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Sony LinkBuds S Manual | Pairing & Troubleshooting 2022

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The Sony LinkBuds S comes with a 5mm sized driver, a battery life of about 3.5 hours, Bluetooth 5.2, a working range of 10 meters, the IPX4 certification, a specialized app, and more. Learn how to use them with this new Sony LinkBuds S Manual.

Sony LinkBuds S Manual | Pairing Instructions & Troubleshooting

Sony LinkBuds S Manual | How to Pair / Connect?

To iOS Devices

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

Step 2: Press and hold the pairing button placed on the charging case. When a blue light starts flashing slowly on the charging case, that means that the earbuds will be ready to pair with any device.

Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth on the desired device.

Step 4: Go to the device’s Bluetooth settings.

Step 5: Select “LinkBuds S”. If a password is needed, type “0000”.

Step 6: After that, a blue light will start flashing slowly on the charging case for about 5 seconds, and the pairing will be done.

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To Android phones

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

When a blue light starts flashing slowly on the charging case, that means that the earbuds will be ready to pair with any device.

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on the desired device.

Step 3: Go to the device’s Bluetooth settings.

Step 4: Select “LinkBuds S”. If a password is needed, type “0000”.

Step 5: After that, a blue light will start flashing slowly on the charging case for about 5 seconds, and the pairing will be done.

To PC (Windows)

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on the desired device.

Step 2: Go to the settings.

Step 3: Go to “Bluetooth and other devices”.

Step 4: Click on “Add device”.

Step 5: Open the lid of the charging case and take the earbuds out. After that, they will turn on automatically.

When a blue light starts flashing slowly on the charging case, that means that the earbuds will be ready to pair with any device.

Step 6: Select “LinkBuds S”. If a password is needed, type “0000”.

Step 7: After that, a blue light will start flashing slowly on the charging case for about 5 seconds, and the pairing will be done.

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Sony LinkBuds S Manual | 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.

Sony LinkBuds S Manual | How to Turn On and Off?

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

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

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How to Control? / How to Operate? – Instructions

  • Play or pause music: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud one time.
  • Play the next song: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud two times.
  • Play the previous song: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud three times.
  • Answer an incoming call: Press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • End a current call: Press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • Activate the voice assistant: Press and hold the multifunction touch button on the right earbud.
  • Activate the Quick Attention mode: Press and hold the multifunction touch button on the right earbud.

Sony LinkBuds S Manual | How to Activate ANC and Ambient Modes?

To activate or deactivate the ANC and ambient modes in these earbuds, all you have to do is to press the multifunction touch button on the left earbud one time.

Sony LinkBuds S Manual | How to Activate 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.

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Sony LinkBuds S Manual | How to Charge?

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.

Sony LinkBuds S Manual | How to Reset?

Step 1: Delete all “LinkBuds S” pairing information from the connected device.

Step 2: Place one of the earbuds into the charging case and keep the lid open.

Step 3: Press and hold the pairing touch button placed on the charging case for about 20 seconds, until an orange light flashes for 5 seconds.

Step 4: Take that earbud out of the charging case.

Step 5: Place the other earbud into the charging case and keep the lid open.

Step 6: Press and hold the pairing touch button placed on the charging case for about 20 seconds, until an orange light flashes for 5 seconds. After that, resetting will be done.

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Sony LinkBuds S Manual | LED Light Status

Charging case

  • A blue light flashing slowly: The earbuds are in pairing mode.
  • A blue light flashing slowly for about 5 seconds: The pairing is done.
  • A green light on: The case has more than 31% of battery.
  • An orange light on: The case has between 30% and 1% of battery.
  • No light on: The case has less than 1% of battery.
  • A green light on when the earbuds are just placed inside: The earbuds have more than 95% of battery.
  • An orange light on when the earbuds are just placed inside: The earbuds have between 94% and 1% of battery.
  • No light on when the earbuds are just placed inside: The earbuds have less than 1% of battery.
  • An orange light on while charging: The case is charging.
  • Said light turns off while charging: The case is fully charged.
  • An orange light on with the earbuds inside: The earbuds are charging.
  • Said light turns off with the earbuds inside: The earbuds are fully charged.
  • An orange light flashing quickly: The case has an abnormal temperature.
  • An orange light flashing slowly: The case has abnormal charging.
  • An orange light flashing for about 5 seconds while the earbuds are resetting: The earbuds are resetting.
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A Guide To Sony LinkBuds S APP

The Sony LinkBuds S have an application specially made for them, and it is the Sony | Headphones Connect app, which is available on Play Store and App Store.

Right when you open the application, you will have the possibility to add any device you want. After doing that, you can enter the application as such, which has two parts: Headphones and Information. In “Information”, you will find general information about Sony products, while in “Headphones”, you will find three points:

  • Status: In this first part, you can control the volume of the earbuds, as well as pause, skip or rewind the song or video that is being played.
  • Sound: In this second part, some features of the earbuds can be customized, such as noise-canceling for calls and ambient sound control.
  • System: Finally, in this third part, you can change the functions of the earbuds, as well as notifications and software updates, which are done by the application itself.

Some Common Earbuds Problems & Troubleshooting

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds have 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 pairing mode of the earbuds, pair and connect earbuds from Settings >>> Bluetooth & other devices >>> Add a new device >>>> elect 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 Sony LinkBuds S waterproof?

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

Do the Sony LinkBuds S have a microphone?

Yes, the earbuds come with integrated microphones.

Do the Sony LinkBuds S have a low latency/gaming mode?

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

Can the Sony LinkBuds S connect to PC and Laptop?

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

Are the Sony LinkBuds S noise-canceling?

Yes! These earbuds come with noise cancellation technology.

How to know when the Sony LinkBuds S are fully charged?

When the earbuds are charging, an orange light is on the charging case. When fully charged, the light turns off.

We hope you now know how to operate the earphone from the above Sony LinkBuds S Manual. Want to know anything about the earphones? Do not hesitate to ask in the comments section.