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How to Pair TOZO Earbuds: Quick Step-by-Step Guide

Last updated: 6 months ago
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To pair your TOZO earbuds, first start the pairing mode. You do that either by holding the button on the charging case or by leaving them to go into pairing mode automatically.

This article covers pairing TOZO earbuds to all major operating systems (Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS) and other gadgets (TVs & gaming consoles).

TOZO Golden X1 pairing
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    Step 1: Activate Pairing Mode on TOZO Earbuds

    Activating the pairing mode on TOZO earbuds differs depending on the model. In general, there are 2 methods:

    Charging case WITH the button:

    1. Place both earbuds into the charging case.
    2. Ensure that no other device previously paired with your TOZO earbuds has Bluetooth enabled.
    3. Press and hold the button inside (or outside) the charging case for a few seconds or until you see small LED lights on the earbuds start blinking.
    TOZO pairing case button
    1. Your TOZO earbuds should appear in the Bluetooth menu on your device.

    Charging case WITHOUT the button:

    1. Place both earbuds into the charging case and close the lid.
    2. Ensure that no other device previously paired with your TOZO earbuds has Bluetooth enabled.
    3. Open the lid and take TOZO earbuds out of the case.
    4. Observe the small LEDs. When they start blinking, your earbuds are in pairing mode.
    TOZO T20 blinking LED
    1. Your TOZO earbuds should appear in the Bluetooth menu on your device.

    After successfully activating pairing mode, see how to connect your TOZO earbuds to:

    Step 2: How to Pair TOZO Earbuds to an iPhone & iPad (iOS)

    Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide on how to pair your TOZO earbuds to any iOS device:

    1. Find and click “Settings” on your home screen (gear-looking grey icon).
    iOS Settings
    1. Find and tap on Bluetooth. Swipe or tap the Bluetooth toggle to turn it ON.
    2. Activate pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds by using the steps above.
    3. When your TOZO earbuds appear under the “Devices” list, click on them.
    iOS TOZO earbuds found
    1. You know your TOZO earbuds are connected when it says “Connected” next to their name.
    iOS TOZO connected

    Step 2: How to Pair TOZO Earbuds to an Android Phone (Android)

    TOZO earbuds only use a standard manual pairing method to an Android device. So far, none of them support Google Fast Pair, a feature similar to Apple’s.

    This is how you pair your TOZO earbuds to Android devices:

    1. Access the quick settings by swiping from the top of the screen.
    2. Turn the Bluetooth ON by tapping on the Bluetooth icon.
    Android enable Bluetooth
    1. A Bluetooth interface for searching should automatically appear. If not (or you accidentally close it), simply reopen the quick settings from the first step and tap & hold the Bluetooth icon to open Bluetooth settings.
    2. Now, activate the pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds using the steps above.
    3. In Bluetooth (search widget) settings, scroll down to see new “Available devices”. Click on your TOZO earbuds when they appear.
    Android TOZO earbuds found
    1. Click “Pair” when the “Bluetooth pairing request” shows up.
    Android TOZO pair
    1. Your TOZO earbuds are successfully connected when you see a volume bar popping from the sides.
    Android volume bar

    Step 2: How to Pair TOZO Earbuds to a PC & Laptop (Windows)

    Before going further, check if your PC supports Bluetooth.

    • Laptops, even slightly older ones, should have a Bluetooth module built-in.
    • Desktop computers most likely lack a Bluetooth module. You need to buy a Bluetooth adapter to pair a desktop PC with TOZO earbuds.

    Here’s your TOZO earbuds connect to PCs using Windows 11 and Windows 10.

    Windows 11

    1. Left-click the “Wi-Fi/Volume/Battery” group icon in the bottom right corner to open quick settings.
    2. Turn the Bluetooth ON by left-clicking the Bluetooth symbol.
    3. Right-click on the same symbol. Select “Go to Settings” to enter Bluetooth settings.
    Windows 11 open bluetooth settings
    1. In the Bluetooth settings, click on “Add device“.
    Windows 11 Bluetooth settings
    1. Select the first “Bluetooth” option when the new “Add a device” window appears. PC is now searching for your TOZO earbuds.
    Windows 11 choosing what to search
    1. Activate pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds by using the steps above.
    2. You should soon see your TOZO earbuds in the “Add a device” list. It can take up to 10 seconds or more, so be patient. When you see your TOZO earbuds, click on them.
    Windows 11 found earbuds
    1. You should now see “Connected mic, audio” written underneath your TOZO earbuds.
    Windows 11 connected earbuds

    Windows 10

    1. Click the “boxy” icon next to the clock & date to open the quick settings menu.
    2. Turn the Bluetooth ON by left-clicking the Bluetooth icon.
    3. Right-click the Bluetooth icon and select “Go to Settings” to enter Bluetooth settings.
    Windows 10 go to settings
    1. In the Bluetooth settings, click on “Add Bluetooth or other device“.
    Windows 10 add Bluetooth device
    1. In the new “Add a device” window, select the first “Bluetooth” option. Windows is now searching for your TOZO earbuds.
    Windows 10 Bluetooth add new device
    1. Activate pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds by using the steps above.
    2. Be patient, as it might take 10 seconds or more for your TOZO earbuds to appear. Click on them when they do.
    Windows 10 TOZO found earbuds
    1. You should now see “Connected voice, music” written underneath your TOZO earbuds.
    Windows 10 TOZO connected earbuds

    Step 2: How to Pair TOZO Earbuds to a Mac, MacBook (MacOS)

    Unlike Apple AirPods, TOZO earbuds lack Apple’s chip, so you need to pair them to the MacOS using the standard manual method. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple.

    Here’s how you pair your TOZO earbuds to a Mac or MacBook:

    1. In the upper-left corner of the screen, find the Apple logo and click on it.
    2. Click to open “System Preferences…“.
    Mac system preferences
    1. In the new window, find the Bluetooth and click on it.
    Mac find Bluetooth
    Source: YouTube/AppleInsider
    1. In Bluetooth settings, click “Turn Bluetooth On“. Your Mac is now searching for Bluetooth devices.
    MacOS turn ON Bluetooth
    Source: YouTube/AppleInsider
    1. Activate pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds by using the steps above.
    2. When your TOZO earbuds appear under “New devices”, click “Connect” next to them.

    The name of the earbuds appears as their MAC address (series of digits and letters), but you can tell they’re earbuds as they have a headphones icon next to the MAC address.

    Mac finding AirPods
    Source: YouTube/AppleInsider
    1. Your TOZO earbuds are now connected. You should also see their full name now.

    Step 2: How to Pair TOZO Earbuds to Other Bluetooth Devices

    Outside Windows, iOS/MacOS, and Android, other devices can pair and send audio to your TOZO earbuds:

    Pair TOZO earbuds with a TV

    Steps on how to connect TOZO earbuds to a TV vary depending on the TV’s operating system. We’ll show you how to pair them to a Samsung TV (using Tizen OS).

    1. Click the “House” icon on your remote controller to access the Tizen OS interface.
    2. Select “Settings” in the bottom left corner.
    Samsung TV settings
    1. Click on “Sound” and then on “Sound Output“.
    Samsung TV sound
    1. In the new “Speaker List” window, TV is now searching for your earbuds. Activate pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds by using the steps above.
    Samsung TOZO found
    1. After a few seconds, your TOZO earbuds should appear in the Speaker List. When they do, click on them. Select “Pair and connect“.
    Samsung TOZO pair
    1. You’ll get informed that your TOZO earbuds are connected. Click “OK“.
    Samsung TOZO connected

    Pair TOZO earbuds with a Nintendo Switch

    Unlike PlayStation consoles, which require you to buy a Bluetooth pairing dongle, Nintendo Switch has a Bluetooth module already built inside. So, you can pair TOZO earbuds straight to the console.

    1. When on the home screen, go into “System Settings” (a “sun” looking icon at the bottom).
    Switch settings
    Source: YouTube/Nintendo Life
    1. All the way down, click on “Bluetooth Audio” and select “Add Device“. A new “Add Bluetooth Audio Device” window should appear.
    Switch add device Bluetooth
    Source: YouTube/Nintendo Life
    1. Activate pairing mode on your TOZO earbuds by using the steps above.
    2. After a few seconds, you should see your TOZO earbuds appear on your Switch. Click on them.
    Switch device connected
    Source: YouTube/Nintendo Life
    1. Click “OK” when a pop-up message shows up. Your TOZO earbuds are now connected.

    Remember:

    • You can’t use a built-in microphone on your TOZO earbuds.
    • Only 2 controllers can be connected to your Switch while using Bluetooth earbuds.
    • You can’t use Bluetooth earbuds when playing multiplayer games locally.

    Activating Pairing Mode on Different TOZO Models

    As mentioned in Step 1, TOZO earbuds use 2 approaches to initiate pairing mode. That said, TOZO also offers open-ear headphones like TOZO OpenReal.

    Since you already have Bluetooth steps for the TOZO earbuds above, here’s how to manually activate pairing mode in headphones like the OpenReal:

    1. First, turn OFF your TOZO headphones.
    2. Then, turn them back ON while holding the power button for at least 2-3 seconds or until you hear a beeping sound from the headphones (and the LED on the sides is flashing in red/white colors).
    3. Your TOZO headphones are now in pairing mode.

    How to verify the earbuds are in pairing mode

    You know your TOZO earbuds are in pairing mode by observing the LED lights on their housing and listening to potential sounds.

    Visible feedback

    • Typically, LED lights start blinking when earbuds are in pairing mode.
    • Sometimes, LED lights flash in different colors, like red and blue.
    TOZO T20 blinking LED

    Audible feedback

    • Some TOZO earbuds/headphones release a beeping sound when entering a pairing mode.

    Connecting TOZO Wireless Earbuds After Pairing

    You have paired your TOZO earbuds to a desired device or multiple devices. Here’s what to expect when reconnecting your earbuds between devices.

    Automatic reconnection

    1. TOZO earbuds (or headphones) automatically reconnect to the last device they have connected to.
    2. Turn your TOZO earbuds ON and enable Bluetooth on your device.
    3. TOZO earbuds should connect. If not, follow the “manual reconnection” below.

    Manual reconnection

    Manual reconnection helps when automatic reconnection doesn’t work or when you want to connect your TOZO earbuds to a different device (that was previously already paired to TOZO earbuds).

    Here’s what you do:

    1. Ensure that only the device you want your TOZO earbuds to connect to has Bluetooth enabled.
    2. Enter the device’s Bluetooth settings, where you can see every previously connected device, your TOZO earbuds included.
    3. Make sure your TOZO earbuds are powered ON.
    4. Click on your earbuds’ name in the Bluetooth settings on your device.
    5. TOZO earbuds should reconnect to your device.
    TOZO manual reconnect

    Troubleshoot Pairing Issues on TOZO Earbuds

    When your TOZO earbuds don’t pair as smoothly as expected, knowing a few troubleshooting steps is very helpful.

    The first thing to do is to pinpoint whether TOZO earbuds are causing issues or there is something wrong with the device you want to pair to:

    • If earbuds refuse to pair to one device, try pairing them to a different one. If they still refuse to pair, there’s something wrong with earbuds. Otherwise, there’s something wrong with the device you want to connect them to.

    Turn Bluetooth OFF & ON and reactivate pairing mode

    All digital devices run on software. Even Bluetooth earbuds like the ones from TOZO have DSPs and other processing chips that must be programmed.

    Occasionally, a code error impacts how the earbuds (or the device you want the earbuds to pair to) behave.

    Sometimes, the error is in the Bluetooth module initiation. In that case, all you need to do is:

    1. Turn OFF & ON the Bluetooth connection on the device you want to connect your TOZO earbuds to.
    2. Also, turn your TOZO earbuds OFF & ON and reactivate the pairing mode using the instructions above.
    TOZO T20 in the case
    You turn TOZO earbuds OFF by placing them in the charging case and close the lid.

    Continuing software issues

    If the pairing problems persist, you need to either:

    • Reset your device: Reset your TOZO earbuds and the device you plan to connect to. That resolves random glitches.
    • Update your device. Check if your TOZO earbuds or the device you plan to connect to run on the latest firmware. If not, update them. That resolves reoccurring glitches.

    Low battery

    If you last charged your TOZO earbuds (especially the charging case) long ago, they might be low on battery, preventing them from going into pairing mode.

    There are multiple ways on how to check the battery charge depending on the TOZO model:

    • Newer TOZO earbuds come with an LED display on the charging case showing the battery percentage. Usually, percentages only tell the remaining charge in the case, while the remaining charge in each earbud is presented as up to 4 bars. TOZO Golden X1 and TOZO T20 are two such earbuds.
    TOZO Golden X1 LED battery
    • Older TOZO models have LED dots to show the remaining charge in the charging case. However, you don’t know how full earbuds are themselves. TOZO NC7 and TOZO T10 are two such earbuds.
    TOZO NC7 case charge LEDs
    • If you have already connected them to another device, check the TOZO app for more accurate battery percentages.
    TOZO app battery

    How to Reset TOZO Earbuds

    In case of continuing failures to activate pairing mode or having problems with earbuds’ behavior, TOZO advises resetting them.

    However, slightly different reset procedures depend on the TOZO earbud model.

    Resetting earbuds WITHOUT the charging case button:

    1. Place the earbuds into the charging case.
    2. Turn OFF Bluetooth on all devices around you.
    3. Take the earbuds back out of the charging case. LED lights should start blinking in white.
    4. Double-press the touch-sensitive area 2 times. LED lights should start blinking more rapidly for around 3 seconds.
    5. Earbuds are reset when LEDs start blinking slowly again.
    TOZO T20 reset

    Resetting earbuds WITH the charging case button:

    1. Place the earbuds into the charging case.
    2. Press and hold the case button for 15 seconds. After those 15 seconds, the LED lights stop blinking for a moment. Release the button.
    3. Wait an additional 10 seconds, leaving the lid open.
    4. Your earbuds are reset when you see the LED blinking again, indicating that the earbuds are in pairing mode.
    TOZO Golden X1 reset

    Resetting TOZO headphones (TOZO OpenReal):

    1. Turn ON the headphones.
    2. Press and hold the touch-sensitive area on the transducer and the volume down buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds.
    3. Headphones are reset when you see the LED light starting to blink in white/red colors rapidly.
    TOZO OpenReal reset

    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

    How to put TOZO earbuds in pairing mode?

    You put TOZO earbuds in pairing mode by either long pressing the charging case button or holding both touch-sensitive controls on the earbuds for a few seconds. LED lights on the earbuds need to start blinking.

    How to turn on TOZO earbuds?

    To turn ON TOZO earbuds, you simply open the charging case lid. When you take them out of the case, they’re already ON.

    How to reset TOZO earbuds?

    To reset TOZO earbuds (in the absence of the case’s button), you either take them out of the case and press the controls 2 times or hold the case button for 15 seconds and wait another 10 seconds to finish resetting.

    Why are my TOZO earbuds flashing red?

    If your TOZO earbuds flash red while charging, they aren’t fully charged yet. In some models, flashing red and white or blue means they’re in pairing mode. But, if red flashing is accompanied by something not working, try restoring factory settings.

    Conclusion

    We hope our step-by-step guides and troubleshooting ideas helped you successfully pair your TOZO earbuds. Let us know in the comments below if you have any other issues.

    Meanwhile, we’ve included TOZO headphones among the best Bluetooth wireless earbuds under $50 and the best open-ear headphones.

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