How to Pair Anker Soundcore Headphones & Speakers

In 2018, Anker Innovations, one of the leading names in the global consumer electronics space, announced that it would be bringing together all of its most well-loved audio products under the all-new Anker Soundcore brand name.

The company also added that it would be introducing a range of wireless speakers and headphones to its lineup. The Soundcore by Anker range of audio products has since emerged as a bestselling audio brand the world over, providing premium sound quality and advanced technology at affordable price points. 

The diversity of Soundcore’s line of products guarantees that you will find a product that you love no matter your use case.

In this article, we take an in-depth look at some of Soundcore’s most popular speakers and headphones as well as provide a detailed step-by-step guide on how to pair Anker Soundcore speakers and headphones for first-time buyers.

Read on to find out more.

How to Pair Anker Soundcore Speakers and Headphones 

Pairing Anker Soundcore Speakers

The Anker Soundcore wireless speakers use Bluetooth 5 to provide a seamless audio experience. The method of pairing, therefore, is pretty standard across most Soundcore speakers.

The first step is to turn on the pairing mode on your speakers.

For the Anker Soundcore 2 and 3, turn on the device by tapping the power button once. Press the Bluetooth button once; the Bluetooth LED will start flashing blue. This indicates that the speaker has entered pairing mode. 

In case of the Anker Soundcore Motion+, Motion Boom, and Motion Boom Plus speakers, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds till it turns a steady white. Next, tap the Bluetooth button and, once it starts slowly flashing blue, your speaker has entered Bluetooth pairing mode.

From here, the rest of the pairing process depends on the device you choose to pair your Anker Soundcore speaker with.

To pair the speaker with an Android phone or iPhone:

  • Enable the Bluetooth function on your phone. Your device will automatically scan for available Bluetooth devices near you.
  • Once the name of your speaker—Soundcore 3, for instance—shows up on the list, tap on it.
  • The flashing Bluetooth indicator on your speaker will turn steady, indicating that the pairing process is complete. 

To pair your Soundcore speakers with a Windows 10 laptop:

  • Simultaneously press Windows+I to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on “Devices” and click on the Bluetooth toggle switch once to turn it on.
  • Next, click on the “Add Bluetooth or Other Device” option directly above it and wait while your laptop scans for available Bluetooth-enabled devices nearby.
  • Once your Anker Soundcore speaker shows up on the list, click on it to finish the pairing process.
  • The flashing blue light on your speaker will turn steady, confirming that your speaker is now connected to your laptop.

For a Macbook:

  • Go to “System Preferences”, click on “Bluetooth”, and select the “Turn Bluetooth On” option. Your Macbook will then start scanning for nearby discoverable devices.
  • Select your Anker Soundcore speaker when it shows up on the list, and the pairing will be complete. 

You can also connect multiple Anker Soundcore speakers together as long as they all have the PartyCast function.

To do this, connect one of the speakers to your device of choice using the Bluetooth function. This will act as your primary speaker.

Next, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the primary speaker for two seconds till the Bluetooth indicator starts flashing white. This indicates that the speaker has entered PartyCast pairing mode.

From here, switch on the other Soundcore speaker that you wish to connect, press and hold the Bluetooth button for two seconds, and, once it starts flashing white, press the button twice to make it a secondary speaker in PartyCast pairing. The secondary speaker will automatically connect with the primary speaker. 

Pairing Anker Soundcore Headphones

With your Anker Soundcore over-ear headphones, you can choose to either use the AUX cable that comes with the package or go wireless.

For a clean wireless audio experience, these headphones use the latest Bluetooth 5 technology to connect with your device of choice.

  • To pair your Anker Soundcore Life Q20/Q20+/Q30/Q35 headphones, start by putting them on pairing mode.
  • Switch off your headphones by pressing and holding the power button on the left earpiece for 3 seconds.
  • Once switched off, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds till the status indicator flashes blue to turn on pairing mode.  
  • To complete the pairing process, go to the device settings of your chosen mobile device, enable the Bluetooth function, and select your headphones from the list of available devices.

If you wish to pair your Anker Soundcore headphones to a Windows 10 laptop, use the Windows+I hotkey to open up Windows Settings. Select “Devices” and click on the Bluetooth toggle switch to enable the Bluetooth function. Then, click on “Add Bluetooth or Other Device” and choose your Soundcore headphones from the list that shows up.

For pairing with a Macbook, find the “System Preferences” option, select “Bluetooth”, and click on “Turn Bluetooth On”. Once a list of nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices shows up, choose your Anker Soundcore headphones from the list. 

To indicate that a connection has been successfully established between your Anker Soundcore headphones and your device of choice, the status indicator will go steady for 2 seconds and then turn off.

You can also pair your Soundcore headphones with two different devices simultaneously without having to repeatedly switch the connection. To achieve this, first pair them with one device following the process mentioned above. Then, press the power button twice in quick succession to pair them with the second device. 

Each time they are switched on, your Soundcore headphones will automatically get paired with the device with which they were last connected. To pair with a new device, simply disable the Bluetooth function on the device with which they are connected and pair them with the new device following the above process. 

Reasons Why Soundcore Headphones/Speakers Won’t Pair Successfully

As friendly and accessible as the world of wireless speakers and headphones can be, sometimes hiccups do occur. Despite following the pairing instructions carefully, you may encounter some issues preventing your Soundcore device from pairing with your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Don’t worry – most of these problems can be fixed with some simple troubleshooting.

Interference: Various devices can interfere with Bluetooth signals. Appliances like microwaves and wireless security cameras, along with WiFi routers, cordless phones, and even fluorescent lights, may cause a disruption. If you’re experiencing pairing issues, try moving away from these potential sources of interference.

Distance: Bluetooth has a limited range. If you’re attempting to pair your device from a different room or there are walls or other obstacles between the devices, you might struggle to establish a connection. As a rule of thumb, try to keep your Soundcore device and the device you’re pairing it with within 10 meters (or about 33 feet) of each other.

Device Limit: Bluetooth technology allows for the connection of multiple devices, but there’s a limit to how many can be connected simultaneously. If you’ve reached the limit, you may need to disconnect some devices before attempting to pair your Soundcore product.

Compatibility: It’s also important to remember that not all devices are compatible with each other. While most modern smartphones, tablets, and computers can connect to a wide range of Bluetooth devices, older models may struggle. Make sure your devices are compatible before attempting to pair them.

Outdated Software: Outdated software on your phone, tablet, or computer can also prevent successful pairing. If your Soundcore device isn’t pairing, consider updating your device’s operating system to the latest version and checking if any updates are available for the Soundcore device itself.

Device Not in Pairing Mode: Perhaps the most common reason for unsuccessful pairing is that the Soundcore device or the device you’re trying to pair with it isn’t in pairing mode. Always ensure that the Bluetooth mode is active on both devices before attempting to pair.

It’s always worth remembering that, when dealing with tech, sometimes things just go a bit haywire for no apparent reason. If you’re still having trouble after considering all of the above, you might just need to turn off your Soundcore device and the device you’re trying to pair it with, then turn them both back on and try again. Rebooting devices can often solve a surprisingly large number of problems.

Remember, if you’re having persistent issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to Soundcore‘s customer support – they’re there to help!

The Anker Soundcore Range 

Anker Soundcore Speakers

The Anker Soundcore range of wireless speakers is designed for three major use case scenarios—home use, party, and outdoors.

The Soundcore 2 and 3 come with a well-rounded set of modern features such as the BassUp technology and Bluetooth 5.0 for ultra-secure and stable connections. Both speakers come with an IPX7 waterproof coating, stereo sound, and 24-hour playtime for the perfect listening experience. The Soundcore Mini 3 is ideal for those looking for a portable audio solution, featuring 360-degree audio and the Soundcore PartyCast technology. 

The Motion+, Motion Boom, and Motion Boom Plus speakers are other portable alternatives providing high-res audio, exceptional clarity and depth of sound, ultra-wide frequency range, customizable EQ, and enhanced sound dispersion.

The Motion Boom and Motion Boom Plus are the optimal outdoor solutions with extra loud and powerful distortion-free stereo sound and maximum portability thanks to the sturdy built-in handle. The Motion Boom Plus also takes it a step further with a detachable strap for added portability. The Motion line of speakers comes with extended play times ranging from 12-24 hours.  

The Flare series of speakers, consisting of the Flare, Flare Mini, and Flare 2, feature a simple yet unique design complete with 360-degree sound, ambient LED lights, and enhanced bass for a complete audio/visual experience. To top it off, these speakers are universally compatible and come with IP67 dust and waterproofing and a 12-hour playtime, making them the ultimate party speakers. 

The Soundcore Trance is another great option in the party speakers category, with beat-driven LED lights, an intense bass, an 18-hour playtime, and the option to choose between Indoor and Outdoor modes through the Soundcore app. The Trance Go, on the other hand, is a simpler outdoor alternative without the LED lights but with a significantly longer 24-hour playtime.  

Anker Soundcore Headphones

Soundcore offers both wireless over-ear headphones and true-wireless earbuds with several options in each category so that you can easily find a pair to suit your comfort and requirements.

The Life series of over-ear headphones come at three different price points.

The Life Q20 and Q20+ are budget options with high-res audio, hybrid active noise cancellation, a remarkable 40-hour playtime, and comfortable memory foam headband and ear cups. The Life Q30 is the mid-range option while the Life Q35 is a premium pair of headphones featuring custom silk-diaphragm drivers, innovative LDAC technology, multi-mode noise cancellation, and support for AI-enhanced calling. 

The Soundcore true-wireless earbuds include the Life, Liberty, Spirit, and the all-new Sport options. Each of these options has a few different variations but they all come with advanced features such as AI-enhanced calling and hybrid active noise cancellation along with long playtimes and a compact, comfortable fit. 

Caring for Your Anker Soundcore Devices

Ensuring the longevity and consistent performance of your Anker Soundcore devices is simple and straightforward with a few precautionary measures.

  1. Safe Storage: Always store your device in a dry, clean place when not in use. This helps to prevent dust buildup and potential water damage. Anker Soundcore products come with their own cases or carry pouches, so utilize them for safer storage.
  2. Regular Cleaning: Keep your devices clean by gently wiping with a soft, damp cloth. For earbuds and headphones, remove any ear wax build-up using the cleaning tool provided or a toothpick wrapped in a soft cloth.
  3. Battery Maintenance: Avoid overcharging your device, as this could diminish the longevity of the battery. Most Anker Soundcore products come with long battery life and short charging times, so excessive charging is generally unnecessary.
  4. Software Updates: Regularly updating your device ensures you have the latest features and that your device is running at its optimum. Updates are available through the Soundcore app.
  5. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Extreme heat or cold can affect the battery life and overall performance of your devices. Try to avoid leaving your device in direct sunlight for extended periods or in freezing temperatures.

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Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a budget speaker or pair of headphones that can provide a polished and hassle-free listening experience, Soundcore speakers and headphones will certainly deliver.

Now that you know how to pair Anker Soundcore speakers and headphones with your devices, you are all set to get maximum value out of your wireless headphones or speakers without having to worry about tangled-up wires and cables.  


How can I improve the battery life of my Anker Soundcore device?

To extend the battery life, avoid overcharging your device, don’t expose it to extreme temperatures, and always turn it off when not in use.

What if my Anker Soundcore device won’t connect to Bluetooth?

Make sure your device is within range and Bluetooth is enabled on your phone or computer. If it still won’t connect, try resetting the device or updating it through the Soundcore app.

Can I use my Anker Soundcore device while it’s charging?

Yes, you can use most Anker Soundcore devices while they are charging. However, this may increase charging time.

How do I reset my Anker Soundcore speaker or headphones?

Generally, to reset an Anker Soundcore speaker, hold the power button for about 10 seconds until it shuts off. For headphones, the process may vary between models; check the instruction manual for specific steps.

Are all Anker Soundcore devices waterproof?

Many Anker Soundcore devices come with an IPX7 or IP67 rating, meaning they are water and dust-resistant. However, this doesn’t mean they are fully waterproof. Always check the product specifications before exposing the device to water.