First off, I verified that my headphones are in pairing mode.

Trying to connect them via the Bluetooth GUI, the Settings gets stuck and is not responding. Therefore I decided using the bluetoothctl tool and followed the steps of this thread with no avail:

Attempting to pair with 04:8C:9A:EF:8C:93
Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationCanceled

Maybe this log will help: using the sudo systemctl status bluetooth I get:

● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2021-02-11 10:36:47 EET; 23min ago
       Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
   Main PID: 4588 (bluetoothd)
     Status: "Running"
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 19036)
     Memory: 1.3M
     CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
             └─4588 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd
    bluetoothd[4588]: Pair device timed out for hci0

  • The logs say your device is timing out. Have the headphones worked before or on other devices? – David Feb 11 at 9:41
  • Yes, I have tried them on my smartphone without any problems. I have also unconnected them from it while trying to pair it with my computer in order to avoid "double connection"-related problems. – Alex Tz Feb 11 at 10:22

I've had the same problem with Ubuntu 20.10 I followed the instructions here to reset the earphones https://forum.huawei.com/enterprise/en/huawei-freebuds-lite-right-bud-not-working/thread/632973-891 basically keeping the button pressed for 10s. and then re-pair them

now they work

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