How To Connect Apple AirPods To iPhone and iPad
Apple has unveiled its wireless headsets, the AirPods, with a great show. And for good reason: these earphones offer extraordinary sound, are true wireless, feel great in the ears and support advanced features such as Siri and automatic audio balance when you pull one out but leave the other inside.
If you have AirPods, you will love them. However, with so many features, there is a lot to learn. This article covers the basics such as configuring your AirPods on more advanced features such as changing their settings and even using them with non-Apple devices.
Read also: How to find stolen or lost Airpods
The instructions in this article apply to both original AirPods and AirPods 2.
Requirements for using AirPods
To use Apple AirPods, you need to:
- An iPhone or iPad with iOS 10 or later.
- An Apple Watch with watchOS 3 or later.
- A Mac with macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later.
- An Apple TV with tvOS 10.2 or later.
- A device from another manufacturer that supports Bluetooth audio. See step 6 for more information.
If you meet these requirements, continue learning how to set up and use your Apple AirPods.
How to set up Apple AirPods with iPhone and iPad
One of the things that make Apple AirPods so powerful and so easily useful is the custom-made W1 chip inside them. The W1 supports many features of the AirPods, but one of the most convenient is their configuration. Apple designed the AirPods to connect quickly and even more easily than other Bluetooth devices, so this should be simple.
To pair AirPods, turn on Bluetooth on your iOS device by opening Control Center and then touching the icon Bluetooth to enable it.
Keep the AirPods case – with the AirPods inside – a couple of centimeters from the iPhone or iPad and then open the case.
Hold the button on the AirPods case.
Follow the instructions on the screen. This will probably consist mainly of touching the button Connect.
Your AirPods will be automatically configured to work with all devices connected to the same iCloud account used on the device on which you have configured them.