How To Set Up AirPods (The Complete Guide)

Set Up AirPods

AirPods are a conspicuous buy, for the year 2020. In this article, I’m going to enlist the step-by-step guide to Set Up AirPods out of the box. I’d further insist you to take note of what I’ve got to say very carefully as you read on.

It’s Magic!! (they say) Listening to music becomes a journey to the land we’ve always dreamt of, That’s how wondrous AirPods are.


The Complete way to Set Up AirPods

But, Are they usable considering all the fuss the internet has been making with regards to their wireless functions? I agree that it’s moving to know the qualitative details. However,¬†they make the day with their simplicity and battery backup.

Let’s move ahead into setting our AirPods up.


Set Up Your AirPods With Your iPhone

The process of setting up your AirPods depends upon the generation of AirPods you’re using w.r.t to the iOS version your iPhone has.

AirPods Generation iOS Requirements
AirPods (1st Gen) iOS 10 or higher
AirPods (2nd Gen) iOS 12.2 or higher
AirPods Pro iOS 13.2 or higher

Having the iOS version updated, let me tell you the steps now.

1. Go to the home screen of your iPhone & Open the case of your AirPods. Keep it right next to your iPhone.

Set Up AirPods
Set Up AirPods – Animated Image

2. After a while, You’ll see a pop-up animating on the screen. It is to tell you that the devices are connected.


Set Up Your AirPods With Android Phones

On an important note, I must tell you that AirPods form a part of Apple EcoSystem. And hence, they are not made to be used with other products such as an android phone. You can still use the AirPods as a Bluetooth headset without the usability of Siri.

1. Swipe down your notification panel and switch on your device’s Bluetooth.

2. As the Bluetooth fires up, “Press+Hold” the manual setup button on the AirPods case.

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Set Up AirPods – Button

3. You’ll notice the small LED flashing white. Then, select the AirPods icon in the search results to pair.


Set Up Your AirPods With Your Other Apple Devices

The other devices, such as Macbooks, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iPads, may also establish a connection with your AirPods. Since they are all Apple products, it doesn’t rescind your usage of Siri.

Similar to that in an iPhone, these devices should also have the respective OS updates to function correctly with the Pods.

AirPods Generation OS Requirements
Apple Watch Apple TV Mac
AirPods(1st Gen) watchOS 3 or higher tvOS 11 or higher macOS Sierra or higher
AirPods(2nd Gen) watchOS 5.2 or higher tvOS 12.2 or higher macOS 10.14.4 or higher
AirPods Pro watchOS 6.1 or higher tvOS 13.2 or higher macOS 10.15.1 or higher

Note: iPad with iPadOS 13.2 or higher can only connect with AirPods Pro

The Steps to connect the Apple devices mentioned above with the AirPods is similar to that of an Android or other devices as such.

If your Apple devices the same iCloud ID, then you won’t need to pair your AirPods with them all individually. That’s what I meant when I first used the phrase “Being a part of the Apple EcoSystem.”


Wrapping Up:

You have already seen how easy it is to set up AirPods. I believe the bifurcation thus made to guide you served its purpose well, as naturally as possible.

Now, it all depends on how you perceive it. Were you able to make a successful connection? Do comment and share your views regarding the same.

Stay Tuned.



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