I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a laptop (previously had windows and bluetooth worked fine). I am now trying to connect to my bluetooth headphones. bluetooth turns on and can see devices, but when I try to connect to it I get a message saying connection failed: software caused connection abort

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i opened this bluetooth devices window by searching and clicking 'bluetooth manager' in the ubuntu software search. do i need to install or update some other bluetooth stuff? Ive already done sudo apt-get update


you shouldn't need to install any addtional software for this to work.. Try not using this bluetooth manager and instead go into your system settings under bluetooth and connect from there.


Finally, I successfully connected to my beats studio 3. The system setting won't work and you still need Blueman. It seems that pairing is not working for headphones. Right-click on the device and open the setting menu. Under the pairing tab, choose "process as unpaired" and a connection will be established. (My menu is in the Chinese language, so the menu name I provide may not be accurate but should be similar.)

  • After the first setup, you will be able to directly connect to the headphone via the system setting. – Joe Zhou Mar 18 at 3:15

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