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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a Nintendo Switch in 4 Steps (with Photos)

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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a Nintendo Switch in 4 Steps (with Photos)

Playing on the Nintendo Switch can be great fun for kids and adults, and you can play with loved ones all at the same time. But, sometimes, you may just want to play by yourself and not be disrupted or bother people around you who may be doing other activities.

In cases like this, you may want to use headphones. If so, here’s how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a Nintendo Switch.

Bluetooth Audio Limitations on Nintendo Switch

Before we get started, there are a few things you should know. First, one Bluetooth headset can only be connected at once. Up to 10 Bluetooth devices can be saved via the Switch system. You must thus remove a saved device if you’ve reached this limit in order to install a new headset or wireless controller.

Next, during active local wireless connectivity, Bluetooth headphones will not function. As a result, Bluetooth headphones are not compatible with local multiplayer games.

Last but not least, the Nintendo Switch does not support Bluetooth microphones, so it disables the microphone on your headphones. Even while the majority of Switch games don’t often allow mic audio, it can still be frustrating if you want to use your headsets to engage in voice chat with other players.

If you keep these Bluetooth audio limitations in mind and don’t care about them, you should be able to play games with your headphones on with ease!

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a Nintendo Switch: Step-by-Step Guide

Now, let’s get into how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a Nintendo Switch in just four easy steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings

As with most connections, you’ll first need to go to your Settings in order to connect your headphones.

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Open Settings.

Step 2: Click Bluetooth Audio

Once you’re in your Settings, you’ll want to scroll down and choose the option that says Bluetooth Audio.

Keep in mind that when you do this, it will automatically try to pair with whatever Bluetooth devices are around, including your headphones.

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Click on Bluetooth Audio.

Step 3: Turn on Your Headphones and Put Them in Pair Mode

Since the Switch will try to pair with Bluetooth devices, now is the time to make sure your headphones are on and also in pairing mode. If not, turn them on at this time. The Switch will search for devices for up to three minutes, so you have plenty of time to do this.

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Be sure your headphones are turned on and in pairing mode.

Step 4: Select the Device

Once you’ve put your headphones in pair mode, your Switch should pick them up easily. Once it does, you’ll be able to click your headphones. The Switch will ask you to confirm, and you can simply click OK. Now your headphones are connected!

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Select your headphones when they pop up.
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Click OK to confirm.

Wrapping Up

If you’re ready to play games without tangled wires, frayed cables, or falloffs, you can easily do so by connecting your Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch! And for a comprehensive walkthrough of pairing Bluetooth headphones with your Nintendo Switch, simply check out this video:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect Bluetooth headphones to my Switch?

Yes, you can! Simply follow the steps we describe above.

Does Nintendo Switch have Bluetooth mode?

Yes, it does. This enables you to connect many different Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Can I use AirPods with Nintendo Switch?

Yes, you can! But, you’ll need the latest Nintendo Switch update, and you’ll need the AirPods to be at least 2nd generation.

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