Pairing Bose QuietComfort 35 series II headphones with Ubuntu 16.04

  1. Turn off smartphone’s Bluetooth if headphones are connected to it.
  2. On headphones, hold Bluetooth slider forward until headphones reply “Ready to connect”.
  3. On the computer, go to System Settings > Bluetooth.
  4. Select + to add a device.
  5. Select “Bose QC35 II”. Leave PIN options as they are.
  6. Go to System Settings > Sound
  7. Select Output tab.
  8. On “Play sound through”, choose Headphone – Bose QC35 II.
  9. Change Mode to High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink).