AirPods are great wireless headphones, they are compact while providing great sound and long battery life. In addition, while one might think that they are only functional when paired with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, they are also functional with Windows.
The question is how to connect these 100% wireless Apple to a PC. Surprisingly, this is quite simple, we tell you how to do it.
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Connect your AirPods to a Windows PC
Connecting your AirPods to a stationary PC, or laptop running Windows 10 is easy, especially thanks to Bluetooth. However, while they are compatible with any device, their automatic pairing is unique to Apple products. Because of this, on Windows, you will have to pair your AirPods manually.
To do this :
- On your PC, click the button Windows and press the key i.
- Go to Devices, then to Bluetooth devices and others.
- Click on Add a Bluetooth device or other device.
- Open the case of your AirPods without taking them out.
- Press and hold the button on the housing until the LED flashes white, then release.
- In the window Add device, choose your AirPods from the list of detected devices.
Finally, you should see a confirmation pop-up; click on Finished to close the window and start using your AirPods.
What to do if your AirPods won’t connect?
When you connect your AirPods to your PC, your audio output will automatically switch to your wireless headphones. However, if this does not happen and audio from your computer is still routed to its speakers, then follow the steps below:
- Right-click on the sound icon, in the toolbar at the bottom right of your screen, and click on Open sound settings.
- In the menu Sound settings, select the drop-down menu under Exit, then your AirPods.
It still does not work ? Try closing and reopening audio settings, then going through the previous steps again.
What to do if your AirPods disconnect?
Bluetooth connectivity is handy, but it’s not always perfect, which means your AirPods can go offline every now and then.
The quick way to sync your AirPods is to put them back in the case and close it for a few seconds. After which, when you take out your headphones, they should then reconnect to each other and to your PC.
If not, do not hesitate to follow the steps previously explained again.
If despite everything, your AirPods continue to disconnect, then this could be due to the number of Bluetooth devices connected to your PC / Laptop. We recommend that you remove any unused Bluetooth device.