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Huawei FreeBuds SE Manual | How to Pair?

The Huawei FreeBuds SE come with specs such as 10mm dynamic drivers, a battery life of about 6 hours, Bluetooth 5.2, call noise cancellation technology support, ANC support, app support, the IPX4 dust and sweat-proof certification, and much more. Learn how to use these earbuds using this manual!

Huawei FreeBuds SE Guide | Earbuds Pairing

How to Pair The Earbuds?

To Android And iOS Devices

Step 1: Open the lid of the charging case. After that, the earbuds will turn on automatically.

Step 2: Press and hold the button on the inside of the charging case for about 2 seconds. When a light starts flashing on the case, it means that the earbuds will be ready to pair with any device.

Step 3: Unlock the desired device.

Step 4: Turn on Bluetooth on the desired device.

Step 5: Go to the device’s Bluetooth settings.

Step 6: Select the “HUAWEI FreeBuds SE” earbuds. If a password is needed, type “0000”. After that, the pairing will be done.

To PC (Windows)

Step 1: Unlock the desired device.

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on the device.

Step 3: Go to the Settings.

Step 4: Go to “Bluetooth and other devices”.

Step 5: Click on “Add device”.

Step 6: Open the lid of the charging case. After that, the earbuds will turn on automatically.

Step 7: Press and hold the button on the inside of the charging case for about 2 seconds. When a light starts flashing on the case, it means that the earbuds will be ready to pair with any device.

Step 8: Select the “HUAWEI FreeBuds SE” earbuds. If a password is needed, type “0000”. After that, the pairing will be done.

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How to Wear?

Step 1: Take both earbuds out of the charging case.

Step 2: Identify the left and right earbuds.

Step 3: Choose the ear tips that best suit your ears.

Step 4: Insert the headphones into the inner canal of the ears.

Step 5: Rotate for the best possible comfort and best fit, and make sure that the microphone is pointing to the mouth.

How to Turn On and Off?

Turn on: Open the lid of the charging case. After that, the earbuds will turn on automatically.

Turn off: Place the earbuds into the charging case and close its lid. After that, the earbuds will turn off automatically.

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How to Control? / How to Operate? – Instructions

  • Play a song: On standby mode, press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • Pause a song: During a song, press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • Answer an incoming call: With an incoming call, press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • End a current call: While on a current call, press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
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How to Activate The Mono Mode?

To activate or deactivate the mono mode in these earbuds, all you have to do is to pair the earbuds to the device and take out one of the earbuds from the charging case. It will start working by itself.

How to Charge The Earbuds?

Earbuds

To charge the earbuds, all you have to do is to place them into the charging case and close the lid. The earbuds will start charging automatically.

Charging case

To charge the charging case, all you have to do is to connect the case to a USB charger or charging port with the included USB-A to C cable. It will start charging automatically. Also, it can get charged using a wireless charger.

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How to Reset The Earbuds?

Step 1: Delete all pairing information from the “HUAWEI FreeBuds SE” earbuds on the connected device.

Step 2: Place the earbuds into the charging case.

Step 3: With the lid of the case open, press and hold the button on the inside of the charging case for about 10 seconds, until a red light flashes. This means that the resetting process was successful.

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What Do The Lights Mean?

Charging case

  • A light starts flashing after the earbuds turn on: The earbuds are now ready to pair with any device.
  • A red light flashes while resetting the earbuds: The earbuds are resetting.
  • A green light on while charging: The case has more than 90% of battery.
  • A yellow light on while charging: The case has less than 90% of battery.
  • A green light on for 10 seconds when the lid is open or closed: The case has more than 60% of battery.
  • A yellow light on for 10 seconds when the lid is open or closed: The case has between 20% and 60% of battery.
  • A red light on for 10 seconds when the lid is open or closed: The case has less than 20% of battery.
  • No light turns on when the lid is open or closed: The case has no battery.
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A Guide To The Huawei FreeBuds SE App

The Huawei FreeBuds SE can be used with an application, called HUAWEI AI Life. This application is available for iOS and Android devices.

  • First page: When entering the application, there will be the possibility of adding to any device compatible with it. Likewise, you will be able to have a list of the devices already connected, which you will be able to access at any time.
  • Second page: This is the page found after clicking on the desired device. Not only can you see the percentage of the battery in the earbuds and the charging case, but you can also modify the controls according to your needs. Likewise, the ability to turn the noise canceling feature on or off is available, as well as being able to update the firmware of the earbuds whenever there is a new update.

How to Update The Earbuds’ Firmware?

Step 1: Open the HUAWEI AI Life app.

Step 2: Tap on the earbuds.

Step 3: Tap on “Check for updates”.

Step 4: Tap “Search”.

Step 5: Download and Install.

Some Common Problems & Troubleshooting

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds has stopped working

If this happens, it may be because it is low on battery or it did not connect correctly with the device. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try charging the earbud that is not working or both, placing them in the charging case.

2. Try factory resetting the earbuds.

3. Check if the earbuds are operating within a normal working range

If that doesn’t work, the earbud is probably faulty, and I can go for a refund or replacement of it.

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds has a low volume

If this happens, it may be because the earbuds are dirty or the volume is set low. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try cleaning the earbud using a cotton swab or carefully clean the mesh with a pin.

2. Try factory resetting the earbuds.

The microphone is not working

If this happens, it can be because the microphone is muted, or the earbuds are badly positioned. To fix this, you can do the following:

If the microphone is muted, check the device microphone volume. If that doesn’t work, that means that there might be a defect in the earbud, so try replacing them or get a refund.

The earbuds are not connecting to Windows/laptop/PC

If the earbuds are earbuds not connecting, it can be because the Bluetooth on the computer has a pairing problem. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try disabling Bluetooth from nearby devices >>> then activate the pairing mode of the earbuds, pair and connect earbuds from Settings >>> Bluetooth & other devices >>> Add a new device >>>> select Bluetooth.

2. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth driver, or updating the Bluetooth driver. All can be done in Manage >>> Device Manager, reset earbuds (if available), and then repeat the step.

3. Try resetting the earbuds.

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FAQs

Are the Huawei FreeBuds SE waterproof?

No, the Huawei FreeBuds SE are not waterproof (IPX6 and up). They have a rating of IPX4, which means they’re splash and sweat-resistant.

Do the Huawei FreeBuds SE have a microphone?

Yes, the earbuds come with integrated microphones.

Do the Huawei FreeBuds SE have a low latency/gaming mode?

No. These earbuds don’t have a low latency/gaming mode.

Can the Huawei FreeBuds SE connect to PCs and laptops?

Yes, these earbuds can connect to PCs, laptops, and even tablets.

Are the Huawei FreeBuds SE noise-canceling?

No. These earbuds don’t come with noise-cancellation technology.

We hope you now know how to operate the earphone from the above Huawei FreeBuds SE manual. Want to know anything about the earphones? Do not hesitate to ask in the comments section.