Bluetooth headphones are a luxury, allowing us to make hands-free phone calls, listen to music, and immerse ourselves in videos.
Any interference in that audio, especially beeping sounds, is both annoying and distracting.
There are many reasons why Bluetooth headphones beep, but fortunately, there are also several ways to stop Bluetooth headphones from beeping.
To stop Bluetooth headphones from beeping, charge them, look for error codes in the manual, and ensure the device is within range. Avoid devices that cause interference. For connectivity issues, disconnect and re-pair your device, check that no buttons are stuck and that the volume isn’t too high.
If you’re having trouble with beeping sounds in your Bluetooth headphones, read on to learn how to fix it.
In this article, you’ll learn:
- How to properly pair your Bluetooth headphones with your device
- Potential causes of beeping in Bluetooth headphones
- How to stop Bluetooth headphones from beeping
Properly Pair Your Device Via Bluetooth
Sometimes a beeping sound stems from an improper pairing.
To properly pair your Bluetooth headphones with your device:
- Go to the settings menu on the device that you want to pair with your Bluetooth headphones.
- Select the “Bluetooth,” “Connections,” or “Wireless Settings” menu.
- Choose the Bluetooth option.
- Turn on or enable Bluetooth.
- Power up your Bluetooth headphones.
- Press the button to enable pairing on the headphones. Your instruction manual will tell you which button to press and for how long. Some headphones are ready to pair as soon as they’re powered on.
- Grant permission for the pairing (this doesn’t happen on all devices).
Your headphones should now be paired with your device!
Check Your Manufacturer’s Instructions Manual
Some manufacturers code beeps into the electronics as a means of troubleshooting Bluetooth headphones.
If that’s the case with your particular brand of headphones, you’ll find that in the instructions.
Here’s what to do:
- Look in your manual for any mention of error codes or signals.
- Corroborate the number or pattern of beeps with a specific code.
- Check the code to determine what it means (i.e., battery status, connectivity issues, etc.).
- Follow any troubleshooting instructions.
Every brand and make of Bluetooth headphones will have its own specific error codes (if they have any at all), so it’s important to consult with your particular instructions to be sure.
Don’t rely on generic error code lists.
If your headset didn’t come with instructions or if you threw them out, you can usually find them on the manufacturer’s website or by reaching out to the manufacturer directly.
Charge Your Headphones to Full Battery
This one is perhaps the most straightforward fix.
The electronics inside of Bluetooth headphones can detect voltage.
If the battery is dying, the voltage will drop, and the headphones may alert you with a beeping sound.
Charge the device and once it’s at capacity, see if the beeping sounds are gone.
After charging, if the beeping continues, check your Bluetooth headphones charging cable.
It could be that the cable itself is damaged.
Try a different charger to ensure that the headphones are actually charging.
If the problem persists, try some of the additional tips below.
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Make Sure Your Connected Device Is Nearby
Bluetooth headphones sometimes beep due to a range issue.
When a device is out of range, the Bluetooth connection may keep dropping and then reconnecting.
These drops in connectivity can cause a constant beeping sound in the headphones.
Check to make sure that your connected device is within the range of the headphones.
Different brands have different ranges, so read the instructions to see the range of your specific headphone model.
It also helps to keep your connected device on your person!
Check the Pairing and Re-Pair Your Device
In some cases, Bluetooth headphones will attempt to pair up with another device in close range.
As a result, it’ll beep when it makes or drops the connection.
Sometimes, Bluetooth headphones will keep switching from device to device, resulting in a continuous beeping sound.
On your device, check to see what your Bluetooth headphones are connecting to (or attempting to connect to).
Remove any connections that you no longer use.
Here’s how to do that:
- Turn on your device’s Bluetooth connection (using the instructions in the first section of this article).
- Go back to the Bluetooth menu. Click on “Details” or “Paired Devices.”
- Unpair any devices you’re not using by selecting them and then clicking “Unpair” or “Forget This Device.”
- Try to pair your device again.
If you’re still having issues or if your headphones are connecting to too many devices, you may need to reset them and start from scratch.
Check your instruction manual for specific instructions on resetting your Bluetooth headphones.
Make Sure You’re Away From Interfering Devices
Some devices, appliances, and objects—yes, objects—can interfere with your Bluetooth headphone signal.
- Cordless telephones
- Baby monitors
- Wireless speakers
- Microwave ovens
- Strong magnets
- Metal doors
Interference may sound like beeping, buzzing, humming, or static. In some cases, you may hear them in the background of your audio.
Sometimes, a device may simply be using an overcrowded frequency.
Interference is pervasive in urban areas where more people are competing for space on specific frequencies.
Newer Wi-Fi routers use different frequencies and can help reduce any interference.
High-quality, up-to-date Bluetooth devices are also less likely to experience interference than inexpensive options.
Rule Out Any Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues
Poor Wi-Fi signals can change the sound quality of headphones.
Of course, this is more of a device problem and not the Bluetooth headphones themselves.
Try these tips:
- Check your Wi-Fi signal.
- Move your device closer to the Wi-Fi router.
- Restart the router.
See if that resolves the issue. If not, continue with the next steps.
Make Sure No Buttons Are Stuck
An often overlooked problem with Bluetooth headphones is stuck buttons.
Many Bluetooth headphones make a beeping sound when buttons are pressed—the volume button, in particular.
Check the headphones and make sure that there are no buttons that are stuck down.
If a button is stuck, it’s an easy fix.
Here’s how you can do this:
- Wet a cotton swab with 50+ percent isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
- Wipe around the button to loosen any debris or sticky residue.
- Allow the headphones to dry before wearing it.
You can also try compressed air to blow out any dirt or dust that might be holding the button down.
Check Your Volume (or Lower It)
Beeping in Bluetooth headphones may also be a way to alert you that the volume is too high.
If you suspect that this is the case, you may be able to shut the alert off.
Try holding the volume button up or down for several seconds.
Sometimes that’s all it takes!
If that didn’t work, then check the manual to see if there are specific instructions on how to turn off volume alerts for your Bluetooth headphones.
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Bluetooth headphones are an excellent addition to technology.
They rid us of unsightly and disorganized cables and wires and allow us to do more hands-on activities while immersing ourselves in different media.
However, they also come with problems, which are relatively simple to resolve.
- Look for error codes in your instruction manual.
- Charge the headphones to capacity.
- Make sure the paired device is within range.
- Keep headphones away from devices that cause interference.
- Use a strong Wi-Fi connection.
- Disconnect and re-pair your device.
- Make sure buttons aren’t stuck and are free of debris or residue.
- Listen at an appropriate volume.
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