How to Connect Your Skullcandy Headphones and Earbuds to Your iPad in 3 Simple Steps


There’s nothing worse than popping open your sleek new Skullcandy headphones, ready to listen to your favorite playlist, and discover that you can’t figure out how to connect them to your iPad. Don’t worry, since you can typically fix this issue very easily. Some common pairing issues include Bluetooth and connecting device proximity, system preference locations, or the need for a soft reset.

The great news is that Skullcandy headphones can run on various devices, including iOS and Android systems.

Here’s how to successfully connect your Skullcandy headphones and earbuds to an iPad in 3 simple steps.

Do Skullcandy Earbuds Work with iPad?

Yes, the Skullcandy app is designed to run on mobile devices such as an iPad. Skullcandy earbuds will work with both iOS and Android operating systems.

The pairing sequence should work with most Skullcandy wireless headphone types, including Icon Wireless, Venue Noise Canceling Wireless, Crusher 360 Ultra-Realistic Audio, Crusher Wireless, Riff Wireless, Grind Wireless, Hesh 2 Wireless, and Hesh 3 Wireless headphones.

It will also work with Skullcandy earbud types such as Method Wireless Sport Earbud, Ink’d Wireless, Push Truly Wireless Earbuds, Jib Wireless, Smokin’ Buds 2 Wireless, and XTfree BT Sport earbuds.

How to Connect Your Skullcandy Headphones to Your iPad

1. Select the Apple menu (iOS) or Settings (Android) and turn on Bluetooth.

2. Select your Skullcandy device.

3. Click connect.

How Do You Pair Skullcandy Headphones and Earbuds?

You can follow these detailed steps for more information about how to pair your Skullcandy headphones and earbuds to your iPad. 

Put your Bluetooth headphones into “Pairing Mode”.

Go to your Mac and choose Apple’s menu > System Preferences. Next, turn on Bluetooth. Locate your Skullcandy device listed under “OTHER DEVICES”. Click on the button to connect to macOS. If it asks you to Accept, click on that option.

Make sure that your iPad also has Bluetooth receiving enabled. 

If you are using an Android device, go to Settings on the device where you want to pair your earbuds. Then click to turn Bluetooth on. Once the Bluetooth option lights up, click on “Pair new device”. Now you should see your Skullcandy device appear on the apps list. Tap on it and it should pair automatically to your iPad.

How to Connect Your Skullcandy Headphones to Bluetooth

Are you having pairing issues with your Skullcandy and Bluetooth connection? First, check the Power On/Off button. Most Skullcandy earbuds or headphones have one power button to turn it on and off for pairing purposes. Depending on the model, your set may have a separate On/Off button.

If you only see one button, check to make sure that it is turned on. You can do this by pressing and holding the pairing button for about 5 seconds. The exact number of seconds can vary by device type. Hold the pairing button until the LED light flashes. When you see a blinking light, this means that your headphones have now entered pairing mode.

In order to pair successfully, you should immediately turn on Bluetooth on your iPad and connect to your Skullcandy device when it comes up. If Bluetooth doesn’t appear as an Android option, you can also type “Bluetooth” into your Windows search box.

Once your Skullcandy headphones or earbuds are paired successfully to your iPad, the LED light located on your JBL listening device will stop flashing. An audio voice or tone will let you know that your device has paired.

You are now ready to listen.

Why Won’t My Skullcandy Headphones Connect to My iPad?

If you’ve completed all the simple and advanced steps listed above and your headphones still won’t connect to the iPad, there are a couple of troubleshooting options that you can do.

  • Check that your Bluetooth headphone device and your iPadOS device are close together

Typically, pairing works best if both devices are within 5 feet of each other.

  • Turn both devices on and off

You can reset your headphones by pressing the volume up and down buttons or the Power On/Off switch for 4 seconds. You should hear two short beeps. This means that the device has powered off. Wait another couple of seconds and then press and hold for 4 seconds to turn it back on.

This soft reset is called the first rule of IT troubleshooting and will often resolve any connection issues.

Restarting your headphones and iPad devices helps clear old, stagnant Bluetooth pairing issues and allows your connection to start fresh.

The Takeaway

Skullcandy headphones and earphones are versatile personal listening devices that can pair to an android or Apple iPad. If you have any issues connecting the devices, ensure that you move the headphones and iPad closer together. Always make sure that your Bluetooth accessory is either fully charged or connected to a power source. If you continue to have issues, turn each device off and back on again.

If you continue to have issues, turn each device off and back on again. If you continue to experience issues, you can reach out to Skullcandy tech support via phone or email here.  

Sometimes a soft reset is all it takes for a successful connection.

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