How to Connect AirPods to your MacBook

By Azrul Abas    March 6, 2022

AirPods MacBook

Now that you got your brand new AirPods or AirPods Pro, pairing them with your iPhone would be a breeze. However, you need to use your MacBook Pro now to watch your favorite Netflix show and realize that connecting your AirPods to your MacBook is not as straightforward as it is on your iPhone or iPad. Yes, the Mac does not have an easy pairing feature like on the iPhone, but fret not as there is still an easy way to do it. 

If you have already connected the AirPods to your iPhone or iPad they actually will appear on your Mac volume control or Bluetooth menu as long as you're using the same Apple ID on both devices as long as you enable the Handoff feature. But this process doesn’t always work and all you have to do is to connect it manually. Here’s how:

  • Open System Preferences
  • Make sure the bluetooth on your Mac is enabled
  • Simply open the AirPods case near your Mac
  • Look for the setup button that can be found on the back of the case, press and hold the setup button until the status light inside the case flashes white,
  • On the list of devices on your Mac, you’ll see the AirPods device name and click the connect button

After the device is connected, you can see the “Option” button on the bluetooth menu beside the AirPods device name. Once you click it, you can personalize the settings such as double-tap actions, Automatic Ear Detection, Noise Cancellation (on AirPods Pro), and which side of the microphone to use.

And it is as easy as that! So next time you intend to use your AirPods on your Mac, simply wear it and wait till you hear the chime to notify that the device has been connected. In fact, you can even use your Airpods on an Android or Windows device.

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