How to Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth on iPhone & Android?

By Lokesh Jaral | Updated on May 30, 2024
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When I first got my hands on my Oura Ring, I was super excited to start using it. But when it came to connecting it to Bluetooth, I felt a bit lost. However, with a little patience and some simple instructions, I was able to figure it out. It was as easy as pie! And let me tell you, it was totally worth it! 

Once it synced up, my phone turned into a health tracker for me. Now, I can see how well I sleep, my Readiness Score, how active I am, and other things. It feels like having all this information at my fingertips is a key to understanding my health better. Now I can take charge of getting healthier!

So, if you’re ready to learn how to connect your Oura Ring to Bluetooth, keep reading! I’ll break it down for you!

Requirements to Connect Oura Ring To Bluetooth

Before you start, let me save you from the trial and error I went through. Here’s what you need to have ready:

  • Download the Oura App: Go to the App Store or Google Play to get your latest Oura app version. 
  • Charging Dock and Ring: Unpack your new Oura Ring and its charging dock. You’ll find a USB cable (Type-C) in there too.
  • Bluetooth Enabled Device: Your mobile phone should support Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.
  • Device Compatibility: For Android users, make sure your device runs on Android 8.0 or higher. If you’re an Apple aficionado, iOS 15 or higher is the way to go.

Connect Oura Ring to Bluetooth on iPhone

Before you dive into the steps, place your ring onto the charging dock and connect it to the power source with its Type C cable. Look for the LED indicator blinking blue. It’s your cue that the Oura Ring is ready to pair. Now, let’s get your Oura Ring paired with your iPhone’s Bluetooth.

  1. Grab your iPhone and open the Oura App on your iPhone.
  2. Hit the Start button to kick off the setup process.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Tap On Start
  1. If you’re new to Oura, go ahead and set up your email. You must confirm the accuracy of your email ID by tapping the Continue button and then setting up your password and the account. If you’re already part of the Oura family, just log in with your email.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Set Up Your Email
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Login Using your Email
  1. Now, tap Begin and follow along with the on-screen prompts until you spot the prompt labeled Set up your ring.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Tap On Begin
  1. Now, hit the Set up ring button
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Tap On Setup Ring
  1. If your iPhone’s Bluetooth is off, you will be prompted to turn it on. Hit that OK button to accept the prompt. For an optimal connection, position your phone next to the ring.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Ok Button
  1. The app will go on the hunt for your ring, presenting you with its style, version, and size once found.
  2. Tap Connect to seal the deal and wrap up the connection of your Oura Ring to Bluetooth on your iPhone.
  3. Now, insert your personal information like DOB, Weight, Height, and Sex.
  4. Choose your preferred Unit (metric or imperial) as well and hit the Done button.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Tap On Done
  1. Now, the app will ask you to Allow Notifications. If you want to access health matrices’ notifications from Oura, hit Allow on the pop-up!
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Tap On Allow Notifications
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Tap On Allow

How to Connect Oura Ring To Bluetooth On Android?

Connecting your Oura Ring to Bluetooth on Android is just as effortless as it is on an iPhone. Just keep a couple of things in mind: For Android 11 or older, you’ll need location services for Bluetooth to work. Using Android 12 or newer? Make sure you’ve got permissions for nearby devices enabled.

Let’s jump into the steps:

  1. Grab your Android phone and slide into the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. Flick the toggle switch to turn on Bluetooth.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Toggle on Bluetooth
  1. Open the Oura App.
  2. Hit the Start button at the bottom center.
Connect Your Oura Ring to Bluetooth - Hit On Start
  1. If you’re new, set up your email. If you’re already part of Oura, just log in with your email.
  2. Follow the prompts until you see the Set up ring button.
  3. It’s time to give your ring a little recharge. Place it on the charging dock and plug it into a power source using its Type-C cable.
  4. Wait for the LED to blink blue if you’ve got the Gen 3 Oura ring.
  5. Keep your phone close to the ring for a solid connection.
  6. Tap Set up ring and watch as it finds your ring’s style, version, and size.
  7. Hit Continue, and you’re all set – your Oura Ring is now connected to your Android’s Bluetooth!

And just like that, you’re all synced up and ready to explore all the awesome insights your Oura Ring has to offer.

What I Did When My Oura Failed to Pair with Bluetooth?

Sometimes, you might find yourself scratching your head, wondering why your Oura Ring isn’t connecting to Bluetooth. No need to panic! I’m here to help you troubleshoot some common hiccups that might be keeping your Oura from connecting.

Reason 1: Your phone software or Oura App might be outdated.

Fix:

  • Ensure your phone is running on the latest operating system (OS) update.
  • Open the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and update the Oura App to the most recent version.

Reason 2: Bluetooth might be disabled on your phone.

Fix:

  • Verify that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. You can usually find the Bluetooth toggle in your phone’s Settings menu.

Reason 3: Your phone or Oura Ring’s battery might be low.

Fix:

  • A low battery on your phone or Oura Ring can disrupt Bluetooth connectivity. Make sure both your phone and Oura Ring are sufficiently charged before attempting to pair.

Reason 4: Other wireless devices nearby might be interfering with the Bluetooth signal.

Fix:

  • Try turning off Wi-Fi on your phone and moving away from other electronics like laptops or wireless headphones.

Reason 5: The Oura App or Bluetooth might be experiencing temporary glitches.

Fix:

  • Try closing the Oura App completely and then reopening it.
  • You can also reset Bluetooth by turning it off and on again in your phone’s Settings menu.

Reason 6: Your Oura Ring might need a hardware reset.

Fix:

  • If other fixes fail, try a hardware reset for your Oura Ring:
  1. Keep the ring on its charger.
  2. Firmly and rapidly tap the charger on a table while keeping the ring in place with your finger.
  3. Wait about a minute, then reopen the Oura App to check the connection.

Note: It might take multiple attempts for the reset to work, so give it a few tries.

Additional Tips:

  • If you’re still having trouble connecting after trying these fixes, consider deleting and reinstalling the Oura App.
  • Restarting your phone can also sometimes resolve connectivity issues.
  • For Android users running Android 11 or older, ensure location services are enabled for the Oura App in your phone’s settings. This is required for Bluetooth connectivity to function properly.
  • For Android users using Android 12 or later, ensure that the Oura App has permission to access nearby devices. You can verify this by long-pressing the Oura app icon, then selecting “App Info” or the Info icon, followed by “Permissions,” “Nearby Devices,” and finally allowing access.

If you’ve tried these steps and still can’t connect, consider reaching out to Oura Support for more help. They’re the experts when it comes to getting your ring and phone to play nice together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wrap Up

That’s it! You’ve now learned everything you need to connect your Oura Ring to Bluetooth. By following the tips and steps I’ve shared, you’ll be well on your way to tracking your sleep and activity, and monitoring your Readiness Score, just like I have.

If you encounter any difficulties, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Oura support center. They’ve always been responsive and helpful whenever I’ve needed their assistance.

You can also leave a comment below, and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Additionally, our website, WearableXP, offers a wealth of guides for your Oura Ring and other wearables. Be sure to visit us regularly for the latest tips and tricks!

 

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