How to Connect Bose Headphones to Mac?

How to Connect Bose Headphones to Mac

Struggling in connecting your new Bose Headphones to your Mac? Here we have a solution for you. In this article, you’ll know How to connect Bose Headphones to Mac in just 5 steps with images at every step.

To connect your Bose headphones to your Mac, simply go to Bluetooth settings on your Mac (System preferences > Bluetooth) and turn on Bluetooth. Then, enter your Bose headphones in pairing mode, once they are in pairing mode, on your Mac find the name of your device and tap on Connect.

Let’s begin with this article…

Learn How to Connect Bose Headphones to Mac – 5 Easy Steps

Here is a step-by-step tutorial with an image on every step to help you get the instructions easily. Just turn on your Mac, log in to your macOS profile, if you haven’t, and follow the below steps.

Step1 – Open System Preference

Apple icon> System Preferences

First of all, go to System Preference, you can tap on the Apple logo on the upper side, and then you’ll get a drop-down list, tap on System Preference there. This can be done on any version of Mac. You can also go dock bar to go to System Preference.

Step2 – Tap on Bluetooth

Turn on Bluetooth

Once you’re in System Preference, find and tap on the Bluetooth icon (Bluetooth Preferences)

Step3 – Turn ON the Bluetooth

Turn ON the Bluetooth

First of all, you have to turn ON Bluetooth if it isn’t. To turn it ON, simply click on Turn Bluetooth ON.

Step 4 – Slide the Power Switch of your Bose Headphones

Step4- Slide the Power Switch of your Bose Headphones
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Once your Mac’s Bluetooth is ON, grab your Bose headphones and enter them into pairing mode.

To get your Bose headphones into pairing mode, either you have to Slide the power button to Bluetooth mode or press and hold down the power button until the light starts blinking on your headphones.

Entering pairing mode might be different according to the model of your Bose Headphone. But mainly there are only these two ways –

  1. Pressing and holding the power button, until the light starts blinking or
  2. Sliding the power switch on your Bose headphone.

Step5 – Now Connect Bose Headphones to Mac

Now, once you have set your Bose headphone in pairing mode, you can see their name in the Bluetooth setting on your Mac. If you see the name of your Bluetooth device in the list (Bluetooth name), simply tap on Connect, and you’ve connected your Bose headphone to your Mac.

Customize Bose Headphone Settings

You can not only connect your Bose headphones to your Mac but enjoy it more by doing customized settings. You can customize system sounds and sounds on your Bose headphones. If you want to customize Bose headphones then follow the below steps to do so.


  1. First of all, Go to System Preferences > Select Sound.
  2. Then, You’ll get three tabs – Sounds Effects, Input & Output.
  3. In System Effects, you can select an alert notification sound and change the volume of the notification.
  4. In Output, you can balance the volume from the Left and Right sides of the headphone, and change the Output volume.
  5. In Input, you can adjust the input volume, which is the microphone. Don’t turn down the input volume entirely, it will disable the microphone on your

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Frequently Asked Questions

#1. Why Won’t My Bose Headphones Connect to my Mac?

Troubleshooting Methods – 

  1. Restart your Bose headphones – Press and hold the play/pause button, until you see the white lights start blinking.
  2. Reset your Bose headphones
    1. Power OFF the Bose Headphones for 30 Seconds
    2. After 30 seconds, plug them into charging for 5 minutes
    3. After 5 minutes, unplug the headphone from the charger
    4. Wait 1 minute and power them ON.

#2. How Do I Get My Bose Headphones into Pairing Mode?

There are two ways to get your Bose headphones into Pairing mode –

  1. Slide the power button – In some Bose headphones, all you have to do is slide the power button to enter pairing mode.
  2. Long press the power button until the light starts blinking – On other Bose headphones, you have to long press the power headphones, until you see the light of your headphones start blinking.

#3. Is the Bose Connect App Available on Mac?

Please note that there isn’t a Mac version of the Bose Connect app; it’s only available for iOS and Android apps.

#4. Does the iPhone have a way for you to connect Bose headphones to it? If so, how?

Here is an easy way to connect your Bose headphones to your iPhone –

  1. Turn ON Bluetooth on your iPhone. (Open Control Center > tap)
  2. Turn ON the pairing mode of your Bose Headphone. To turn it ON, either long press the power button of your headphones until the light starts blinking or slide the power button on some Bose Headphones.
  3. You’ll see the name of your Bose headphone, after some time. Tap on it and pair it.
  4. If the name of your headphone isn’t appearing tap on Bluetooth settings, and you’ll be redirected to settings, simply pair your device there.

That’s it for this article, we hope you find it relevant and got an idea about connecting bose headphones to mac without getting into any trouble, thanks for reading!

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