Because I consider myself to be something of a traveler, I have had a few separate instances where I wanted to share a private experience that I was having on my phone or tablet with someone else while I was out in public.
There were times when all I wanted to do was sit with my wife and watch a movie in the park.
When we are adults, not all of the content that we consume is appropriate for children or for blasting loudly in public places.
When we first started talking about our experiences together, I would put one earbud in my ear and she would put the other one in hers.
It is not very comfortable, and there are an excessive number of issues that are caused by the wires.
More recently, I’ve even tried passing around a single Bluetooth earbud to both of us, but different audio plays from different sides of the earbud. As a result of the fact that she would miss a different scene than I did while watching the movie, I decided to investigate whether or not it was possible to use two sets of Bluetooth headphones at the same time.
I have two pairs of Bluetooth headphones; can I use them both at the same time?
Android devices, and Samsung devices, in particular, can pair two Bluetooth headphones to a single device. This allows multiple people to listen to audio from the device at the same time. Even if your electronic gadget does not permit simultaneous pairing of multiple Bluetooth headphones, you can still connect two sets of headphones to it by making use of a Bluetooth transmitter or splitter.
When Samsung initially introduced the Galaxy S8, the company also included a Dual Audio feature. However, to use the built-in support for connecting multiple headphones to one phone, you must turn the feature on.
Unfortunately, this feature is not available on all Android devices, and those who own iPhones will not have any access to this option at all.
You will need to invest in a Bluetooth transmitter/splitter to connect Bluetooth-enabled devices to gadgets that do not come equipped with dual audio outputs.
A Bluetooth splitter, similar to an audio jack splitter, is a device that allows multiple devices to be connected to a single Bluetooth connection.
This indicates that you will be able to pair up to approximately five devices depending on the quality of your transmitter to listen to audio from your tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or TV.
How many different audio devices can I use at the same time if they are all Bluetooth?
The type of Bluetooth technology that was implemented determines the maximum number of Bluetooth connections that can be established between one device and another Bluetooth-enabled device.
The following is a rundown of the various types of Bluetooth and the specifications for each:
Bluetooth versions 1. x
The initial implementation of Bluetooth technology.
This piece of technology was only intended to serve as a springboard for the development of Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Because of its inconsistency and unstable connectivity, it was only used very infrequently.
It was only capable of transferring data at a rate of one megabit per second across a single device.
Bluetooth 2. x
The first widely used version of Bluetooth technology was Bluetooth 2, which was released in 2002.
During the beginning stages of mobile technology, it assisted devices in reaching data rates of three megabits per second (Mbps) (EDR).
V2.1 made it much simpler to pair two Bluetooth devices, which contributed to the widespread adoption of the technology.
Because of this update, Bluetooth is now much more useful for business applications.
It was still only possible to connect a single device, although there was a chance that a second device could stay paired at the same time.
Bluetooth 3. x
Bluetooth 3 increased the level of stability of wireless data transfer and connections by enabling the Bluetooth module to transmit over the 802.11 radiofrequency.
It consumed more power than previous versions, but it made Bluetooth significantly more useful for day-to-day applications, and it enabled the connection of up to three devices at once.
However, it was difficult for it to maintain more than one connection at a time that was stable.
Bluetooth 4. x
Bluetooth 4 made some changes to the environment of the wireless module.
Because Bluetooth 4 included a new feature called Low Energy, wearable devices could maintain a constant connection with one another.
Additionally, Version 4 was able to keep a connection with up to five different devices at the same time.
Bluetooth 5.0 and later
The most recent version, Bluetooth 5, includes an update to the modules that doubles the bandwidth and adds Slot Availability Masking (which helps to prevent signals from crossing over or interfering with one another).
It allows for up to 7 different connections to be maintained at the same time.
If your mobile device is only a couple of years old, there is a good chance that it has either Bluetooth version 4 or version 5.
If you were fortunate enough to buy a device in the period between 2017 and the present, you already have access to Bluetooth 5 in that device.
As long as you stay within 35 feet of the connected device, you won’t have to worry about signal interference or issues with the stability of your connection, and you’ll be able to connect securely to as many as seven devices at the same time.
You can check the settings of your device to determine the kind of Bluetooth that is built into it if you are unsure of when the device was manufactured.
Find out which version of Bluetooth your device uses by following these steps:
When using Windows:
- Navigate to the search box that’s located on the taskbar. Enter device manager into the search box, then select it from the list of available options.
- Locate the option that is labeled Bluetooth, then click the arrow that is located next to it. This will open up a menu with more options.
- Choose the radio listing; there’s a possibility that it will be listed as a wireless device.
- Select “Advanced” from the menu. Within this section, you will be looking for the letters “LMP.” It is an abbreviation for the Link Manager Protocol. It ought to be included on the same line as the Firmware Version.
Bluetooth 1.0-1.2 is what LMP 0-2 refers to. Bluetooth 2.0 and 2.1 are both specified by LMP 3 and 4. The number LMP 5 denotes Bluetooth version 3.0. LMP 6-8 indicates that it supports Bluetooth versions 4.0 to 4.2. If you have LMP 9-11, then your Bluetooth version is between 5.0 and 5.2.
- Navigate to the settings menu on your phone.
- Click on the App. Choose the “ALL” Tab from the menu.
- Scroll down until you find an icon labeled Bluetooth Share.
- Under “App Info,” the version number ought to be displayed.
Regarding the iPhone:
- versions 4. x of Bluetooth are supported by the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6 plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus.
- All of Apple’s latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS
Max, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, support Bluetooth 5. x.
How do I send audio to my friend’s Bluetooth headphones so that they can listen to it?
It is just as simple to pair a second set of Bluetooth headphones or earbuds to your mobile device, tablet, or personal computer as it was to connect the first set.
It varies slightly from one device to another when it comes to the process of pairing.
Support for multiple audio outputs may come pre-installed on certain operating systems and devices.
Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Windows and Samsung Galaxy S8 and later models support either dual audio or multiple output options.
You will require a piece of hardware known as a Bluetooth transmitter/splitter to connect iOS devices and Androids that are not manufactured by Samsung.
For computers running Windows (with a Bluetooth module version 5.0 or later):
- Launch the Devices application by opening the Start menu and navigating to PC Settings > Devices.
- To activate Bluetooth, press and hold the option for it.
- To add a Bluetooth or other device, click the button labeled “Add.” Make sure that Bluetooth is selected once more.
- It is necessary to repeat this process with the second Bluetooth headset.
- At this point, you’ll need to enable several different audio devices. To play audio, select it from the taskbar by clicking the speaker icon.
- After that, select the option to Open Sound Settings.
- Select App Volume and Device Preferences by clicking on them.
- From this screen, you can access the sound settings for each app that is installed on your device. Simply select the software you wish to edit by clicking on it, and then choose which headphones will play which sound.
If you have two Bluetooth audio devices connected to your Samsung, you will be presented with the option to use the Dual Audio feature.
If it does not appear as a notification, you can locate this option by bringing down the notification window and selecting Media from the menu that appears.
Choose both sets of headphones or earbuds that are Bluetooth-enabled, and you should be good to go.
Making Use of a Bluetooth Splitter
To make use of a Bluetooth splitter, you will need to connect the splitter to the device that you are using.
In certain circumstances, this can be accomplished wire-free by establishing a connection via Bluetooth.
You may be required to plug into a 3.5mm audio jack when using certain splitters.
After you have successfully connected it, the next step is to pair both sets of headphones to the Bluetooth splitter. That sums it up nicely.
You are free to begin your journey now.
Is it possible for me to use two different sets of AirPods with my iPhone at the same time?
I’m sorry to say, but iPhones do not come equipped with this particular function. To accomplish this task, you will need to acquire a Bluetooth transmitter/splitter.
Can more than one Bluetooth speaker be paired to an iPhone at the same time?
If you use the method that involves a Bluetooth transmitter and splitter, you will be able to pair any kind of Bluetooth audio device you want to use. Therefore, the answer is that it is possible to pair multiple Bluetooth speakers without the need for a specialized application.