How to Pair Skullcandy Jib Wireless Earbuds


One of the first things that every owner of a new set of earbuds does is pair the earphones with a device of choice. The faster you do that, the sooner you will be able to start using the purchase.

To pair your Skullcandy Jib Wireless earbuds for the first time, you will first need to remove both buds from the case, hold each earbud for 4 seconds to power them off, hold either bud for 4 seconds to enter pairing mode. You will then be able to connect to your earbuds by navigating to your device’s Bluetooth list.

Let’s walk you through the whole process step by step as well as how to troubleshoot your earbuds when experiencing technical issues.

How to Pair Skullcandy Jib Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy Jib Wireless earbuds can be paired with any Bluetooth device. To initiate the process, you would have to turn on the pairing mode on the earbuds (otherwise, other devices won’t be able to discover them).

  1. Take out the earbuds from the case and turn them off (press and hold the power button for a few seconds). Bear in mind that you would have to repeat this step on each earbud.
  2. Press the power button on both earbuds simultaneously. Hold it for around 10 seconds – this will reset the device.
  3. Put your wireless earbuds back in the case.
  4. Wait for the LED indicator to begin flashing red on both of the earbuds. Once this happens, take them out of the case once again.
  5. At this point, you should hear a beep – it indicates that both of the earbuds have synchronized with one another.
  6. Access the ‘settings’ menu on the device that you want to pair with your Skullcandy Jib wireless earbuds (your smartphone, laptop, etc.). Turn on the Bluetooth.
  7. Choose ‘available devices’ or ‘add new device’. Your earbuds should appear on the list – pick them and choose ‘connect’.
  8. If the pairing has been successful, the earbuds will make a sound.

Things to Know Before Pairing

Here are a few tips that will help you make sure that the pairing goes as planned:

  • Ideally, you would want your wireless earbuds to be fully charged.
  • You can try pairing the devices without resetting the earbuds (as we have mentioned above in steps 1-5). However, doing that would increase the chances of success.
  • As a general rule, the device that you want to pair with the earbuds should be kept as close as possible to the earphones.
  • Skullcandy Jib Wireless headphones can be paired with one device at a time. To connect the earphones to another device, you would have to reset them.
  • Once you have turned the Bluetooth mode on, you’ll have around 5 minutes to pair the devices – if you wait for longer, one of the devices might struggle to discover the other one.

Why Is My Jib Wireless Not Connecting?

  • At times, another device in the Bluetooth range might end up getting paired with the earbuds. Check the Bluetooth list to find the ‘intruder’.
    Also, make sure that the smartphone or laptop is not paired with any other device.
  • Are your Skullcandy Jib Wireless earbuds fully charged? If not, their processor might not be able to operate correctly, hence the pairing issues.
  • You can try deleting the earbuds from the smartphone’s (or laptop’s) pairing list. Simply tap on the information symbol and choose ‘unpair’ – after that, you can attempt to pair the two devices again.
  • At times, turning your Wi-Fi off might help. Bluetooth uses the 2.4GHz radio frequency to send signals, if your Wi-Fi uses the same range, it might be interfering with the pairing process.
    Turn the Wi-Fi off, complete the pairing, and then turn it back on.
  • Microwaves and even certain materials (like plaster, for example) can also affect how well the devices are able to connect via Bluetooth. Simply try connecting the devices in another room or outside.

How Can I Use My Skullcandy Jib Wireless Headphones in Solo Mode?

Skullcandy Jib Wireless earbuds can be used independently (in solo mode). This means that you can choose to pair either two earbuds or a single earbud to the Bluetooth device.

To start using only one of your earbuds, you would first have to pair the earphones to your device of choice as we have already described above. After the pairing is complete, put one of the earbuds back into the case.

Unlike a lot of other earbuds available on the market, the one in your ear will remain paired with the device and will be able to function normally.

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How To Pair Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds & Headphones

The only downside of this feature is that the functionality of your earbuds is going to depend on which one you’re using.

You will be able to track forward and increase the volume only if you still have the right earbud in your ear and vice versa.

Steven Carr

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