Article ID : 00249541 / Last Modified : 21/08/2020

Troubleshoot why the Truly Wireless headphones do not turn on

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.

    This page introduces how to troubleshoot when Truly Wireless headphones cannot turn on.

    image of WF-1000X image of WF-1000XM3 image of WF-H800 image of WF-SP700N image of WF-SP800N image of WF-SP900 image of WF-XB700

    Follow these steps to troubleshoot this issue:

    1. Does the power indicator flash when you remove the headphones from the charging case?

      Yes, the indicator flashes up in blue.
      The headphones turned on normally.
      Yes, the blue and red indicators flash alternately or the blue indicator flashes twice at a time.
      The headphones are in Bluetooth pairing mode.
      This happens the first time the headphones are used or if it is turned on after the initialization. Connect the headphones to a device you want to.
      No, the blue indicator does not turn on.
      Go to step 2.
    2. During charging, does the charging indicator light up?
      Connect the charging case to an AC outlet, and then set the headphones in the charging case.
      NOTE: Be sure to charge the charging case as well as the headphones.

      Yes, the indicator lights up.
      Go to step 3.
      No, the indicator does not light up.
      The headphones may not have charged correctly.
      Refer to the Troubleshoot why the Truly Wireless headphones are not charging article.
    3. After charging, do the headphones turn on?

      Yes, the headphones turn on.
      The issue was caused by a low battery level in the headphones.
      No, the headphones do not turn on.
      Go to step 4.
    4. Do the headphones turn on after resetting?
      Refer to the following to reset the headphones.

      NOTE: For WF-SP900, restart the headphones and check to see if the headphones turn on.

      WF-1000XM3

      WF-H800

      WF-SP800N

      WF-XB700

      Yes, the headphones turn on.
      The issue was caused by a temporary malfunction of the headphones.
      No, the headphones do not turn on.
      Go to step 5.
    5. Do the headphones turn on after initializing?
      Refer to the following to initialize the headphones.

      NOTE: All of the data (music files, pre-installed data, etc.) saved to the main memory of the headphones will be erased.

      WF-1000XM3

      WF-H800

      WF-SP800N

      WF-XB700

      Yes, the headphones turn on.
      The issue was caused by a temporary malfunction of the headphones.
      No, the headphones do not turn on.
      The headphones may be malfunctioning. Service may be required.

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