How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones [Step By Step]

Welcome to our guide on how to pair your Skullcandy headphone models:

  • Skullcandy Venue
  • Skullcandy Crusher
  • Skullcandy Riff
  • Skullcandy Hesh 3

Whether you’ve just unboxed a brand new pair or you’re looking to connect them to a new device, we’ve got you covered. Skullcandy is known for its stylish and innovative headphones, and the pairing process is designed to be user-friendly.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step instructions for pairing your Skullcandy headphones with various devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and more. No matter which model of Skullcandy headphones you have, by the end of this guide, you’ll be enjoying your favorite music, podcasts, and audio content wirelessly and hassle-free. Let’s dive in and get your headphones connected!

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How to Pair Skullcandy Headphones

How to Put Your Skullcandy Headphones in Pairing Mode

Skullcandy models come equipped with convenient side buttons, with the Power On/Off button being one of them. For most Skullcandy headphones, this Power button also acts as the trigger for Bluetooth functionality. Some models have a dedicated Bluetooth button.

To initiate Bluetooth pairing:

  • Press and hold the Power/Bluetooth button for about 4 to 5 seconds.
  • Once pairing mode is activated, an LED light will start flashing.

Note that the Power On/Off button on your Skullcandy headphones might serve other functions too.

  • Find the headphones on a Bluetooth device in the list of available devices, it must be discoverable.
  • When your Skullcandy headphones successfully pair, they’ll emit a beep and the LED light will stop blinking. After activating Bluetooth, the LED light will flash, and once pairing is successful, it will stop blinking.
  • If the beep and LED light confirmation are absent after successful steps, try again. If it fails repeatedly, consider resetting your headphones.

For most models, resetting involves turning off the headphones, holding the Plus and Minus buttons simultaneously, and waiting for a double beep sound.

In the example in the video, you can see how to pair your Skullcandy headphones in pairing mode:

How to Enter Pairing Mode in Skullcandy Crusher ANC?

How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with an Android Phone

To pair your Skullcandy headphones with an Android device, you can use comparable instructions.

These steps are compatible with Android 10 and later versions, though the Bluetooth option’s placement might differ depending on your phone’s manufacturer. You can locate it swiftly by searching “Bluetooth” in the search bar.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your Android phone.
  2. Find the section labeled “Connected devices” in the list and tap on it.
  3. Enable Bluetooth by tapping the Bluetooth icon.
  4. Choose “Pair a new device.”
  5. Activate pairing mode with your Skullcandy wireless headphones. This is often done by holding down the Power/Bluetooth button until an LED indicator starts flashing.
  6. Locate your headphones or earbuds’ names in the list of available devices. Tap the device name to establish the pairing with your phone.
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How to Connect Skullcandy Crusher ANC with Android?

How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with an iOS Device

Certainly, here are the steps to pair Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with an iOS phone:

  1. Power on your Skullcandy wireless headphones.
  2. Open your iOS phone’s settings, and activate Bluetooth.
  3. Put your Skullcandy headphones into pairing mode. This is often done by holding down the Power/Bluetooth button until an LED indicator starts flashing.
  4. Your iOS phone will search for nearby and previously paired Bluetooth devices.
  5. When your Skullcandy headphones appear in the list, tap to select them for pairing.
  6. Once connected, you might hear a sound or see an indicator on both devices.

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How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with Windows 10

To connect your Skullcandy wireless headphones to a Windows PC, ensure your computer supports Bluetooth connectivity. If you’re using an older desktop, consider adding a Bluetooth adapter for compatibility. Newer laptops generally come with built-in Bluetooth support.

  1. Access your computer’s Settings or look for it through your Windows search box.
  2. From the menu, select “Devices.” Enable Bluetooth.
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  3. Put your Skullcandy headphones into pairing mode. This is often done by holding down the Power/Bluetooth button until an LED indicator starts flashing.
  4. Then click “Add Bluetooth or other device.” If Bluetooth isn’t enabled, you’ll need to install an adapter before proceeding.
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  5. Choose “Bluetooth” and wait for the system to locate the Bluetooth device list.
  6. Once the device is found, click or tap on the desired headphone option to initiate pairing, which should result in a successful connection.
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This video will guide you through every step of connecting your headphones with Windows 10:

How to pair Skullcandy Hesh 2 to Windows 10 Desktop

How to Connect Skullcandy Wireless Headphones with macOS

Pairing Skullcandy headphones with macOS is akin to the process on Windows 10.

  1. Access the Apple menu on your MacBook (located top-left) and pick System Preferences.
  2. Click and activate Bluetooth.
  3. Put your Skullcandy headphones into pairing mode. This is often done by holding down the Power/Bluetooth button until an LED indicator starts flashing.
  4. Your Skullcandy headphones will be listed in the list of previously paired devices; click to connect.
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  5. After successful pairing, your headphones may emit a confirming beep.

How to Use Multipoint to Connect Headphones to a Second Device

Utilizing multipoint to connect Skullcandy headphones to a second device involves the following steps:

Supported Models: Ensure your Skullcandy headphones support multipoint, such as:

  • Crusher ANC 2
  • Riff Wireless 2
  • Rail
  • Rail ANC
  • Mod

  1. Initial Pairing: Connect your headphones to the first device as usual.
  2. Enable Multipoint: To pair with a second device, press a single earbud once, then press and hold for one second. You will hear “Ready to Pair,” and both earbuds will flash red and blue.
  3. Pair Second Device: Follow standard pairing steps for your headphones on the second device. After successful pairing, your headphones will be connected to both devices.
  4. Switching Between Devices: Once paired with two devices, your headphones will automatically switch between them based on playback activity.
Note: For adding a new device while already connected to two devices, put one earbud in pairing mode by holding it for 3 seconds until you hear “Ready to Pair.” Then, follow the pairing steps for the new device. Your headphones will be connected to the two most recently paired devices.

Troubleshooting the Bluetooth Connection

If you’re experiencing troubleshooting pairing issues with the Bluetooth connection on your Skullcandy headphones, here are some steps to help resolve the problem:

  1. Check Battery Levels: Ensure your headphones have sufficient battery power. Low battery levels can lead to connectivity problems.
  2. Turn Bluetooth Off and On: Toggle off the Bluetooth on your device and then turn it back on to refresh the connection.
  3. Restart Devices: Power off your headphones and the device you’re trying to connect to. Turn them both back on and attempt to pair again.
  4. Forget and Re-Pair: In your device’s Bluetooth settings, “forget” your Skullcandy headphones and then re-pair them as if connecting for the first time.
  5. Check Pairing Mode: Make sure your headphones are in pairing mode.
  6. Interference: Ensure there are no obstacles or interference between your headphones and the connected device, as this can weaken the Bluetooth signal.
  7. Distance: Stay within the recommended Bluetooth range (usually around 30 feet or 10 meters) to maintain a stable connection.
  8. Update Firmware: Check if there are any firmware updates available for your headphones on the Skullcandy website.
  9. Turn off Other Devices: Other nearby devices using Bluetooth might interfere with your headphones’ connection. Turn off or disconnect other Bluetooth devices if possible.
  10. Clear Paired Devices: If you’ve paired your headphones with numerous devices, clear the list of paired devices and reconnect only the ones you use frequently.
  11. Restart Bluetooth Services: Restart the Bluetooth services on your device, especially if you’re using a computer.
  12. Reset Headphones: If nothing else works, consult your headphone manual for the correct procedure to reset your headphones to factory settings.
Remember that Bluetooth issues can vary based on the headphone model, device type, and operating system. Following these troubleshooting steps should help you identify and resolve the problem in most cases.

How to reset Skullcandy headphones look in this video on the example of the Crusher ANC model:

How to Hard Reset Skullcandy Crusher ANC?


Why aren’t my Skullcandy headphones connecting to Bluetooth?

If your Skullcandy headphones fail to establish a connection with your device, power off the product. Then, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds until a blue LED light appears along with the "pairing" sound. Open your device's Bluetooth settings and select appeared headphones. This action should result in a successful connection between the product and your device.

How do I reset my Skullcandy pairing?

Remove your Skullcandy earbuds from the case. Press the control button on both earbuds for 4 seconds to turn them off. Press the control button on each earbud for 10 seconds. The LEDs should flash blue and then red to indicate that the earbuds have finished resetting.

How do I put my Skullcandy Airpods in pairing mode?

Hold down the pairing button for approximately 4 to 5 seconds (the duration may differ depending on the device). Once you observe the LED light commencing its flashing, it signifies that the headphones have entered pairing mode.


Pairing your Skullcandy headphones doesn’t have to be a complex process. Whether you’re connecting them to your smartphone, laptop, or other devices, the steps are designed to be user-friendly. By following the guidelines outlined in this guide, you can enjoy the freedom of wireless audio without the hassle.

Remember, each Skullcandy device might have its own unique features, so don’t hesitate to refer to your headphone’s manual for specific details. With your headphones now successfully paired, you’re all set to immerse yourself in your favorite music, podcasts, and more, completely untethered.

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

After earning a degree in sound engineering from Full Sail University, I've dedicated my life to the intricacies of sound. Over the years working with giants such as SVS and Harman/Kardon, I have expanded my knowledge and experience. As a tech enthusiast and author, I follow the latest developments and presentations in the gadget industry with great interest. Possessing 13 years of experience in the field of audio technology, I've cultivated a sharp acumen for identifying upcoming breakthroughs in this domain, and I take pleasure in imparting my perspectives to others. My goal is to provide readers with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, as well as analyze the innovations and trends shaping the technological future.

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