How to connect AirPods to laptop. Set up your Mac and other Bluetooth devices with AirPods. To listen to music, make phone calls, and more, learn how to pair your AirPods with your Mac, Android mobile, or any Bluetooth device.
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How to Connect Airpods to Laptop
With your Mac, use AirPods.
Make sure your Mac is running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later if you’re using AirPods (2nd generation). MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later is required for AirPods Pro. MacOS Monterey or later is required for AirPods (3rd generation).
Your AirPods may be ready to use with your Mac if you set them up with your iPhone and your Mac is linked in to iCloud with the same Apple ID. Place your AirPods in your ears and use the menu bar on your Mac to access the Bluetooth menu or the volume control. 1 Then select AirPods from the drop-down menu.
If your AirPods aren’t listed in the Bluetooth or volume control menus, pair them with your Mac as follows:
Select System Preferences from the Apple menu (), then Bluetooth from the drop-down menu.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
Close the lid on the charging case and place both AirPods inside.
Hold down the setup button on the case’s back until the status light turns white.
Click Connect after selecting your AirPods from the Devices list.
If sound continues to play from your Mac speakers, go to the Bluetooth menu or the volume control in the menu bar and choose your AirPods as the output source.
AirPods can be used with non-Apple devices.
With a non-Apple device, AirPods can be used as a Bluetooth headset. You won’t be able to utilise Siri, but you will be able to listen and speak. Follow these instructions to How to Connect Airpods to Laptop with an Android phone or other non-Apple device
Go to the Bluetooth settings on your non-Apple device and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
Go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth on an Android device.
Open the cover of the charging case with your AirPods inside.
Hold the setup button on the back of the case down until the status light turns white.
Select your AirPods from the list of Bluetooth devices when they appear.
Devices will be switched automatically.
Your AirPods (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd generation), and AirPods Pro will seamlessly swap between your Mac running macOS Big Sur, your iPhone running iOS 14, and your iPad running iPadOS 14 or later. Two-factor authentication must be enabled on all of your devices using the same Apple ID. You take a call on your iPhone while listening to music on your Mac, for example. Your AirPods will instantly transition from your Mac’s music to your iPhone’s phone call.
In some cases, your Mac’s screen will display a notification about your AirPods. A Connect button displays when you hover your pointer over the notification. To confirm that you want your AirPods to switch to—or stay with—your Mac, click Connect.
If you wish to disable automatic switching on your Mac, enter Bluetooth options while wearing your AirPods. How to Connect Airpods to LaptopIn the list of devices, click the Options button next to your AirPods. Choose When Last Connected to This Mac after clicking Connect to This Mac. Select Automatically to reactivate this function.
If you’re in the middle of a conversation, such as a phone call, a FaceTime chat, or a video conference, sound should not automatically move from one device to another.
Learn how to add the volume control to the menu bar if it isn’t already there.
Your AirPods (3rd generation) will connect to your Mac automatically if it is running macOS Monterey or later. Also, your AirPods Pro will connect to your Mac automatically if it is running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. Your AirPods (2nd generation) will connect to your Mac automatically if it is running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later. Your AirPods (1st generation) will instantly connect to any Mac running macOS Sierra or later.
Depending on the Bluetooth device to which your AirPods are connected, the features of your AirPods may be limited.
Check the user guide if you can’t find the Bluetooth options for your device.
Q1: My AirPods are paired, but they aren’t linked.
If the OS/firmware on your devices is outdated, your AirPods may be paired but not connected. Furthermore, the problem under discussion could be caused by incorrect Bluetooth adapter or PC configuration.
Q2: Is it possible to use AirPods with a Windows laptop?
Yes, your AirPods can be connected to your Windows PC. What exactly is this? Despite the fact that AirPods are designed to connect with Apple devices, they function similarly to other true wireless headphones. This means you can use Bluetooth to connect your AirPods to any Windows 10 device.
Q3: What is the location of the button on AirPods?
The setup button on the back of your AirPods case is used in specific situations while pairing them with your device. If you’re having trouble connecting to your AirPods, try the following: On your iOS device, follow these procedures. After tapping the icon next to your AirPods, select Forget This Device.
Q4: Can I use my AirPods while showering?
Do not submerge your AirPods in water, such as from a shower or faucet. Do not submerge your AirPods in water or any other liquid. AirPods should not be washed or dried in the washing machine. AirPods should not be worn in a sauna or steam room.