Onn Bluetooth Headphones Not Pairing: Causes and Fixes

Onn Bluetooth Headphones pairing issues tend to be common and in most cases, they are usually due to interference and can be fixed with a few adjustments. 

This guide will walk you through the common causes of pairing issues and provide step-by-step fixes to help you get your headphones connected and ready to enjoy your favorite music or take calls.

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Onn Bluetooth Headphones Not Pairing: Likely Causes

  • Bluetooth Compatibility: The first thing to consider when you have a pairing problem would be compatibility issues between your Onn Bluetooth headphones and your device. Not all devices are compatible with all headphones, so you should check if your headphones are compatible with the device you’re trying to pair them with.
  • Bluetooth Interference: Bluetooth signals can be affected by interference from other devices in the vicinity, such as Wi-Fi routers, microwave ovens, or other Bluetooth devices. This interference can cause pairing problems, which might be the reason why your Onn headphones not connecting.
  • Bluetooth Signal Range: Bluetooth operates within a specific range, typically up to 30 feet. If you’re too far away from the device you’re trying to pair with, the signal may weaken, making it difficult for the headphones to establish a connection.
  • Bluetooth Connectivity Issues: Bluetooth connectivity problems can occur due to temporary glitches or software bugs. This can prevent your Onn headphones from pairing with your device.
  • Low Battery Level: If the battery level of your Onn headphones is critically low, it may hinder the pairing process. Make sure that your headphones have sufficient charge before attempting to pair them.

Onn Bluetooth Headphones Not Pairing: How to Fix

  • Check Compatibility: Check and confirm that your Onn Bluetooth headphones are compatible with the device you’re trying to pair them with. You can take a look at the user manual to ensure compatibility.
  • Remove Interference: Move away from other devices that might cause Bluetooth interference. Keep your headphones and the device you’re pairing with away from Wi-Fi routers, microwave ovens, and other Bluetooth devices to minimize potential signal disruptions.
  • Optimize Signal Range: Move closer to the device you’re trying to pair with. Ensure that there are no physical obstructions between your headphones and the device. This will help improve the Bluetooth signal strength and increase the chances of a successful pairing.
  • Restart Devices: Turn off both your Onn Bluetooth headphones and the device you’re trying to pair them with. Wait for a few seconds, then turn them back on. Restarting both devices can resolve temporary connectivity issues.
  • Charge Your Headphones: If your Onn headphones have a low battery level, connect them to a power source using the provided charging cable. Allow them to charge for a sufficient amount of time before attempting to pair again.
  • Reset Bluetooth Settings: On your device, navigate to the Bluetooth settings menu and forget/remove any existing pairing records for your Onn headphones. This will ensure a fresh pairing attempt.
  • Reset Headphones: For resetting the headphones, you will have to check your headphones user manual to find the specific instructions for resetting. This might be to hold down several buttons for a few seconds until you see an indication that the headphones have been reset.

How to Pair Onn Bluetooth Headphones

To prevent connection issues on your Onn Bluetooth headphones, it is important to know how to pair them properly. In this section, we will show you how to connect your Onn Bluetooth headphones. Keep in mind that the process may differ slightly depending on the device you are connecting to. However, we will provide enough information so that you can adjust it to fit your audio source.

  • Turn on Bluetooth: Find the Bluetooth setting on your device (like a phone or tablet) and switch it on.
  • Put headphones in pairing mode: Press and hold the power button on your Onn headphones until the light starts flashing. This means the headphones are now discoverable.
  • Pair the headphones: Open the Bluetooth menu on your device (in settings) and wait for a few seconds. Your Onn headphones should appear on the list of available devices. Tap on the headphones to complete the pairing process.

For Android and iOS devices

  • Android: Go to “Settings,” select “Bluetooth,” and toggle the Bluetooth switch to on.
  • iOS: Go to “Settings,” choose “Bluetooth,” and turn on Bluetooth.

For Windows computers

  • Open the Start menu, click on “Settings,” and select “Bluetooth & devices.”
  • If Bluetooth is off, turn it on.
  • Click on “Add Device” and wait for your Onn headphones to appear in the list of available devices.

For Mac computers

  • Click on the Apple Menu and select “System Preferences.”
  • Choose “Bluetooth” and turn on Bluetooth if it’s not already on.
  • After a few seconds, your Onn headphones will be visible in the Bluetooth menu. Click on them to connect.

Note: Onn headphones usually do not require a password for pairing. If prompted for a password, try entering “0000.” If that doesn’t work, search for your specific Onn headphone model online to check if it requires a password, although this is rare.

Keep in mind that if your computer doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth, you may need to purchase a Bluetooth dongle to add Bluetooth functionality to your computer.


  • Lawrence Munson

    I'm Lawrence Munson, a tech blogger and audio enthusiast. AudioJust.com is where I share my thoughts and findings on the latest audio gear such as earphones, soundbars, subwoofers, equalizers, etc. I love to test new products to help my readers understand and enjoy their devices better, and I'm always eager to share my knowledge about audio technology and how it works.