How To Pair Skullcandy Indy Evo

Getting your Skullcandy Indy Evo earbuds paired with your device doesn’t have to be complicated. In the steps that follow, we’ll break down the process in a clear and straightforward manner, ensuring you’re set up and ready to enjoy your music. Let’s get started, the right way.

How to Pair Indy Evo:

Automatic Pairing:

  • Place Earbuds in the Case and Close the Lid: Ensure the earbuds are placed correctly in their charging case.
  • Open the Lid: By opening the lid of the charging case, the earbuds will automatically power on and enter pairing mode. The LED will flash on both earbuds indicating they are ready to pair.
  • Enable Bluetooth on Your Device: Navigate to the Bluetooth settings on your device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop).
  • Select ‘Skullcandy Indy Evo’: From the list of available devices, choose “Skullcandy Indy Evo” to initiate the pairing.
  • Confirmation: Once successfully paired, you’ll hear a voice prompt or tone from the earbuds, and the LED light should stop flashing.


  • If the earbuds were previously connected to a device and you wish to pair them with a new one, ensure you disconnect them from the first device or turn off the Bluetooth on that device. This prevents them from automatically pairing back to the previous device.
  • Some devices might require a PIN for Bluetooth connection. If prompted, you can usually use “0000”.

Manual Pairing:

While these earbuds often offer the convenience of automatic ‘pop pairing’, there are times when a manual touch is needed. This approach lets you activate the pairing mode without returning the earbuds to their case, a particularly useful feature when automatic methods don’t quite hit the mark. Here’s how to get them paired up manually when the situation calls for it.

  • Remove the Buds: Take your Indy Evo earbuds out of their charging case. This action will power them on.
  • Enter Pairing Mode: Once powered on, touch either one of the earbuds and hold for 4 seconds. This will put the earbuds into pairing mode.
  • Pair with Device: On your device (e.g., smartphone or tablet), go to the Bluetooth settings. Search for available devices, and you should see “Indy Evo” or “Indy Fuel” listed. Select the appropriate option to establish a connection.


  • Before placing your earbuds in pairing mode remember to disconnect the earbuds from the current device or disable its Bluetooth before pairing with a new device to prevent automatic reconnection.
  • If only one earbud is working or they are not syncing with each other, you might need to reset the earbuds and pair them again.
  • Some devices might require a PIN for Bluetooth connection. If prompted, you can usually use “0000”.
  • Always ensure your earbuds and the device’s Bluetooth are within range during the pairing process.

How to Reset Skullcandy Indy Evo:

Resetting your Skullcandy Indy Evo can help resolve minor connectivity issues or if your earbuds are not syncing with each other. Follow these steps to successfully reset your earbuds:

  • Delete the Earbuds from Paired Devices: On your device, navigate to the Bluetooth settings and remove or “forget” the Skullcandy Indy Evo from the list of paired devices.
  • Turn off the Earbuds: If they are turned on, press and hold the main button on both earbuds for 6 seconds to turn them off.
  • Reset the Earbuds: Now, press and hold the buttons on both earbuds for about 10 seconds. During this process, the LED indicators on the earbuds will flash different colors. Once you see three rapid purple flashes, the reset process is complete.
  • Place the Earbuds Back in the Case: After the reset, place both earbuds back in the charging case for a few seconds, then remove them.
  • Re-pair with Your Device: The earbuds should now be in pairing mode, indicated by a flashing LED. Go back to your device’s Bluetooth settings and reconnect to “Skullcandy Indy Evo.”

Your Skullcandy Indy Evo earbuds should now be reset and ready for use.

Understanding the Controls:

The Skullcandy Indy Evo earbuds come equipped with intuitive touch controls that allow users to manage music, calls, and even voice assistants without reaching for their paired device. Here’s a breakdown of these controls:

  • Play/Pause: A single tap on either earbud will play or pause your music. This is especially handy when you need a quick break from your tunes or podcast.
  • Volume Adjustment: Tapping twice on the right earbud will increase the volume, while tapping twice on the left earbud will decrease it. A gradual tap ensures you find just the right listening level.
  • Track Navigation: To skip to the next track, press and hold the right earbud for 2 seconds. To go to the previous track, press and hold the left earbud for the same duration.
  • Answer/End Calls: A single tap on either earbud will answer an incoming call. If you wish to end the call, simply tap once again.
  • Reject Calls: If you prefer not to pick up an incoming call, press and hold either earbud for 2 seconds.
  • Voice Assistant Activation: To activate your device’s voice assistant (like Siri or Google Assistant), tap either earbud three times.
  • Pairing Mode: Press and hold the main button on both earbuds for 6 seconds. The LED lights will flash, indicating they’re ready to pair.
  • Power On/Off: Earbuds will power on automatically when removed from the case and power off when placed back. For a manual shutdown, press and hold the main button for 4 seconds.

Maintaining the Earbuds:

To ensure that your Skullcandy Indy Evo earbuds last longer and provide optimal performance, it’s crucial to take good care of them. Here are some maintenance tips:

  1. Clean Regularly: Over time, earwax and debris can accumulate on the earbuds. Gently clean the earbud tips and mesh with a soft, dry cloth or use a soft-bristled brush. Avoid using wet cloths or liquids directly on the earbuds.
  2. Keep Them Dry: Although the Indy Evo comes with a water-resistant rating, it’s still best to keep them away from prolonged exposure to moisture. If they get wet, dry them off immediately before placing them in the charging case.
  3. Store Properly: When not in use, always store the earbuds in their charging case. This protects them from potential damage and ensures they’re always charged and ready to use.
  4. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Don’t leave your earbuds in extremely hot or cold environments for extended periods. Extreme temperatures can degrade battery life and overall performance.
  5. Check for Updates: Occasionally, Skullcandy may release firmware updates for improved performance or added features. Regularly check the Skullcandy app or website to ensure your earbuds are up to date.
  6. Handle with Care: While the earbuds are designed to be durable, it’s essential to handle them with care. Avoid dropping them or exposing them to sharp objects.

By following these maintenance tips, you’ll not only prolong the life of your Skullcandy Indy Evo earbuds but also enjoy a consistent and high-quality listening experience.

David Kim

With a background in computer science and software engineering, David has a deep understanding of the technical aspects of technology. He uses his expertise to create comprehensive troubleshooting guides and in-depth tech reviews.

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