How to Set Up Surface Headphones with Cortana in iOS and Android devices

Set up your Surface headphones with Cortana in your Device and change music with your voice while exercising or running without taking out your phone. You can also answer and make calls by asking your digital assistant, “Cortana.” For this, you just need to pair your Surface headphones with the Bluetooth of your phone and then set up in Cortana app. The process is easy and straightforward; you can complete it in 10 minutes. Here is the guide to set up Surface Headphones with Cortana in iOS and Android devices.

Guide for pairing and setting up Surface headphones on iOS devices

To use your Surface headphones with your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps.

1.    On your Surface headphones and press the ‘Power’ button to turn it on. Your headphones are now in pairing mode you’ll also hear a voice saying the headphones is now in pairing mode.

Note: If the headphones are previously paired with any other device, then press and hold down the ‘Power’ button to enter into the pairing mode.

2.    Open the ‘Settings’ app on your iOS device.

3.    Turn on ‘Bluetooth’ and select your ‘Surface headphones’ from Devices.

4.    After pairing the headphones with your iOS device, go to ‘App Store.’

5.    And install the ‘Cortana’ app.

6.    Open the downloaded ‘Cortana’ app.

7.    Enter your Microsoft account’s sign in details for signing in.

8.    Go to ‘Devices.’

9.    Select ‘Devices.’

10.    Tap ‘Add a new device.’

11.    Tap ‘Set up’ under Surface Headphones and follow the instruction to complete setting up.

Guide for pairing and setting up Surface headphones on Android devices

To use your Surface headphones with your Android phone or tablet, follow these steps.

  1. Click the ‘Power’ button of your Surface headphones to turn it on and activate pairing mode.

Note: If the headphones are previously paired with any other device, then press and hold down the ‘Power’ button to enter into the pairing mode.

  • Open the ‘Settings’ app on your Android device and pair your headphones.
  • Now, open ‘Play Store’ and install the ‘Cortana’ app.
  • Launch the ‘Cortana’ app. 
  • Enter your Microsoft account’s sign in details for signing in into Cortana app.
  • Go to ‘Devices.’
  • Select ‘Devices.’
  • Tap ‘Add a new device.’
  • Tap ‘Set up’ under Surface Headphones and follow the instructions to complete setting up.

Enjoy! Once you set up your Surface headphones with Cortana, you can answer calls, control music with your voice.

Ellen Cooper  is a technology enthusiast who loves writing about new advancements and IT threats on a regular basis. Her work focuses on the latest advancements in the realm of technology, social media, and cyber security at norton.com/setup.

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