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How to put most Bluetooth headsets into Pairing Mode?

There are two main ways to put your Bluetooth Headset into Pairing/Discovery mode:

1. For devices that have a Power Button

Start with the headset in the OFF state, then hold the power/action button until it goes into pairing mode (about 3-5 seconds). When in pairing mode, the light should be flashing red and blue or have a steady blue light, in most cases.
Then you can discover it with your phone or PC.

2. For device that have an On/Off SWITCH

Start with the headset in the OFF state, then hold the call/action button while you turn the headset ON. The headset should now flashing red and blue or have a steady blue light, in most cases.
Then you can discover it with your phone or PC.

If you forgot the pairing code, refer here:

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    STEP 1 You have to firstly put off the headset,by holding the call control button,which is the button on the face of the bluetooth,until the blue light turns red,as soon as the blue light turns red release the button.
    STEP 2 After putting off the headset,wait for like 5 secs to ensure its completely off.when the device is off,you can now press and hold on the call control button for 5secs if its the first initial pairing,if it's not,then you have to hold on the call control button for 8seconds,afterwards the light should flash red then blue in both cases
    STEP 3 At this point in time your headset is in discovery mode,and you have 60 seconds to pair it with your phone which should also be in the pairing mode as well.
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    follow the steps below:
    • Setting the headset into pairing mode
    1) Ensure the headset is fully charged
    2) The headset must be switch off
    3) Press and hold the on button for +- 8 seconds until the light flashes red-blue
    4) The headset is now in pairing mode
    • Searching for the headset on the phone
    1) Go to “settings” or “connections”
    2) Select Bluetooth, then options
    3) Select Devices and click add
    4) The phone should search for any available Bluetooth devices and display what was found
    5) Select the Motorola device and click add
    6) You will be required to enter in a pass code which is standard ‘0000’
    7) If successful then the headset will start flashing BLUE every few seconds.
    • The headset is now paired with the phone

    Hope this helps
    Season's Greetings from Fixya!

    Chris (ziraffa)

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