Mpow headphones are a rival to many other brands of headphones. The headphones have exceptional noise cancellation, among other features that make them stand out. Generally, Mpow headphones are easy to pair to other devices, but the steps can be complicated if you do not know how to initiate pairing mode.
Read on as I show you how to pair the headphones to any device and how to interpret what the LEDs mean regarding the pairing process.
- Before attempting to power the headphones, ensure they are adequately charged and within a meter radius of the device to which you want to pair them.
- If the Mpow headphones are brand new and have never been paired with any device, they will default to pairing mode the first time you turn them on.
- Mpow headphones show they are in pairing mode by the LED flashing blue and red.
- You can manually initiate pairing mode by pressing and holding the Multifunction button (MFB) for five to six seconds from the off state of the headphones.
- The Multifunction button is between the volume up and volume down buttons on most Mpow headphones, but you can find it below the volume down button on some models.
- On some models, the MFB is called the power or Bluetooth button. However, that should not be an issue as they all work similarly.
- The process of pairing Mpow headphones is also the same process used in pairing Mpow headsets as long as you know where the multifunction button is located.
- If prompted to enter a code/PIN during the pairing process, use 0000.
Getting Mpow Headphones into Pairing Mode
To pair Mpow on-ear headphones to any device, you should first get the headphones in pairing mode. When powering the headphones for the first time, they automatically go into pairing mode.
To power on most Mpow headphones, press and hold the Multifunction button for two to three seconds, and you will see the LEDs on the headphones flickering blue for one second, and a voice prompt will notify you that the headphones are on.
The button is usually located between the volume up and volume down buttons. On other models, it is located just below the volume down button.
To power on the Mpow kids’ headphones (CH9), flick down the lower switch on the left earcup and observe that the LED is flashing blue.
The headphones will then go into pairing mode if this is the first time you’re powering them on or if previously connected devices are not within range.
You will know the headphones are in pairing mode when the LEDs flash blue and red.
However, if the headphones do not go into pairing mode, turn them off by pressing the Multifunction button for two to five seconds until the LEDs start flashing red and you hear a ‘power off’ voice prompt.
Then press and hold the multifunction button for five to six seconds until the LEDs start flashing red and blue to show the headphones are in pairing mode.
If the headphones keep connecting to a device, you do not want them to connect to switch off Bluetooth connectivity on that device.
Alternatively, you can clear pairing information from the headphones by simultaneously pressing and holding the volume up and volume down buttons for five seconds on models like the H5, CH9, and H16.
To clear pairing information on other models like the H20 and Mpow 059, simultaneously press and hold the multifunction and volume up buttons for five seconds.
Once you clear the pairing information, the headphones will go into pairing mode, and you can continue with the pairing process.
After getting the headphones in pairing mode, you can connect them to a Bluetooth device that has a display. Below are steps to enable Bluetooth connectivity on some popular operating systems.
Pairing Mpow Headphones with an Android Device
To enable Bluetooth connectivity on an Android device, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings and select Connected devices.
- Select the Pair new device option.
- Wait as your device scans for nearby available Bluetooth devices. Assuming your headphones are in pairing mode and close to the phone, they should appear on the list of available devices.
- When you see the Mpow headphones on the list of devices, select them and tap ‘pair.’
- If asked for a code, use 0000, and a voice prompt will notify you that pairing is complete once the headphones and the phone are connected.
Pairing Mpow Headphones with an iPhone/iPad
To enable Bluetooth on an iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, select Bluetooth, and tap the slider to activate Bluetooth if it is turned off.
Next, tap the name of the Mpow headphones from the list of devices, and if prompted to enter a code use 0000.
How to Pair MPOW H5 with an iPhone/iPad
Pairing Mpow Headphones with a Windows Device
The steps below describe how to connect Mpow headphones to a Windows device.
- Click on the Start option on the taskbar, then select Settings.
- Then if you have a Windows 10 device, navigate to Devices and select Bluetooth & other devices.
- If you have a Windows 11 device, select Bluetooth & devices.
- Then ensure the Bluetooth toggle switch is turned on.
- Select the Add Bluetooth or other device option and select Bluetooth on the tab that will pop up.
- Wait for the device to scan for available devices, and it should find your Mpow headphones.
- Once it finds the headphones select them and select connect to complete the process.
- You should hear a voice prompt from the headphones telling you they are connected.
Pairing Bluetooth Headphones with a Windows 11 PC
Pairing Mpow Headphones with a Mac
Select the Apple Menu and go to System Settings to enable Bluetooth connectivity on a Mac.
Next, select the Bluetooth option on the new window. Then turn on Bluetooth if it is turned off. You can see this on the left side of the open window.
The device will start scanning for available devices and list them on the open window. Select the Mpow headphones o complete the pairing process.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question: Why are my MPOW headphones not pairing?
- Answer: Various factors could be preventing the headphones from pairing. The headphones and the device could be far apart, the headphones are connected to another device or a system malfunction on the headphones or the device you want to connect them to.
- You can try forcing the headphones to connect by doing the following:
- Disable Bluetooth on all other devices except the one you want to connect the headphones to.
- Clear all Bluetooth connections on the device you want to connect the headphones to.
- Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on the source device and the headphones are in pairing mode.
- Ensure the headphones and the source device are within a meter distance of each other.
- Clear all pairing information from the headphone. The process of doing this differs depending on the headphones.
- Question: Where is the power button on MPOW headphones?
- Answer: Most Mpow headphones use the multifunction button as the power button. To turn on the headphones using this button, press it for two to three seconds.
- You will know the headphones are on when the LED flashes blue, and a voice prompt notifies you that the headphones are on.
- The button is usually between the volume up and volume down buttons. Some models have it below the volume down button.
- Some Mpow headphone models like the CH9s have a power switch on the left earcup.
- Question: Why are my MPOW headphones flashing blue and red?
- Answer: When the headphones flash blue and red, they are in pairing mode and ready to pair.
Getting Mpow headphones into pairing mode is as easy as knowing what button to press and for how long. Earbuds have slightly more complicated steps for initiating pairing mode than on-ear headphones, so you should locate the user manual for instructions specific to your model.
If you have any trouble during pairing, contact Mpow’s customer help service for further assistance.