Here’s how to connect your AirPods to all of your Apple devices
After unboxing the AirPods, unlock your iPhone then open the AirPods charging case next to your iPhone (you can also do this on your iPad). Don’t do anything else. After a second or two, there will be a pop-up on your iPhone asking if you want to connect the AirPods to it. Tap Connect. A few seconds later, the popup will display the current battery level of your AirPods and the charging case.
AirPods are designed to seamlessly work with iPhones and other Apple devices. However, they are just like any other Bluetooth devices, so you can also connect to a Windows PC. If you need help in pairing these two, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to connect your AirPods to a Windows 10 computer and how to disconnect them as well.
How to Connect Your AirPods to a Windows 10 Computer
To connect your AirPods to a Windows 10 computer, put them in the case, open it, and press and hold the case’s button until the light starts flashing. Finally, go to Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and click Add Bluetooth or other devices.
- Put your AirPods inside their charging case. Close the case and wait a few seconds.
- Then open the AirPods case. Keep the case open with the AirPods inside until you have finished connecting them to your computer.
- Next, press and hold the button on your charging case until the LED starts flashing. Apple calls the circular button on the back of your AirPods case the Setup button. You will see the LED light on the inside of the older AirPods case, or the front of the new AirPods Pro case.