Apple’s AirPods are best-sellers and work with iOS devices, but they can also be used on a Windows PC. If you’re having trouble connecting them, it might be due to Bluetooth issues.
Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help connect your AirPods to your PC. Read on to learn how to pair them, reconnect them, and fix any issues that might be preventing them from working.
1. Turn on Bluetooth How to Connect Airpods to PC:
While AirPods are designed to work with iPhones and other Apple devices, they can also be paired with a PC.
To connect them, turn on Bluetooth on your computer. It’s a simple process and should take no more than a minute.
Start by opening the Settings app and clicking Devices. Next, click Bluetooth & other devices in the left-hand column.
2. Make the AirPods discoverable:
When you’re ready to connect your AirPods to your PC, the first thing you’ll need to do is make them discoverable. This will make them available to other Apple devices nearby.
Windows will then automatically start pairing your AirPods whenever they’re in range with Bluetooth turned on. Once paired, they’ll remember the PC and you can use them again at any time.
3. Open the AirPods case:
When you’re ready to pair your AirPods with a PC, open the case. It’s easy.
Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until it starts blinking white.
The AirPods should then show up in your Bluetooth list. Select them and click Connect.
4. Open the lid of the case:
The lid on your AirPods case can wiggle or even come off, which can be annoying and frustrating. If you have one that won’t close properly, there are a few things you can do to fix it.
Open the lid of your AirPods case and press and hold a small button on the back for several seconds. For generation 1 users, the light inside the case will start blinking white.
5. Press and hold the Setup button:
If you have a PC, you can easily connect the AirPods to it via Bluetooth. Just press and hold the Setup button on the back of the case until you see a flashing white light appear.
This is a key step in pairing the AirPods with your PC. It’s also useful if you want to unpair them so that you can use them with another device.
6. Open the lid of the case:
When you open the lid of an AirPods case, nearby Apple devices can pick up the signal and connect to them.
To connect AirPods to your PC, open the lid and press and hold the setup button on the back of the case. The light should start pulsing white.
Then go to Settings, click Bluetooth & other devices, and add your AirPods. Once they’re paired, you can reconnect whenever you want to use them on your PC.
7. Press and hold the Setup button again
If you’re lucky enough to have a Windows PC, pairing AirPods with your device is about as easy as it gets.
If not, the most difficult part may just be untangling your earbuds from your charging case.
The best way to do this is to press and hold the Setup button on your bud’s charging case for about 15 seconds, and you should see the status LED illuminate.
8. Open the lid of the case:
Open the lid of the AirPods case and place them near the device you want to pair them to. Your Apple devices will pick up the signal and instantly connect to the AirPods.
The AirPods have a new touch-control system that allows you to squeeze the stem for volume control. They also feature Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Modes.
9. Press and hold the Setup button again:
To connect AirPods to your PC, press and hold the Setup button (on the back of the case) for a count of at least 10. The result is a very quick and simple pairing.
The process isn’t limited to just a computer though; it can be used on most mobile devices as well. The best part? You can even use them while you’re charging your iPhone or iPad!
10. Open the lid of the case:
If you open the lid of the case while AirPods are plugged in, Apple devices will pick up the signal and begin pairing them. This can cause problems with Windows PCs if Bluetooth isn’t turned on.
To fix this, turn on Bluetooth on your PC and then pair the AirPods with the computer. This will create a permanent connection between the two and allow you to connect and disconnect whenever you want.