How to Connect AirPods to Any Device

You may encounter a few issues while trying to connect the AirPods to your Bluetooth devices, this article will deal with how to connect AirPods to any of your devices. 

In this time and era, AirPods have become more or less a common stereotype to have. Although expensive for some, AirPods are clearly quite the sought after devices since they offer so much of flexibility in terms of listening to your favorite song or something on the go.

Keep reading below to know more.

Tips Before Proceeding

Make sure your AirPods are fully charged or at least are charged to the point where they will stay on and not turn off in between the connection period. Also make sure to turn on Bluetooth first on any of your devices before trying to pair up your devices.

The setup button is located on the back of your AirPods cases on both old AirPods and AirPods pro, the setup button on AirPods Max is called “Noise control” button, for the sake of easy identification, we will refer to it as the setup button.

To connect your AirPods to PC, do the following:

  • Put the AirPods in your case or open the lid of your case with the AirPods inside
  • Press and hold the setup button on the back of your case till the LED flashes white, either in front of the case for the old AirPods or in the front for the new AirPods Pro
How to Connect AirPods to PC

1. Press Windows key + X and 
2. Click on ‘Settings’
3. Click on ‘Devices’

How to Connect AirPods to PC

4. Make sure Bluetooth Button is On
5. Click on + Mark ‘Add Bluetooth or other device’
6. Select ‘Bluetooth’ in the menu that comes next

How to Connect AirPods to PC

7. Select your AirPods from the device list, if it isn’t there, make sure that they are inside your case and you have enabled the paring mode by pressing the setup button
8. Click on done once after clicking on your AirPods device

Now your AirPods should be connected to PC, if you encounter issues, make sure that you are following the steps correctly as listed above.

From the next time you do not need to follow the above steps to connect your AirPods to PC, instead you need to just Turn On the Bluetooth on both the PC and on your AirPods.

Check this article to know How to Turn on Bluetooth on windows 10 in various simple ways

How to connect AirPods to Mac

You may perhaps experience some trouble connecting your AirPods to your Mac computer, to resolve the potential errors, follow the steps below:

  • Open up the lid of your AirPods case
  • Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case till the LED flashes white
How to Connect AirPods to Mac
  1. On your Mac, go to “Apple menu”
  2. Click on  “System Preferences”
How to Connect AirPods to Mac

3. Click on “Bluetooth” on the list of Apps
4. Select your AirPods model in the devices list and click on “Connect”
5. Make sure to Tick on Show Bluetooth in menu bar.

Now that you know how to connect AirPods to Mac, this should successfully connect your AirPods to your Mac computer, if you are having any problems, do the steps again. Also restart your Mac just in case, restarting can often resolve errors.

How to Connect AirPods to Mac

From the next time, you can click on the “Bluetooth icon” in the menu bar and Click on your “AirPods” name, finally clicking “Connect” from the menu that pops up to connect your AirPods to Mac sucessfully.

How to connect AirPods to iPhone

Connecting your AirPods to iphone can be relatively simple compared to other devices as the AirPods are Apple made device. How to connect your AirPods to iphone? Just follow the steps below:

How to Connect AirPods to iPhone
  1. Go to your Home Screen and Open the “Settings”
  2. Click on the “Bluetooth”
  3. Click on the “Bluetooth Button” if not Turned On already
    Hold your AirPods or AirPods pro near your iphone and open the case
  4. Select your “AirPods” once visible on your iPhone screen.

And there you go, this is how simple it is connecting your AirPods to your iphone device. To be precise, too simple.

How to connect AirPods to Android

To connect your AirPods to your Android device, do the following:

How to Connect AirPods to Android

1. Open up Settings on your Android
2. Go to Connected devices or (Connections)
3. Click on Bluetooth

How to Connect AirPods to Android

4. Click on Pair new device and Bring up your AirPods close to your Android device and open up the lid while pressing and holding the setup button
5. Your AirPods should pop up in the device list, Tap the AirPods name on your screen and following whatever prompt comes up your way for connecting the AirPods
6. And there you have it, the AirPods will be paired up with your Android without relatively much hassle, although you might not get the automatic easy connection like an iphone, you will still have the same functionality.

Now that you know how to connect AirPods to any devices, will you go ahead with connecting it to your devices or simply connect it to your iphone for the sake of consistency? It depends on you!

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