Soundcore earbuds come in multiple models, and how each model works can get confusing. I learned this the hard way when I purchased different models from Soundcore and could not even power on each model correctly. The frustrations pushed me to learn how to control at last one of the models, and I landed on the Liberty Air 2s.
Here you will find all the necessary information on the Liberty Air 2 pairing process, making it easier to use them if you are on a pair.
- Ensure the earbuds are fully charged before pairing them to any device, especially if you pair them for the first time.
- Opening the charging case powers on the Liberty Air 2 buds, and closing the case powers them off.
- You can manually power off the earbuds by taking them out of their charging case and touching the touchpad on one of the buds for eight seconds. The LED on the bud will flash red once.
- You can manually power the earbud on by touching the touchpad for two seconds, and the LED will flash white for a second.
- When the earbuds are powered on, the right earbud automatically pairs with the left one.
- You can also manually enable pairing mode by placing both earbuds in the case and pressing the button on the charging case for three seconds while the charging case is still open.
- A rapidly flashing white LED on the earbuds shows that the earbud is pairing, while a slow white LED shows the earbuds are connected to a device.
- Sometimes only one earbud will pair with your device. That is a known fault, but the connected earbud will transfer audio to the secondary earbud.
Getting Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Earbuds in Pairing Mode
Powering the Earbuds On and Off
You have to power the earbuds on and get them in pairing mode to connect them to various source devices. But before you power the earbuds on, ensure they are fully charged (if using them for the first time).
The earbuds will automatically power on when you open the charging case. The right earbud will also automatically connect to the left one.
You can also manually power them off by taking both buds out of the case and touching the touchpad of either of the buds for eight seconds. You will know they are off when the LED on the bud flashes red once.
To manually power them back on, hold the touchpad of one of the buds for two seconds. The LED will flash white once to show they are on.
The LED on the bud will flash white once to show that they are in true wireless mode. At this point, the earbuds are in pairing mode and ready to pair to any device.
Note that the earbuds will automatically connect to the last device they were successfully paired with if the device is within Bluetooth range and its Bluetooth is discoverable.
In such instances, you can force the buds back into pairing mode by turning off Bluetooth on all nearby devices and leaving only the device you want to be connected to the earbuds.
You can also manually enable pairing mode on the earbuds by placing both in the case. Then without closing the case, press and hold the button on the charging case for three seconds. The button is on the back next to the charging port.
The light on one of the earbuds will rapidly flash white to show they are in pairing mode.
From here, you can complete the pairing process on your source device. The earbuds will be discoverable as Soundcore Liberty Air 2.
Liberty Air 2 – How to Manually Engage Pairing Mode
Complete the Pairing Process on the Source Device
Once you have the buds in pairing mode, enabling Bluetooth on the source device is next. The steps differ depending on the source device’s operating system, manufacturer, and model.
Below are ways to enable Bluetooth on some operating systems:
- Go to Settings > Connected Devices > select Pair new device.
- The device will automatically enable Bluetooth and scan for available devices. The earbuds should appear as one of them.
- Select Soundcore Liberty Air 2 and wait for a pop-up to pair the second bud.
- Accept all other Bluetooth pairing prompts that will appear, and you are done.
Connecting Soundcore Liberty Air 2 to an Android Device
- Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
- Ensure Bluetooth is turned on.
- Wait as the phone scans for available Bluetooth devices and lists them under ‘Other devices.’
- Select Soundcore Liberty Air 2 and wait for the second pairing prompt.
- Accept all other Bluetooth pairing prompts that might pop up from here, and you are done.
The above steps apply to iOS 16 devices, but if you have older versions, you can find detailed instructions on Apple’s website.
Connecting Liberty Air 2 to an iPhone
- Click Start on the taskbar to reveal the menu.
- Go to Settings > Bluetooth & devices, and turn it on.
- Select Add Devices, then Bluetooth, which will scan for available devices.
- Select the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earbuds and accept any additional pairing prompts.
These steps apply to Windows 11 devices, but you can find more instructions on the Microsoft website.
Connecting Liberty Air 2 to a Windows PC
These steps apply to devices that use MacBook using macOS Ventura 13, but if you have another version, the instructions are detailed by Apple.
- Select the Apple menu > System settings > Bluetooth.
- Place the cursor on the earbuds’ name, i.e., Soundcore Liberty Air 2.
- Click Connect and accept any further pairing prompts.
Connecting Liberty Air 2 to a MacBook
As You Pair
When you scan for available Bluetooth devices, the earbuds will appear under ‘Soundcore Liberty Air 2‘.
When you click the name to pair the source device to the earbuds, the primary earbud will pair first then a pop-up will appear, compelling you to pair the second earbud. Accept the request; otherwise, only one earbud will be connected to your device.
Therefore, once both buds are paired to your device, they will appear as two devices, i.e., ‘Soundcore Liberty Air 2’ and ‘Soundcore Liberty Air 2-L.’
If this happens, have no worries, as the primary earbud (the one that connected) will still transfer audio to the secondary earbud (the one that failed to connect).
When this happens, the source device will only identify one earbud, which is understandable as only one earbud is connected to the source device, and the other is connected to the primary earbud forming a daisy chain.
Also, you can enable mono mode after pairing both earbuds to the source device. The feature allows you to use only one earbud while the other remains off.
Simply take the earbud you are not using, place it in the case, and close it. When you want to go back to stereo mode (using both buds), take out the other earbud and place it in your ear. Both buds will pair seamlessly and continue playing audio.
Reset the Earbuds
If you are having trouble pairing or syncing the earbuds, a factory reset is the easiest and fastest way to solve such problems.
Here is how you reset these earbuds:
- Place both buds in the case but do not close it.
- Ensure the earbuds are properly connected to the case and they are charging.
- Press and hold the charging case button until the earbuds’ LEDs flash red three times. This will take approximately ten seconds.
- The earbuds have been reset.
Resetting Liberty Air 2 Earbuds
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question: How do you put Soundcore earbuds in pairing mode?
- Answer: It depends on the model of the earbuds, as different models follow different procedures. However, whenever the earbuds are powered on, they automatically go into pairing mode.
- You can manually enable pairing mode by placing both earbuds in the case and pressing the button on the case for three seconds while it is open.
- Other models go into pairing mode when you press one or both buds for a specific duration. Download the user manual to understand what procedures work for your buds.
- Question: How do I sync my Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earbuds?
- Answer: Place both buds in the case and ensure they are charging. Then close the case and open it.
- The buds will automatically start syncing. Consider disabling Bluetooth on nearby devices to reduce the risk of signal interruptions.
- You can also reset them by placing the buds in the case and pressing the button on the case for ten seconds while the case is still open.
- Question: How do I connect my Soundcore earbuds to two devices?
- Answer: Only earbuds that support multipoint connections can connect to more than one device. Unfortunately, the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earbuds do not support the feature. Therefore, you are to disconnect one device to connect to another.
Pairing Soundcore Liberty Air 2 earbuds can be challenging if you do not know the nitty gritty issues that can arise. After going through the procedures above, you should have a smooth pairing experience.
If problems arise, you can access support articles related to the earbuds and even an online copy of the manual. Alternatively, you can talk to representatives at Soundcore, who will help you pair your earbuds.