Initializing the headset to restore factory settings

If the headset does not operate correctly even after resetting, initialize the headset.

  1. Set the headset units into the charging case.

    Leave the charging case lid open.

  2. Press and hold the initialize button on the back of the charging case for about 15 seconds or more.

    The indicator (blue) on the charging case repeatedly flashes twice in a row, and then the indicator (orange) starts flashing.

  3. Release your finger within 5 seconds after the indicator (orange) on the charging case starts flashing.

    When the initializing is complete, the indicator (green) on the charging case flashes 4 times.

This operation resets volume settings, etc. to the factory settings, and deletes all pairing information. In this case, delete the pairing information for the headset from the connected device and then pair them again.

If the headset does not operate correctly even after initializing, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

About the instruction manual video

Watch the video to find out how to initialize.


  • You can also initialize the headset with the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app.


  • When the remaining battery charge of the charging case is not sufficient, the headset will not start initializing. Charge the charging case.
  • If the indicator (green) on the charging case does not flash 4 times after performing step 3 , the headset has not been initialized. Try again from step 2 .
  • If you have updated the software after purchasing the headset, the software is retained updated even if you initialize the headset.
  • When you initialize the headset to restore to the factory settings after you change the language of the voice guidance, the language will not return to the factory settings.