How to Change the PIN for Pairing a Bluetooth Headset on an Android Phone

By Chris Hoke

Bluetooth devices can broadcast over a range of about 8 meters.
i Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

A Bluetooth headset uses short-range wireless technology to connect to your Android phone, enabling you to talk hands-free from up to 8 meters away. When you first pair a Bluetooth headset with your Android phone, you'll need to configure it using the headset's PIN. This PIN is a number that helps your Android connect to the correct device. If you're experiencing issues connecting your headset to your phone, you might be using the wrong PIN.

Step 1

Touch the "Settings" icon on your Android phone's home screen.

Step 2

Touch "Wireless & networks."

Step 3

Touch "Bluetooth."

Step 4

Touch the Bluetooth headset listing in the list of devices.

Step 5

Type the new PIN when prompted during the device setup process, and then press "OK" to pair the headset and your Android phone.