People who utilise Apple products may frequently use their AirPods or AirPods Pro to use their iPhone during daily activities like commuting, when running, or while listening to music in the morning. Connecting your AirPods to your iPhone may be easy, but many people have likely not connected Airpods with your Mac yet. Don’t you worry, we are always looking out for you!
AirPods may be used to listen to music, utilise Siri, or make phone calls while they are within close proximity to your Mac. AirPods may be connected to many other devices, including your Mac. Let’s Look around to see what fundamental necessities are required: –
- If you have AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, you need a Mac [MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, etc] with macOS 10.15.1 or later.
- If you have AirPods (2nd generation), you need a Mac with macOS 10.14.4 or later.
- If you have AirPods (1st generation), you need a Mac with macOS Sierra or later.
Let’s See How to Connect Airpods [1, 2, Pro or Max] With Mac
You can connect Airpods with your Mac in two different ways, depending on how you’re currently using them.
You may connect your AirPods without first connecting them to your iPhone, whose steps are explained in our article which you can reach by clicking here. To know how to connect with Mac after pairing successfully with iPhone, click here.
Steps to Comply With on Airpods:
- Your AirPods are in their case, so open lid the top on and let the magic reveal itself.
- Until the status light on the back of the case begins to flash white, hold down the setup button on the back of the case.
Steps to Comply With on Your Mac:
- Access Bluetooth settings on your Mac, which you can get by choosing the Apple menu () > then System Preferences
- In System Preferences, click the Bluetooth option.
- You may see AirPods in the list of available devices.
- From the Devices list, choose AirPods, then click Connect.
- That’s simply it, now the only step left is to enjoy this piece of hardware.
If sound is still playing through your Mac’s speakers, then ensure that your AirPods are chosen as the output device using the Bluetooth menu or the volume control in the menu bar. If you might be having issues persistently, click here to know more
Let’s Talk About the Second Way, to Link Your Airpods With Your Mac, if You’re Using Them on Your iPhone, Follow These Steps
You may link your iPhone to other devices using the technology Apple has provided. AirPods are ready to use if your MacBook and iPhone are logged in to iCloud using the same Apple ID.
You can connect Airpods with your Mac if you are using the same Apple ID as your iPhone. (Click here to check whether your iPhone and Mac are having the same Apple ID or not)
- They’re ready to use on your Mac if you previously linked your AirPods to your iPhone (your Mac must support Handoff and you must be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID).
- With the AirPods case, open the lid and simply sync the AirPods to your iPhone as you would with the standard AirPods.
- On your Mac, In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click the Volume symbol. It looks like a speaker. To configure the output device, go to the “Output Device” section in this menu and pick your AirPods. Ensure that the following settings are enabled if this doesn’t work: Select the Apple symbol in the navigation bar and then click “System Preferences.”
- Log into the same Apple ID on your Mac and your iPhone. To be sure you’re using the same Apple ID on your computer as you are on your iPhone, choose “Apple ID” in the System Preferences box or Do not worry, we have an article for you where we help you to understand how to connect with iPhone.
- Always remember to enable Handoff. To allow handoff between your Mac and your iCloud devices, make sure there is a tick next to “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices” in the System Preferences pane.
- To access the volume control, click the speaker icon in the menu bar.
- To enable showing volume in the menu bar, go to the System Preferences and choose “Sound.” Then, make sure that the “Show volume in the menu bar” box is checked.
If You Are Unable to Access & Connect to Your Mac With the Compatible Airpods
Apple recommends macOS 10.14.4 or later if you are using AirPods (2nd generation). Be sure your Mac is running macOS Sierra or later to pair with your AirPods (1st generation).
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth. Unpair your AirPods from your device list and check them again.
- So, first, you will need to choose your AirPods in the list of devices.
- To unpair your AirPods, click the “X” to the right of the AirPods.
- Then add your AirPods to the device list in Bluetooth preferences again; Place both AirPods in the charging case.
- Open the lid of your charging case near your Mac.
- Select your AirPods in the device list, and then click Connect.
- Let your AirPods get acquainted. If your AirPods aren’t syncing, try resetting them.
Depending on the Bluetooth device, your AirPods functionality may be restricted. Look through the user handbook for your device’s Bluetooth settings if you can’t locate them.
Additional Tip: Enable Siri and Voice Detection on Mac
- To be able to say “Hey Siri,” click Enable in settings.
- To enhance Siri and Dictation, one of the following is appropriate: send audio recordings as files; Share your voice recordings by clicking the Share Audio Recordings button to enable Apple to store the audio recordings of your Siri and dictation interactions on this Mac. Though the issue that comes is apple may listen to a sample of the audio it has saved.
These AirPods A.K.A Wireless earphones allow you to listen to music, podcasts, and any other kind of media content you want. Stay Tuned for more such articles.
You’ll be able to connect AirPods with other kinds of Apple or Non- Apple devices than just a Mac, we have listed few of our articles to help you connect to various devices
Check our article on “How to configure errors and connect AirPods with iPhone / iPad/ iPod”
Check our article on How to configure errors and connect AirPods with any other Non – Apple Phone by clicking here
To know more on how to How to Connect AirPods to an Apple Watch, click here
Check our article on How to configure errors and connect AirPods with Windows by clicking here
Check our article on How to configure errors and connect AirPods with PS4/PS5 by clicking here
By clicking here, learn to switch between two Apple Devices over AirPods.
Also, click here to know something amazing, that is, how to connect more than one AirPods to your Apple Device!!!
Check out our other AirPods troubleshooting tips: How to Fix AirPods When They’re Not Working