How to Pair Jabra Earbuds? [All Models Explained]

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Pairing your Jabra earbuds might be easy but like every other wireless earbuds brand out there, it has its own sequence of pushing buttons to put the earbuds in pairing mode.

This sequence usually vary between different models as well. So, depending on which Jabra earbuds model you have, it might be confusing to put them into pairing mode if you don’t the correct sequence.

In this article, I will explain how to pair Jabra earbuds with different bluetooth devices and how to put different Jabra models into pairing mode.

How to pair Jabra Earbuds? [newer models]

Pairing your Jabra earbuds are easy once you know the correct pairing sequence for the Jabra model you have.

Fortunately, the newer Jabra Elite models all have the same pairing sequence. To pair your Jabra Elite earbuds follow the below process:

  1. Take your Jabra Elite earbuds out of the charging case to power them on by pressing & holding both the Left and Right buttons simultaneously for about 1 second.
  2. To enter pairing mode, press and hold both the Left and Right buttons on the earbuds together for about 3 seconds until the LED on the right earbud start flashing blue. Your earbuds are in pairing mode now.
  3. On your iPhone or Android, open the Settings app and go to Bluetooth settings.
  4. Turn your bluetooth ON and wait for your device name to appear in the bluetooth devices list. It will be “Jabra Elite Active 75t” or whichever model you are using.
  5. Tap on your earbud name to start the pairing process. If you see multiple entries for your Jabra device, choose the one that shows a headphone icon.
  6. Once the pairing process is complete, your Jabra earbuds are now successfully connected to your mobile device and ready to use.
  7. If you want to pair them with another device or if the initial pairing fails, you can restart the pairing process.
How to Pair Jabra Earbuds? [All Models Explained]

The above pairing process applies to most newer modesl of Jabra including Jabra Elite 3, Elite 4, Elite 5, Elite 7 Pro, Elite 75t, Elite 85t and Evolve 2.

Pairing older Jabra earbud models

For the older models like the Jabra Elite 65t or Elite Sports, the pairing process is slightly different.

  1. Take out both earbuds from the charging case. They will turn ON automatically.
  2. Before you can put the earbuds in piaring mode, you have to turn OFF the RIGHT earbud by pressing & holding the Multi Function button for 3 seconds.
  3. Now, put the earbuds in pairing mode by pressing & holding the same Multi Function buttion for 5 seconds. The LED will start flashing blue indicating pairing mode.
  4. On your iPhone or Android, open the Settings app and go to Bluetooth settings.
  5. Turn your bluetooth ON and wait for your device name to appear in the bluetooth devices list. It will be “Jabra Elite 65t” or whichever model you are using.
  6. Tap on your earbud name to start the pairing process. If you see multiple entries for your Jabra device, choose the one that shows a headphone icon.
  7. Once the pairing process is complete, your Jabra earbuds are now successfully connected to your mobile device and ready to use.
How to Pair Jabra Earbuds? [All Models Explained]

Jabra Earbuds not pairing – Troubleshooting

Jabra earbuds are quite fomous for their clear voice and call experience as the company primarily makes hardware for conference calls and meetings.

However, the newest lines of Jabra high end earbuds are popular among audiophiles as well. They have active noise cancellation and are great for everyday audio needs.

These headphones are priced mid to high range and comes with great build quality. They work right out of the box but at times you will find yourself struggling with the pairing process.

If your Jabra earbuds are not pairing for some reasons, try the below troubleshooting steps to figure out what is wrong.

Restart the earbuds

Sometimes, simple solutions are the best. Restarting the earbuds can help reset their internal systems and resolve any temporary glitches or bugs that might be interfering with their ability to pair.

To restart your Jabra earbuds:

  • Take the earbuds out of the charging case.
  • Hold down the button on each earbud for about 1 seconds to power OFF.
  • After a few seconds, press the button on each earbud again to turn them back on.
How to Pair Jabra Earbuds? [All Models Explained]

Alternatively, the earbuds are also powered off when you put them in the charging case and close the lid. Taking them out again will essentially restart them.

Restart your phone

Restarting your phone can resolve a variety of issues, including problems with Bluetooth connectivity.

It essentially gives your phone a fresh start and often eliminates minor software glitches.

It is a good idea to restart your phone (and other electronics) every once in a while to empty cache and remove any temporary memory files that can hinder performance and functioning of your device.

Disconnect all other bluetooth devices

Your phone can connect to multiple Bluetooth devices at the same time, but this can sometimes cause issues when you’re trying to pair a new device.

Disconnecting all other Bluetooth devices can help ensure that your phone and your earbuds are able to connect without any interference.

To disconnect other Bluetooth devices:

  • Go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings.
  • Under ‘Paired Devices,’ you’ll see a list of all the devices your phone is currently connected to.
  • Tap on each device and select ‘Unpair‘ or ‘Disconnect.’

Similarly, if your Jabra earbuds are connected to an other device, make sure you disconnect that and then try to connect to your new device.

Bring your phone closer

Bluetooth devices need to be within a certain range to connect, typically around 30 feet. This distance further decreases if the earbuds are low on charge.

How to Pair Jabra Earbuds

If your phone and your earbuds are too far apart, they might not be able to pair.

Try bringing your phone and your earbuds closer together to see if this resolves the issue. If there is any physical barrier between them, remove that as well.

Reset the earbuds

If restarting your earbuds doesn’t resolve the issue, you might need to reset them. Resetting your earbuds will often resolve any temporary software issues and give your earbuds a fresh start.

To reset your Jabra earbuds:

  • Take your earbuds out of the charging case and turn them ON.
  • Now, press & hold the button on both earbuds for about 10-15 seconds until the LED light flashes purple.
  • Your earbuds will go through the reset process and once completed, the LED will blink blue indicating pairing mode.

Resetting your Jabra earbuds will remove all previously paired devices. Before you pair your erbuds again, FORGET them from your phone as well.

Update firmware

A firmware bug can also cause your Jabra earbuds to stop paring with other bluetooth devices. To keep your Jabra earbuds functioning properly, always keep your firmware up to date.

How to Pair Jabra Earbuds? [All Models Explained]

Firmware updates often comes with bug fixes, improvements to performance, and new features.

To update the firmware on your Jabra earbuds:

  • Install the Jabra Sound+ app on your phone if you haven’t already.
  • Open the app and connect your earbuds.
  • If there’s a firmware update available, you’ll see a notification in the app.
  • Follow the prompts to install the update.
  • Make sure to keep your earbuds in their charging case during the update, and do not close the app until the update is complete.

Contact Jabra Support

If nothing worked so far and you are still having trouble pairing your Jabra earbuds after trying the solutions provided, it is time to contact Jabra Support.

The company’s customer service team can provide expert help and additional troubleshooting tips.

You can reach out to Jabra Support via their website or directly through the Jabra Sound+ app. From the website, you can submit a support ticket, start a live chat, or find the phone number for your local Jabra support team.

Before contacting support, make sure to have your earbuds’ model number and any other information that might help the team diagnose the issue.

If you have your warranty card, you might need that as well.

Ahmed is a professional Engineer and technology expert. With nine years of experience in the tech industry, he helps others navigate the ever-evolving world of technology, focusing on social media, streaming, and smart devices with his troubleshooting guides & articles.

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  1. Updating the firmware corrected my issue (after resetting the), but for some reason the case needed to be plugged in before the update would start, even though the app told me everything was fully charged. Just in case anyone else has issues updating the firmware.

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