Why Are My Skullcandy Headphones Flashing Blue And Red? Answered

Bluetooth Skullcandy headphones eliminate the annoyance of tangled wires and out-of-control messes in your backpack. Despite how convenient these headphones can be, they can also be annoying if the Bluetooth function is not working as it should.

The Skullcandy headphones come with LED lights that flash different colors to express different information about the headphones. For example, Skullcandy headphones flash blue and red whenever the Bluetooth headphones are no longer paired to your device. So, they are either in discovery or pairing mode but not yet actually connected to your Bluetooth device.

To learn more about the flashing blue and red light you may see on your Skullcandy headphones, keep reading. This article fully explains the cause of the flashing lights and what to do about it.

Why Are My Skullcandy Headphones Flashing Blue And Red?

The most common reason that your Skullcandy headphones are flashing blue and red is that they are either in discovery or pairing mode. Whenever your Skullcandy headphones are not connected to a Bluetooth device, they automatically go into discovery mode. They will begin pairing once a Bluetooth device is found.

Why Bluetooth Connection May Have Been Lost

If you turn off the Bluetooth feature on your device, your Skullcandy headphones will be disconnected, and they will start flashing blue and red. They will continue doing this until they are able to establish a connection with your device again or some other device.

It is possible that your Skullcandy headphones are flashing blue and red because you accidentally pressed the pairing button. When this happens, your Skullcandy headphones will begin searching for a new device to pair with, even if they are currently paired up with your preferred device.

No matter why your Skullcandy headphones are disconnected and searching for a Bluetooth device, fixing the issue is rather simple. Basically, all you need to do is reconnect your Skullcandy headphones to a Bluetooth device, and the flashing will go away on its own.

What To Do About It

Whether you accidentally turned off the Bluetooth feature on your phone or hit the pairing button on your headphones, pairing your headphones with a Bluetooth device is very easy.

First, turn off the Bluetooth function on both your device and your headphones. Wait a couple of seconds before turning the Bluetooth function on both of the devices again.

Wait for your Bluetooth-enabled device to find your headphones. Once you go to the Bluetooth setting page, your headphones should pop up, and you can choose to connect your headphones to the device.

If your Skullcandy headphones were flashing blue and red because they were in pairing mode, this should alleviate the issue. Now, the LED light should be solid blue, representing that the headphone is paired and working correctly.

Other Reasons Your Headphones Are Flashing Blue And Red  

Sometimes, your Skullcandy headphones could still be flashing blue and red, even after you properly re-paired them to your Bluetooth-enabled device. Most likely, you will need to do a hard reset on the headphones to revert the headphones back to their original condition.

How To Reset Skullcandy Headphones

If you need to reset your Skullcandy headphones completely, the process is really easy and painless. Begin by making sure that your headphones are no longer paired to any devices. It may even be convenient to turn off the Bluetooth function on your relevant devices for the time being.

After the headphones are unpaired, press and hold down on both volume buttons located on the right ear cup. This means you need to hold both the volume up and the volume down button at the same time. Continue to hold down these buttons until the LED lights flash yellow. This yellow flash tells you that your headphones are now reset.

Once you reset your Skullcandy headphones, all accidental setting changes will go back to their original state. So, you should be able to pair your Skullcandy headphones to your preferred Bluetooth-enabled device and start listening as before.

What If My Skullcandy Headphones Still Aren’t Working?

If your Skullcandy headphones still are not working, we would recommend trying a factory reset one last time. If this last reset does not work, contact Skullcandy customer service for further support.

Final Thoughts

Most likely, Skullcandy headphones flashing blue and red are just disconnected from a Bluetooth-enabled device and are in discovery mode. They might even be in the process of connecting with a new Bluetooth device. So, it shouldn’t take long to fix your headphones, assuming that the Bluetooth-enabled device is turned on.

You can always try a factory reset if you cannot get the flashing lights to turn off. The factory reset should revert the headphones back to their original settings, which will then allow them to pair with a Bluetooth device as before.

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.

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