How To Connect AirPods To a Mac or iOS Device.
AirPods are one of Apple’s best creations in recent years. While the original models are expensive, they are available for significantly less than their original price, especially with the release of the AirPods Pro.
When it comes to wireless Bluetooth headphones, few competitors can come close to the same level of quality and control. Double tapping on your ear will activate Siri, change songs, and more. You can manage all of the individual controls from your iPhone or Mac’s settings menu.
Setting up is also incredibly easy, but if you run into trouble, here’s how to connect AirPods to your Mac or iOS device.
If you have a pair of AirPods, be sure to check out our posts on how to connect AirPods to Windows and whether AirPods really work with Android devices or not.
How to connect AirPods to iOS devices
Connecting AirPods to your iOS device couldn’t be easier. Simply place your AirPods in the case, bring them to your phone, and press the pairing button on the back of the case. This button is located on the back of the case near the bottom and is a simple circle. Press this button until the status indicator flashes white.
The screen will ask you to connect AirPods. Connecting them is as easy as clicking Connect and waiting for the next step. After successfully pairing your AirPods with your iOS device, you can go to Settings Bluetooth to set up AirPod controls.
With the case open and both AirPods inserted, press the info button next to their listing on your Bluetooth devices to change how each AirPod works.
How to connect AirPods to Mac
Connecting your AirPods to a Mac isn’t much more difficult than connecting them to iOS. To get started, open System Preferences and select Bluetooth. You can also open Bluetooth settings by clicking the Bluetooth icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Open the AirPod case, press and hold the pairing button until the status light at the top of the case flashes white. Find your AirPods in the list of devices and click Connect. It’s simple. If audio doesn’t play automatically from AirPods, make sure they are selected as the primary output device.
Can’t see AirPods? Here is The Fix
There are times when the steps above do not work. If your AirPods are not connecting, the first step is to make sure you have Bluetooth turned on on the device you are trying to pair with. While this may seem like an obvious solution, it is easy to overlook.
If that’s not the problem, try resetting your AirPods. Open the case and press and hold the pairing button for 15 seconds. The interior light will flash first white and then yellow. Once you’ve done that, try pairing again.
AirPods are easy to use and connect easily. They have a battery life of two to three hours, but you can fully charge them about five times from their case on a full charge. If you’re an Apple user and haven’t used them yet, grab a couple and try them out.