How to Connect Headphones to Apple Watch: A Quick Guide

Pair your Bluetooth accessory Put your Bluetooth accessory in pairing mode using the instructions that came with it. On your Apple Watch, tap Settings >, Bluetooth. Your Apple Watch will search for nearby Bluetooth accessories. Choose your Bluetooth accessory. If asked, enter a passkey or PIN.

Do you want to know how to pair your Bluetooth earphones with your Apple Watch? You’re in the right place! This guide will give you an easy-to-follow process to get your headphones connected to your watch.

Firstly, if you own earphones that aren’t AirPods or Beats models with an H1 chip inside, you’ll need to put them into pairing mode. Although each manufacturer has a different process, it typically involves pressing and holding a button until the light flashes.

After this, you need to go to your watch’s settings menu. Press the crown on the side of your watch to open the apps view, then find the settings app. Scroll down until you find Bluetooth, and you’ll see a list of previously connected devices (if you have them). If you don’t, any headphones or audio products with Bluetooth pairing mode switched on will appear. Tap on your earphones to connect, and you’re done!

With AirPods and Powerbeats, the process is slightly different. The H1 chip works with your iCloud account, so you only need to pair your headphones with your iPhone. Once paired, they will be automatically connected to any other device signed into your iCloud account, including your Apple Watch. Make sure they’re switched on and nearby, and when you start playing music on your watch, they will automatically connect and start playing.

In conclusion, this guide has provided you with a quick and easy-to-follow process for connecting your headphones to your Apple Watch. It’s an important task, and with this guide, you’ll be able to do it in no time.


How do I get my Apple Watch to play through my headphones?
Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, then tap Bluetooth.Tap the device when it appears.
Can you connect headphones to Apple Watch without phone?
Play audio from Apple Watch Ultra on Bluetooth headphones or speakers without your iPhone nearby. Tip: If you have AirPods that you set up with your iPhone, they're ready to use with your Apple Watch Ultra—just press play.
Can you connect any Bluetooth headphones to Apple Watch?
You can connect any Bluetooth headphones to the Apple Watch Series 8. You can pair any Bluetooth earphones with your Apple Watch Series 8 to play music or listen to audiobooks or podcasts, even if they're not from Apple or Beats.