You can do anything with your AirPods®, from listening to music to taking and returning phone calls. Having two pairs, though, opens you a world of possibilities.

AirPods are no exception to the Asurion Experts’ daily assistance to millions of consumers in getting the most out of their favourite tech products. The following are their suggestions for sharing audio between two sets of wireless headphones using one device.

There are times when you’ll want to use two pairs of AirPods with the same device.

It is possible to connect two pairs of headphones to one device, such as an iPhone® or an iPad®, and share a music, an in-flight movie, or a video chat.

Do I have to use two different pairs of headphones if one set is AirPods?

With Samsung® phones, you may listen to two different devices at the same time via two different Bluetooth headsets or speakers, which is called Dual Audio. While you can use a pair of AirPods with an AndroidTM smartphone, the one mentioned above will provide a more seamless experience.

The best way to use two AirPods simultaneously on one phone

You can easily connect your wireless headphones with an iPhone after making sure they’re compatible. Here’s how it’s done:

Plug in your first set of AirPods to your iPhone. 2. If this is your first time using AirPods, keep them in their case and open them close to your smartphone while you set them up. After that, just adhere to what the on-screen directions say.

Swipe down from the top right corner of the Home Screen on your iPhone to access Control Center. After that, click on the AirPlay® symbol and choose Share Audio from the menu that appears.

The second set of AirPods will connect automatically. Open the cover of the case when it’s close to your iPhone. Hold your AirPods Max® headphones near to the smartphone if you have them.

4. Tap Share Audio when your second set of AirPods appears on the screen.

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You can easily connect your wireless headphones with an iPad after making sure they’re compatible. This is how it works:

The first pair of AirPods should be connected to your iPad. If this is your first time using AirPods, keep them in their case and open them close to your smartphone while you set them up. After that, just adhere to what the on-screen directions say.

Slide down from the top-right home-screen corner to access Control Center on your iPad. After that, click on the AirPlay® symbol and choose Share Audio from the menu that appears.

Hold the case near your iPad and open the lid to attach the second set of Airpods. Hold your AirPods Max® headphones near to the smartphone if you have them.

4. Tap Share Audio when your second set of AirPods appears on the screen.

How to change the iPhone or iPad audio sharing settings

The Play/Pause/Stop buttons on the Lock Screen or Control Center on your device will work now that both AirPods are connected.

We can’t seem to come to terms on loudness. You can adjust the volume independently for each pair of AirPods by using the volume sliders, or listeners may use their own headphone controls to make adjustments to their preferences.

How to prohibit others from using your AirPods without your permission

Are you ready to reclaim your ability to hear on your own? When you’re ready to stop sharing, all you have to do is touch the AirPods you want to disconnect.

Swipe down from the upper right corner of the Home Screen to see the Control Center.

Stop sharing by checking the box next to a pair of headphones on the AirPlay symbol.

Your AirPods® are loaded with cool features that allow you to do everything from listen to music to answer a phone call. But have you ever wondered what you can do with two pairs?

Asurion Experts help millions of customers get the most out of their favorite tech every day—and AirPods are no exception. Here are their tips on how to share audio from one device on two pairs of wireless headphones.

When do you need to connect two sets of AirPods to one device?

If you and a friend both own a pair, you can connect them to a single device, like your iPhone or iPad, and jam to the same playlist, watch the same in-flight movie, or tune into the same video chat.

How do I connect two sets of headphones that aren’t AirPods?

Newer Samsung® phones have a similar sharing feature called Dual Audio that lets you listen to a single device with two Bluetooth headsets or speakers. While you can connect a pair of AirPods to an Android™ device, you’ll have a more seamless experience using them with one listed above.

How to connect two AirPods to one phone

Once you’ve checked the compatibility of your wireless headphones, you can quickly pair them with an iPhone. Here are the simple steps:

  1. Connect the first pair of AirPods to your iPhone. If this is your first time setting them up, keep your AirPods inside the case and open it near the device. Then follow the instructions onscreen.
  2. Open Control Center on your iPhone by swiping down from the top right corner of the Home Screen. Then tap the AirPlay® icon > Share Audio.
  3. Now you’re ready to connect the second pair of AirPods. Hold the case near your iPhone and open the lid. If you have AirPods Max® headphones, simply hold them close to the device.
  4. When your second pair of AirPods appear on the screen, tap Share Audio.

How to connect two AirPods to one iPad

Once you’ve checked the compatibility of your wireless headphones, you can quickly pair them with an iPad. Here’s how:

  1. Connect the first pair of AirPods to your iPad. If this is your first time setting them up, keep your AirPods inside the case and open it near the device. Then follow the instructions onscreen.
  2. Open Control Center on your iPad by swiping down from the top right corner of the Home Screen. Then tap the AirPlay® icon > Share Audio.
  3. To connect the second pair of Airpods, hold the case near your iPad and open the lid. If you have AirPods Max® headphones, simply hold them close to the device.
  4. When your second pair of AirPods appear on the screen, tap Share Audio.

How to adjust audio sharing on an iPhone or iPad

Now that both AirPods are connected, you can easily press play, pause, or stop on the Lock Screen of your device or in the Control Center.

Can’t agree on the volume? You can turn it up or down for each pair of AirPods separately using the volume sliders, or each listener can tweak it however they like using their headphone controls.

How to stop sharing AirPods

Ready to get back to listening on your own? When it’s time to stop sharing, you can disconnect either set of AirPods with just a tap.

  1. Open the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the Home Screen.
  2. Tap the AirPlay icon then tap the checkmark next to a pair of headphones to stop sharing with them.

Let’s also talk about how to connect two pairs of AirPods to one MacBook

Do you have a buddy who would like to listen to your favourite music? Two pairs of AirPods may be connected to one MacBook Air. To complete this task, do the following:

Connect both pairs of AirPods to the MacBook Air, and then continue with the following instructions. The complications have now set in though. Audio out to two pairs of AirPods isn’t supported on macOS, therefore you need to utilise a workaround.

This is what you should do:

  • Launch the ‘Audio MIDI Setup’ through the ‘Finder >Utilities >’ menu option.

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  • Click the “+” to add an additional output, and then click “Create Multi-Output Device.”

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  • If you have purchased AirPods, check the box next to the two pairs of AirPods.
  • Select your AirPods from the Master Device drop-down menu. Next, deselect the Drift Correction option, then choose the AirPods you’d want to attach to your friend’s AirPods.

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  • Click the Apple menu, then choose System Preferences.
  • Navigate to the Sound submenu, then click the Multi-Output Device option.

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  • That process is now finished, and the audio from the MacBook Air is being transmitted to both pairs of AirPods.

How to share audio with AirPods and Beats headphones

To share audio with AirPods or Beats headphones, follow the instructions below:

  1. Connect your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Beats headphones to your iOS or iPadOS device.
  2. Tap on the AirPlay icon (triangle with circles above). You can either go to the Control Centre on your iPhone or iPad for this, the Lock Screen or find it within the app you are listening to.
  3. Tap ‘Share Audio’.
  4. If the other headphones you’re sharing audio with are AirPods or Airpods Pro, bring them close to your iPhone or iPad and open the lid. You might need to press and hold the button on the back of the case.
  5. If the other headphones are AirPods Max, hold them close to your device.
  6. For Beats headphones, you’ll need to put the Beats in pairing mode and then hold them close to your device.
  7. When the headphones appear on your screen in the animated box, tap on “Share Audio”. You might also see “Temporarily Share Audio” and “Connect to iPhone”.

How to control volume when sharing audio

When you’re sharing audio between two pairs of Airpods or Beats headphones, you can control each pair separately. This means you can change the volume, as well as play, pause and stop audio individually using the Lock Screen controls or the Control Centre controls.

You can access volume controls in the app you are listening to, as well by tapping on the AirPlay icon. If you press and hold the volume slider in Control Centre, you will see both headphone volume controls appear on the screen as large vertical bars.

To control the volume of either set of headphones, you’ll need to drag the volume slider on each pair, or use the headphones themselves. For example, with AirPods Max you would turn the Digital Crown. If you use either of these methods, only that particular pair of headphones will be affected.

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