How to Pair AirPods with Your iPhone – Do you need assistance with setting up your AirPods or AirPods Pro? We’ll show you how to connect your Apple wireless earbuds to your iPhone or iPad, as well as teach you some advanced listening tips.
Apple’s marketing staff wants you to believe that its hardware and software work in a magical way. Fortunately, configuring your AirPods or AirPods Pro is simple, especially if you’re using them with an iPhone or iPad. However, if you get confused, we have step-by-step instructions as well as advanced advice for getting the most out of your true wireless earbuds.
Also, if you need help connecting your AirPods to an Android phone or a Mac, we can help with that as well.
1. Prepare your devices
How to Pair Air Pods with Your iPhone- Grab your charging case, which includes the AirPods, and make sure your iPhone or iPad is unlocked and handy. Because the AirPods include Apple’s H1 chip, they start the pairing procedure automatically. Simply open the charging case’s cover, and onscreen prompts should display on the phone or tablet you’d like to link.
2. Pair Screen
The first screen will display an image of the AirPods with a Connect button underneath it.
Connect by pressing the Connect button. After that, you’ll see a progress screen with an image of the AirPods rotating and the term Connecting… below it.
And that’s it! You’re connected!
But there’s more you can do to tailor controls and settings to your liking.
3. Control of the media
The Media Control screen appears, instructing you on how to play/pause, skip a song, or return to the previous song in your playlist. Single, double, and triple taps on the stems of the earpieces (the active control surface) are used to accomplish them.
4. Noise Reduction
The next screen describes how Noise Control works if you have AirPods Pro.
Toggle between Noise Cancellation and Transparency by pressing and holding either earpiece; the former shut the outside world out for distraction-free listening, while the latter lets you hear your own voice and surroundings, which is excellent for making phone conversations.
It’s possible to turn both off completely, but you’ll have to do so on a different screen—we’ll get to that later.
5. The Command Center
How to Pair Air Pods with Your iPhone- This screen demonstrates how to use the Control Center to access and control the AirPods Pro. More factors are available for adjustment if you tap and hold the volume slider on your Control Center Screen.
The Control Center includes a large volume control slider as well as buttons for noise cancellation and transparency settings (for the AirPods Pro). It’s a different way of changing settings than tapping the control surface. Press and hold the volume slider to set these more specific choices.
6. Use Siri to Announce Messages
You can choose between Announce Messages With Siri and Not Now on the next screen.
If you enable it, Siri will read your incoming text messages while your phone is locked and wait for you to react without you having to say “Hey Siri.”
Opt-in if that appeals to you. If this isn’t the case, press Not Now.
7. AirPods Standard Name
The default name for your AirPods will be determined by the name of your iPhone or iPad. If your phone is “Steven’s iPhone,” the following screen will display a graphic representing the remaining battery life for the earpieces (on the left) and charging case (on the right), with the words “Steven’s AirPods” above it.
You won’t be able to rename the AirPods now, but we’ll show you how to do so later. For the time being, your only option is to press Done to complete the basic setup.
8. List of Bluetooth Devices
How to Pair Air Pods with Your iPhone- Let’s assume everything went well, and now we’ll look at some other ways to regulate and improve your AirPods experience.
To see a list of the devices you’ve connected to, go to the Settings app and hit the Bluetooth section. Drilling down into the settings for your AirPods by pressing the I icon next to them—here, we’re working with “Steven’s AirPods Pro.”
9. Microphone Preferences
Returning to the Settings panel, there’s one more option to consider: Microphone.
It defaults to Automatic, which means that if you only use one earpiece, the AirPods will recognize which one is in use and the microphone will default to that earpiece. However, if you don’t want this to happen and want the mic to always be connected with the left or right earpiece, you can change this setting in this menu.
10. Do you have to start over?
How to Pair Air Pods with Your iPhone- First and foremost, don’t panic if you make a mistake during the matching process—it happens!
Place the earphones in the docking case, open it, and then press and hold the back button for 15 seconds, or until the LED flashes amber. This returns the AirPods to their factory settings and allows you to begin the pairing process again.
Once you’ve completed this, you can return to step one.
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