It can be difficult to connect Bluetooth headphones to other devices because of interference. Sometimes they connect easily, other times they won’t connect at all, and still other times they will cut out in the middle of a really good song.
To stop Bluetooth interferences is to turn off other wireless devices that may be trying to connect to your device. If two devices are trying to connect to your device they can interfere with each other and neither of them will connect. This especially happens if they are on the same frequency.
If that doesn’t work then there are other ways to try to fix the interference problems. More information on how to fix interference is below.
Tips to fix the interference
Most Bluetooth devices have a short-range transmitter that has a more difficult time staying connected the further away the Bluetooth gets from the device that the Bluetooth is connected to. The Bluetooth range can usually be found on the box the device came in, or in the device’s instruction manual.
If the Bluetooth gets too far away from the device then the connection will start to have interference and the signal will start to cut out. Bring the connected device closer to see if the distance was causing the interference.
When it comes to the signal on a Bluetooth device, the signal can be blocked or impeded by many different objects around the house. Some of these may be other wireless devices, RF radiators, or simply physical barriers.
It could also be certain obstructions that cause the interference. Say, if the connected device is under a blanket, or behind a door, the material of the blanket or door could cause interference as the signal has to travel through the wood or fabric. To stop the interference, make sure that nothing is covering the connected device, so the signal has a clearer path to the Bluetooth device.
Impact of Different Household Objects on Bluetooth Signal
With other wireless devices around the home, the signals from all the different devices can begin to cause problems with each other. The wireless signal on a computer and phone can cause interference with Bluetooth devices because the signals are all trying to get through the same access point at the same time.
By turning off the Bluetooth connection on the computer and phone, it may help the Bluetooth device’s signal not to get so confused.
RF, or radio frequencies, can also interfere. The radio frequencies in a cellphone that is close by, can interfere. When you turn on a microwave it emits a lot of RF waves that disrupt the Bluetooth connection. Electrical power lines interfere as well. With all of the energy that is buzzing through the powerlines, it can interfere greatly.
If a power plant is near, then that could also be a cause of interference. The power plants generate so much energy and transfer them to other areas of the world, and because of this the electricity that comes from them can ripple over a house or a device and cause massive interference.
Physical Barriers also cause major interference. If a device is placed in one room and then the Bluetooth device is placed in a separate room that has a wall between them, then the signal is weaker as it has to travel through the wall. Metal and concrete can also cause major interference.
Some of the time, even magnets could interfere with the signal. When a magnet gets close to a Bluetooth device, such as an earbud, it can stick to the magnet, and the magnet’s magnetic field can either interfere with the signal, or it can cause the wires and microchips inside them to short out.
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Could Bluetooth Interfere With Another Bluetooth
Yes. If you have two or more Bluetooth devices on the same frequency then they may begin to have interference with both Bluetooth devices. This can also happen if there are a lot of devices in short proximity to each other. In order to avoid interference between Bluetooth devices, it is possible to make sure that they are further away from each other so that the signals don’t come in as close contact.
Electromagnetic waves interfere as well. They can interrupt the wavelength of the signal that is trying to reach your Bluetooth device. The waves can get in the way and disrupt any Bluetooth device’s signal.
Bluetooth Not Connecting at All
If the device will not connect at all, then make sure that the device is ready to connect, by turning the Bluetooth icon, on the connecting device, to on and making sure that the Bluetooth device is in close range for easier connection.
Make sure that the device is not connected to any other Bluetooth devices or they may not connect. Make sure the Bluetooth device is on and then go to the Bluetooth section in settings. Once there, there is a list of the different Bluetooth devices that are on or that are being used.
The name of the Bluetooth device that is used to connect to the device, should be in the instruction manual. Once that name is known, go back to the list of Bluetooth devices and click on the name of the Bluetooth device. It may take a few moments for the devices to connect to each other, but once they are connected, there should be an audible or visual signal from the connected device.
There are many different reasons that Bluetooths are helpful, but sometimes they have a hard time connecting or keep shorting out. Many reasons for this are the interferences that are seen from other devices or things that obstruct the signal. By restarting the devices or eliminating the things that might be interfering with the Bluetooth feature, we can have an even better experience with our Bluetooth devices.