How to Connect Sony Wh-1000xm5 to Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a proud owner of the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones and wondering how to connect them to your Mac? Look no further! In this step-by-step tutorial, we will guide you through the process of connecting your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones to your Mac, ensuring that you can enjoy your favorite tunes or immerse yourself in an intense gaming session with ease.

Step 1: Prepare Your Sony WH-1000XM5

Before we begin, make sure your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are charged and turned on. You’ll need them ready for the pairing process.

Step 2: Access Bluetooth Preferences on Your Mac

To connect your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones to your Mac, start by accessing the Bluetooth preferences. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu at the top-left corner of your screen.

  2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.

  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Bluetooth.”

Pro Tip:

If you find it quicker to access Bluetooth preferences, simply click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar at the top-right corner of your screen and select “Open Bluetooth Preferences.”

Step 3: Activate Pairing Mode on Your Headphones

In order for your Mac to discover and connect with your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones, you need to activate pairing mode on the headphones. Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your headphones are turned off.

  2. Press and hold the power button for about 7 seconds.

  3. You will notice the LED indicator on the headphones starts flashing in blue and red, indicating that they are now in pairing mode.

Step 4: Connect Your Sony WH-1000XM5 to Your Mac

Now that your headphones are in pairing mode, it’s time to connect them to your Mac. Follow these straightforward steps:

  1. On your Mac’s Bluetooth preferences window, make sure Bluetooth is turned on.

  2. Click on the “+” button located at the bottom-left corner of the Bluetooth preferences window. This action will initiate a search for available Bluetooth devices.

  3. Your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones should appear in the list of available devices. Click on them to select them.

  4. Click on “Pair” or “Connect” next to your headphones’ name.


If prompted, enter a PIN code. This is usually “0000” or “1234”. However, it’s always recommended to check your headphone’s user manual for specific instructions regarding PIN codes.

Step 5: Test Your Connection

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones to your Mac.

To ensure everything is working correctly, play some audio or test a video with sound. You should hear the sound through your headphones now!

If you encounter any issues during this process, try turning off both your Mac and headphones and repeating the steps from Step 2 onwards.

We hope this tutorial has helped you connect your Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones to your Mac. Now you can enjoy an immersive audio experience while working, gaming, or simply relaxing!

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