AirPods are Bluetooth earbuds created by Apple Inc. They were released on December 13, 2016. Now there are two kinds of AirPods as in 2019, Apple released AirPods Pro. Connecting the AirPods to Macbook might sound a bit tricky, but it’s actually quite easy if you know how to do it.
Today, we are here to learn about few ways to connect AirPods to MacBook.
Follow These Steps for Paired AirPods
If you use AirPods which can recognize your other Apple devices like iPhone or iPod, then it’s quite easy. Just by following these steps, you can easily make a connection between AirPods and MacBook.
First of all, you need to make sure that all your Apple devices are logged in your iCloud. Your Apple ID should also be yours. If your MacBook is used by different people then you need to avoid this option.
Now, Make sure the AirPods are turned on and set them up in your ear.
Next, Turn on your MacBook. On the Mac, You will see a Bluetooth icon. You can find it beside the battery icon. Alternatively, you can click on the Volume Control icon. That icon will be exactly beside the battery icon. There should be an output button. Generally, the Output button is right beside the control center.
Now, you can see a drop-down menu. You need to select your AirPods. Typically the AirPod’s name should be (Your Name). When you select the icon, you will hear a chime.
You don’t need any other setup in the process.
Follow These Steps for Brand New macOS on AirPods
If you have a brand new MacBook then you have to follow a different path to connect. Still, it is very easy just the steps are different.
First of all, you need to open System Preferences by clicking on the Gear icon on the Dock. Alternatively, you can just click on the Apple logo on the top left and then go to System Preferences.
Click on the Bluetooth logo and turn it on.
You need to put your AirPods inside the charging case. The lid of the charging case should remain open.
There will be a setup button that appears on the backside of the charging case. Now you need to press and hold this setup button. After a while, you will notice that the LED is turning white. The AirPod changed its mode to pairing.
Now in your Mac find the Bluetooth button. Click on it and you will see an option which is AirPods. You will also see a button that is the Connect button. Click on the connect button.
Now, you need to go to the Bluetooth menu. In the menu, there will be an option that can reset your AirPods. If your AirPods still are not working, you can make the AirPods work as output.
How to solve the connection problems
AirPods can have connection problem once in a while. In iCloud, you will get to see the problems in detail. Sometimes you will see a window that appears out of nowhere. And that window will show the message that it can’t connect to the device. AirPods sometimes are not registered on your ios device by connected device.
There are some solutions to this problem, as you will see below.
Find the Bluetooth icon and click on it to turn it off.
Wait for some moments and turn the Bluetooth on.
If it still is not working, then you need to reboot the device. Shut off the Airpods and the Mac. Switch the Mac on and let the macOS boot. After that, turn on the AirPods.
You can try resetting the AirPods as well. Open the Settings bar on your device and tap on Bluetooth. Tap on “Forget This Device”, and then reconnect the AirPods again.
- How do I pair the AirPods with my iPhone?
- The answer is simple. When you open the charging case on the AirPods there will be a pairing screen and all you have to do is just tap on the connect button to pair it with your iPhone. The best part is, it automatically pairs your AirPods with all your Apple devices.
- Is it possible to use my AirPods through any Non-ios device?
- There is a button in front of the charging case. You have to hold that button and you will see a change of light. After the light has changed then move to the Bluetooth Settings. After going to the BlueTooth settings there you need to choose AirPods.
- Can I use just one AirPod at a time?
- There is a system in ios devices called Mono Mixdown. This system can give one AirPod the stereo of both sides.
As long as you follow the steps as indicated in this article, you should be able to easily connect AirPods to your MacBook. People who own AirPods would know that it is very simple and easy to use AirPods with any Apple device. Apple also provides great deals on AirPods.
It is smart enough to work even with Android devices. If you still have any kind of problem with these Apple can provide you support through their official website. Apple has recently created a big support team just to help people with the iOS devices and accessories. This is helping a lot of people who are new to the iOS devices.
Even making the connection between two iOS devices through Bluetooth could be complicated if it is not properly done. Apple always suggests their customer make sure they get any kind of help from Apple’s official support team.