How to Connect Airpods to Laptop?

Apple Airpods are remarkable earpieces. With long battery life, these small earpieces can accompany you wherever you like and help you listen to songs, audiobooks and podcasts on the go.

If you are at home, you can connect it to your laptop, play games, attend video calls, watch movies and other online content with premium audio quality. Therefore, it is important for you to learn how to connect your AirPods to your laptop.

Below, we have described the complete process of connecting Airpods to your laptop. So, let's get started.

Process to Connect Airpods to a Laptop:

The process to connect AirPods to a laptop is very easy and simple. The connection process is similar to connecting any other Bluetooth device. However, you need to put AirPods in the pairing mode first. Apple has a unique pairing process that is described below.

Step 1: Go to the Windows 10 search area and then look for Bluetooth. Now from the search results appearing before you, select the option of Bluetooth and other device settings. After that, go to the Windows Settings app and open Bluetooth and other devices menu.

Step 2:  Open your AirPods cover but don't take your AirPods out of your case.

Step 3: Press the button given at the side of AirPods case and then you will see a blinking white light. It means that your AirPods have entered pairing mode.

Step 4: On your PC or laptop, select the option of Add Bluetooth or Device.

Step 5: Go to the window of Add a device and choose Bluetooth.

Step 6: Open the list of available devices and choose your AirPods.

Step 7: Once your device is connected, you will receive a confirmation. Select Done and close the window of "Add a Device" and then start using the AirPods that you just connected.

Process to Connect Airpods to Macbook

In case you don't see AirPods in your control center, then you must carry out the process to pair with your Mac.

Step 1: Go to the Apple menu and choose System Settings and then select Bluetooth.

Step 2: Please ensure that Bluetooth is turned on.

Step 3: Place both the AirPods in its case and then open the top cover.

Step 4: Press the setup button and hold it and then you will see a blinking white status light.

Step 5: Select the option of connect right next to AirPods. You will see this option in the list of nearby devices.


So, these are the steps that you need to follow in order to connect your AirPods to a Windows 10 laptop and Macbook. If you want, you can also switch devices automatically. You will see the notification of your connected AirPods on your MacBook's screen. When you will drag your pointer to the notification, you are going to see a Connect button on your screen.

Now, confirm the connection that you will switch your AirPods to Mac. In case you wish to disable auto-switching on Mac, then launch Bluetooth preferences and keep your AirPods in your ears. Navigate to the Options button right beside your AirPods. Choose the option of Connect to this Mac. After that, go to the option of "When last connected to the Mac".

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How do I connect my AirPods to my Lenovo laptop?

Ans) Go to Bluetooth settings on your laptop and then select Add a device. After that, select AirPods. Now, your AirPods will connect to your Lenovo laptop. Now, ensure that default audio option is selected on your PC.

2) How can I connect my AirPods to my Android laptop?

Ans) Launch Bluetooth Settings from Android Settings and then select the option of Add a new device". Select your AirPods from the list of devices appearing before you and then tap on Connect. After that, Agree to permissions. Once your device is successfully paired.

After that, you are going to see the label Connected, Active or Paired on your device right next to the name of your connected audio device.

3) Can I connect AirPods to Dell laptop?

Ans) The process to connect Dell laptop also involves turning on Bluetooth settings. Press Windows and A key simultaneously and then launch the Action Control menu. Go to the Bluetooth icon and then right-click on it. After that, select the option of Go to Settings.

Bring your AirPods in pairing mode by removing them from the charging case. Now, connect it to your laptop by selecting Add a device on your laptop. Once the connection is established, you will see the Connect button next to your audio device. 

  • Mick Jone
  • Category: Laptop
  • Last Update: 2 weeks ago