How To Connect Airpods To MacBook


You may have already fallen for the Airpods, those Apple headphones that offer an absolute comfort of use via the “wireless” experience. Very practical, Airpods are easily installed on Ipad or iPhone, but you will undoubtedly want to connect Airpods with your Mac too.

So how do you set up your Airpods on your Mac?

Setting up AirPods to work with a Mac is pretty straightforward, especially if the AirPods are already configured to work with a Mac, but you can also manually connect the two. If you’ve already set up your AirPods with your Mac (or MacBook), and you’re using the same Apple ID and iCloud account on that device as you do on your Mac, the setup process will be pretty straightforward since the AirPods are already registered:

While wearing the AirPods, pull down the Sound/Volume menu on the Mac and choose “AirPods” from the list of audio output devices.

How do I manually connect AirPods to a Mac?

If you haven’t set up AirPods with a Mac using the same Apple ID as the Mac, or if you don’t have an iOS device, you can also set up and connect AirPods to Mac via Bluetooth settings:

Ensure the AirPods are charged, then place the AirPods in the AirPods charging case and close the lid.
On the Mac, go to the “Apple” menu and choose “System Preferences”. Select the “Bluetooth” preference panel and make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
Open the lid of the AirPods charging case.
Press and hold the button on the back of the case until the light flashes white
Wait a moment until the AirPods appear in the list of Bluetooth devices, then click “Connect” to synchronize the AirPods with the Mac.