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How to connect AirPods to Window 10, Android, iPhone, iPad

How to connect AirPods to Window 10, Android, iPhone, iPad

Airpods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds by Apple. Apple released it first time on December 13, 2016. It is primarily used for playing the audio while it offers several other features like a built-in microphone that allows phone call and communicate with Apple's digital assistant. Additionally, it consists of built-in accelerometers, optical sensors that can detect taps and automatic pausing when taken out of ears.

Airpods are primarily made for iOS devices but it can be connected to other devices too including PC and Android devices. But you should know that when Airpods get paired with PC it won't get connectivity with Siri.

How to connect AirPods to Windows 10?

As stated earlier, AirPods can be paired and used with Windows 10. Let us go through some steps.

1. First, make sure that AirPods are in the case and fully charged.

2. Go to "Settings" from the Start menu or simply search Settings in the search box.

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3. Click to "Devices".

4. "Bluetooth and other devices" can be seen at the top. Make sure to turn on your Bluetooth.

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5. Click on to "Add Bluetooth or other devices".

6. On the current window, click "Bluetooth".

7. Now, open the lid of the Airpods case.

8. Long press the small button on the back of the case until status light at the front starts blinking white.


9. You might notice AirPods appearing in the list of devices for pairing with headphone icon. It changes automatically to AirPods after few moments. Simply click it.

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10. You windows will be connected to AirPods and success message will be displayed.

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Now, you are ready to listen to your favourite voice or music from Pc using AirPods.

How to connect AirPods to iPhone or iPads?

Let us crawl through some steps on how to connect AirPods to iPhone or iPads.

Go to the home screen of your iPhone.

Place your AirPods very close to your phone and then open the case.

Setup message appears on the screen. Simply tap "Connect" and then tap "Done".

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Now, AirPods gets paired with your phone and ready to use. Same procedures can be followed to any other devices in your iCloud account including Mac, iPad or Apple watch.

How to connect AirPods with another iPhone?

You have to go one step further if you are going to connect your AirPods with another phone that isn't yours.

Follow these steps to connect AirPods with another iPhone.

Open your AirPods case near the another iPhone.

Tap " Connect".

Now, press the small button at the back of the case for few seconds until it starts blinking white.

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Note: The small button, almost invisible at the back of the case is used to pair AirPods with new iPhone or non-Apple devices.

How to connect AirPods with Android or any non-Apple devices?

AirPods are marketed as Apple-exclusive that includes special features compatible for iOs devices. But things to know is that they are also ordinary Bluetooth earbuds. This means it can be paired with any devices that support Bluetooth.

Follow these steps to pair your non-Apple devices with AirPods.

Your AirPods should be in the case.

Open the lid and hold the "Pairing" button at the back of the case until it starts blinking white.

Perform the pairing process on the other device and establish the connection.

How to use AirPods?

The design process of AirPods are smart and each one can only go in the proper ear. You can easily figure it out with the help of printed "R" or "L" on the stem of each earbud.

There is no availability of power switch on the AirPods. You don't have to turn it on or off. Simply insert them in your ear and start listening to music right away.

But the interaction process depends upon which model you own.

1. You can double-tap the AirPods to wake Siri if you have first-generation AirPods. Siri can control music playback and volume for you under your command.

2. You can double-tap the AirPods to skip to next track if you own second-generation AirPods. You can say " Hey Siri" to wake Siri. The double-tap function can also be configured to perform other functions.

3. You can accept and end phone calls by double-tapping AirPods for all generations.

How to check battery left on your AirPods?

 The easiest way to figure out the battery life in AirPods is to view it on the iPhone.

Bring AirPods near the phone and open the lid.

Check the display on your phone that shows how much charge is left on your phone. If you want to view how much charge is left on each of the earbuds simply remove them from the case.

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