Understanding how to effectively pair the Skullcandy Dime 2 can be essential for optimal use. With a few concise steps, we’ll ensure a smooth connection process for your earbuds.
Navigating these initial setup procedures correctly can make a world of difference in your listening experience. Let’s get those earbuds synced and ready.
How to Pair Skullcandy Dime 2
When you use the Skullcandy Dime earbuds for the first time, they’ll automatically enter pairing mode once taken out of the case. Follow these steps for the initial setup of your earbuds:
- Initial Setup: Remove the earbuds from the charging case. The LEDs on both buds will flash red and blue, indicating they are in pairing mode.
- Device Connection: On your device (phone, tablet, etc.), go to ‘Bluetooth’ settings and search for available devices. You should see “Skullcandy Dime” in the list. Tap on it to pair.
- Once connected, the LED on the earbuds will stop flashing and remain blue.
The Skullcandy Dime earbuds come equipped with a manual pairing feature. This allows you to actively initiate the pairing mode, rather than relying solely on the automatic connection. This can be particularly beneficial when connecting to a new device:
Note: If your earbuds are already connected to another device, you should ‘forget’ or delete that connection before pairing with a new device to ensure a seamless transition.
- First: Remove both earbuds from the charging case.
- Turn off your earbuds: press and hold the main button on both earbuds for 4 seconds to turn your earbuds off.
- Enter Pairing Mode: Press and hold the main button on only one earbud (either earbud) for 4 seconds. When you see the LEDs flash red and blue, it indicates that the earbuds are in pairing mode.
- Device Connection: Again, go to the ‘Bluetooth’ settings on your device. Search for available devices and select “Skullcandy Dime” from the list to pair.
- Once successfully paired, the LED on the earbuds will show a blue light.
How to Reset Skullcandy Dime 2:
Resetting the Skullcandy Dime earbuds can help resolve connection issues or minor malfunctions by restoring them to factory settings. It’s a key troubleshooting step. Here’s how to reset your Dime 2 earbuds:
- Unpair the Earbuds from Your Device: Before starting, go to your device’s Bluetooth settings. If you see the Dime 2 earbuds listed in paired devices, ‘unpair’ or ‘forget’ them.
- Power On the Earbuds: Take out the Dime 2 earbuds from their charging case. They should automatically turn on when removed.
- Initiate Reset: With your earbuds not connected to any device, quickly press the button on any of the earbuds twice, then press and hold for about 2 seconds. This will clear the earbud’s paired list and set them to pairing mode. You’ll hear a voice saying “Pairing” and the LEFT earbud will flash alternating red and blue lights.
- Connect to Your Device: Now, activate Bluetooth on your device. Scroll through the list of available devices until you find “Dime”. Tap on it to initiate pairing.
- Complete the Pairing: Some prompts will appear on your device, usually asking if you want to “Pair” or confirming the connection. Tap “Pair” or “Ok” to finalize the process.
- Confirmation: Once the earbuds successfully pair with your device, you’ll hear a voice prompt saying you’re “Connected”.
Some Additional Notes:
- Resetting the earbuds can resolve various issues like connection problems, audio imbalance, or unresponsiveness.
- If the reset doesn’t resolve the issue, it might be worth checking if there’s a firmware update available or reaching out to Skullcandy’s customer support for further assistance.
- Always ensure your earbuds and the charging case have sufficient battery before attempting any reset or pairing processes.
Understanding the Controls of Skullcandy Dime 2:
The Skullcandy Dime earbuds feature straightforward controls tailored for user convenience. Familiarizing yourself with these controls will not only improve your listening experience but also facilitate efficient handling during calls, volume adjustments, or track changes.
- Single tap on either earbud’s button.
- This will play or pause the current track.
- Volume Control:
- A double tap on the right earbud increases the volume, and a double tap on the left earbud decreases the volume.
- Track Forward/Back:
- To skip to the next track, press and hold the button on the right earbud for 1 second.
- To go to the previous track, press and hold the button on the left earbud for 1 second.
- Answer/End Call:
- When you receive a call, a single tap on either earbud’s button will answer it.
- To end an ongoing call, a single tap on the button will do the job.
- Reject Call:
- To reject an incoming call, press and hold the button on either earbud for 2 seconds.
- Activate Voice Assistant:
- Typically, a triple tap on either earbud can activate the voice assistant of your device (like Siri, Google Assistant).
- Power On/Off:
- Most earbuds like the Dime will power on automatically when taken out of their charging case and power off when placed back inside. For manual power on/off, you might need to press and hold the button for a few seconds.
- Pairing Mode:
- When using the earbuds for the first time or when they are not paired, they will automatically go into pairing mode (LEDs flashing red and blue). If you need to manually enter pairing mode, refer to the manual pairing steps provided earlier.
Maintaining the Skullcandy Dime 2 Earbuds:
To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Skullcandy Dime earbuds, regular maintenance is crucial. By following simple care practices, you can prevent potential damages and ensure your earbuds continue to deliver high-quality audio.
- Clean Regularly:
- Dampen a soft cloth with isopropyl alcohol (70% or less) and gently wipe the earbuds.
- For the ear tips, remove them and swipe with a cotton swab lightly moistened with the same alcohol. Let everything dry completely placing them back in the case.
- Avoid Extreme Temperatures:
- Don’t expose the earbuds to very hot or cold conditions. This can damage the battery and other internal components.
- Protect from Moisture:
- While many earbuds nowadays are water-resistant, it’s best to avoid submerging them in water. If they get wet, dry them with a soft cloth.
- Avoid using the earbuds during heavy rain or while swimming.
- Store in the Charging Case:
- When not in use, keep the earbuds in their charging case. This not only protects them from dust and potential damage but also ensures they’re charged the next time you want to use them.
- Avoid Drops and Impacts:
- Handle the earbuds with care. Dropping them can damage the internal components or the outer casing.
- Regularly Check for Firmware Updates:
- Sometimes, manufacturers release updates to improve functionality or fix bugs. Ensure your earbuds are always updated to the latest firmware version. Check the Skullcandy website or app for updates.
- Avoid Using Corrosive Materials:
- Don’t use chemicals, solvents, or abrasive materials to clean the earbuds. These can damage the finish or harm the internal components.
- Ensure Proper Fit:
- Using the correct size of ear tips can not only improve sound quality but also reduce wear and tear. A good fit means you won’t be adjusting or pushing the earbuds frequently, reducing potential strain.