How To Connect To AirPods Max

How To Connect To AirPods Max?

How To Connect To AirPods Max? Apple’s AirPods Max provides an amazing active noise cancelation experience. They are compatible with Mac, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS devices.

Remove the AirPods from their Smart Case and hold them next to the device you want to pair with. Within 60 seconds, a setup animation should appear on the device.

Features Of Connect AirPods Max

  • In December 2020, Apple released the second generation of its popular wireless headphones, AirPods. Like its predecessor, the new AirPods Max are Bluetooth headphones that let you listen to music, take calls, and use Siri, but they come with some neat extra features.
  • For instance, the AirPods Max supports Spatial Audio, which automatically adjusts the soundstage based on your head movements to create a more immersive, 3D listening experience. This works with Dolby Atmos content, which is available on a limited number of apps and streaming services including Apple TV and Disney Plus. It also works with Apple Music, where you can find a curated selection of Dolby Atmos songs.
  • The AirPods Max also has an ear-friendly passive noise cancellation mode called Transparency that lets you hear your surroundings without any semblance of echo or slapback delay. They can also be connected to the Apple Watch for hands-free control of your phone or tablet, which means you can skip tracks by turning the Digital Crown and activate Siri by pressing and holding it.
  • You can also pair the AirPods with a Mac, although you’ll need to install an update to the iTunes app on your computer to do so. Just make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac and that the AirPods are in pairing mode—press and hold the noise control button until the status light flashes white. Then select your AirPods in the list of devices and click Connect.

How To Pair?

The AirPods Max, along with the rest of the Beats family, have a special feature that lets two people listen to the same audio source simultaneously. This is handy when you want to show your friend a video clip or song, or when you’re in a meeting and have an important conversation with someone else nearby.

To activate this feature, you must first pair your Headphones with your Apple device. To do this, open the case of your AirPods (standard or Pro), and hold their Setup button until the indicator light starts flashing white. Then, open your iPhone or iPad and move the earbuds close to your device; the setup animation should display on your screen once the earbuds are detected by the device.

This includes your Mac, Apple TV 4K, and any other devices you’ve paired with the same iCloud account.

You can also use AirPods Max with compatible Android smartphones and tablets, as well as some popular gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. However, the quality of audio is not as good when listening to an Android smartphone or tablet because they do not support the high-quality AAC codec that the earbuds use.

Connecting To Other Devices

While Apple’s headphones are great for listening to music and podcasts, they also work well with other devices like the Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. All you need to do is press and hold the noise control button until the white status LED flashes, and then select your device from the list. You’ll get standard playback controls like pause and resume, skip music tracks and auto-play, and hands-free Siri (which only works when you’re wearing the headset).

This includes your Mac, Apple TV 4K, and iPad. You can then switch between the devices, and you’ll have access to all your audio, including iCloud Music Library, your messages, and even Siri.

To pair your AirPods with another device, simply open the Smart Case and remove them from the inside. Within a few seconds, a setup animation should appear on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll see AirPods and the smart case on the screen, along with a button to open the AirPods menu and another to enable Spatial Audio.


AirPods can also be paired with non-Apple devices like Android and Windows phones, as long as you’re using an updated version of Bluetooth on the device. The connection between the headset and your phone can suffer if you’re too far away, but this is easy to fix. Ensure that your devices are within the recommended range for Bluetooth connectivity, and try to eliminate any sources of interference such as fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, and power cables.

Resetting The Pairing

Performing a reset on your AirPods Max clears personalized settings like spatial audio preferences and re-pairs all devices. This process requires a special button combination and a little patience, but it can help resolve Bluetooth disconnections and improve overall stability.

Once you reset your AirPods, you can connect them to any device that supports Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC support (iOS 12+, iPadOS 12.2+, macOS Big Sur, or later). You can also pair them with non-Apple products as long as they have Bluetooth 5.0 and AAC support.

If you’re connecting to a new device, remove them from the Smart Case, then follow the setup animation on the iPhone or iPad. Then, tap on AirPods in the Bluetooth menu of the device and you should see a “Pairing” option with a Connect button.

In addition to being able to connect to any Bluetooth device, you can use the AirPods’ physical buttons and Siri to control music playback. There are some limitations, though. For example, Apple’s specialized codecs don’t work with other Bluetooth headphones, and the wireless connection can suffer from interference. However, if you’re listening to lossless music or using high-quality streaming services, you shouldn’t notice any issues.


If you’re having trouble syncing AirPods Max to other devices, a simple reboot should offer a quick solution. If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting them (this will wipe all custom settings like personalized spatial audio and ear detection but should fix the problem).

The location of the Bluetooth setting might vary by Android device but should be in the same general place as Wi-Fi, mobile data, and other common settings. You can usually find it in the quick settings menu or by navigating to the Settings app, selecting Bluetooth, and then turning it ON.

Lastly, you can try resetting the Bluetooth adapter to put it back into pairing mode. Open the case and hold down the noise control and digital crown buttons simultaneously until the status light on the right ear cup starts flashing amber and then white.

If that doesn’t work, you might have a problem with interference from other Bluetooth devices or apps. You can try disabling them or moving your AirPods Max to a different location where they won’t be affected. You can also try updating the Bluetooth firmware on your Mac, but this is a more drastic step and requires resetting the SMC and NVRAM/PRAM components. See Apple’s support documentation for details.


Once effortlessly paired with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac (macOS Big Sur required), AirPods Max switches seamlessly between devices. They’re great for music and phone calls and have impressive noise canceling.

Rasheed Alam

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