Skullcandy Crusher Evo Not Pairing? – (Easy Fix In Minutes)

skullcandy crusher evo not pairing

Wondering why your Skullcandy Crusher Evo not pairing? Wonder no more, we have a fix!

Wireless pairing issues can be frustrating, but it is often a common issue among users.

Luckily, in this handy guide, we’ll unwrap several proven-to-work solutions that will help you resolve the connection issues with your Skullcandy Crusher™ Evo headphones.

To fix when Skullcandy Crusher™ Evo is not pairing, reboot the devices, put headphones in pairing mode, and re-attempt connecting.

Moreover, forget previously paired devices, update your Crusher’s firmware, and reset them to default.

Let’s move further and go over each troubleshooting step in detail!

How to Fix When Skullcandy Crusher Evo Not Pairing?

fix skullcandy crusher evo not pairing

When your Crusher™ Evo won’t pair after several attempts, it can be very exhausting.

Well, the reason could vary, from issues with your connecting device to problems with your headphones. 

That’s why we need to go over everything!

Tip: To effectively pair your Crusher™ Evo, follow all the below steps in consecutive order.

1. Check for Compatibility

Firstly, make sure the device you are using supports Bluetooth 5.0 version, which is what the Crusher™ Evo headphones require.

While newer smartphones, tablets, and computers usually have this capability, it’s wise to confirm it to be sure.

Additionally, these wireless headphones do not support Bluetooth pairing to several devices at one time (simultaneously).

check for compatibility

Attempting this will stop them from connecting to any of the devices.

Your Skullcandy Crusher™ Evo won’t connect with Xbox or PlayStation consoles over Bluetooth connection.

However, you can still achieve such type of connection by plugging in the included audio AUX cable into the cable jack on both devices.

Quick Tip: To check the supported Bluetooth version of your mobile, go to the “About” tab!

2. Reboot your Equipment

The next and most effective step you should attempt against the Crusher™ Evo pairing problem is to reboot your devices.

Although that’s basic, doing so will resolve Bluetooth-related glitches, clear problematic bugs, and help establish a stable connection between devices.

reboot your equipment

Follow these steps to reboot your Crusher™ Evo:

  1. Hold your Crushers Power button for 4 seconds.
  2. Keep holding the button until the LED turns OFF.
  3. After 30 seconds, power your Crushers back on.
  4. Wait until the LED light alternates in blue and red.

Meanwhile, reboot your device to which you want to connect your headphones with.

After both devices boot up completely, connect to your headphones from your Bluetooth settings

3. Activate the Pairing Mode

activate the pairing mode

To connect your wireless Crusher™ Evo headphones, you need to put them simply in pairing mode.

This makes them discoverable in your Bluetooth device list. Then, you can select them from your device’s Bluetooth settings and connect to them.

So if you’ve been doing the process incorrectly, the steps below will guide you through the steps correctly and chronologically.

How do I Pair My Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones?

To Smartphones:
  1. Power off the Crusher™ Evo using the Power button.
  2. Press and hold the Power button for about 4 seconds.
  3. Wait until the LED light alternates in blue and red color.
  4. Then, open Bluetooth settings on your mobile device.
  5. Locate Skullcandy Crusher™ Evo’s name from the list.
  6. On Android: Tap on “Crusher™ Evo” and then on “Pair.”
  7. On iPhone: When detection prompts pop up, tap “Pair.”
To Windows Device:
to windows device
  1. From the Taskbar, click on the Start Menu icon.
  2. Next, click on Settings and then the Devices tab.
  3. Locate and choose “Bluetooth & Other Devices.”
  4. Verify the Bluetooth toggle switch is set to “ON.”
  5. Click Add Bluetooth or other deviceBluetooth.
  6. Lastly, select “Crusher™ Wireless” and connect.
To MacBook:
  1. From the Apple menu, go to System Settings.
  2. Click on the Bluetooth option and turn it “ON.”
  3. When discovered, click “Crusher™ Wireless.”
  4. Click on the “Connect” button next to its name.

Your headphones will flash blue when connected to your device.

Remember that pairing mode typically lasts for a short period, so ensure to attempt these steps as soon as possible.

4. Forget Previously Paired Devices

forget previously paired devices

If Skullcandy Crusher Evo will not pair still, it may be trying to connect to any previously paired device.

In such a case, look for any previously paired Skullcandy connection in your Bluetooth settings and remove them from the list. Then, try pairing again.

To forget Crusher™ Evo from previous devices, follow these steps:

  1. Head to the “Bluetooth” menu on the device.
  2. Locate and select your Crusher™ Evo name.
  3. On Android, tap the cogwheel and “FORGET.”
  4. On iOS, tap the “i” and “Forget This Device.”
  5. On Windows 10 PCs, select “Remove device.”
  6. On Mac Computers, press “X” to disconnect it.

Important: Disconnect App!

disconnect app

Also, remove your Crusher™ Evo from the Skullcandy app if you’ve ever connected them.

  • On Android Device: Long press on the Skullcandy app → Choose “app info” → Storage → Clear Cache → Force Stop.
  • On iPhone: Force close the Skullcandy app → Keep the app closed for 30 seconds → Reboot your iPhone.
Reminder: Once you remove all previous connections, exit back to your device’s Bluetooth settings and attempt to pair them again.

5. Fully Discharge & Re-Charge 

fully discharge & re-charge

Some users have reported success in resolving pairing issues with their Skullcandy Crusher™ Evo headphones by completely discharging and then fully recharging them.

This is an ideal troubleshooting step to attempt, as this can help reset their internal parts and recalibrate the battery, which may often resolve connectivity issues. 

So, power on your headphones and let them run out of power completely, then recharge them fully.

Once the Skullcandy Crusher™ fully charges, attempt to pair them again with your device.

If the pairing issue persists after trying this method, continue reading…

6. Remove Interfering Sources

remove interfering sources

Bluetooth functions using the 2.4 GHz frequency, similar to other electronics in your household.

This similarity could be the reason behind your Skullcandy Crusher™ pairing issue since these devices can sometimes disrupt Bluetooth signals.

This ultimately leads to connection problems.

Here’s a summarized list of interfering sources that can affect Bluetooth connectivity:

  • Wi-Fi routers and access points.
  • Cordless phones or microwaves.
  • Wireless keyboards and speakers.
  • Wi-Fi cameras or security systems.
  • Nearby RF signal or TV transmitters.

If you’re still experiencing pairing issues, look for such sources nearby and try moving them away to reduce the chances of interference.

Quick Tip: Try pairing your Skullcandy Crusher™ Evo in a different room!

7. Perform a Full System Reset

perform a full system reset

If none of the steps worked so far, it’s time to perform a full reset on your Skullcandy Crusher™ Wireless headphones.

This simple step will refresh the Skullcandy software, clear all Bluetooth connections, and provide you with a fresh opportunity to set up your headphones from scratch. 

Here are the steps to reset the Crusher™ Evo headphones:

  1. From your device’s Bluetooth settings, remove your headphones.
  2. Simultaneously press both the “+” and “-” buttons for 2 seconds.
  3. A purple LED will flash with a voice prompt saying “disconnected.”
  4. When blue and red light flashes, the headphones are ready to pair.
Reminder: From your device’s Bluetooth settings, choose your Crusher™ Evo and then “Pair” or “OK” prompts to complete the pairing process.

8. Set up a Wired Aux Connection

set up a wired aux connection

If your wireless Crusher™ Evo headphones are still not pairing, as a last resort, use an auxiliary cord to connect your headphones to your device. 

This approach will help you determine whether the headphones are functioning properly or they are faulty themselves, deciding your next step.

Follow these steps to set up an aux connection:

  1. Grab a compatible 3.5 mm AUX cable.
  2. Plug one end into your device’s jack.
  3. Plug the other end into your Crushers.
  4. Once connected, try playing a sound.

If the headphones work successfully when connected via the aux cable, the issue likely lies with the Bluetooth pairing process or settings. 

Here’s How to Fix this!

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  1. Remove the AUX cable from the Skullcandy Crusher.
  2. Keep the cord plugged into your device playing music.
  3. Push the Power button on your Evo’s for 4 seconds.
  4. Quickly plug the AUX cable back into the headphones.
  5. Finally, remove the AUX cable and perform your tests.

When your headphone flashes red and blue indicates that it is ready to pair. Next, attempt to pair your Crusher™ Evo with your device.

If they pair, the issue is gone, so you’re good to go!

Note: If the issue persists, contact Skullcandy Support for further inspection or assistance!

Quick Recap

To fix when Skullcandy Crusher Evo not pairing, reboot your devices, put headphones in pairing mode, and then pair.

Moreover, forget previously paired devices, update firmware, and perform a factory reset process.

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