To set up a wireless Bluetooth headset, the user must turn it on and put it in pairing mode. This allows smartphones, tablets or computers that support Bluetooth to discover the headset and pair with it. Many Bluetooth headsets transmit a text or audio message to indicate a successful pairing.
The common way to enable pairing or discover mode is to turn on the headset and hold the power or answer-call button for a few seconds. The user can usually determine that a headset is in pairing mode when its LED light blinks in a certain pattern. The exact process to enable pairing mode may vary between each Bluetooth headset, and users must refer to the headset's instruction manual for specific details.
The user must turn on the Bluetooth of the connecting device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and let it scan for nearby devices. During the pairing process, the connecting device should list the wireless headset among other devices. The user must select the headset and enter a number code if necessary. The typical code is 0000 or 1234, but some wireless headsets do not ask for a code and simply proceed with the pairing. Once the headset and the connecting device establish a connection, the user can make phone calls through the Bluetooth headset.