How to connect Bluetooth headphones to an iPhone: pair your Apple Airpods, Samsung Galaxy Buds or any wireless headset to your iPhone

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If you're wondering how to connect Bluetooth headphones to an iPhone - be those headphones Apple Airpods, Samsung Galaxy Buds, a wireless headset, or something totally different - you've come to the correct place!

Wireless headphones are the future, at least, assuming you don't have a cat who will swipe them under the sofa or a toddler who'll flush them down the toilet.

Other than those small issues, they're an excellent choice if you want to listen to music on the run, or just want to chill out with your iPhone and not worry about wires.

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Thanks to the abilities of not just general Bluetooth headphones, but Apple AirPods and even Galaxy Buds, there's really no better time than now to invest in a pair and link them up to your iPhone.

So, if you are thinking about picking some up, or you already have, here is how you can connect them to an iPhone.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to an iPhone

The good news is that it's nice and easy to pair Bluetooth headphones to an iPhone. All you have to do is this:

  • Make sure the Bluetooth headphones are near your iPhone
  • Go to Settings on your iPhone
  • Choose General
  • Choose Bluetooth
  • Turn Bluetooth on
  • Make sure your headphones are in discovery mode
  • Choose them on your iPhone and enter a password if needed
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How to connect Apple AirPods to an iPhone

You'll be unsurprised to learn the Apple AirPods have a special way to connect to an iPhone because Apple. There are some extra steps you can take after these ones to add in Siri functionality, but these are the basics.

  • Go to your home screen
  • Open the case containing your Apple Airpods and hold it next to your phone, this should cause an animation to appear on the phone
  • Hit Connect
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How to connect Galaxy Buds to an iPhone

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If you want to be a little naughty and pair a competitor's brand of Bluetooth headphones to an iPhone, then more power to you.

Little acts of rebellion can make you feel like a badass, and you deserve to feel like one.

The good news is that it's incredibly easy to pair Galaxy Buds with an iPhone, in fact, it's so easy that you can follow the first set of instructions instead of anything specialised. Here are those instructions again...

  • Make sure the Bluetooth headphones are near your iPhone
  • Go to Settings on your iPhone
  • Choose General
  • Choose Bluetooth
  • Turn Bluetooth on
  • Make sure your headphones are in discovery mode
  • Choose them on your iPhone and enter a password if needed
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Now go on, go listen to some music you little rebel.

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