The OnePlus Buds Pro earbuds can now be connected to two different devices at the same time. Here's how to set up the 'Dual Connection' feature.By Habeeb OnawolePublishedShareTweetEmail
The OnePlus Buds Pro can be connected to two separate devices simultaneously. Being able to connect a pair of headphones to two devices at the same time is not a feature that a lot of earbuds boast. While popular earbuds from Samsung and Apple do come with the option, they also incorporate their own style of multi-device connection, which limits connections to their own devices.
OnePlus launched the Buds Pro in 2021 as its first pair of high-end earbuds. At $150, they offer several notable features including active noise cancellation, transparency mode, in-ear detection, wireless charging, IP54 water and dust resistance rating, and up to seven hours of battery life (or 38 hours with the case).SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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OnePlus recently rolled out a new update to its OnePlus Buds Pro that enables the dual-device support. In an official forum post, OnePlus explains how the new “Dual Connection” feature makes it possible to connect the earbuds to two different Bluetooth devices at the same time. This feature allows for a seamless switch between the two connected devices, depending on which one is playing audio at the time.
To set up Dual Connection on the OnePlus Buds Pro, the earbuds will need to be running the latest firmware. While OnePlus doesn't state which firmware version, it is understood to be 531.531.xxx. Users can check their firmware version by going to Bluetooth Settings on their OnePlus phone and selecting the gear icon next to the OnePlus Buds Pro and selecting Headphones. The firmware version will be listed at the bottom of the menu. Other phone brands will have to check their firmware version through the HeyMelody app, the companion app for OnePlus earbuds for non-OnePlus phones.
With the updated version in use, a new Dual Connection menu option should be visible alongside Zen Mode Air under the Special Features section. Toggling the switch will cause the earbuds to disconnect and reconnect to the phone. Users can then proceed to pair the earbuds to a second device. Once the earbuds are connected to both devices, they should appear under the Connected Devices list under Dual Connection. That's all that's required to set the feature up and the earbuds will automatically switch to the device that audio is currently playing on. In addition to Dual Connection, the company also added LHDC audio codec support, for high-definition audio streaming, to OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro phones running OxygenOS 12.
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