For wireless headphones to be comfortable and enjoyable to use, they need to be set up manually via a paired smartphone. We give simple tips to help you set up your wireless headphones correctly.
Touch and gesture settings
On many models of headphones (for example, Air Pods), a change of gestures is available, which means rewind, pause, and switching a song. Each gesture is characterized by a certain number of clicks on the touch area of the headphones. In some cases, each earbud can be configured with its own unique gestures that will be convenient for the user.
Gesture change can be configured in one of two ways:
- In the official application, which is responsible for changing the settings of wireless headphones.
- In Bluetooth settings. To open them, you need to click on the name of the desired headset.
The equalizer is designed so that a person can use personal sound settings suitable for a certain genre, type of audio, or headphones. The equalizer setting may be available in a special application for a Bluetooth headset from the manufacturer. If not, there are dozens of independent apps available on Google Play that allow you to customize the sound you want.
Adjusting mono sound
In case you need only one earphone, you can turn on the “Mono” mode. After that, the audio, designed for two headphones, will be completely transmitted to one. You can turn on monaural sound in the app of your wireless headphone brand or in the accessibility settings section.
The codec is one of the most important settings that directly affect the sound quality in a Bluetooth headset. A poorly chosen codec significantly degrades the sound and increases the delay between the sound and what is happening on the screen, which interferes with playing and watching videos. The right codec will minimize latency, and the sound will be pleasant and of high quality.
To change the codec for wireless headphones, you need to switch to developer mode – go to the “Settings” section, select the “About phone” item, and click on the “Build number” line 5-7 times. When an inscription about switching to developer mode appears, you need to follow a simple instruction:
- Find the Developer section.
- Select “Bluetooth audio codec”.
- Change the codec to the required one
Device name setting
For convenience, you can change the name of your wireless headphones. To do this, you need to go to the “Bluetooth” section, click once or hold down the line with the desired headphones, and then change the name. This option may also be available in the official headset customization app.
Setting background sound or noise reduction
Many wireless headphones support background sound and noise cancellation. The sound background allows you to hear what is happening around you, even if the headphones are playing audio. Noise cancellation, on the other hand, tries to block out extraneous sounds that might disturb the user. Both functions can be enabled either in a special application, or in the Bluetooth settings, or on the headphones themselves (sometimes a separate toggle switch or button is allocated for this).
To prevent the user from being distracted by viewing notifications while listening, some manufacturers have provided the ability to read notifications aloud by the assistant built into the phone. This feature can be enabled or disabled in the wireless settings or in the headphone app.