Putting in Wireless Earbuds: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

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Putting in Wireless Earbuds: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
Putting in Wireless Earbuds: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

Wireless earbuds have a number of advantages over traditional earbuds. Since the earbuds connect via Bluetooth, they don't need the long and cumbersome cables that usually get tangled in your pocket. Wireless earbuds can also connect to various Bluetooth devices, including your smartphone and tablet. Try out a few different types of wireless earbuds until you find one that fits your ears well.


Method 1 of 2: Putting earplugs in your ears

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Step 1. Try different types and brands of earplugs to find some that fit your ears well

Ear canals come in different shapes and sizes, which means there are no universal earplugs. Try different brands and styles of earplugs from friends or relatives to see which fit your ears best. Or ask salespeople at an electronics store if you can try a pair of earbuds to see which one feels most comfortable.

In general, men have larger ear canals than women and therefore need larger earplugs

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Step 2. Place the earplugs properly in your ear canal

For earplugs to transmit sound effectively, they must be in your ear canal and relatively close to your eardrum. Twisting the earbuds back and forth two or three times will secure them in place.

Placing the head of the wireless earbuds in your ear canal also prevents any ambient noise from entering your ears

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Step 3. Pull on your earlobes to lock the earbuds in place

Once you have an earplug loosely in each ear, grab your earlobe and pull it with your other hand. This opens and enlarges the ear canal slightly. As you pull, gently push the earbud further into place with the index finger of the other hand.

For example, to attach the earplug to your right ear, lightly pull on that earlobe with your left hand. At the same time, use the index finger of the right hand to push the earplug into your ear canal

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Step 4. If your earbuds don't fit properly, remove wax from your ears

A buildup of earwax can change the size and shape of the ear canal. This can cause the earbuds to fit poorly or slip out of your ears when you're wearing them. If you notice that the tips don't stay in your ears very well, grab a few cotton swabs and use them to clean your ears.

Also, clean your ears if you notice a buildup of yellow wax on the earbuds when you remove them from your ears. Be careful not to push it in. Gently push and rub so that it clears the ear canal without pushing the wax in further

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Step 5. If you can, avoid moving your jaw while using earplugs

Depending on the shape of your jaw and the proximity of your ear canal, opening and closing your jaw can loosen the earbuds. While it's obviously impossible not to move your jaw during a phone call, try not to move your jaw too much while using the earbuds for other purposes.

For example, if you chew a piece of gum or eat a snack while listening to music with the earbuds, the jaw movement can loosen the buds and cause them to slip out of your ears

Method 2 of 2: Using wireless earbuds

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Step 1. Pair the earbuds with your phone or other device

Tap the Bluetooth button on your phone or other device (e.g. tablet or computer) and turn it on. Then tap the "Search" button on the side of one earbud. When the earbuds appear in your phone's Bluetooth menu, tap them to pair the device. Keep in mind that it may take a while if you try to pair your earbuds with a device they haven't paired before.

Refer to your phone's user guide for specific instructions on how to pair with a wireless device

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Step 2. Operate the earbuds with the included remote

Many pairs of wireless earbuds come with a small remote, usually about 5 by 7.5 cm in size. Use this remote's interface to skip tracks, adjust the volume of what you're listening to, or mute a phone call.

  • Always have the remote with you when you are outside (e.g. when jogging with the earbuds); otherwise it would be difficult to control your music.
  • If you forget the remote, you can always control the music you're listening to with your phone (or other device).
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Step #3. Tap the buttons on the side of the earbuds if they don't have a remote

Several other brands of earbuds do not have a remote control, but have small buttons on the side. Use these buttons to pause, play, or skip songs you're listening to, or to answer, mute, or hang up a phone call. Check out the buttons before putting the buds in your ear so you don't accidentally tap the wrong button.

If you find that the buttons are too small to press accurately with your fingers, you can always use your phone's interface to adjust music or hang up a phone call

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Step 4. Clean the earbuds if you notice a buildup of earwax

If wax from your ears has covered some of the inside of the earbuds, clean them with a cotton swab and a little rubbing alcohol. Wipe the surfaces of the earbuds until all earwax is removed.

Do not use soap to clean wireless earbuds and never rinse them under the tap

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Step 5. Charge the wireless earbuds when not in use

While the exact charging mechanism varies from one set of earbuds to another, most have a small port that charges them. Keep the port plugged into a power outlet in your bedroom or living room. When you're not using the earbuds, connect them to the charging port.

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