How To Pair AirPods With Other Devices
Apple’s AirPods connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth, a technology that makes it possible to transmit data without a wire connection. It’s no exaggeration to say that AirPods are one of the best earbuds on the market. AirPods are designed to meet the requirement of being user-friendly. That means it’s easy to use for any user.
Imagine that you’ve got a pair of AirPods and you need to use them to connect to your devices to listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or movies. So, what would you do? In this article, we will guide you on how to connect your wireless earbuds to both iOS and non-iOS devices. This guide is applicable to all AirPod generations and models.
Pairing AirPods with iOS devices
How to pair AirPods with your iPhone
If you’ve never connected your AirPods with your phone before, make sure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS.
Step 1: Go to the Home Screen on your phone.
Step 2: Keep the charging case open and move it next to your iPhone.
Step 3: A setup animation will appear on your device. Tap Connect.
Step 4: If this is your first time pairing your AirPods with this iPhone, the setup prompt will guide you through additional settings, such as activating the "Hey Siri" feature.
Step 5: Tap "Done."
Once you've paired your AirPods with your iPhone, they should connect automatically the next time you use them. So, for the next time using, a message will pop up at the top of your screen telling you if they are connected or not.
How to pair AirPods with your iPad
Step 1: To pair your AirPods with your iPad, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
Step 2: Put the charging case with AirPods inside next to your iPad, then open the lid.
Step 3: A setup animation should appear on your iPad when your device detects the AirPods nearby.
Step 4: Press and hold that button on the AirPods for about ten seconds. The AirPods should connect now.
How to pair AirPods with your Apple Watch
Before pairing your AirPods with your Apple Watch, make sure your Apple Watch has installed the latest watchOS version.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch > tap the "Bluetooth" option. Your Apple Watch will automatically detect nearby Bluetooth devices.
Step 2: Select the AirPods on the Bluetooth screen to connect.
How to pair AirPods with your Mac
Before connecting your AirPods with your Mac, make sure your Mac is running the latest macOS version.
Step 1: Open the charging case and put it next to your Mac.
Step 2: Long-press the setup button on the charging case for about five seconds, or until the status light turns white.
Step 3: On your Macbook, select Apple menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth.
The Macbook will automatically detect Bluetooth devices nearby.
Step 4: In the list of available devices, select AirPods, then click "Connect."
Pairing AirPods with non-iOS devices
Although Apple is a close ecosystem, AirPods are able to connect to numerous devices, even non-iOS platforms. Follow these steps to connect your AirPods to your device.
Press and hold the AirPods setup button until the front indicator light blinks white.
Step 1: Open the Bluetooth menu on your device. Look for any menu choice that mentions adding a new device.
Step 2: Use that option to scan for new Bluetooth devices to connect to.
Step 3: Long-press the AirPods setup button until the signal light blinks white.
Step 4: AirPods should appear in your Android device's device list.
Click the AirPods' name or any connect button.
Why do my AirPods not pair with my iPad?
If you've tried all of the above steps and your AirPods still won't connect, it might be because of a bug or glitch. Your iPad OS is the main reason why your AirPods won't connect to your iPad. Also, AirPods need certain software on the device they're linking to, so if your OS is old, it might be hard to connect your AirPods.
How do I disconnect other Bluetooth devices from my iPhone?
If you have more than one Bluetooth headphone, speaker, or other audio device, your iPhone may prioritize connecting to them before connecting to your AirPods. Firstly, you need to turn off other devices before pairing your AirPods to your iPhone.
Go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap the "i" located on the right of the Bluetooth device ‘s name you want to remove from your iPhone.
Then choose "Unplug" or "Forget This Device."
How to reset your AirPods?
This action will remove your AirPods from all the other devices on your iCloud account. If you lose your AirPods, you won't be able to use the Find My app to find them.
Go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap the "i" to the right of your AirPods' name.
Scroll down and tap "Forget this Device."
Then, tap Forget Device and select the "Forget this device" option in the new window that appears.
With the Bluetooth technology, connecting your earbuds with your phone, tablet, and PC has never been easier. We hope that with the detailed instructions above, you can find the most suitable methods for pairing your AirPods with your devices.