You’ve decided you’ve had enough of earphones because they get tangled, and they break, and you yank them out of your ear when you sit up. Amazon Echo Buds look appealing and sleek. It’s just a pair of buds, a case, and a regular reminder to charge them on time.
You will need to pair the brand-new pair of Echo Buds with your device, or devices. How hard can it be? Well, not at all and we’ll show you how to do it. And we’ll clear any potential issues you might have in the process.
Pairing Your Echo Buds
One of the main perks of having Echo Buds is that you get access to Alexa on the go. But you first have to set everything up and make sure it’s working correctly. And this is how you do it:
- Make sure that your phone’s Bluetooth is on.
- Install the Alexa app. You can find it in the Play Store and App Store.
- Now open the lid on your Echo Buds case. Press and hold the button on the case for about three seconds. That will start the pairing process. The flashing blue light will confirm that.
- Now take the Echo Buds and put one in each ear.
- Open the Alexa app. Now open the menu and then settings and choose “Add Device.”
- Tap on “Amazon Echo.” Now tap on “Echo Buds.” Just note that you might get a request for pairing. Approve and continue with the instructions on the screen.
Pairing Without the Alexa App
You can wirelessly stream anything via your Echo Buds without going through the Alexa app. However, that means you won’t have the benefits of Alexa services. Here’s what you need to do:
- Turn on Bluetooth on your computer, tablet, or phone.
- Open the case of your Echo Buds and press and hold the button you find on the case for three seconds. The Echo buds must be inside the case this time.
- Release the button. Now take the Echo Buds and put them in your ears.
- Go to your device and use the Bluetooth settings to make the two paired correctly.
These are the two ways you can pair your Echo Buds with devices. Alexa app will work with Android and iOS devices, and you can pair them otherwise with any Bluetooth supported device.
What Can You Do with Echo Buds?
If you pair your Echo Buds using the Alexa app, you’ll have a whole set of actions at your disposal. There is no need to press and hold and click on anything. All you have to do is say “Alexa” and then give a command that might be something like “turn down the volume” or “skip this song,” or even “call Mike.”
But you can also do something more complex like reduce the noise or enable the Passthrough feature. The noise reduction option makes sure that you don’t hear too much of background noise when you’re out. On the other hand, the Passthrough feature makes sure that you get enough ambient sounds when you need to. Think of airport announcements or when someone is talking to you on the street.
All you have to do is put your Echo Buds in your ears and double tap on each touch sensor to go from Passthrough feature to Noise Reduction. You can also ask Alexa to do that for you.
What If Alexa Isn’t Responding?
Imagine getting so comfortable with asking Alexa to help you with different tasks, and then she stops responding all of a sudden. That can create a pretty inconvenient situation. No need for panic, it’s probably something that you can fix relatively quickly. Here are some of the things you can check:
- Is your phone’s volume down? Make sure to increase it.
- Is the Alexa app open? Are your Echo Buds online? If not, make sure to get them back online.
- Is the Wi-Fi down? Maybe you should reboot your router.
- Double-check the Bluetooth connection on your device.
In case your Echo Buds lose Bluetooth connection often, you should probably restart your smartphone and go to the Alexa app and unpair your buds. Then start the process of pairing again. If the problem persists, you might need to factory reset your phone or other device and go through the entire setup process.
Pairing Your Echo Buds Is Easy
The Echo Buds are tiny, but they are powerful. They come with Alexa, which can do a lot for you when you’re indoors and outdoors. The pairing process is quick and straightforward, and if you experience any issues with it, you should be able to fix it quickly.
If the outside noise gets too much, you can reduce it. If you need to make sure you hear something, you can activate Passthrough.
How easy was it to pair your Echo Buds? Have you encountered problems? Maybe you know another troubleshooting method? Let us know in the comments section below.