How can you connect more than one pair of Bluetooth headphones or speakers to the same Android phone or iPhone? Bluetooth devices are now a standard, but when you want to get an immersive sound effect or share your music with someone else in the same place, with wired systems, all you had to do was buy a cheap audio splitter. However, it turns out that there are a few ways you can do something similar with the Bluetooth connection.
Connecting multiple Bluetooth Speakers or headphones largely depends on the equipment you have and the native version of Bluetooth that your phone supports.
For example, Bluetooth v4.2 only supports one-to-one device connection up to 30 meters. Bluetooth v5, on the other hand, extends the connection up to 120 meters and allows you to pair up to two devices at the same time. Some Bose speakers have audio applications that offer the functionality of pairing two speakers simultaneously. However, not all companies offer this convenience.
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Steps to connect two Bluetooth headphones and speakers to one Android phone or iPhone
Most of today’s phones allow dual audio (in Android) and share audio (in iPhone) capabilities, that is, the ability to play audio from two devices simultaneously. iPhone 8 Models and above support audio sharing, so your phone will likely offer it natively unless you have a very old phone. The first step then would be to try connecting your headphones and speakers one by one to your Bluetooth when you pair them for the first time.
Similarly, if you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 series or later model, the company natively offers a dual audio option that allows users to pair multiple speakers and headphones. This can be found in the Bluetooth settings. Other users can try this method, provided they have the right equipment on hand:
- Android users should go to Bluetooth settings and pair the Bluetooth headphones or speakers one by one.
- Once connected, touch the three dots icon on the right and click Advanced settings. Toggle in the ‘dual audio’ option if not already activated. This should allow users to connect to two devices at the same time.
- Users running Android 10 and above can access their connected Bluetooth devices by clicking Media in the Quick Panel and selecting both paired devices for audio output.
- iPhone users should go to the Control center. Tap on Airplay and select the paired wireless headphones or speakers to output audio simultaneously. Deselecting any of the headphones or speakers will stop the audio sharing on that particular device.