The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds

Pairing your Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds with your device can seem daunting, but fear not! With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to pair these excellent noise-cancelling buds quickly and effortlessly.

Step 1: Make Sure Your Devices are Ready

Before pairing your earbuds, ensure that both devices (the WF-1000XM4 and the device you want to pair with) own the following:

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Enough battery life to last throughout the pairing process

On your earbud case, slide open the lid or press and hold on it until the LED light starts blinking.

Step 2: Put Your Earbuds in Pairing Mode

To put your WF-1000XM4 into pairing mode:

  1. Locate the small indentation (hole) at the bottom of each earbud.
  2. Insert a toothpick, pin or even a fingernial carefully and gently push it until you hear the beep sound; this puts the earbuds in pairing mode.

Step 3: Open Your Device’s Bluetooth Settings

Locate your device’s settings:

  • For Android devices:
    • Go to “Settings” > “Connected devices” > “Bluetooth”
  • For iOS devices (iPhone, iPad):
    • Go to “Settings” > [Your Name] at the top of the page > “Bluetooth”

Step 4: Search for Available Devices

On your device’s Bluetooth settings page:

  • If using Android:
    • Click on the “+” sign or button marked with a blue arrow
    • Wait for available devices to populate
  • If using iOS:
    • Scroll down until you find “Other Devices”
    • Tap it and wait for the list of discovered devices

Step 5: Select Your WF-1000XM4 from the List

Find your earbuds’ name (“WF-1000XM4” or something similar) in the available device list.

  1. Click/tap on “WF-1000XM4” to initiate pairing.
  2. You may be prompted for a passcode (usually 0000, but this might vary).

Step 6: Confirm Pairing

If the pairing is successful:

  • Your earbuds will stop blinking and remain steady if paired successfully
  • On your device’s Bluetooth settings page:
    • The status should read “Connected” or indicate that the devices are now connected

Tips for Smooth Pairing:

  1. Keep a safe distance from other electronic devices, as interference can hinder pairing.
  2. Make sure both devices’ battery levels are above 20% to prevent any potential issues.
  3. Try restarting your earbuds and device if you encounter difficulties during pair- ing.


Congratulations! You have successfully paired your Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds with your preferred device. This comprehensive guide has helped ensure a smooth and seamless experience, ensuring optimal listening pleasure from these premium noise-cancelling buds.

Note: If pairing fails initially, do not worry – it’s likely an isolated issue. Try restarting the earbuds or resetting them by sliding open the lid on their case while pressing and holding down until you hear three beeps (indicates a full reset). This should resolve any connectivity problems.