How to pair a Motorola HS850 bluetooth headset

How to place a Motorola HS 850 bluetooth headset into paring mode:

  1. Close the boom to turn the unit off.
  2. Hold down the call button until the blue light comes on.
  3. While holding down the call button, swing the boom open.
  4. (Now you can let go of the call button.)

The headset is now in pairing mode, and you can search for it using your phone. When it asks for a PIN, use 0000.


#1 Lionel on 03.30.07 at 7:24 pm

Great info; I’ve been trying to pair this for sometime now.



#2 Yingthai on 04.26.07 at 11:44 pm

Thanks so much for the info. on paring the HS850, Jay. Your instructions worked great!

#3 Harrison on 04.27.07 at 10:29 pm

Thanks a lot man I’ve been looking through motorola sites all night trying to figure that out , thats exactly what I needed. Appreciate it.

#4 sathish on 05.10.07 at 8:29 am

Exactly this is the information i was looking for… This is available in HS850 manual but though your information save me a lot of time searching for the manual and then searching for the procedure….Great…

#5 lv on 06.19.07 at 12:21 pm

Thanx this was great!! I’ve been trying for days..

#6 dh on 07.03.07 at 7:02 am

Jay, the directions were great. I misplaced by instruction book over 2 months ago and was unable to locate a site that gave the correct instructions. Thanks a bunch!!!

#7 Dennis A Truckenmill on 07.04.07 at 10:32 am

Thanks,forgot my ins. in Az.You became a life saver.

#8 L.C. on 07.09.07 at 6:20 pm

Great heads up. been trying a long time to figure out the pairing of the hs850 and you broke it down since i don’t have the manual.


#9 Bam on 07.12.07 at 2:04 am

Thx, you save my life.

#10 Remi on 08.19.07 at 6:26 pm

I just bought this bluetooth on EBay and could not figure out for the life of me how to put it into pairing mode. Thanks to your directions, I’m in business! Thanks Jay!

#11 Christina on 09.09.07 at 7:49 am

It was getting so frustrated holding down the middle button trying to figure out why why why it was not working, or turning purple or something…once i figured out what model bluetooth i had i came to you website and before you know it i had to working…people don’t keep their manuals, thanks for knowing Jay!

#12 CESAR on 09.20.07 at 12:32 am

Jay, thank you very much I appriciat your help.

#13 darius on 09.29.07 at 3:38 am

same here got it to work at 4 37 am in a hotel! Darius

#14 Ric on 10.03.07 at 9:28 pm

Thanks! I haven’t had to pair in a long time, got a new phone and didn’t know how to pair…. thanks for taking the time.

#15 wantales on 10.20.07 at 8:22 am

Yeah it works for me too. And I thank y’all so very much.

#16 ngyuen on 10.20.07 at 5:14 pm

Very helpful.apreciate it!!!

#17 Ali on 10.30.07 at 3:42 pm

Thank you so much, this was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Saved me so much time and effort looking for the manual.

#18 SUBAS on 01.02.08 at 6:24 am

Thanks for the made my day!

#19 barry jones on 01.07.08 at 10:15 pm

thank you thankyou thank you

#20 Dave on 01.16.08 at 12:37 am

Thanks – upgraded my Treo to WM6 and didn’t know it would wipe out the pairing. I am traveling and didn’t remember how to pair the headset.

Thanks again!

#21 Anand on 01.21.08 at 9:23 am

You are the man!
I didn’t get the instructions with it and was trying to pair like the other headsets without the boom for 2 days now. Great man.

#22 JD on 01.24.08 at 9:03 am

Thanks man….was a hand me down extra. Works great thanks to you.

#23 Jamie on 01.24.08 at 9:25 am

Thanks for the simple instructions. I recently had to take over my wife’s headset, she didn’t use it, when my Plantronics unit died. Thanks again.

#24 RICHARD WETTERSTROM on 02.13.08 at 2:31 pm

Thank You, Its the simple stuff that can be the biggest pain. Glad I came across your site.

#25 darryl on 03.01.08 at 9:24 am

Thanks lots of help…motorola website didnt have info.

#26 Martin T T on 03.09.08 at 10:56 am

Hey I Lost my instruction or maybe misplace it but I cam to your web site and made my HR850 work again on my new phone. Thanks

#27 Nick Magriplis on 03.24.08 at 4:14 am

thanks Jay, quick, simple instructions have gotten me up and running.

#28 T YO on 03.24.08 at 9:57 am

I have just become a pairing expert. In fact, I am so proud of how I pair, I will do it while people are looking at me. Thanks for the help brotha.

#29 Sydni Larson on 03.25.08 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Jay! You rock! I was about to pitch this thing over my balcony and into the great blue Pacific!


#30 webmuse on 03.28.08 at 7:14 pm

Hey thanks… I got a new phone and forgot how to pair w/ the headset and have gone through about 20 sites until I found your very simple directions. I’m going to save them. Thanks for putting the info up.

#31 AmethystSkye on 03.31.08 at 12:17 am

Thanks so much! Just what I needed. :-)

#32 user on 04.02.08 at 9:38 am

Good info indeed! Just to add another important step

How to place a Motorola HS 850 bluetooth headset into paring mode:

1.Close the boom to turn the unit off.
2.Hold down the call button until the blue light comes on.

2a. The Blue light comes on solid and stays on for a few seconds)3-4 sec. Make sure you do step 3 immediately b4 the blue light turns off again…if not repeat step 1 again.

3.While holding down the call button, swing the boom open.
4.The headset is now in pairing mode, and you can search for it using your phone. When it asks for a PIN, use 0000.

#33 Yvonne on 04.06.08 at 3:23 pm

Indeed great instructions. Wasn’t able to do it until I read your instructions. THANK YOU!!

#34 Tanya on 04.18.08 at 7:26 am

Finally, instructions that are easy to follow and that work. Great job Jay. Thanks a million.

#35 Troy Kendrick on 05.07.08 at 9:40 pm

i can pair my phine with my head set but everytime I close the boom i have to connect again, and it wont work, i try to make a call either by typing in the phone number on my phone or using the voice dialing and its like it wont send it to my headset, only the phone will work, like if I want to make a call by voice you open the boom and press the call button and then you say the name of the person you want to call after the beep, i have to voice tag done on the phone only instead of the headset beeping at me to tell me to say the name the phone does instead.

#36 Jay on 05.08.08 at 9:08 am


Closing the boom will turn the headset off, disconnecting from the phone.

However, opening the boom should turn it back on, and it SHOULD try to re-connect with the last phone it was paired with at that time.

The other behavior sounds very funny, and could be the result of a bad headset (or accidentally pushing the call button twice). Try to re-pair your phone with your headset and see if that helps.


#37 Dan on 05.14.08 at 2:02 am

This is my 1st blue tooth headset.. I came here and BAM got it working.. Thanks a ton Jay..

#38 Donald on 05.25.08 at 4:20 pm

Wow 2 hours into trying with your advice 3 minutes.Thank You!

#39 michelle on 05.29.08 at 2:28 pm

Jay – took me all of 5 seconds to do this – lost my manual – GREAT! Thanks for the info!

#40 Wasim on 06.01.08 at 8:45 am

So Shweeeeeeeeet jay it works well thanx so much

#41 Scott on 06.02.08 at 8:27 pm

Dude, thanks. This thing has been p!$$!ng me off for weeks.

#42 wahidi on 06.07.08 at 9:51 pm

your a legend Jay! i was about to break the blue tooth, now u saved me $$$. thanks.

#43 Seba on 06.09.08 at 7:01 am

Thanks a lot! I buried my manual somewhere and got stuck with that one. I remembered it had sth to do with opening and closing the boom, but was not sure how exactly. Greetings from Warsaw, Poland.

#44 Carl on 06.14.08 at 2:16 am

Thx, I have not seen instructions so simple. I almost threw it into the trash along with Motorolas manual.

#45 alexander on 06.15.08 at 1:12 pm

thank you very web-site was very helpful!

#46 Merk on 06.22.08 at 3:03 am

No one ever says that you need to swing the boom open to get it to stay in pairing mode, nice work on the detailed instructions.

#47 NARUTO on 06.22.08 at 8:39 pm


#48 MIKE on 06.23.08 at 10:20 am

Lost directions, thanks

#49 MIKE on 06.23.08 at 10:22 am


#50 adam on 06.24.08 at 10:33 pm

THANK YOU! motorola websites dont help at all! thanks alot!

#51 Jennifer on 06.24.08 at 10:56 pm

Thanx!! U R a lifesaver!!

#52 Michelle on 06.25.08 at 7:44 pm

Wow…this made it so easy. You solved an argument betwen hubby and I when we couldn’t agree how to pair the headset!!! Thanks so much!!!!!

#53 Donna on 06.25.08 at 9:45 pm

OMG, thanks for your instructions! I ended up buying a new bluetooth cuz I was having a hard time pairing my HS850. Now I can return the bluetooth and save some money. Thanks a bunch!

#54 mary on 07.01.08 at 5:47 pm

your instructions really helped me, i had been trying to install the bluetooth to my cell phone for 2 days until i saw these instructions it only took me less than a minute to pair up the devices and install.

#55 James Hernandez on 07.02.08 at 1:24 pm

Good Job Man, good Directions!!!

#56 Anonymous on 07.07.08 at 9:21 am

Thank you!

I work at a Bell store and one customer of mine had trouble pairing it. These instructions are simple and easy to follow… Plus I didn’t look like an idiot :)

Thanks again!

#57 rick on 07.10.08 at 10:53 pm

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! good stuff.

#58 Justin on 07.12.08 at 5:30 pm

California has recently passed a law making it illegal to operate a vehicle and use you phone so now I got my bluetooth crankin. Thanks again!

#59 Ash on 07.18.08 at 3:09 pm

Thanks man, life saver. Incidently also the manual is CURRENTLY available at this site.

Who knows for how long though.

#60 Idy Cheung on 07.20.08 at 12:46 am


Thank you for the easy to use, step by step user guide.



#61 damion on 07.25.08 at 8:31 pm

thx!!! i have been waiting for these directions for a long time you rck!!!

#62 Rob Burda on 07.29.08 at 9:11 pm


Thanks soo much for these instructions. I had lost mine for over a year now and finally had the idea of looking online and luckily I found your site. Worked the first time.

#63 hanu on 08.02.08 at 5:19 am

Good brief description and quick pairing. Thanks for posting..

#64 Nikhil on 08.14.08 at 2:19 am

Your directions were great just what I’ve been looking for. Your awesome!!!

#65 Jadette on 08.18.08 at 3:10 pm

Thanks- worked perfect!!

#66 GUCCI on 08.21.08 at 3:46 pm

THANX 4 the help i went to the website to find this out and it was taking me forever and you helped me in 1 min… THANKS ALOT!:)

#67 Suzanne on 08.28.08 at 6:43 pm

Thank you so much. Motorola didn’t provide this simple direction.

#68 steve on 08.29.08 at 1:50 pm

thanks this helped a lot

#69 Charles on 08.31.08 at 12:53 am

Thank you so much. Motorola didn’t provide this simple direction. well they did but i lost the manual.Your instructions were great just what I’ve been looking for. simple Your awesome!!!

#70 Maurice on 09.02.08 at 11:42 am

Thanx!! worked perfect.

#71 Linda on 09.06.08 at 3:49 pm

Thank you so much. It was the “swing the boom open” direction that made the difference.

#72 ebmccauley on 09.08.08 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Jay… exactly what I needed. Meanwhile, the Motorola web site was full of errors.

#73 Ranon on 09.12.08 at 9:42 pm

Awesome! I couldn’t get the thing to workl till I found your post.

#74 Paul on 09.20.08 at 2:01 am

A whole year I had this thing in my draw until I stumbled on your site. Now my Sony has an HS850 bluetooth, thanks Jay!

#75 Linda on 09.22.08 at 9:56 pm

The directions that came with the headset were not as clear as yours for putting the headset in “pairing” mode. Thanks a million for publishing these clear directions online!

#76 Gary on 09.25.08 at 12:52 pm

Thanks, Jay. Saved me endless scrounging for this info. A tip of my cap to you, sir!

#77 Katie on 10.01.08 at 6:02 pm

You are the best!! Took me 5 seconds to program it…moments before it was trashed.

#78 Dana on 10.03.08 at 8:38 am

You Rock…took me forever to figure out how to pair. I was just about to invest in a different bluetooth. Thanks!

#79 Ruby on 10.03.08 at 10:28 am

Thanks so much! These instructions were clear and concise.

#80 Sarah on 10.03.08 at 3:25 pm

Thank you soooo much. I have been trying to figure this out for sometime and being in California, I have to have my headset!!! Thanks again!

#81 Dana on 10.07.08 at 3:20 pm

thanks so much… what took me half an hr to try and do on my own, only took me 10 sec once i reached your site… thanks a million and one

#82 Lesa on 10.19.08 at 6:31 pm

Thanks a BUNCH!!!

#83 Robert on 10.21.08 at 11:47 pm

I was going nuts because I lost my manual, thanks for the onfo

#84 Sweet Pete on 10.25.08 at 9:19 am

Jay, great walk through. Thank you for the insight, very helpful!!!!

#85 chris on 10.29.08 at 10:05 pm

thanks, this helped. Can’t believe you have to open it after holding the button down. Why do they make it so complicated.

#86 Ben on 10.31.08 at 4:02 pm

Thanks. Tried a couple other sites, went to yours and it worked first try!! KISS is the way to go for me!!
Thanks Again

#87 gil on 11.05.08 at 1:38 pm

Thank you for the helpful hint, very user friendly.


#88 MJC58D on 11.13.08 at 4:43 am

Thanks for the spot on guidance, worked w/o a hitch, ur the best

#89 Erica on 11.16.08 at 10:58 am

Thanks so much. Who would think it’s this easy and everywhere else makes it so complicated. You saved me from pulling my hair out.

#90 roy on 12.01.08 at 2:03 pm

i spent hours trying to pair up and was ready to start drinking heavily, then i found your site. you saved me. now i only drink lightly. thanx

#91 Stan on 12.04.08 at 8:00 pm

thanks Jay. worked like a charm.

some other instructions i ran across didn’t give the right instructions.

#92 RON on 12.21.08 at 7:58 am

Thanks alot Jay. Much appreciated! They just HAD to be different! Hold the button and open the boom. There is no other SIMPLE combo than that now is there? LOL – Merry Christmas

#93 bob smith on 12.23.08 at 2:23 pm

Thank you for posting this. I got a new phone and lost my instructions for the bluetooth. you saved me. Thank you.

#94 Torry on 12.24.08 at 6:05 pm


Your instructions were right on!!!

#95 Melissa on 12.29.08 at 10:08 pm

Yey! OMG I love the internet. I tried to pair this bluetooth on my own and had no manual, couldn’t figure the darn thing out. I looked up the bluetooth on the internet and this came us. Simply and easy…thank you so much for saving me time.

#96 Hector on 01.07.09 at 7:20 pm

Thank you Jay,
Crystal clear!!!

#97 Kevin on 01.09.09 at 1:08 pm

We don’t need no stinkin’ manual, Jay’s on the case!


#98 C-Dizzle on 01.15.09 at 9:50 pm

Dude,dawg I can’t thank you enough dawg. My girl said she was gonna slit my froat if I didn’t get this done fo her. Thanks, you basically saved my life dawg. I owe you a joint or something dawg. Love you for reals dawg. You da BOMB

#99 Marc on 01.21.09 at 8:10 am

Thanks! Good Karma for you! Made connecting my 850 simple…!

#100 joe on 01.22.09 at 11:40 pm

thanks for your info on pairing my motorola headset. Info was easy and fast..>THANKS!!

#101 bob on 01.23.09 at 11:05 am

Thank you, the motorola site was fairly useless in trying to do this, so I appreciate thta you did.

#102 Anil on 02.01.09 at 7:35 pm

Its really really helpful instruction. I have motorola bluetooth without its manual instruction even doesn’t know its model number. Just I did follow the instuction and it works, after that I came to know blutooth device model number is HS700 – It suppose to be this instruction will wrok for every HS series bluetooth handset. JAY YOU ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!! thanks

#103 Andre henry on 02.07.09 at 1:04 pm

Thanks for the help

#104 Vixen on 02.11.09 at 2:22 pm

THANKS SO MUCH I managed to get this off my brother-in-law because he couldn’t figure out how to pair it with his phone. Pretty tricky if I do say so myself. So again thank you for your help it worked fine!

#105 M-Jaye on 02.25.09 at 10:19 am

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I purchased a new phone and could not remember how to pair my device. You’re a handsfree savior!

#106 BhamWoman on 02.28.09 at 9:55 am

Wonderful, got a new phone & did not remember how to pair it. Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!

#107 JACKIE on 03.01.09 at 6:13 am

I too was going nuts trying to figure out how to pair my phone to the hs850. Yeesh, this was so helpful!! Frustration turn into success! This totally was helpful!

#108 sam on 03.01.09 at 8:33 pm

thanks dude, got my headset with a game console and no instructions no i can use it for my fone and watevr else u is the man!!

#109 Samuel on 03.05.09 at 5:31 pm

BoooooooYYYAAAAAhhhhh… AWESOME !!! You ARE the man… Thank You ever so much !!!

#110 lobster on 03.06.09 at 2:57 pm

thank you – i was at the airport and looked up these simple easy instructions on line.

#111 Rob Ganister on 03.17.09 at 10:24 am

Jay, thanks a bunch, works great!

#112 Jessy on 03.25.09 at 8:25 pm

Awwwwwwesome you are the best of the best…. so easy to follow and so fast! thank you thank you thank you…. ;)

#113 andre on 04.02.09 at 8:19 am

wow!! thanks!!! it’s working..,. hahaha

#114 Some guy on 04.13.09 at 7:47 am

Thank you very much for the info because I lost my manual

#115 Carlo on 04.15.09 at 3:31 pm

THANK YOU!!! I work at Best Buy Mobile and I was having a nightmare of a time trying to figure out this pairing. THANKS A MILLION!!!!

#116 stacy on 04.19.09 at 2:34 pm

oh my god i was searching and searching to find out how to pair it and your website had it thank god for this website

#117 luis on 04.20.09 at 9:18 am

thanks for help everyone with our bluetooth needs,

#118 ADM on 04.20.09 at 11:17 am

YOU ARE GREAT!!! I have been struggleing for about an hour and your instructions worked the very first time……YAY!!!!

#119 Danny on 04.20.09 at 9:42 pm

Just found mine in an old box after months (ok, lots and lots of months) of inactivity. Back in action thanks to you!

#120 Brett on 04.24.09 at 2:43 pm

Perfect!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#121 Mia on 04.29.09 at 1:18 pm

This was perfect and very simple directions

#122 Joe G on 05.09.09 at 6:17 pm

thx Jay – i was trying to figure this out all afternoon – this saved my sanity!

#123 John Borgatti on 05.11.09 at 9:17 pm

Thank you so much! After going nuts for quite a while trying to remember how to pair (who knows where the user manual is?) I went to google “How to pair Bluetooth HS 850. You came right up and in three simple lines wiped away all my frustration. Thanks again and again.

#124 iggy on 05.13.09 at 1:47 am

it took me 10-15 minutes to download the stupid adode pdf reader to open the hs850 and that didn’t work. on jay’s site it only took me 2min tops and i paired my bluetooth without any addt’l downloads. thanks jay!

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#126 Rose on 05.27.09 at 12:23 pm

YEAH finally I found out how to pair this with my phone!!!!!!!!!!

#127 Vijay on 06.05.09 at 3:49 am


This Info is great!

I have been trying to pair this device from past few months. Thanks once Again.

#128 jch on 06.06.09 at 1:35 pm

Thanks man! Lost my bluetooth manual

#129 george on 06.06.09 at 4:43 pm

I have the 850 and when I fold the ear piece it will not turn off. The funny thing is, I leave that headset in the car and after work, when I go in the car, it automatically dials the last number dialed. It will not shut off at all even thogh it is folder. I thought it was the unit, so I have another 850 and it does exactly the same thing.

any advise would be much appreciated

#130 Jay on 06.06.09 at 5:23 pm

That sounds like a problem with your 850….Mine would turn off when the boom was closed.

Note that if you press the button once, it issues an “action” command, and most phones treat this as “redial the last number” if you are not in a call (they typically treat it as a “hang up” command if you are in a call).


#131 marty on 06.10.09 at 5:44 pm

that was cool i didnt think it would work for real thanks alot you rock

#132 Joe on 06.20.09 at 4:49 am

Great! thanks for the info. Searched around and this worked instantly w/HTC 8525

#133 Al on 06.23.09 at 7:36 pm

Can’t say anything that hasn’t been said above me. Many, many thanks.

#134 Joe Walton on 06.24.09 at 6:05 pm

I tried every combination of boom and ear hook positions I could think of with no luck. Found you on google by simply typing in the model #. Thanks so much.

#135 Mrs Evil Genius on 07.04.09 at 5:41 am

Thank you SO much! Was given the unused Bluetooth by my dad and paired it in seconds thanks to your simple instructions.

You RAWK! :D

#136 AJ on 07.07.09 at 6:27 pm

Thank you amigo!

#137 wayne on 07.12.09 at 10:21 am

Thank you so much for the help. Worked perfectly.

#138 FRANK on 07.14.09 at 11:57 am


#139 kiko on 07.17.09 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for helping me out. Without your help I might have just thought my hs850 was already broken.

#140 Robin on 07.23.09 at 6:41 pm

Is is it possible to pair this headset with a blackberry? The blackberry is requesting that the headset respond in order to pair and keeps timing out. Help!

#141 Jay on 07.23.09 at 7:21 pm

I would be surprised if it didn’t work, but as I do not have a blackberry I’m afraid I can’t recommend a solution.

#142 Grant Fitch on 07.24.09 at 10:07 am

I have a blackberry Storm and Jay’s solution / set-up directions work

#143 Tracy on 07.25.09 at 10:25 pm

Many Thanks for the instructions you saved me many hours of trying to figuring it out.

#144 Dawn on 07.28.09 at 8:28 am

Thanks for the instructions they were very helpful and saved me a lot of frustration.

#145 ora on 07.29.09 at 9:35 am

Thank you Jay

#146 vicki on 07.31.09 at 8:02 pm

Worked like a charm! Was able to do it while parked at a red light! Thanks a ton!!

#147 Anthony on 08.04.09 at 10:39 pm

Thanks Jay your instructions on how to pair the bluetooth worked perfectly..thanks now I can trash talk my friends on PS3

#148 tom on 08.16.09 at 10:35 am

Great work. So much easier that reading the knock off Chinese in the manual I got from ebay…

#149 Koushik Chakrabarti on 08.19.09 at 5:20 pm

Thanks a lot. I have been trying to find a way to pair it up with my blackberry and unfortunately I lost the manual which came with Motoroal HS850 headset.

Thanks once again,

#150 Asaciel on 08.21.09 at 12:31 pm

Your instructions are clear and precise! Thank you so much!

#151 Daniel on 08.29.09 at 8:06 pm

Bro thx a Mil!…I knew I was missing one more step and when I read you instructions -BAM- there it was “swing the boom open”..I’m up and running :-)

#152 Dave on 08.31.09 at 11:55 am

Echoing everyone else…thank you

#153 Ippa Bahr on 09.01.09 at 6:52 pm

Nice, It took me like 3 seconds to pair it with the phone. and also took me like 2 days while trying, but with no results.
Big thanks to you.

#154 Beverly on 09.21.09 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for the help with this…worked like a charm!

#155 Eveline on 09.23.09 at 1:11 pm

Thank you for providing this excellent information.

#156 michelle on 09.26.09 at 2:56 pm

thank you it only took a few seconds. you save me from having buy a new one.

#157 Tony on 09.28.09 at 5:06 pm

Thank you for your comments, they were really helpful

#158 James Jones on 10.14.09 at 2:30 pm

Thanks….I just used this tip again with a BlackBerry Bold and it worked like a charm.
Much appreciated.

#159 joby on 10.19.09 at 4:57 pm

Thanks so much for the info it works great compared to all the other directions as to pairing.

#160 Eric on 10.23.09 at 11:12 pm

Had this 850 around and thanks to you I found how to pair it to my blackberry. Thanks

#161 ROBERT on 10.26.09 at 12:48 pm


#162 Sergio on 11.11.09 at 10:28 am

I lost my Jawbone headset and found my trusted old HS850, charged it but couldn’t pair it, didn’t found the manual. A quick Google search and voila! swing the boom!, paired to my blackberry. Great and thanks !

#163 Chuck on 11.12.09 at 12:04 am

had three of them for a long time and forgot how to pair it. Thanks for posting it!

#164 Maddie Casillas on 11.14.09 at 1:16 am

Thx so much! I am NOT techno savvy and this info was so easy! Fix the problem in minutes. You’re Awesome! Thank You!

#165 TJ on 11.14.09 at 8:13 pm

Thanks, glad you’re here. I lost my instructions and couldn’t remember the sequence.

#166 Edgar Martinez on 11.30.09 at 10:52 am

thanks!!!! i was training for day!!!!!!

#167 Rob on 12.02.09 at 2:26 pm

Thank you! Worked like a charm. You’re the first google search result so didn’t have to bother looking elsewhere.

#168 Ferraro on 12.05.09 at 2:17 pm

Just wanted to say thanx. Worked perfectly

#169 todd on 12.06.09 at 2:05 pm

WOW, THANK YOU so much for this site, i lost my brand new Blue Ant Bluetooth and kept my Motorola for back up but lost the directions to pair it….I tried everything but the way it was to be done…duhhhh Thanks again for the help you made it easy

#170 Chris on 12.11.09 at 6:14 pm

I can’t seem to get my unit to turn off. Please help. I can’t get it into pairing mode. The boom is the mouth piece part the folds right? Thank you. Perfect instructions tho.

#171 Jay on 12.11.09 at 8:36 pm

It sounds like your boom switch is malfunctioning. If you can’t turn it off, you can’t start the pairing process. The only advice I have to give you is to try and clean out the switch area.

#172 Throwlands on 12.19.09 at 11:05 am

Just wanted to say thank you, I was having trouble trying to figure out how to pair my wife’s HS850 with her phone. You saved me a lot of hassle, and helped me make the missus happy. Thanks.

#173 Daniel Sterling on 12.21.09 at 5:32 pm

thank man your the best …..I have been trying for hours to pair this thing because my dad gave it to me with out the manual so i was trying to set it up for hours until i gave up an decided to google the instructions and came across your page which was very helpful…im using it as i type right now. (thanks man)

#174 Lynn on 12.27.09 at 12:03 pm

You rock! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for a year, and finally came across your site. Thank you!

#175 Kendra on 01.07.10 at 1:07 am

Thanks! Echoing the other comments: spent way too much trying ’till I found your instructions. Wish Motorola would just put this link on their site to begin with.

#176 Karen on 01.07.10 at 5:12 pm

Thank you; that did the trick with my Motorola Cliq.

#177 Joyce on 01.10.10 at 11:11 pm

Very helpful, thank you.

#178 Lori on 01.26.10 at 12:52 am

Jay this was the “to-the-point” info I needed for successful use. Glad I found your instructions!

#179 David on 02.05.10 at 7:45 am

I had not used the device in quiet sometime, so I got the a new blackberry and perfect, I ‘ll use the bluetooth. I remember what a pain it was to do years ago, your instructions are simple thank you!!!

Motorola’s pairing method on this device is not very intuitive as we know from the number of comments you have received. Just thank you again for making it simple.

#180 brother rob on 02.20.10 at 2:49 am

thanks jay your straight and foward

#181 Amelia McCullough on 03.04.10 at 11:20 pm

Thanks …worked like a charm

#182 Spyder on 03.20.10 at 5:25 pm

Thanks, just got a new phone and been looking and working on getting it synched for over two hours. Thanks for the clear and concise instructions. Now it’s synched.

#183 James C. on 03.26.10 at 7:57 pm


Thanks for your help.

#184 shelly on 04.02.10 at 3:40 pm

Thank you so much for this info- I went into Verizon to have them help me pair my bluetooth and phone- they couldn’t so they told me it must be broken-it isn’t- thank you so much.

#185 JASON on 04.07.10 at 3:13 pm

thanks Jay, this info. was A-1 and put my wife in the Legal aspect obiding by the NEW laws…So thanks for the easy info..

#186 Alisa on 04.08.10 at 5:08 pm

Just wanted to say Thank You! I lost the directions to my bluetooth years ago, and just when you need something you can’t find it! Your tip saved me!

#187 Paul on 04.12.10 at 1:12 pm

Just a note to say thank for your instructions. Without your help, this unit is a B.. to pair.

#188 Nappy Kev on 04.13.10 at 2:25 pm

Someone gave this thing to me over a year ago because they couldnt figure it out. I tried it for about two or three months, couldnt get it. Just when I’m about to throw it away or give it away here comes Jay. Jay, you’re the man!!

#189 Mike on 04.25.10 at 7:35 pm

Thanks Jay, couldnt find the manual and it was an emergency… Ta!

#190 RUsteamn on 04.27.10 at 12:13 pm

Thanks a bunch, you saved the day!

#191 KenF on 05.20.10 at 11:48 am

Hey Jay you are God send I was ready to toss this headset and your instruction was right on so thank you very much for your tip of the day.

#192 J on 05.22.10 at 10:51 pm

Thanks for the info….i couldnt remember how to do it for my hs850 headset!

#193 Mokkori on 06.10.10 at 3:11 pm

The Motorola site has no instructions for this unit. Thanks for having this up and searchable.

#194 MM Saunders on 06.24.10 at 11:57 am

Thank you so much for your directions! Works great!

#195 mindy on 07.13.10 at 4:21 pm

thank you so much ive been messin with mine all day

#196 Keith on 08.06.10 at 12:26 pm

Great tip. My HS850 is now paired with my new Samsung T669. Thanks. :)

#197 asja on 08.17.10 at 10:43 am

Thank you very much! I’m using the iphone 4 and it’s works fine
thank you again

#198 angie on 08.29.10 at 6:23 pm

Thank you Jay…concise and right-on, I’m now connected….you might add to the instructions that you can let go of the call button once you flip the boom….

#199 Jay on 08.29.10 at 7:47 pm

Thanks for the comment, I made the edit your suggested.

#200 Tassy J on 09.25.10 at 11:05 pm

Thanks Jay, works a treat. Motorola’s website appears to be broken (surprise surprise), your instructions worked first go.

#201 julie on 09.28.10 at 5:24 pm

thank you for this post!!

#202 fred on 10.19.10 at 11:49 am

thank you for the clear, articulate pairing instructions for the mot HS850. Why couldn’t the Motorolla website get me to success so easily?


#203 Wonderguy on 10.30.10 at 2:33 pm

Thanx for the help. Lost the manual some time ago and since had purchased an iPhone. Could not remember how to pair. Found this website by accident. Good accident. Works perfectly now.
Thanx again.

#204 Dallas on 11.19.10 at 10:43 am

Thank you so much! Don’t know what I’m doing, but you DO! Thank you

#205 Nadine on 11.28.10 at 9:09 am

Thanks so much for the instructions, it helped me pair the device for my mom! Have a great holiday!

#206 skip on 11.28.10 at 11:11 pm

I was on motorolas site for 2 hours and never got close you’re site and wow it was right there. Thanks

#207 Captain on 01.09.11 at 4:52 pm

Looks like this info never gets old. I just used it for my HS 850, as i lost my newer model, and hadn’t used the HS 850 for over one year.

#208 stuart Harris on 01.19.11 at 1:33 pm

I can hear callers but they can’t hear me using hs850 on sanyo mirro.

#209 Jay on 01.19.11 at 1:51 pm

It sounds like you have successfully paired the HS850 with your phone.

Possible problems:
1. The microphone in the HS850 is broken.
2. You have a misconfiguration on your phone, or the “mute” option is turned on.

#210 Brandon on 01.25.11 at 1:50 am

I was confused for a good while on how to pair it. Most websites just said, ” Hold the Multifunction key down ” Never mention swinging the boom open. Most appreciated.

#211 Steve on 01.29.11 at 12:07 am

Sometimes the best instructions are the most simple and direct! Thank you!

#212 mishu on 02.05.11 at 3:23 am


#213 Daniele on 03.01.11 at 4:59 am

Grazie, grazie grazie!!!

#214 Vamsi on 03.24.11 at 7:58 am

great info, thanks !

#215 Ken Green on 03.25.11 at 8:00 am

I had to add another thank you. Thank you!

#216 Ed on 03.29.11 at 8:05 pm

Thanks jay! Could not figure how to pair that damn thing

#217 Rajan on 04.04.11 at 10:20 am

Thanks Jay!

#218 Gabrielle on 05.05.11 at 8:50 pm

Thanks so much. Its a pretty old bluetooth and i had lost the manual! Great and easy instructions :)

#219 Val on 05.14.11 at 6:51 pm

I came across my old Motorola headset in my car … be amazed what you find under the seats … got tired of trying to talk with my G1 to my ear when getting ready in the morning. BFF and I spend hours on the phone daily. Have been fighting to pair for about a week, then stumbled on to your site! Awesome – thanks … it will save me from inadvertently dropping phone (again). Good thing for hard shell case :)

#220 Peggy on 06.04.11 at 1:30 pm

You are the best!!!! Thanks. Couldn’t find the correct information anywhere else!

#221 Ron on 06.06.11 at 11:47 pm

Thanks for the info man. You’re a rockstar, and by the amount of hits looks like a lot of people have this unit. Saved me some serious time!!!

#222 crt on 06.15.11 at 8:48 am

Thanks so much for making this tedious task easy. You saved me much time and I appreciate you for the instructions.

#223 G-man on 06.15.11 at 6:47 pm

Thanks , here in Mexico is hard to find instruction manuals , you saved me from buying a new one… thanks again…G.

#224 ytokfish on 06.16.11 at 9:54 am

Thanks Worked first time. Great help!

#225 beckdog55 on 07.11.11 at 7:38 pm

Thanks so much….used this to pair up with a Droid X2 and it worked perfectly. Instructions were wrong.

Thanks again. :)

#226 Tazelaar on 07.21.11 at 3:33 pm

Jay, thanks this is the 2nd time I’ve forgot how to pair my headest to the phone and both times your site is #1 on the google search! good work.

in response to someone’s question about the blackberry… yes it definitly does work as I have paired with 2 differnt blackberries and it pairs up just fine.

My only problem is I just updated to v.6 of the blackberry software and now the headset buttons work but I cannot hear anything on the speaker. for example when I press the “call” button it pops up with the voice activated dialing I can say “call _____” and it will call them but no noise comes to the headset. granted I’ve had this headset since about 2008 but it worked up to the day before switching to blackberry OS 6. just wondering if anyone has heard of the OS causing the phone to not send the signal for the speaker. Oh and the Mic. works just fine. callers can hear me but I cannot hear them.

#227 Ray on 07.22.11 at 12:06 am

Jay u r the man – instruction in motoral site is incomplete – they forgot to say hold the bott and swing the boom !! – anyways ur instruction works fine

#228 GUY on 07.30.11 at 8:12 am

Jay, you are a lifesaver…..been trying this for days, I keep forgetting the stupid boom part. Could have stopped by verizon, but that would have been to easy and I’m way to lazy for that. Thanks again.

#229 marlaina on 08.03.11 at 8:19 pm

thanks, you rock!

#230 Derek on 08.15.11 at 1:56 pm


#231 Blessed on 08.27.11 at 4:24 pm

OMG!! I jus got this at a yard sale and no instructions. I tried for hours until I found your web page and ppeerrffeecctt!! Your the best dead on!

#232 linda on 09.08.11 at 11:29 pm

OMG! Jay, Thank you so much…I knew nothing at all about this blue tooth and it’s been sitting in my drawer since 2007…Never thought I would use this again until I saw that my new cell phone was bluetooth compatable.
Searched the web and found your site….Your instructions worked…. : ) Thank you, Thank you, Thank you….. : )

#233 Charles on 10.03.11 at 12:15 am

Another Home Run. I am connected!! You’ve been helping people since 2007. Here it is 2011, and still works. Thanks

#234 Lana on 10.03.11 at 9:21 pm

I can’t get the light to come on blue trying to pair up it lights up when you open mic. but won’t come on with mic. closed and blink to pair any suggestions

#235 Jay on 10.04.11 at 4:42 am

You will have to hold down the button with the boom closed for what feels like a very long time. Wait for the light to turn blue before opening the boom.

#236 frugalmim on 10.04.11 at 11:27 am

This is great. Worked out and ready to go. Thanks so much.

#237 Jimmy on 10.13.11 at 8:43 am

Your instructions worked great but I think I might have a problem with my phone. When in Bluetooth mode when someone calls me they hear classical music and I hear nothing. There is no indication of an incoming call. Samsung phone but can’t find the model number.

#238 Jay on 10.13.11 at 8:46 am

It sounds like your phone may have an “auto-answer to hold” feature, or perhaps is diverting your call to an answering service of some kind. I know the headset doesn’t have any built in classical music…

#239 ruben on 10.15.11 at 9:57 pm

what a great help thanks. I got this headset a long time ago I thought I lost it til i moved

#240 SM on 11.12.11 at 7:50 am

Tried every combination of all buttons and boom i could think of……….except the one I found on your site. Simple! Less than 5 seconds. Many thanks! Wished I searched for these instructions before I spent all the wasted time. Again, my thanks to you.

#241 Chuck on 11.15.11 at 8:47 pm

Hi Jay! I sat on my Moto MB300. It’s dead. But the battery shows green charge jack light up’s every now and then. Can’t even boot it to migrate data. I would like to repair it, or at least migrate data. Ideas? Thanks!

#242 Jay on 11.15.11 at 8:50 pm

If it’s just the screen that is broken, you MAY be able to attach to it via USB (If you had the USB debugging support turned on when you broke it). Otherwise, if it really won’t boot, about the best you can do is take out the SD card and SIM card and recover any information on them.

It is possible that if you take it to a mobile phone shop they would have software that would let them “backup” the phone via the USB port (and possibly “restore” it to another MB300).

#243 Lalit on 02.11.12 at 6:26 am

Thanks mate… great info…

#244 timmye on 05.08.12 at 5:51 am

great thanks!!!!

#245 Celeste on 07.08.12 at 1:12 pm

Great info. Worked perfectly.

#246 deborah on 07.16.12 at 10:11 pm

Have had my blue tooth for years, with no instructions. Now I can use it. Thanks for your help.

#247 Coal on 12.01.12 at 4:20 pm

WOW, saved me hours of search time, worked perfect on my Elite , thank you

#248 kevin on 12.08.12 at 8:51 am

hi jay tried pairing my HS850 with my i phone 5 the phone says its connected but it did not ask the phone for a password tried useing it when you ring the phone nothing happens in the head peice

#249 Jay on 12.08.12 at 4:25 pm

It’s possible the HS850 doesn’t work with the iPhone, but more likely you just need to delete the pairing profile in your phone and try re-pairing the devices.

#250 DAVID on 12.19.12 at 5:50 pm


#251 joe on 01.09.13 at 9:45 pm

thanks man…i was lost trying too pair that dam bluetooth

#252 clinton on 01.31.13 at 10:25 am

Thank you. Good information, your guide works

#253 Jay on 12.21.13 at 1:58 pm

Jay.. You are the Man ..I was getting ready to step on it and crush it..Now it works..Cheers…Jay

#254 Jose Madera on 03.23.14 at 7:22 pm

Thanks you are the man.

#255 joe on 04.04.14 at 3:49 am

thank a lot that work great I got the Bluetooth with no instruction so when do you know when it charge

#256 Steve on 07.08.14 at 6:34 pm

Thanks a lot . You rock! Worked like a charm. Only took me seconds to pair! Thanks again!!!

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