphone from red to green.
  3. In Other devices, touch the name of your headphones. The name of your headphones should contain “Bose” somewhere.
  4. Your Bose headphones are now connected to your iPhone.

While this method works to connect the Bose headphones to your iPhone, you will need to use the Bose Connect app to install updates and check the desired noise cancellation level.

How to disconnect the Bose headphones from an iPhone

Turning off the Bose Bluetooth headphones is quite simple. All you need to do is press the switch on the right earphone from green to red.

If you want to disconnect them from your iPhone while still using them on another device, you can too. Open the Bose Connect app, tap your headphones image, then tap Disconnect. You can also turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone to disable the wireless connection.

To completely remove the Bose headphones from an iPhone to prevent them from automatically pairing in the future, go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap the i symbol next to the headphones’ name, then tap Forget this device.

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