Dual connection feature of the HUAWEI FreeBuds series earphones

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Dual connection feature of the HUAWEI FreeBuds series earphones

Feature description

The earphones support connecting with two Bluetooth devices at the same time, such as mobile phones, tablets, PCs, and watches (not compatible with MacBook series laptops).

 
  1. The earphones will not be able to connect to a watch already connected to another device.
  2. After both the earphones and AI Life app are updated to the latest version, open the AI Life app, access the earphones card, touch Connect center, and enable or disable Dual connect.
  3. After the earphones are connected to two devices, only the sound from one device can be played. For details about the sound output rules, see the following section.

Connection method

  1. Place the FreeBuds earphones into the charging case and leave the cover open (skip this step for FreeBuds headphones), then press and hold the Function button for 2 seconds until the indicator light flashes to enable Pairing mode. Use device A to detect and connect to the earphones.
  2. Ensure that the FreeBuds earphones are in the charging case and leave the cover open (skip this step for FreeBuds headphones), then press and hold the Function button for 2 seconds again until the indicator light flashes to enable Pairing mode. Use device B to detect and connect to the earphones.

After device B is successfully connected to the earphones, the earphones automatically reconnect to device A. In this case, the earphones are connected to both devices.

When the earphones are connecting to device B, the Bluetooth connection between the earphones and device A is temporarily disconnected.

Audio output rules for Dual connection

  • The priority is as follows: calls > music & video. Music and video have the same priority. The specific rules are listed in the following table.

    Device A

    Device B

    Audio Output Description

    No service

    Incoming call

    Audio from device B plays on the earphones.

    Music or video playback

    Ringing upon an incoming call

    Incoming call

    For a call to device A, the earphones play the phone ringtone.

    For a call to device B, the earphones play the earphone preset ringtone.

    Answer the call on device B using the earphones, and the call audio of device A switches to its receiver.

    Media playback/Voice call in progress

    Incoming call

    Call audio on device A will be switched to its receiver, and the music or video will be paused or played from its speaker.

    Call audio on device B will be switched to the earphones.

    After the call on device B ends, call audio on device A/music or video audio on device A (after being manually resumed) will be switched to the earphones.

    Music or video playback

    Audio from device A plays on the earphones.

    Media audio (music/video) on device B is played in speaker mode.

    Audio on device B is played from the earphones after the call is ended or music/video is paused on device A.

  • Connect to a third device C: The Preferred device is reserved. To cancel a specific device, disconnect from the device and then connect to a new device.
  • Voice assistant/Start music app: Wake up or start the service of the priority device.
Definition of the priority device:
  • When no audio service (music, video, or call) is running on the two connected devices A & B, the first connected device is taken as the priority device.
  • When audio service (music, video, or call) has run on both devices A & B, the most recently used device is taken as the priority device.
  • Calls and communication functions in third-party apps and games are regarded as call scenarios.
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