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How to Pair AirPods to a Laptop

What should I do if I have connection problems?

what you need to know

  • First, put your AirPods in the case > open the case > press and hold the button on the case until the LED flashes white.
  • Then (in Windows): Open Bluetooth settings > Add device > Bluetooth > AirPods > complete.
  • macOS: apple menu > setting > Bluetooth > Connect AirPods > complete.

This article explains how to pair AirPods with a laptop, including how to connect them to Windows laptops and MacBooks.

How to connect AirPods to a Chromebook

Can I connect my AirPods to my laptop?

AirPods are designed for iPhones, but you can also use them on laptops. It integrates well with MacBook and other Macs with full control over active noise cancellation and simple battery reporting right from Control Center. You can also connect AirPods to a Windows laptop as long as they support Bluetooth, but there’s no way to control the active noise cancellation feature from the laptop itself.

How to Pair AirPods with a Windows Laptop

AirPods can pair with any computer or phone that supports Bluetooth. You need to manually put your AirPods into pairing mode, use your laptop to search for Bluetooth devices, and then start connecting. You can then select your AirPods as your laptop’s audio output device.

To pair AirPods with a Windows laptop:

Put your AirPods in the case.

Choose quick setup (Network, Sound and Battery icons)

right click Bluetooth button.

Bluetooth button highlighted in Windows Quick Settings

Choose Shortcut to settings.

In Windows Quick Settings, go to the highlighted setting.

Choose Add device.

Add the device highlighted in Windows Bluetooth Devices

Open the AirPods case and press the button on the case until it flashes white.

Choose Bluetooth.

Bluetooth highlighted in Add device in Windows

choose yours AirPods when it appears in the list.

AirPods Pro highlighted in Add Device window

Choose complete.

Done is highlighted in Windows Bluetooth Device Settings.

you can go now quick setup > Audio Device Management > AirPods Select AirPods as the output device.

Toggle Audio Output of AirPods on Windows Laptops

How to Connect AirPods to a MacBook Laptop

AirPods are designed to automatically connect to an Apple device that uses the same Apple ID as the iPhone the first AirPod was used on. If you’re using only AirPods on a Mac without an iPhone, or want to connect your AirPods to a MacBook that doesn’t use an Apple ID, you can manually pair the AirPods to your MacBook using Bluetooth.

To connect AirPods to your MacBook laptop:

Choose apologize icon in the menu bar > Preferences.

System Preferences highlighted in Apple menu

click Bluetooth.

Bluetooth highlighted in Mac System Preferences

Open the AirPods case and press the button on the case until the white light flashes.

Find your AirPods in the list of devices and select them. Interlink.

AirPods Pro Connect highlighted under Bluetooth Devices on Mac

Your AirPods are now connected to your MacBook.

AirPods Pro connected to MacBook

Why won’t my AirPods connect to my laptop?

If your AirPods won’t connect to your laptop, it may already be connected to another device. There may be a connection problem. In this case, you can forget to connect on your laptop and then reconnect your AirPods using one of the methods listed above.

If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods to a MacBook that uses the same Apple ID as your phone, it’s a good idea to make sure Handoff is enabled. To do this, you can go to: Preferences > NormallyMake sure the following check boxes are selected. Allow handoff between this Mac and iCloud devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I pair my AirPods with my iPhone?

    To pair your AirPods with your iPhone, turn on Bluetooth, hold your AirPods close to your device, open the charging case, and press and hold the button on the back. Follow the instructions on your phone to connect.

  • How do I pair AirPods with Android?

    To pair your AirPods with Android, turn on Bluetooth, open the Airpod charging case, then press and hold the button on the back. When the LED light turns white, tap Airpods in the list of available devices.

  • How do I pair AirPods with Peloton?

    To pair your AirPods with your Peloton training device setting > bluetooth audio. With the AirPods in the case, press and hold the button on the back until the LED light turns on. Find and tap AirPods on the display. Interlink.

  • Can I connect my AirPods to my Nintendo Switch?

    yes. To connect your AirPods to your Nintendo Switch, put your AirPods in pairing mode and go to: Preferences > bluetooth audio > Device pairing. Select AirPods from the list of available devices.


More information

How to Pair AirPods to a Laptop

And what to do if you have connection issues

What to Know
First, place AirPods in their case > open case > press and hold button on the case until the LED flashes white. 
Then (in Windows): Open Bluetooth settings > Add Device > Bluetooth > AirPods > Done. 
In macOS: Open the Apple menu > Preferences > Bluetooth > AirPods Connect > Done.

This article explains how to pair AirPods to a laptop, including how to connect to both Windows laptops and MacBooks.

How to Connect AirPods to Chromebook
Can You Connect AirPods to a Laptop?

AirPods are designed with the iPhone in mind, but you can use them with your laptop as well. They integrate well with MacBooks and other Macs, with full control over the active noise cancellation features and an easy battery report right in the Control Center. You can also connect AirPods to a Windows laptop as long as it supports Bluetooth, but there is no way to control the active noise cancellation features from the laptop itself.

How to Pair AirPods to a Windows Laptop

AirPods can be paired to any computer or phone that supports Bluetooth. You need to place the AirPods into pairing mode manually, search for Bluetooth devices using your laptop, and then initiate the connection. After you’ve done that, you can select the AirPods as your laptop’s audio output device.

Here’s how to pair AirPods to a Windows laptop:

Place your AirPods in their case.

Select the Quick Settings (network, sound, and battery icons) on the taskbar.

Right-click the Bluetooth button.

Select Go to Settings.

Select Add device.

Open the AirPods case, and push the button on the case until it flashes white.

Select Bluetooth.

Select your AirPods when they show up in the list.

Select Done.

You can now go to Quick Settings > Manage audio devices > AirPods to select your AirPods as the output device.

How to Connect AirPods to a MacBook Laptop

AirPods are designed to automatically connect to Apple devices using the same Apple ID as the iPhone you first used the AirPods with. If you don’t use an iPhone and only use your AirPods with your Macs, or you just want to connect your AirPods to a MacBook that doesn’t use your Apple ID, then you can manually pair your AirPods to a MacBook using Bluetooth.

Here’s how to connect AirPods to a MacBook laptop:

Select the Apple icon on the menu bar > System Preferences.

Click Bluetooth.

Open your AirPods case, and push the button on the case until the white light flashes.

Locate your AirPods in the list of devices, and select Connect.

Your AirPods are now connected to your MacBook.

Why Are My AirPods Not Connecting to My Laptop?

If your AirPods aren’t connecting to your laptop, they may already be actively connected to another device. There may also be a connection issue, in which case you can have your laptop forget the connection, and then reconnect your AirPods using one of the methods listed above.

If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods to a MacBook that uses the same Apple ID as your phone, you should check to make sure handoff is enabled. To do that, you can navigate to System Preferences > General, then make sure to check the box next to Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.

FAQ

How do I pair AirPods to my iPhone?
To pair AirPods to your iPhone, activate Bluetooth, hold the AirPods close to the device, then open the charging case and hold the button on the back. Follow the instructions on your phone to complete the connection.

How do I pair AirPods to my Android?
To pair AirPods to your Android, turn on Bluetooth, open the Airpods charging case, then press and hold the button on the back. When the LED light turns white, tap your Airpods in the available device list.

How do I pair AirPods to my Peloton?
To pair AirPods to your Peloton exercise equipment, tap Settings > Bluetooth Audio. With the AirPods in the case, press and hold the button on the back until the LED light turns on. On the display, find your AirPods and tap Connect.

Can you connect AirPods to a Nintendo Switch?
Yes. To connect AirPods to a Nintendo Switch, put your AirPods into pairing mode and go to System Settings > Bluetooth Audio > Pair Device. Select your AirPods in the list of available devices.

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How to Pair AirPods to a Laptop

And what to do if you have connection issues

What to Know
First, place AirPods in their case > open case > press and hold button on the case until the LED flashes white. 
Then (in Windows): Open Bluetooth settings > Add Device > Bluetooth > AirPods > Done. 
In macOS: Open the Apple menu > Preferences > Bluetooth > AirPods Connect > Done.

This article explains how to pair AirPods to a laptop, including how to connect to both Windows laptops and MacBooks.

How to Connect AirPods to Chromebook
Can You Connect AirPods to a Laptop?

AirPods are designed with the iPhone in mind, but you can use them with your laptop as well. They integrate well with MacBooks and other Macs, with full control over the active noise cancellation features and an easy battery report right in the Control Center. You can also connect AirPods to a Windows laptop as long as it supports Bluetooth, but there is no way to control the active noise cancellation features from the laptop itself.

How to Pair AirPods to a Windows Laptop

AirPods can be paired to any computer or phone that supports Bluetooth. You need to place the AirPods into pairing mode manually, search for Bluetooth devices using your laptop, and then initiate the connection. After you’ve done that, you can select the AirPods as your laptop’s audio output device.

Here’s how to pair AirPods to a Windows laptop:

Place your AirPods in their case.

Select the Quick Settings (network, sound, and battery icons) on the taskbar.

Right-click the Bluetooth button.

Select Go to Settings.

Select Add device.

Open the AirPods case, and push the button on the case until it flashes white.

Select Bluetooth.

Select your AirPods when they show up in the list.

Select Done.

You can now go to Quick Settings > Manage audio devices > AirPods to select your AirPods as the output device.

How to Connect AirPods to a MacBook Laptop

AirPods are designed to automatically connect to Apple devices using the same Apple ID as the iPhone you first used the AirPods with. If you don’t use an iPhone and only use your AirPods with your Macs, or you just want to connect your AirPods to a MacBook that doesn’t use your Apple ID, then you can manually pair your AirPods to a MacBook using Bluetooth.

Here’s how to connect AirPods to a MacBook laptop:

Select the Apple icon on the menu bar > System Preferences.

Click Bluetooth.

Open your AirPods case, and push the button on the case until the white light flashes.

Locate your AirPods in the list of devices, and select Connect.

Your AirPods are now connected to your MacBook.

Why Are My AirPods Not Connecting to My Laptop?

If your AirPods aren’t connecting to your laptop, they may already be actively connected to another device. There may also be a connection issue, in which case you can have your laptop forget the connection, and then reconnect your AirPods using one of the methods listed above.

If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods to a MacBook that uses the same Apple ID as your phone, you should check to make sure handoff is enabled. To do that, you can navigate to System Preferences > General, then make sure to check the box next to Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.

FAQ

How do I pair AirPods to my iPhone?
To pair AirPods to your iPhone, activate Bluetooth, hold the AirPods close to the device, then open the charging case and hold the button on the back. Follow the instructions on your phone to complete the connection.

How do I pair AirPods to my Android?
To pair AirPods to your Android, turn on Bluetooth, open the Airpods charging case, then press and hold the button on the back. When the LED light turns white, tap your Airpods in the available device list.

How do I pair AirPods to my Peloton?
To pair AirPods to your Peloton exercise equipment, tap Settings > Bluetooth Audio. With the AirPods in the case, press and hold the button on the back until the LED light turns on. On the display, find your AirPods and tap Connect.

Can you connect AirPods to a Nintendo Switch?
Yes. To connect AirPods to a Nintendo Switch, put your AirPods into pairing mode and go to System Settings > Bluetooth Audio > Pair Device. Select your AirPods in the list of available devices.

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