We will show you the most efficient methods for connecting your AirPods to a Windows laptop or PC.
AirPods are made to be compatible and seamlessly with all other Apple devices. However, this cannot be said about connecting your AirPods to the Windows computer or laptop.
The issue is that Windows has dominated Apple’s macOS for a long time, capturing nearly 75 percent of the Global Desktop OS share from 2013 to 2021. With this in mind, will 75% of the world’s PC users miss the AirPod’s capabilities?
Thankfully, not! We’re here today to demonstrate how it’s possible to link your AirPods to your Windows PC or laptop and make these seemingly incompatible devices work. Let’s begin!
How do you pair AirPods Pro together with Surface Pro?
Step 1: Turn on the Bluetooth function on the settings of your Microsoft Surface Pro, and locate the “Computer Settings” – Device Add Bluetooth Earphone” option. Add Bluetooth Earphone”
Step 2: Place each AirPods Pro into the charging box and lift the lid.
Step 3: Hold the key for the function (in the back of the box) until you see the status LED turn white and enter pairing mode.
Step 4: Go back to the Bluetooth settings menu on the Surface Pro, and then choose to connect AirPods Pro. Follow the steps and select AirPods Pro to connect.
How to connect your AirPods to Windows 10 Computers. Windows 10 Computer
To connect the AirPods to your Windows 10 computer, put them inside the case, unzip it, then press the case’s button until the light begins flashing. After that, open Windows 10’s Start, settings > devices > Bluetooth, and other devices. Then select add Bluetooth and other gadgets.
Set your AirPods in their charging cases. Close the case, and wait just a couple of minutes.
After that, open and then open the AirPods case. Keep the case opened with AirPods inside. AirPods are inside until you’ve completed connecting them to your computer.
Then Press and hold on the switch in the charger case till the light begins to flash. Apple refers to the button with a circular shape located on the back of your AirPods case, the”Setup” button. You’ll see the LED light inside the original AirPods cases and the front of the brand-new AirPods Pro cases.
After that, open the Start Menu for Windows. The Windows icon is located in the screen’s bottom left corner.
Next, click Settings. The gear icon is over the power button.
Click the Devices tab. If you don’t see the screen, try increasing the screen size by pressing the box icon in the window’s upper-right corner. If you’re still not seeing Devices, click the home icon in the upper left of the screen.
Then, select Bluetooth and other devices. This will appear on the left-hand sidebar, but it should be already selected by default.
Click Add Bluetooth or any other device. This will be in the middle of the screen, next to the plus sign in the upper right corner of the screen.
Then, choose Bluetooth. After you’ve selected this as the type of device you wish to connect to, a listing of Bluetooth devices to connect to will appear.
Select the AirPods from the selection. Then, allow your AirPods to connect to your Windows PC. A pop-up message should tell you that the AirPods are ready to go.
After that, click done. You can now remove your AirPods from the case that charges them and use them on your Windows PC.
Connect Your AirPods with your laptop Through a Lightning Cable
If your laptop cannot recognize your AirPods, it could be necessary to install the correct drivers.
It is common for them to appear as “Headphones” on your Bluetooth menu but not “AirPods.”
To install drivers, connect your AirPods to the USB port on your laptop with your Lightning cable.
Airpods Pro is connected with Apple Lighting Cable.
A pop-up window should be displayed in the lower right-hand corner.
It will inform your computer that it has discovered a brand-new device.
Additional pop-ups may alert the user that a driver has been installed.
The drivers will take a while to be installed.
It should take less than one minute. However, it may be longer if you need better internet connectivity.
A pop-up will show up to inform you that your installation is completed.
Then you’re now all set to connect with your AirPods.
Repeat the procedure in Step 1. There shouldn’t be any problems.
How can you connect AirPods to the Surface Pro 6? Surface Pro 6?
Connecting AirPods to the Surface Pro 6 involves the same steps as connecting AirPods to the other Surface models. Go to Settings and select devices > Add Bluetooth and other devices Bluetooth. Start by opening the AirPods case, then choose the name of the case in the drop-down menu. Click the sync button on the AirPods case until the sync process has been completed. This article will explain the procedure in detail.
What is the reason my AirPods not showing on Bluetooth?
To confirm that Bluetooth is turned on:
- Go to Settings and Bluetooth.
- If you’re AirPods connect, be sure they’re chosen as your audio device. If you’re AirPods are included as a device in your list, but they aren’t connected, proceed on to step.
- Shut the lid and then wait 15 seconds before opening the lid.
What is the reason my AirPods not showing on my device?
Sometimes, your AirPods may not appear on your Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac due to temporary glitches that a simple restart can quickly fix. To fix this issue, place your AirPods inside their case for charging and shut the lid. After that, you can reboot the Apple device you’re using through the Find My app.
Are there ways to link my AirPods to a Windows tablet?
Yes. It’s similar to connecting two pairs of Bluetooth headphones. Start by opening the AirPods charge case, hold and press your pairing switch, activate Bluetooth for your gadget, select AirPods, and confirm pairing. Find out how to pair and connect AirPods to your Windows 10 PC.
The connection of AirPods to iPhone
Apple AirPod connectivity is easy because it works with Bluetooth, allowing it to be used with nearly every other device, and it doesn’t require installation from manufacturers (with certain exceptions). Additionally, this option provides the battery to last for 5 hours with a single charge and wireless charging capabilities. You only need Apple’s magnetic mat, known as “AirPower,” to get an additional charge! But, it is essential to note that if you connect these earphones via USB ports, their functionality will be limited because they were developed to be Bluetooth devices, not USB headsets.
In the next few minutes, you’ll listen to your music or attend an online conference using AirPods with your Windows PC’s help.
While they are best suited to Apple phones, AirPods can connect to all Bluetooth-enabled devices with specific features turned off.
If you’re AirPods connect to your computer but don’t stay there, Follow our comprehensive guide on how to prevent AirPods not disconnecting with Windows 10 or 11.
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