How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone? Simplest Ways And Troubleshooting Tips! 


Did you recently buy Bose headphones? Yes? That’s so cool! Bose headphones are all the hype these days! Now, do you also have an iPhone? If you do, then you must be wondering how to connect Bose headphones to your iPhone. So, your search ends here! In this article, I’ll tell you exactly how to do that! 

Bose is one of the most popular headphone brands. Bose headphones are recognized for the amount of bass produced by them and their volume capacity. If you’re someone who doesn’t like background noise while listening to music, you’ll love Bose noise-canceling headphones. iPhones are one of the smartest gadgets out there. There are so many ways in which an iPhone can contribute to productivity. Its widgets can make your life easier. These two gadgets together can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. 

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Although, for that to happen, you should know how to connect Bose headphones to your iPhone. There are two ways to do that. Each of those ways is fairly simple. To pair Bose headphones with an iPhone, you can use the Bose Connect app to connect the two gadgets in less than a minute. Alternatively, you can use the Bluetooth option present in the settings of your iPhone. 

But, how to run the Bose Connect app? How exactly to go about pairing the devices? What is there’s some problem with pairing using the Connect app? Is it important to use the Connect app only?! I’m sure you have many such queries burning to be answered. I’ll be happy to provide you with a solution for each. Keep reading! 

Read How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone! Also, Find Out What To Do If You Encounter Any Problems!

After reading this article, you’ll be able to connect a compatible pair of Bose headphones with your iPhone. I’ll be sharing two ways to do so. So, you can either pair the two using a Bluetooth connection or the Bose Connect app. This article will also talk about how to disconnect Bose headphones from iPhone. 

What if…after everything you do, you still can’t connect the two gadgets? In case that happens, don’t worry! I’ll be discussing solutions to remedy that problem as well. All you have to do is to keep reading this article till the end. 

1# Connect Bose Headphones To iPhone Using Bose Connect App

How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone? Simplest Ways And Troubleshooting Tips! 

We already know that Bose headphones can easily connect to iPhones that come with an audio jack. But, the recent versions of the iPhone do not have audio jacks. Also, more people are gravitating towards wireless headphones these days. So, what to do in a case as such? You can connect your Bose headphones to your iPhone using the Bose Connect app. 

This app really simplifies the connection process. On top of that, the app also installs firmware updates and provides support for the newest features. The app also helps fix audio bugs and glitches to provide a satisfying user experience. 

Before you start the process, make sure you’ve Bluetooth enabled on your phone. After that, follow the below-mentioned steps to use the Bose Connect app:

  • Open the App Store. 
  • Install the Bose Connect app. 
  • Turn on your Boe Bluetooth-compatible headset. It is done by using the switch present on the right earpiece. You’ve to flick the switch from red to green. 
  • Go back to the Bose Connect app. 
  • Now, the Bose Connect app will automatically detect the headphones. When that happens, you’ll see an image of your headphones. “Drag To Connect” text will be present at the bottom of your screen. 
  • Drag the image of your headphones to the text. 
  • This should help you connect your headphones to your iPhone. 
  • If you’re already wearing your Bose headphones, then you’ll hear an audio confirmation after the connecting process is complete.
  • But if this doesn’t work, you’ll see a screen offering several solutions to help you with the situation. 
  • After dragging your headphones to the text, the Bose Connect app will start to sync with your iPhone. 
  • At the bottom of your screen, you’ll see the “Connecting” text. 
  • After the connection process is complete, tap on the “Ready to Play” text that will appear. 

By following these steps, you’ll be able to use Bose Bluetooth headphones to listen to music or all kinds of audio on your iPhone. Also, almost all new Bose Bluetooth headphones have some charge in their batteries. But, if somehow yours do not, then you’ll have to charge them for a while before moving forward with the connection process. 

2# Pair Bose Headsets With iPhone Using Bluetooth

How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone? Simplest Ways And Troubleshooting Tips! 

Yes, the Bose Connect app is a fast and recommended way of connecting your Bose headphones to an iPhone. Alternatively, you can also use Bluetooth to pair your two devices together. To use this method, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone. 
  • Tap on the Bluetooth option. 
  • Turn on Bluetooth. 
  • Turn on your Bose Headphones using the switch on the right earpiece. You need to flick the switch from red to green. 
  • Under the “Other Devices” option, you need to tap on the headphones that you wish to connect to. 
  • Once the connection is done, the headphones will show under the “My Devices” section. 
  • The status will show “Connected”. 

And, that’s it! Your Bose Headphones are now connected to your iPhone. This method does seem easy and has fewer steps involved as compared to the above one. But, to install any updates or to control the noise cancellation, you’ll still need the Bose Connect app. 

3# How To Disconnect Bose Headphones From An iPhone

How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone? Simplest Ways And Troubleshooting Tips! 

You may want to disconnect Bose Headphones from your iPhone at some point. Doing so is very easy. All you need to do is to use the buttons present on the right earpiece. Flick the button from green to red. 

But maybe you want to use your Bose headphones on another device. And that’s why you want to disconnect them from your iPhone. It’s alright. You have an option to do this too. Follow these simple steps:

  • On your iPhone, open the Bose Connect app. 
  • Tap on the image of your headphones. 
  • Tap on “Disconnect.” 

Alternatively, you can turn off the Bluetooth of your iPhone by going to the Settings app. This will disable all wireless connections.

But if you want to remove Bose headphones from your iPhone altogether and stop them from pairing automatically in the future, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone. 
  • Tap on the Bluetooth option. 
  • Next to the name of your Bluetooth device, a small “i” symbol will appear. 
  • Tap on the symbol. 
  • Then, tap on “Forget This Device.” 

That’s it. Your Bose headphones will no longer automatically pair with your iPhone in the future. 

4# What To Do If The Bose Connect App Can’t Detect The Headphones

How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone? Simplest Ways And Troubleshooting Tips! 

Yes, the Bose Connect app does offer loads of features. It can fix glitches and sound bugs and can let you control the noise cancellation. Yet, it is not immune to problems related to headphone pairing. In fact, one of the most common issues that users face while trying to connect their Bose headphones is that the app will just not detect them. 

However, all these problems can be resolved using a few methods.

1# Enable Location Permissions

You’d think it’s unnecessary for the Bose Connect app to access your location. But, you need to have this option enabled to have your headphones properly. And the option is not useless, you know. It serves some really cool features. Like, headphone tracking. 

2# Clear Cache Of The Bose Connect App

Cached data can eat up space on your device. Not clearing the cache can make apps become “bloated” and weighed down. This results in the apps not working properly. That’s why it’s important to try clearing the cache of your Bose Connect app. To do so, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone. 
  • Tap on the General option. 
  • Under the General option, tap on the “iPhone Storage” option. 
  • From the dropdown menu that appears, tap on the “Bose Connect” option. 
  • Scroll down and locate the “Offload App” option. Tap on it. 

This will help you in clearing the cache of your app. 

3# Make Sure Your Bose Headphones Are Not Counterfeit

There are various reports of websites selling fake Bose headphones that look and feel exactly like legitimate ones. Scammers even put the searchable serial numbers of the original headphones on the fake ones. But, the Bose Connect app only works with the official Bose headphones. And, there’s no way any manufacturer can make the firmware allow fake Bose headphones with the Bose Connect app. 

So, if the Bose Connect app cannot detect your headphones, even after going through all the troubleshooting steps, there’s a chance that your headphones are counterfeit. If so is the case, then report the headphones to Bose right away. 

4# Check For App Updates

If your Bose Connect app is not up-to-date, it will not be able to fix bugs in the firmware. And this is why the headphones will not be able to pair properly. In fact, the headphones might even be incompatible with the app altogether. 

Fortunately, you can solve this problem by simply updating the app. Open the App Store on your iPhone and check for any Bose Connect app updates. 

5# How To Solve Bose Bluetooth Headset Pairing Problems

How To Connect Bose Headphones To Your iPhone? Simplest Ways And Troubleshooting Tips! 

If you’ve used the Bluetooth option to connect your Bose headphones to your iPhone, but you still can’t connect the two, follow these methods:

1# Rest Bose Headphones

Sometimes connection problems, like not being found by your iPhone’s Bluetooth device or being found but not connecting, can be solved by resetting your Bose headphones. 

This option can return your headphones to their original state and clean them of bugs and incorrect settings. 

2# Clear The Pairing List

Unlike other Bluetooth headphones, Bose headphones do not get removed from previously paired devices after being reset. But, if they have been paired with several devices before then, it means they may be overfilled with data. This can make it difficult for them to decide which device to pair with. 

If so is the case, you can clear the pairing list of your Bose headphones. 

Final Words

Alright, guys! This was how to pair Bose headphones to your iPhone! I hope you found this article useful. Tell me, which method out of all of these will you be using to pair your gadgets?! Also, if you encounter any problem while making a connection, I’ve listed some troubleshooting methods that you will find helpful. 

Now, nobody can stop you from grooving to pop music on your iPhone using your new Bose headphones. Music on, world off! 

Cherry Sharma
Cherry Sharma
Cherry is a Vocational English student, passionate about psychology, and an advocate of mental health. She has a deep love for literature and storytelling. Writing is the only thing that makes her see a sense of the thousands of thoughts she has. On Viebly, she combines her love for the three to write interesting articles. In her free time, you can catch her making and playing stories in her head, trying some fancy DIY, tending to her plants, or reading a good book. She mostly prefers thrillers but is still a Potterhead at heart.


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