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How to connect the WH-1000XM5 to two devices at the same time

You are able to connected the WH-1000XM5 to two devices simultaneously. To find out how to do so with Sony’s latest wireless headphones, you can check out this tutorial at from Seeking Tech.

What’s the purpose of connecting WH-1000XM5 to two devices concurrently?

If you want to play media from two devices while using headphones for the audio output, then you normally can only have one device connected at the same time.

With the WH-1000XM5, you are able to connect both devices, which makes it more convenient if you want to switch between two devices quickly without having to go through extra steps.

How to connect WH-1000XM5 to two devices simultaneously

In order to connect the WH-1000XM5 to two devices at the same time, we recommend that you take the following steps:

1. If you haven’t done so already, make sure that the WH-1000XM5 has been paired to both devices.

2. You should also make sure that you download and install the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app on both devices.

3. On one of the devices, open the “Sony | Headphones Connect” and then connect to your Sony WH-1000XM5.

4. On the same device, turn on the “Connect to 2 devices simultaneously” setting in the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app.

5. Connect your WH-1000XM5 to the other device.

Can you connect WH-1000XM5 to more than 2 devices at the same time?

Although you can connect your WH-1000XM5 to more than 2 devices, the headphones will disconnect to one of the devices. As a result, it will only maintain connections to the new device as well as the device that you last used to play music or video.

What happens when you try to play media for both connected devices at the simultaneously?

When you try to play a music or video on both connected devices when using your WH-1000XM5 as the audio output, then the headphones will prioritize the audio from the device that was first playing the media.

In order to switch the audio to the other device in this scenario, you need to stop playing the media from the device that is currently using the headphones. Afterwards, start playing the media on the other device. The WH-1000XM5 should be able to switch over without any issues.

What happens when you get incoming calls for both connected devices at the same time?

If you connect two smartphones to your Sony WH-1000XM5, then you may end up getting incoming calls for both devices at the same time.

In this case, both devices will initially be put in standby mode. The headphones will also prioritize the audio output for the device that first receive an incoming call. If the other device gets an incoming call afterwards while the first device is still ringing, then the other device will be using its own speakers to alert you.

For this scenario, you need to finish your call on the first device before you are able to get audio output from the other device if the other device is getting an incoming call.