Pairing and connecting with an Android smartphone

The operation to register the device that you wish to connect to is called “pairing”. First, pair a device to use it with the headset for the first time.

Before starting the operation, make sure of the following:

  • The Android smartphone is placed within 1 m (3 feet) of the headset.
  • The headset is charged sufficiently.
  • The operating instructions of the Android smartphone is in hand.
  1. Enter pairing mode on this headset.

    Turn on the headset when you pair the headset with a device for the first time after you bought it or after you initialized the headset (the headset has no pairing information). The headset enters pairing mode automatically. In this case, proceed to step 2.

    When you pair a second or subsequent device (the headset has pairing information for other devices), press and hold the (power) button for about 7 seconds.

    Check that the indicator (blue) repeatedly flashes twice in a row. You will hear the voice guidance say, “Bluetooth pairing”.

  2. Unlock the screen of the Android smartphone if it is locked.
  3. Find the headset on the Android smartphone.
    1. Select [Settings] - [Device connection] - [Bluetooth].

    2. Touch the switch to turn on the Bluetooth function.

  4. Touch [WH-1000XM4].

    If [WH-1000XM4] and [LE_WH-1000XM4] are displayed, select [WH-1000XM4].

    [LE_WH-1000XM4] will be displayed first, but wait until [WH-1000XM4] is displayed.

    It may take about 30 seconds to 1 minute for [WH-1000XM4] to be displayed.

    If [WH-1000XM4] is not displayed, try again from step 1.

    If Passkey (*) input is required, input “0000”.

    The headset and smartphone are paired and connected with each other. You will hear the voice guidance say, “Bluetooth connected”.

    If they are not connected, see “Connecting to a paired Android smartphone”.

    *A Passkey may be called “Passcode”, “PIN code”, “PIN number”, or “Password”.



  • If pairing is not established within 5 minutes, pairing mode is canceled. In this case, start the operation again from step 1.
  • Once Bluetooth devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases:
    • Pairing information has been deleted after repair, etc.
    • When a 9th device is paired.
      The headset can be paired with up to 8 devices. If a new device is paired after 8 devices are already paired, the registration information of the paired device with the oldest connection date is overwritten with the information for the new device.
    • When the pairing information for the headset has been deleted from the Bluetooth device.
    • When the headset is initialized.
      All of the pairing information is deleted. In this case, delete the pairing information for the headset from the device and then pair them again.
  • The headset can be paired with multiple devices, but can only play music from 1 paired device at a time.