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I paired my bluetooth to my phone. Then I pair it also to my computer.

I turned on my headphone. I wonder where it will pair too? To my computer or to my headphone?

In any case both my computer and my smartphone say that the bluetooth is paired.

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So it's paired. However, no sound would show up on my headphone.

Usually I turned on my headphone and I will be listening to my smartphone sound right away. Now it isn't.

Can Bluetooth device connect to several devices at once? Is that where the confusion is?

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Can Bluetooth device connect to several devices at once? Is that where the confusion is?

Yes, but you can play sound from only one of the connected devices at a point in time, not both.

For example, my SBH80 headphone from Sony supports connecting two or three devices to it. But there's a catch. You could only listen to sound coming from the device that connected to the headphone first. In other cases, none will play through the headphone. Some headphones are kinda designed to play sound in a first-come-first-serve approach. Others get confused, and don't play anything at all.

To get your music playing, ensure only one device is connected to the headset.

Usually I turned on my headphone and I will be listening to my smartphone sound right away. Now it isn't.

This is happening because your computer probably connected to headphone first. Disconnect PC and sound should resume automatically. If it doesn't automatically, re-pair (not take to the repair shop!) the headphone with the phone.

  • What about if my bluetooth is paired with some device and then I lost access to that device? Is there a way to make a bluetooth headphone unpair from all devices? – user4951 Feb 26 '16 at 1:55
  • @JimThio That'll be possible if there's a way you can, perhaps via an android phone app created specifically for the headset, make these kinda smart if-this-that conditions for the headset. I don't know of any of that kind yet, that you can let it disconnect from all if only single device is offline. – Rexford Feb 27 '16 at 0:49

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