Most Chromebooks are Bluetooth-enabled, meaning they can work with all kinds of wireless accessories including earphones. In order to use your wireless earphones, first, check if your Chromebook is Bluetooth enabled. Then you have to pair your Chromebook with your wireless earphones.
Checking Bluetooth support
To check if your Chromebook supports Bluetooth accessories, click on your account profile picture. If your menu shows the ‘Bluetooth on’ or ‘Bluetooth off’ sign then you have a device that can use wireless earphones. This means you can initiate the process of pairing your wireless headphones with your Chromebook.
Pairing a Bluetooth earphone
Before you can use your wireless earphones, first you need to pair it with your Chromebook. Do this by following the steps listed here:
- Turn on your Chromebook and sign in.
- Click on your account profile picture.
- Look for the Bluetooth icon and click on it.
- You might find that the Bluetooth is on or off. If it is off, click on the Bluetooth icon followed by ‘Enable Bluetooth’.
- Pick your wireless earphones from the list of accessories to pair with and click ‘Connect’.
- Follow any instructions given to finish the pairing of the Chromebook with your wireless earphones.
You need to check if your wireless earphones are paired with your Chromebook by looking at the status area. If you can see it listed there, then the pairing is complete.
However, if you are turning on your Chromebook for the first time close to Bluetooth earphones that are turned on, the Chromebook will detect the earphones automatically and help you pair with it.
Troubleshooting Bluetooth problems
You may find you have problems while trying to use your wireless headphones with your Chromebook. To troubleshoot the problem, follow the steps below:
- First, check that your Chromebook supports your wireless headphones.
- Turn off the Bluetooth earphones and on again.
- Turn off your Chromebook and on again.
You should be having a connection by now.
What are the advantages of Bluetooth earphones?
The following are some of the reasons why you should consider investing in wireless headphones:
- Wireless connectivity
Bluetooth headphones give you the ability to be cord-free and cord-free for ultimate mobility. You don’t have to be afraid of having cables caught up on something, ripping the ear buds from your ears, or pulling them from your pocket and finding jumbled wires. What you get is zero fuss, and no hassle of unwinding the knots they made in your pocket. If you are a person who runs or works out to music, then wireless earphones are all you need.
- Sound quality
With wireless headphones, you do not lose your sound quality with ripped-off cables. Many of the wireless headphones available on the market come with bass-boosting technology and are designed to isolate noise. With a pair of these, you get to feel the beat as you listen to your favourite music. Sound quality may have been an issue when wireless headphones first appeared on the market. Not anymore. Today, you get the same sound quality with wireless headphones as with wired ones.
- Keeps you on the move
It doesn’t matter what activity you are engaged in. whether you are at home doing chores or on the move, you don’t have to hold your phone. This leaves your hands free to do other tasks you may have. This freedom provided by Bluetooth headphones can make even the simplest task easier. If you receive a call while listening to music, you can just touch a button to receive the call. To end the call and turn on your music, you only need to push the button again. Yet, the functionality of the Bluetooth earphones does not end there. Take driving, for example – while it is hard and illegal to drive a vehicle with your phone in hand, with Bluetooth earphones you can still take your call while still driving.
Bluetooth earphones are sophisticated and stylish. Most of them have a sporty design since they are made to stay firmly in place when you are busy working out or running for long distances. Even casual users get to enjoy the sleek design of most wireless headphones on the market.
The fact that these devices are wireless doesn’t mean that they should be expensive. Most of the headphones cost less than $70, and may even come with a Bluetooth transmitter just in case your phone isn’t Bluetooth enabled.
Wireless headphones work with more than just mobile phones and MP3 players. As technology advances, devices such as computers and TVs are being manufactured with Bluetooth abilities. With Bluetooth enabled TVs, pairing with your wireless headphones allows you to listen to your favourite shows without bothering other people in the house. If you have music saved on your computer, you can pair it with your Bluetooth headphones so that you can move around the house without missing a beat.
So, why not go get yourself a pair of Bluetooth earphones?