How to Use Xiaomi Earbuds

Quick Guide on How to Use Xiaomi Earbuds in 2022 | A Detailed Guide with Troubleshooting Tips for Connectivity Issues

Xiaomi earbuds are some of the most popular wireless earbuds in the market today. They are affordable, deliver high quality audio and are built to last. 

But, how to use Xiaomi earbuds? 

Since I faced issues while pairing and using my Xiaomi earbuds, I thought it would be fitting if I create a guide on how to use them so you don’t have the same problem I did.

I will cover pairing your Xiaomi earbuds, controlling them and even include a section on what to do if the earbuds fail to connect (troubleshooting).

On that note, let’s begin!

  • How to Pair Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds to Android
  • How to Pair Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds to iPhone
  • How to Pair Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds to a Computer
  • How to Use Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?
  • How to Reset Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?
  • How to Update Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?
  • How to Update Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?

How to Use Xiaomi Earbuds

How to Pair Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds to Android

If this is the first time you’re using Xiaomi earbuds then there are a couple of steps you’ll need to follow in order to get them connected to your smartphone or laptop. 

These steps are easy to follow and they have worked for me on multiple occasions. However, the earbuds and the charging case will need to be charged first for these steps to work

  •  Start by turning on your Xiaomi earbuds. To do so, press and hold the touch panel for a few seconds.
  • Once the light on the right earbud begins to flash, your earbuds will be ready to pair.
How to Use Xiaomi Earbuds
  • Open and enable the Bluetooth settings on your smartphone 
  • Search for a new device and tap on the name of the earbuds from the list.
    • When you connect the right earbud to your smartphone, both earbuds will pair automatically, thus giving you stereo sound
    • If you want to use only one earbud, leave the other earbud in the charging case while going through this step
  • Now that the earbuds are connected to your smartphone, you can enjoy high quality music.

How to Pair Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds to iPhone

The process to pair your Xiaomi wireless earbuds to an iPhone is similar to the steps mentioned above.

  • Start by turning on your Xiaomi earbuds. To do so, press and hold the touch panel for a few seconds.
  • Once the light on the right earbud begins to flash, your earbuds will be ready to pair.
How to Use Xiaomi Earbuds
  • Open and enable the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone
    • Settings > Bluetooth > Add Device
  • Once you have located the earbuds, tap on the name on the iPhone to have the two devices connected

How to Pair Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds to a Computer

In order to pair your Xiaomi wireless earbuds to a computer, you will need to follow a certain set of steps depending on what computer you are using.

Windows

  • Turn on the Xiaomi earbuds 
  • Once you see the LED light flash, head to the Bluetooth settings on your Windows PC/laptop
    • Start menu > Settings > Network & Connections > Bluetooth
  • Now proceed to add a new device and let the system search for the earbuds
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  • Once located, tap on the name of the earbuds and then click on Yes to pair them
  • When the flashing LED light disappears, your devices are connected and you can listen to music from your computer 

Mac

For Mac users, the steps are slightly different.

  • Turn on the Xiaomi earbuds
  • Once you see the LED light flash, head to the Bluetooth settings on your Mac
    • On your Mac tap on the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar and then click on the toggle button to enable Bluetooth pairing
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  • Search for the earbuds and then tap on their name from the list of available devices.
  • When the flashing LED light disappears, your devices are connected and you can listen to music from your Mac

How to Use Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?

Xiaomi wireless earbuds are really easy to use and it doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes to master their controls.

Xiaomi earbuds are equipped with touch pad gesture controls and there are a number of gestures pre-programmed for different functions.

  • To answer calls or reject calls, simply tap once on the right earbud. 
  • To mute a call, double tap the right earbud
  • To play or pause music, tap the touch panel once or you can use the voice assistant to help you with that
  • To turn on the voice assistant feature on your earbuds, double tap the touch pad when there’s nothing playing.

How to Reset Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?

You will be able to reset your Xiaomi wireless earbuds by simply pressing the touch pad on both earbuds simultaneously for 10 seconds.

Once done, the LED will flash red and white. Perform these steps 3 times to fully reset your Xiaomi wireless earbuds.

Another step you can follow is to delete the connection from the Bluetooth settings page on your device and then try resetting the earbuds.

How to Use Xiaomi Earbuds

By doing this you are clearing any and all history of the earbuds from your device, so when you connect them once again, the setup and connection will be fresh.

How to Update Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds?

You can update your Xiaomi earbuds by downloading the update file over the air.

To do this, you will need to download and install the Xiaomi buds m8 app from the Play store.

Once done, follow these steps to update the earbuds firmware

  • Connect the right earbud to your smartphone and the leave the left earbud in the charging case
  • Login to the app and then locate the correct model of earbuds you have from the list
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  • Connect the earbuds to your phone by following the on-screen instructions
  • Now, tap on the device and search for an update
  • If there’s an update you will be presented with the new firmware update file. 
    • Click on Update to download and install the file
    • Once you have updated the firmware for one earbud, proceed to follow the same steps for the second earbud
  • Now, place the earbud in the charging case and close the lid.
  • Open the lid and proceed to connect the earbuds to your phone. 

The update you install will take care of any software bugs and glitches that you might encounter. So it’s essential that you keep your earbuds up to date with the latest software.

How to Fix Xiaomi Wireless Earbuds Connection or Pairing Issues?

Unlike other brands, fixing Xiaomi earbuds connection issues is easy and wouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. There are many possible troubleshooting methods that you can try on your own. 

Here are some of the ones I used that actually worked.

  • Place the earbuds in the charging case and make sure they charge before attempting to pair them with your phone
  • If the issue is to do with connectivity then clear the device from your list of paired devices and follow the steps mentioned above to pair it once again.
  • Also, since these earbuds run on Bluetooth, it’s important to keep them in close proximity to your smartphone or laptop. The further you move away from the audio source, the faster the connection will drop.

FAQ’s

How to connect two Xiaomi earbuds?

Turn on both the earbuds and then pair the right earbud with the phone. Once the connection is successful, both earbuds will be paired and you can enjoy stereo music.

How to find a missing Xiaomi earbud?

If you have lost one of your earbuds, you will be able to find it via Bluetooth if the earbud is within range.

  • Open the Bluetooth settings on your phone
  • Navigate to Headphones and Speakers
  • Locate the device and then click on Connect
  • Once connected, tap on the command to find the earbud and your earbud will begin to play a noise which will help you locate it faster.

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