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Do you have a pair of Bluetooth headphones? If so, do they blink when you’re not using them? This can be really annoying, especially if you are trying to sleep. In this blog post, I will discuss some ways that you can stop your Bluetooth headphones from blinking.
Most Bluetooth headphones have a status update. Often when they flash blue, it means that they are in pairing mode. Some will flash blue when they are properly paired with a device. If they are flashing blue and red, then there is a possibility they are in pairing mode and are not connected to any device.
Read on as I comprehensively look at this topic and give you tips to stop your Bluetooth headphones from blinking. By the end of the article, you’ll know how to stop the blinking and get some peace.
Why Bluetooth Headphones Blink
There are a few reasons why Bluetooth headphones blink. They include the following, among others;
1. They are in pairing mode
Depending on the model, your Bluetooth headphones may blink when they are in pairing mode. This is usually indicated by the headphones flashing blue. If this is the case, all you need to do is ensure that your Bluetooth device is within range and then follow the instructions on how to pair them.
2. They are paired with a device
Some Bluetooth headphone models will blink blue, yellow, or orange when they are paired with a device. If this is the case, then there is nothing for you to do as it is normal for them to blink in this way.
3. The battery is low
If your Bluetooth headphones start blinking red, it means that their battery is running low and will need to be charged soon. This can usually be done using the included charging cable.
4. They are not connected to any device
Again, some models will flash red or blue if they are not connected to any device. In this case, you should check to ensure that the devices are within range of each other and try connecting them again.
5. There is a pairing problem
This is another common reason why Bluetooth headphones may blink. If this is the case, then you will need to troubleshoot the problem. This could be due to a number of reasons such as incorrect password entry, low battery, or interference from another electronic device.
Tips to Stop Bluetooth Headphones from Blinking
Now that you know the reasons why your Bluetooth headphones may be blinking, here are some tips on how to stop them from doing so:
1. Disable the status light
This can be done by pressing and holding the power button for about three seconds until you see the LED indicator light turn off.
2. Pair them with a device
If your Bluetooth headphones are blinking, it’s possible that they’re in pairing mode. To stop this, you can pair them with a device by following the instructions in the user manual.
3. Charge them
If your Bluetooth headphones are low on battery, then charge them using the included charging cable.
4. Check the distance between the devices
If your Bluetooth headphones are not connected to any device, check to ensure that the devices are within range of each other. Try moving them closer together or further apart as necessary.
5. What If All The Above Tips Dont Work?
If these tips do not work, here’s a final one that might help:
- Put your Bluetooth headphones in pairing mode. They will probably still blink blue or red.
- Press the volume-down button
- Turn them off and then back on
- Now connect your device to the headphones.
I have used this hack on many occasions and it has worked for me.
Hopefully, at least one of these tips will work for you and stop your Bluetooth headphones from blinking. If not, then please feel free to reach out to the manufacturer’s customer support for further assistance.
Do all Bluetooth headphones blink?
No, not all Bluetooth headphones will blink. It depends on the model and what function is being performed. For example, some headphones may blink when they are in pairing mode or if the battery is low.
Why do my Bluetooth headphones keep blinking?
There are a few reasons why your Bluetooth headphones may be blinking. Some of these reasons include that they are in pairing mode, paired with a device, have a low battery, or aren’t connected to any device.
What can I do to stop my Bluetooth headphones from blinking?
There are a few things that you can do to stop your Bluetooth headphones from blinking. Some of these tips include disabling the status light, pairing them with a device, charging them, and checking the distance between the devices.
If none of these tips work, then try putting your headphones in pairing mode and pressing the volume-down button. Then turn them off and back on before connecting to your device.
How do I turn off my Bluetooth light?
Press and hold the power button for about three seconds until you see the LED indicator light turn off. This will disable the status light on your Bluetooth headphones.
Do I need to keep my Bluetooth light on?
No, you do not need to keep your Bluetooth light on. It’s just there as a means of indicating when the device is turned on or in pairing mode. If you don’t want it to be on, then you can disable it by following the instructions mentioned above.
My Bluetooth headphones are always blinking red. What does this mean?
This usually means that your headphones are low on battery and need to be charged. You can do this by using the included charging cable. Once they are charged, they should stop blinking.
There are various ways to stop your Bluetooth headphones from blinking. The tips I have provided above should work for most people. Remember you can also contact the manufacturer if the problem persists.
Espen is the Director of ProPairing and has written extensively about Bluetooth devices for years. He is a consumer product expert and has personally tested Bluetooth devices for the last decade.