The world is surrounded by wires, electric wires, chargers, wired headphones, ethernet cables, and on it goes. Bluetooth technology freed us from at least some of the wires around us.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to share files in a shorter range by pairing the device. These days when everything else comes with a price, Bluetooth gives you the freedom to share and receive files without any hesitation of cost. In fact, not just files; it also lets you connect your audio devices and listen to your favorite tracks.
There are barely any devices that are not compatible with Bluetooth. It’s a seamless way to connect and share with your loved ones. But can we connect multiple headphones to a single device?
‘YES’ and ‘NO’! Yes, we can connect two headphones to a single device, and NO, we can not connect multiple headphones, i.e., more than two headphones, to a single device, provided that you have a handset that supports these features.
In addition to that, you must’ve heard about or probably used “Bluetooth splitters”, which also lets you connect two headphones to the splitter and share the audio with your friend. Not to worry, with each step forward, we’ll keep clearing your doubts.
Let us explore the list of devices that have the dual pairing feature.
List of Handsets That Allow Dual Pairing of Headphones to a Single Device
To relieve you of some of your burdens, we are listing below the devices that permit dual pairing of headphones to a single device. We hope yours is one of them.
- Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max (support Dual Bluetooth Audio with iOS 13 or later)
- Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max (support Dual Bluetooth Audio with iOS 13 or later)
Though we’ve tried to cover the best possible results, there are chances that we might have missed out on some devices, or some more devices may come up with the same feature in the near future.
How to Connect Two Headphones to a Single Device?
We’ve covered the devices that allow dual pairing of headphones to a single device. If you have one of the devices mentioned above, let us try pairing them.
Moving further, we’ll guide you through the steps to pair your headphones to different devices:
Samsung Galaxy Series
The steps to pair your device with Bluetooth headphones are almost the same for all devices. However, it may vary in some models or brands. Make sure to read the user manual for detailed instructions.
Step 1: In the ‘settings’ section of your phone, go to ‘connection’.
Step 2: Switch the toggle button to ‘ON’ to make the other device discoverable by nearby devices.
Step 3: Turn on the Bluetooth devices that you want to pair your phone with.
Step 4: Tap on the headphone you want to connect with. You’ll see that it gets connected in just a few seconds.
Step 5: Tap on the next device that you want to connect with and wait for a few seconds so it gets paired.
Apple iPhone (Series Mentioned Above)
Apple has released a new feature called ‘Share Audio,’ which lets you share your music tracks with the other person via Bluetooth headphones. However, this feature is only available in iOS version 13 and later. Below are the steps to pair your Bluetooth headphone to your iPhone.
Step 1: On your device, go to settings > tap on Bluetooth.
Step 2: Turn on the Bluetooth so that it can discover the devices near you.
Step 3: Turn on both headphones to get them connected.
Step 4: Once the devices are connected, the music section will display the connected devices, wherein you will find the option ‘Share audio” and choose the other headset you want to share with.
You can choose to individually adjust the volume of your headphones on both devices, which also ensures seamless music streaming.
Bluetooth splitters are an excellent alternative for those who do not have one of those handsets supporting ‘Share audio’ or multiple Bluetooth headphones connectivity.
You can just pair the Bluetooth splitter with your phone or whichever device you want to connect it with and then pair the other headphones that you want to share audio with.
Some Bluetooth splitters have ports to allow you to insert one end of the cable into the splitter and the other end into the TV or laptop, while some others can be connected wirelessly by turning on the Bluetooth of both the device and the Splitter.
It is an easy way to share music without spending much money on Apple or Samsung handsets. Although, the mere thought of having a pricey and better-looking phone in your hands is always more alluring.
The steps and process of pairing devices mentioned above aren’t accurate as they may differ slightly in different brands and models.
Ensure that you read the user’s manual thoroughly to avoid any disturbances in your music sessions.
Bluetooth splitters, too, are of various brands and models. Hence reading the product manual is strongly recommended.
Now that you’ve gone through this article, we hope you’ll be able to enjoy audio on multiple headphones with your loved ones.
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