How To Connect Two Sets Of AirPods

How To Connect Two Sets Of AirPods At The Same Time?

How To Connect Two Sets Of AirPods? Apple devices running iOS 13 or later can share audio with two pairs of AirPods or Beats headphones at the same time. This daily tip from Asurion Experts will show you how to set this up quickly.

This feature works for music, videos, and other media but doesn’t support phone calls. The audio controls (lock screen and Control Center) will adjust the volume for both listeners equally.

Features Of Connect Two Sets Of AirPods

  • There’s a fun feature built into AirPods that lets you listen to music or even scroll TikTok with a friend without having to share speakers or lend someone an earbud. Sadly, this feature tends to fly under the radar, and it can be difficult to find instructions on how to use it.
  • The best thing is that this audio-sharing feature works with any pair of Apple headphones—not just AirPods or Beats. However, it does require an iPhone 8 or later and iOS 14 or higher, as well as any wireless headphones that support the aptX HD codec.
  • You’ll need to be in proximity to the other person to connect your headphones to theirs using Bluetooth, which is what happens when you turn on audio sharing. The second AirPod (let’s say the right one) connects to the iPhone through a Bluetooth connection and then relays the audio to the other earbud.
  • Once you’ve connected your friends’ AirPods to your own, it’s easy to switch between them using the iPhone lock screen or Control Center. The volume for each pair of headphones can also be independently adjusted, so you can tailor it to your own listening needs.
  • You can also disconnect one pair of AirPods from the iPhone by tapping the AirPlay icon on the Lock screen or in the Control Center, then swiping up the list of connected devices and tapping the check mark next to the pair that you want to remove. If you have a pair of AirPods Pro (2nd generation) or AirPods Max, you’ll also be able to do this using the wireless controls on those headphones.

1. Turn on Bluetooth

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If you and a friend each have an AirPod pair, you can listen to the same song or audio from your favorite app at the same time on both pairs of headphones. It works with AirPods, AirPods Pro, and the new AirPods Max. You can check this in the Control Center, on the Lock Screen, or in the app you’re using to play music.

Next, turn on Bluetooth. You can do this on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. On an iPhone or iPad, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Control Center. Tap the audio card and select the AirPods you want to connect to. On a Mac, choose the AirPods from the list of connected devices in the Sound menu.

You can also switch automatically between connected AirPods. On your iPhone or iPad, open Control Center and tap the AirPlay button. Then, tap the switch to toggle Auto Switching on or off.

You can also use the AirPlay button to share audio with a second device. To do this, make sure the first pair of AirPods is paired to your iPhone and that it’s in pairing mode (AirPods or AirPods Pro in their case with the lid open). Then, bring the second pair of headphones close to your iPhone and tap Share Audio when they appear on the screen.

2. Open the case

Sharing music used to mean sitting side by side and handing earbuds, but wireless headphones have changed the game. The latest iPhones and iPads, running iOS 13 or later, allow you to connect two sets of AirPods or Beats headphones to the same device. One pair will use Bluetooth, and the other will use AirPlay — you’ll be able to switch between them via the Control Center or Music app.

If you want to share content with someone else, just make sure that their AirPods are paired and their case is open. If they’re using first-generation AirPods, the case will need to be open during pairing. Second-generation AirPods and newer can be connected to the same case, though.

Then, just bring their headphones near your device. If they have AirPods or AirPods Pro, keep them inside the case, and open the lid while they’re near your iPhone. If they have Beats wireless headphones, activate the pair’s pairing mode and then hold them close to your iPhone. Once the headphones appear on your screen, tap Share Audio.

You can change the volume on either set of AirPods, pause and play music, or turn off all audio. Then, if you want to disconnect one pair of headphones, swipe down from the top right corner of your display or tap the AirPlay button in the Control Center. You can also tap the check next to the headphones you want to disconnect.

3. Tap the AirPlay button

If you’re sharing a pair of AirPods with someone else, you can easily switch between the two sets using an iOS device. You’ll need to make sure that both devices are running the latest version of iOS and that they’re signed into the same Apple ID. To connect with another person, tap the AirPlay button — sometimes it looks like a rectangular screen with a triangle at the bottom — on your iOS device (or in a video or audio app).


You can also use this feature to connect to a different set of headphones or speakers connected to an Apple TV. This allows you to watch a movie or TV show together without disturbing sleeping kids or house guests.

The AirPlay button is usually located in the Control Center on the Lock screen, or in the app that’s playing audio. To connect with a second pair of AirPods or compatible headphones, leave the first pair in their case with the lid open (AirPods and AirPods Pro) or hold them close to your iPhone (compatible Beats earbuds). Once you see the second pair appear on your screen, tap Share Audio.

You can only connect up to two pairs of AirPods or Bluetooth headphones with the Share Audio feature on one iPhone or iPad at a time. For larger groups, you can use music sync apps or group viewing features on streaming services like Disney Plus and Prime Video.

4. Tap Share Audio

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You and a friend can enjoy a single Apple device simultaneously using AirPods, Beats wireless headphones, or other compatible Bluetooth headsets. This audio-sharing feature works on iPhones (including the iPhone X and newer), iPads, iPod Touches, and Mac computers with iOS 13 or later. You can connect two pairs of earbuds at the same time to listen to different music or podcasts, or even during a video chat.

To share audio with another person, first, make sure your own AirPods are connected to your device and have been paired with the other person’s AirPods case. Then, open Control Center by swiping down on the screen on iPhone X and later or from the lock screen on older devices, tap the AirPlay icon to see connected devices. If the second pair of AirPods appears, tap Share Audio. Then, follow the onscreen instructions to finish pairing the second set of earbuds with your device.

After the second pair of earbuds is paired, you can use them to play music or other content from your device, including Siri voice commands and Apple Watch notifications. You can also adjust the volume for both pairs of earbuds or change which songs are playing in either pair by accessing the music controls in the Control Center or within the Music app. The second pair of earbuds can also act as a stereo output for your headphones, giving you a fuller sound.


Connecting two sets of AirPods to one Mac can be a useful way to watch movies with friends or share audio content with someone. While it may seem like an obvious feature, Apple doesn’t make it easy for users to implement this functionality. However, it is possible to connect two pairs of AirPods to the same MacBook using a third-party application. With the help of this app, you can easily stream music from your Mac to two pairs of AirPods simultaneously. Unlike iPhones, which support the AirPods’ Share Audio feature, most Bluetooth-enabled devices do not have this option. Fortunately, you can use a simple workaround that involves the Audio MIDI Setup application, which is a pre-installed app on most Macs.

Rasheed Alam

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