Apple designed AirPods to function faultlessly with iPhones, but the wireless earbuds are also compatible with Mac computers and will function just as well with a Mac as with an iPhone. Apple designed AirPods to work flawlessly with iPhones. You can even switch between the Noise Cancellation mode and the Transparency mode from your Mac, check the amount of battery life left on your AirPods, and change various other settings. The steps necessary to connect AirPods to a Macintosh computer are outlined in this article for your convenience. So let’s get started:
How to Connect Your Airpods With Your Mac
Place your AirPods inside the case and snap it shut before attempting to connect them to your Mac. Open the case for your AirPods by navigating to System Preferences > Bluetooth on your Mac and clicking the “Open” button. After that, press and hold the button on your AirPods case until they appear in your list of Bluetooth devices, and then click the Connect button.
- Place your AirPods inside the case, then snap the lid shut. You must ensure that the AirPods remain inside their case for a short period.
- After that, click the Apple logo in the upper-left-hand corner of the display of your Mac.
- Next, click the System Preferences menu option.
- After that, click the Bluetooth icon.
- Next, open the case of your AirPods and place it close to your Mac.
- Then, press and maintain pressure on the Setup button on the AirPods case’s reverse side.
- The next step is to keep your finger on the button until a white light begins to flash. You can locate the LED light on the front of the new AirPods Pro case, or on the inside for the older generation of AirPods.
- Click the Connect button once you see your AirPods appear in the list of Bluetooth devices on your computer.
- Once you have successfully connected your AirPods to your Mac, you can change their settings by clicking the Options button next to the name of your AirPods on your Mac. If you want to be able to access the settings of your AirPods at any time, you can also check the box next to Show Bluetooth in the menu bar.
- If you decide to add Bluetooth to your menu bar, you can click the icon at any time to view the remaining battery life of your AirPods and switch between modes when using AirPods Pro if you have that feature enabled.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why can’t my AirPods Connect to my Mac?
Place both AirPods inside the charging case, and check to see that they both charge simultaneously. Select Bluetooth from the drop-down menu after selecting Apple menu > System Settings and turning Bluetooth on or off. Ensure that your AirPods are set as the default audio device when connected to your device.
How do I select audio devices on my Mac?
On your Mac, navigate to the Sound preferences by going to the Apple menu and selecting System Settings. (You may need to scroll down.) Click the Output button on the right, then choose the sound output device you want to use from the list that appears. This works for USB speakers, AirPlay devices, and other sound output devices.
Why is there no audio output device on my Mac?
An out-of-date operating system almost always causes Macs with no sound output device found, corrupt audio drivers, missing or broken, or all four. However, there are a number of additional factors that can cause issues, including problematic apps, external speakers, out-of-date iOS versions, RAM, and so on.
How do I get my Mac to recognize my wired headphones?
The volume can be adjusted while holding down the alt key and clicking on the speaker icon in the top menu bar. It is expected that the headphones will be included in the dropdown menu. They are now functioning as an output device for you. This method was successful for me.