How to Use a Bluetooth Headset on Windows (Laptop and PC) 2021 – Using a Bluetooth headset does have several advantages, we can move freely because there are no cables that limit it and the control features in the Bluetooth headset are also more complete. Unfortunately, many are still confused about how to use a Bluetooth headset in Windows.
Best Ways to Use a Bluetooth Headset on Windows (Laptop and PC) 2021
That’s why on this occasion I will share how to connect and use a Bluetooth headset on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 both on laptops and PCs.
How to use a Bluetooth headset on Windows
1. Windows 10
The first step in using a Bluetooth headset in Windows 10 is to connect the headset to our laptop or PC (pairing).
Connecting a headset in Windows 10 is very easy. First, we first turn on the Bluetooth headset, usually when the Bluetooth headset is first turned on it will automatically be in pairing mode.
Moving to the PC, we must also turn on Bluetooth in Windows, the first way is to enter the Bluetooth Settings menu, you can type “Bluetooth” in the Windows search bar and select Bluetooth and other devices settings.
Later we will enter the Bluetooth menu in Windows 10, from here we will pair and activate Bluetooth devices.
First turn on Bluetooth on the PC by pressing the off button to turn on, then click Add Bluetooth or another device> Bluetooth.
Windows will detect nearby Bluetooth devices and display them on the screen, then our Bluetooth headset will be visible there.
After our headset appears, just click once, the headset will automatically connect to our laptop or PC.
After the headset is connected, usually the speaker settings (playback device) will change automatically. But if it doesn’t change then we have to change it manually, click the sound (volume) icon in the right corner of the taskbar, then change the speaker to our Bluetooth headset.
If you’re having Bluetooth not working on Windows 10, you can follow this tutorial to fix it:
2. Windows 8
How to use a headset on Bluetooth 8 is also easy, first, we first connect the headset with our laptop or PC.
Enter the Bluetooth settings menu in Windows 8, you can do this via the Charm Bar (point to the corner) > Settings > Change PC Settings.
First, go to the Wireless menu > activate Bluetooth by pressing the off button to on.
After that go to the Devices menu > Add a device.
Make sure our Bluetooth headset is on and in pairing mode. Wait until Windows 8 finds our Bluetooth headset, then click once to connect.
3. Windows 7
Next is how to use a Bluetooth headset in Windows 7.
For those of you who are still using Windows 7 on laptops and PCs, you may not have difficulty connecting a Bluetooth headset to Windows 7. You can do the same by connecting to other Bluetooth devices.
You do this by turning on the Bluetooth headset, entering pairing mode. Then in Windows,> right click on the Bluetooth icon in the tray icon bar (right corner of the taskbar) > select Add a Bluetooth Device.
Wait until Windows 7 finds our Bluetooth headset, then click the Bluetooth headset icon > Next > just follow the steps until it’s finished.
How to operate Bluetooth headset
Bluetooth headsets usually have 3 bottom buttons to operate, for example, I use a Vivan Bluetooth headset which has 3 buttons, namely volume up, volume down, and a multifunction button.
To operate the headset, such as entering pairing mode, resetting, activating the 3D feature, you usually have to press several key combinations. You can find the instructions in the manual.
The following are some of the key combinations that are used quite frequently:
- Power on: press and hold the multifunction button for 2 seconds
- Power off: press and hold the multifunction button for 4 seconds
- Pairing: press and hold the multifunction button for 3 seconds
- Activate the 3D surrounding sound effect: click the multifunction button and volume down at the same time
- Answer the phone: click the multifunction button 1 time
- Reject the phone: press and hold the multifunction button for 2 seconds
- Check battery: double click volume down button
Bluetooth headsets are also equipped with LED indicators, here are some important LED indicator combinations:
- Pairing mode: red and blue lights flash alternately
- Connected headset: blue light flashes slowly
- Charging: red light is on
- Charging complete: red light turns blue
- Battery low: red light flashes accompanied by sound notification
Pros and cons of Bluetooth headset for Windows
Using a Bluetooth headset on laptops and PCs does have its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to wired headsets.
The following are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a Bluetooth headset on Windows laptops and PCs.
- More freedom to move because it is not limited by cables
- Can be used up to 3 meters from the laptop
- No need to unplug the headset when we go to the kitchen to get drinks
- Can be used while lying down while watching a movie
- Usage is limited by battery, usually, Bluetooth headsets can last 5-6 hours for gaming and 7-10 hours for listening to music.
- Sound quality is still inferior to wired headsets
- There is a bug in Windows that makes the headset sound slow and ugly.
Fix Bluetooth headset bug in Windows
When using a Bluetooth headset on laptops and PCs with Windows OS, we will experience a bug that causes the headset to sound bad, delay, and drop out. This bug will get worse when we activate the built-in mic on the headset.
I have discussed this problem in a previous post, if you experience this bug then you can follow this tutorial to solve it:
Okay, here’s a tutorial on how to use a Bluetooth headset on Windows 10, 8, and 7 that I can give. I hope this helps.
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