How to pair Sony WF-1000XM4 Android

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Discover how to quickly and effortlessly pair your Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds with your Android phone

The Sony WF-1000X series has long been recognized as a top contender in the market for noise-canceling wireless earbuds, and the WF-1000XM4 is no exception.

In fact, these earbuds are on par with other popular options like the Apple AirPods Pro, Sennheiser Momentum, and Bose QuietComfort range, making them a prominent choice in the high-end segment.

Compared to their successful predecessor, the WF-1000XM3, the WF-1000XM4 boasts a refined design, an improved charging case, and an upgraded audio processor, making them one of the most feature-rich and best-sounding wireless earbuds Sony has ever released.

Setting up these Sony noise-canceling buds is similar to most other wireless earbuds and is generally straightforward for those who are familiar with Bluetooth headphones.

However, if you are new to the pairing process, it can be a bit confusing at first.

If you have recently purchased the Sony WF-1000XM4 and are struggling to connect them to your device(s), this comprehensive guide has you covered.

Below, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to pair the Sony WF-1000XM4 with Android.

How to pair Sony WF-1000XM4 Android

To easily pair your Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds with your Android phone, follow the steps below.

Before you begin, ensure that your Android device and Sony earbuds are close to each other, preferably within a range of about 1 meter (3 feet).

  1. Start by opening the charging case lid and taking out both earbuds. If you are pairing them with your Android device for the first time, the earbuds should automatically enter pairing mode.
  2. If your Android phone screen is locked, unlock it. Then, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Bluetooth tile.
  3. Tap “Pair new device” and wait for your phone to scan for nearby Bluetooth devices.
  4. Look for and select “WF-1000XM4” from the list of available devices.
  5. If prompted for a passcode, enter “0000” to proceed.

That’s it! When you hear the voice prompt saying “Bluetooth connected,” it means your Android phone has successfully paired with your Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds.

If your Android device is unable to find the Sony earbuds, it may be because you left them in pairing mode for more than five minutes, causing the earbuds to go into standby mode.

In that case, simply place the earbuds back into their charging case and repeat the above steps.

Please note that the instructions provided above are based on using a Google Pixel 6A running Android 13.

The process may vary slightly if you are using a Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi phone, or a device running an older version of Android.


You have now learned how to easily pair your Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds with your Android phone.

By following the simple steps provided, you can enjoy the seamless wireless audio experience that these premium earbuds have to offer.

Whether you have a Google Pixel, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi phone, or any other device running Android, you can now connect your Sony earbuds and enjoy your favorite music, podcasts, and more with enhanced audio quality.

Say goodbye to tangled wires and hello to wireless convenience with your Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds and Android device!