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Using 3 Steps Connect AirPods to MacBook

Using 3 Steps Connect AirPods to MacBook
Written by Micah Phillips

While the other mobile device manufacturers have Bluetooth headphones, Apple has something unique for you. Apple is the only organization that always makes sophisticated and highly premium quality products for the users. And, AirPods are one of those products that make the ultimate difference in terms of listening to music or receiving a call.

Naturally, AirPods are compatible with all the iOS devices. But, have you ever thought that it can also be connected to your MacBook? Well, the answer is yes. There are 3 simple steps to take that. Whenever you face any issues while connecting the AirPods to the Macintosh computer, seek help from the experts associated with the MacBook repair centre. But, first, let’s try some DIYs.

Things to do before Pairing

Before attempting the connection, make sure that your iOS device and Mac computer is connected, as well as synchronized with each other. The synchronization must occur with the help of iCloud. However, this procedure might not work when the connection is established with iTunes.

How to connect AirPods to MacBook

Learning all the procedures for establishing a secure connection will be helpful to listen to the audio played on the PC. The procedure will be a bit different in terms of connecting the AirPods to the iOS devices. Let’s check them out.

1. Turn the AirPods on

The first and foremost thing you have to do is to turn on the AirPods. In order to do that, you have to open the case and tap on the switch(Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white). Make sure that the AirPods are fully charged. After that can also put the gadget in your ears or wait to connect.

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2. Move towards the PC

Now, switch on the Bluetooth option that is available in your MacBook. It is located at the Menu Bar.( choose System Preferences from the Apple menu (), then click Bluetooth ) If you are using the latest Macintosh Big Sur, then the Bluetooth icon will be present just beside the battery icon. If you don’t find the icon, then there is also an alternative way, too. In terms of Macintosh Catalina, clicking on the volume rocker control present next to the battery icon will help you to accomplish the job. In the latest OS (Big Sur), the icon will be visible next to the output button of the soundbar.

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Find Bluetooth icon & click

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3. Detect and connect the AirPods

When you click on the Bluetooth icon, the dialogue box will appear and there you will find the available devices in the drop-down menu. Click on the AirPod’s name and hit the “Connect” button. After that(It Shows Connected), if you want to test whether the connection is successful or not, play a song and check it out.

Detect and connect the AirPods

If your AirPods support it, click Enable to be able to say “Hey Siri” to start using Siri with your AirPods.

What if the AirPods are brand new?

When you buy an AirPods, first connect it to the iOS devices, and then follow the procedure. Or, you can directly connect it to the PC as well. In order to do so, you have to go to the “System Preference” by hitting on the Apple logo. It is located at the top-left corner of the screen.

Click on the Bluetooth icon and check whether it is On or not. Now, turn on the AirPods and you will see the icon on the computer screen. Make sure that the AirPods are inside the charging case. Now, click on the “Connect” button, this will help to establish a secure connection.

Your AirPods (2nd generation) or AirPods Pro can automatically switch between your Mac with macOS Big Sur, iPhone with iOS 14, and iPad with iPadOS 14 or later. Your devices need to be signed in with the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.

AirPods aren’t connecting, What to do now?

If the AirPods won’t connect to your MacBook, then try again by following the same procedure once again. If you are still unable to connect the device, then you have to observe certain aspects. Check whether the iOS devices have the latest version of its system software or not. If not then, update it at the earliest.

After that, check whether the Bluetooth connection is turned on or not. If not, then turn it on and try the procedure. On the other hand, there are other aspects that you need to check. Don’t forget to verify whether the AirPods are fully charged. When the battery is full, then hold the “Setup” button for about 15 seconds and open the box.

After that, once again hold it for another 10 seconds to prepare the device ready to connect. In the case of a Macintosh computer, if the AirPods aren’t connecting, then forget the device listed in the system. After that, if the AirPods are out of them, put them in the box and place them just beside the MacBook or Mac PC. Now, search for the device in the Bluetooth dialogue box. After finding it, click on the “Connect” button to establish the connection.

Connect AirPods with other devices

Apple has also given the ultimate privilege to connect the AirPods not only in the iOS devices but also in other devices too. So, if you are not using other devices like Android, just turn on the Bluetooth by accessing the Settings. After that, open the lid of the Apple AirPods charging case and press the Setup button till the white light flashes. When the device appears in the Bluetooth list of your phone, tap to connect. However, if you face any further glitches, simply visit Airpods support online or Apple Support , if Issues is still not resolved visit nearest MacBook Repair Service Center.