If you have just received a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro or have received them for a while or have not used them with your Mac, follow how to connect AirPods and AirPods to your Mac. We’ll also look at how to set up seamless one-click or keyboard shortcuts with Mac.
One of the best features of AirPods and AirPods Pro is the smooth and easy pairing with iOS and iPadS. Full wireless earphones automatically pair with the iPhone and iPad when you open the case and pop them into your ear. However, the process is not as smooth when connecting to your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or other Mac computer.
Below we will look at manually connecting your AirPods to your Mac as well as bringing a more seamless iOS-style pairing to your Mac using some third-party software.
And if you have trouble connecting AirPods or can’t get out of one of the audios, we’ve got a guide for that:
How to connect AirPods to Mac
Connect the AirPods to the MacBook Mac
- If you have second-gen AirPods, make sure you’re running the MacOS Mozavev 10.14.4 or later – if you have the AirPods Pro, you must have the MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later (This> About this Mac)
- Since there is no automatic AirPod to pair with MacOS, click on the Bluetooth icon in the right-hand menu bar.
- If you’re using the same Apple ID on your Mac as your iPhone paired with your AirPods, their Bluetooth device list will appear
- Over and click on your airpods Connect
- If they do not appear in the Bluetooth Devices list, click Open Bluetooth Preferences
- Press and hold the button on the back of your AirPods case (including the AirPods in the case) until the LED makes them discoverable for white discovery
- Click Connect
Here’s how these steps look:
If they don’t appear in the list of Bluetooth devices on your Mac, click Open Bluetooth Preferences.
Now put your AirPods or AirPods in Prote Mode and hold down the button on the back of the case until the LED flash turns white.
Use one-click or keyboard shortcuts to connect AirPods to MacBooks
There are some great options from third party developers to connect AirPods to your Mac Smooth. The two most popular are Airbody and Toothfire. I use Airbudy myself and I like how it opens up a user interface like the one you see on iOS when you open the AirPods case next to your MacBook.
Instead of a three-step process for pairing via Bluetooth settings, you’ll get a one-click pairing with your Mac with Airbody. If you like keyboard shortcuts, ToothFi offers them to add AirPods and Macs.
In your Mac’s Today view, Airbody also provides a widget that shows all your battery levels, including the AirPods case and your AirPods.
How to fix an airpod that will not play audio
- Make sure Bluetooth is turned on
- Return your AirPods for charging and double-check their charge (iPhone home screen swaps from left to right)
- If the battery level is right, try to return them to your ears
- Make sure your AirPods are selected for audio output
If an AirPod still doesn’t play sound, it’s a good idea to see if it’s stuck / dirty.
If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting your AirPods.
How to reset airpods
- Head Settings> Bluetooth On your iPhone while they are connected
- Tap “I” Next to your airpods
- To like Forget this device, Then tap again to confirm it
- Hold two airpods for your charging and close the id, wait 30 seconds before opening it
- Press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case until the status light turns white
- Bring your AirPods closer to your iPhone or iPad and reconnect, follow the requests
- See if they are working normally again
If you still have problems, contact an authorized Apple service provider such as Apple Support or Best Buy.
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