How to Pair JLab Earbuds (Complete Guide)


Jlab earbuds are well known in the industry for being affordable and offering features that are typically found on higher-end earbuds. What’s even better is their user interface design makes these earbuds quite easy to use.

If you’ve recently gotten your hands on a pair of Jlab earbuds, then you’re probably ready to get them connected to your device. We’ll guide you through the whole process step by step. Let’s get started!

How to Pair JLab Earbuds

The pairing process for Jlab earbuds is quite similar for all models. However, some models will need to be turned on to enter pairing mode, while others don’t. To ensure you follow the steps correctly, we’ve listed every single Jlab earbud available and provided their pairing instructions. Simply find the model you own and follow along.

EPIC AIR SPORT ANC 2ND GEN / EPIC AIR ANC 2ND GEN / JBUDS AIR PRO / JBUDS AIR SPORT 3RD GEN / JBUDS AIR ANC 2ND GEN / JBUDS AIR ANC/ EPIC AIR SPORT ANC / JBUDS AIR SPORT / EPIC AIR ANC / JBUDS AIR EXECUTIVE / JBUDS AIR PLAY / JBUDS AIR

  • If it’s your first time pairing your device, remove the stickers on your earbuds before pairing
  • Next, Press and hold the buttons located on the back of the earbuds for 3 seconds.
  • One of your earbuds will begin to flash Blue and white, indicating that they’re ready to pair.

GO AIR/ OPEN SPORT / JLAB GO AIR TONE / GO AIR POP / GO AIR SPORT/ 

  • Once you remove your earbuds from the case they will automatically enter pairing mode. (A flashing light indicates that your earbuds are in pairing mode.)
  • If one of your earbuds isn’t flashing, place them back in the case and take them out, they should now enter pairing mode.

How to Pair JLab Earbuds to Your Devices:

First, you’ll need to place your earbuds in pairing mode by following the steps above. Then simply find the device you own below and follow the instructions.

How to Pair to iPhone

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Click on Bluetooth and make sure that it’s enabled.
  • Select your Earbuds from the device’s Bluetooth list and connect.

How to Pair to Android

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Click on Connections > Bluetooth.
  • Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Select your Earbuds from the device’s Bluetooth list to connect.

How to Pair to Mac

  • Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner.
  • Now select System Preferences.
  • Click on Bluetooth, and ensure it’s enabled.
  • Select your Jlab earbuds from the Bluetooth list and click Connect.

How to Pair to Windows

  • Select the Start Button
  • Select Settings > Devices
  • Click on Bluetooth & Other Devices, and ensure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • Now select your Jlab earbuds from the Bluetooth list and click Connect.

How to Pair Your JLab Earbuds to your TV:

How to Pair to Samsung TV

The process varies depending on what model of Samsung TV you own. We’ve provided instructions for every single Samsung model. Simply find the model year of your TV and follow the steps below:

  • 2022 Models: Menu > Settings > All Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Bluetooth Speaker List > Select your Jlab earbuds from the list to connect.
  • 2018-2021 Models: Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Bluetooth Speaker List > Select your Jlab earbuds from the list to connect.
  • 2017 Models: Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Speaker List > Select your Jlab earbuds from the list to connect.
  • 2016 Models: Settings > Sound > Expert Settings > Wireless Speaker Manager > Bluetooth Audio Devices > Select your Jlab earbuds from the list to connect.
  • 2015 Models: Menu > Sound > Speaker Settings > Bluetooth Headphones > Select your Jlab earbuds from the list to connect.

How to Pair to LG TV

  • Navigate to Settings > Advanced Settings.
  • Now, on the Sound menu, select Sound Out.
  • Select LG Sound Sync Bluetooth, and click on Detect.
  • Now select your Jlab earbuds and connect.

How to Pair to Hisense TV

  • Press the Menu button on your remote.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Click on Network. (Some models may display it as Remotes & Accessories instead)
  • Select Bluetooth and select your Jlab earbuds from the device list.

How to Pair to Vizio TV

  • Go to your Settings menu.
  • Select Sound Output
  • On the Speakers List, select your Jlab earbuds and connect.

How to Connect Your JLab Earbuds to a New Device

If you’d like to connect your Jlab earbuds to a new device, all you would need to do is turn off Bluetooth from your previously connected device, place your earbuds in the case then take them back out of the case to enter pairing mode, then select your Jlab earbuds on your new device’s Bluetooth list to complete the connection process.

JLab EarBuds Not Pairing (Quick Fix)
JLab EarBuds Not Pairing (Quick Fix)

What to Do if Your JLab Earbuds are not Connecting

“Forget” Your Earbuds from your Device’s Bluetooth list & Reset the Earbuds

If your earbuds don’t seem to be pairing to your device or you notice that only one device is connected, the first thing that you’ll need to do is go to your Bluetooth list on the device you are connecting to and “Forget” your Jlab earbuds.

Next, you’ll need to reset your earbuds. This process will vary depending on what model you own. We’ve listed the reset instructions for every Jlab model below. Simply find the model that you own and follow the instructions to reset your device.

JLab Go Air Models:

  1. With both earbuds placed inside the case, quick tap one earbud seven times (your earbuds should flash Blue three times)
  2. While both earbuds are still in the case, quick tap the other earbuds seven times
  3. Take both earbuds out of the case; if the reset process is successful, one should flash solid white while the other one should flash white and blue. Indicating that your earbuds are now connected to one another and are ready to pair.

If this didn’t seem to work in some cases, you might need to repeat this process a few more times.

Jbuds Air Models:

  • Place your earbuds in the charging case, leaving the case open. 
  • Beginning with one of your earbuds first, you should tap the button four times. We should see blue lights blinking four times before turning a solid blue. 
  • Repeat this for your other earbud. 
  • Remove your earbuds from the charging case, being sure to keep them separated at least 2 inches from each other. Your left earbud should soon flash a solid white, while the right will be blinking in blue and white. Indicating that your earbuds are connected and ready to pair.

Epic Air Models:

  • With both earbuds still place inside the case, quick tap one earbud seven times (your earbuds should flash Blue three times)
  • While both earbuds are still in the case, quick tap the other earbuds seven times
  • Take both earbuds out of the case. If the reset process is successful, one should flash solid white, while the other one should flash white and blue. Indicating that your earbuds are now connected to one another and are ready to pair.

Now re-connect your Jlab earbuds to your device, and you should be all set.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

Recent Posts