It can be really annoying to have a beeping Bluetooth headset when using a Windows PC. This problem can cause problems with your media playback and distort the sound. But why do your bluetooth headphones beep at all?
Nearby device malfunctions, intermittent glitches, and faulty driver problems are the most common causes of this problem. Here we go through some troubleshooting steps to help you resolve the beeping problem in your bluetooth headphones.
1. Perform a power cycle on your headphones
Sometimes switching it off and on again is enough to repair a faulty device. To do this, press and hold the power button on your headset to turn off the device. Next, turn on the device and see if there are any improvements.
Sometimes pressing the power button may not turn off the headphones due to the continuous beeping. In this situation, try to disconnect the headset from all devices and turn off the headset. To do this in Windows 11, go to Settings> Bluetooth & Device, click on More (three points) next to your Bluetooth device and select Separate. Now try turning off the headset to see if it works.
Another workaround to turn off a bluetooth headset is to use an audio cable. Plug the audio cable into your headset and that should automatically turn off the bluetooth adapter.
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2. Run the Windows Audio Troubleshooter.
Microsoft has a built-in audio troubleshooter to troubleshoot sound problems on Windows computers. The audio troubleshooter looks for common issues including drive malfunctions, interrupted audio services, and other issues. If problems are found, appropriate fixes are recommended for you to try.
To run the audio troubleshooter:
Press Win + me to open settings.
Then im system Tab, scroll down and click Troubleshooting.
Next click Other troubleshooting.
Locate Audio playback and click on Run Button. Wait for the troubleshooter to finish scanning. Next, apply any recommended fixes and see if there are any improvements.
Next up on the Other bug fixes Page, scroll down to the miscellaneous Section.
Press the Run Button for Bluetooth and follow the instructions on the screen. This will check for and fix problems with your bluetooth devices.
3. Adjust the volume on your headphones and device
Adjusting the volume for the headset and audio source device using the physical buttons can help you resolve the beeps. It might not be the most obvious solution, but it works and has helped some users get rid of the annoying beep.
First, make sure that your headphones are connected to your PC or smartphone. Next, open any media player and play an audio track. Use the volume control on your headset to turn the volume up to the maximum and then to the minimum. Next, repeat the process with your PC or smartphone using the physical buttons on the device. When you're done, adjust the volume to your preferred levels and see if there is any improvement.
4. Check for interference from nearby devices
Your Bluetooth headset may start beeping due to interference from nearby devices. Electronic devices such as cordless phones, cellular devices, etc. are possible causes. Check to see if there is a cellphone next to your PC and try moving it further to check for possible glitches.
5. Delete your bluetooth headset and add it again
If your bluetooth device is behaving, try deleting it from your Windows PC. How to remove a bluetooth device in Windows 11.
Press the Win + me to open settings.
In the Settings window, open the Bluetooth and devices Tab.
Press the More Symbol (three dots) next to your bluetooth headset.
Choose Remove device and then click Yes sir to confirm the action.
To reconnect the device, you need to pair it with your PC. So hold the power button down for 10 seconds or until you see the blue and red lights start flashing. This will put your headphones in pairing mode.
Next go to Settings> Bluetooth & Devices and then click on add device Button. By doing add device Window, choose Bluetooth and select your device from the list. Enter any pairing code if required to successfully pair your Bluetooth device.
6. Reset your bluetooth headset
A quick factory reset of your Bluetooth headset can fix many problems related to connectivity, detection, pairing, audio delay, and static sound. Try factory reset your headset to see if that stops the beeping sound.
The factory reset process may vary depending on the manufacturer of your Bluetooth headset. The following steps apply to the Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT headset. For information on your headset, see the user guide for your device.
To reset your bluetooth headset to factory settings:
Turn off the headset. To do this, hold the power press for a few seconds.
Next, put the device into pairing mode. To do this, hold the power Hold down for 10 seconds or until you both blue and Red Lights blink.
In pairing mode, hold the power and the Break in play For 5 seconds or until you a. see violet Flash of light.
After the reset, your device will still be in pairing mode. Connect the headset to your PC and see if the beep goes away.
7. Update the audio device drivers
Faulty or outdated audio device drivers can cause problems with connected audio devices. Check for pending audio driver updates and install them to fix the beeping sound in your headphones.
To update the audio device driver:
Press Profit + r Run to open.
Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open the Device Manager.
In the Device Manager window, expand the Sound, video and game controllers Section.
Right click on IDT High Definition Audio CODEC or Realtek (R) audio and choose Update driver.
Next, choose Search for drivers automatically. Windows looks for new drivers and installs them if available.
Once the update is installed, restart your computer and check for improvements.
Fix the beeping sound in your headphones
The beep in the headset can affect your listening experience. Before applying the fixes in the article, check the internet and see if the problem is specific to your device. If not, follow the troubleshooting steps listed to stop your bluetooth headset from beeping. If nothing works, you may have a defective headset with hardware problems.
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Tashreef is a technology writer at MakeUseOf. With a bachelor's degree in computer applications, he has over 5 years of writing experience and covers Microsoft Windows and everything related to it. When you're not working, you can tinker it on his PC, try out some FPS titles, or check out animated shows and movies.
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