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How to connect AirPods to laptop

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Apple’s take on wireless earphones, AirPods, are a top bit of tech, and almost paved the way for innovations in wireless Bluetooth earphones - creating many a copycat in true Apple fashion. Because of their place in the Apple ecosystem, connecting AirPods to your iPhone happens pretty much instantly. However, connecting Airpods to a laptop requires a few more steps and a bit more time.

We’re going to go through the steps of how to connect AirPods to your laptop so you can reap the benefits of great wireless Bluetooth earphones while working or casually browsing.

How to connect AirPods to laptop

So, thanks to their Bluetooth architecture, connecting AirPods to your laptop shares the same process to most, if not all Bluetooth enabled devices. It’ll require you to go into your laptop’s settings and bridge the connection there. Let’s get into the steps.

  • Open the Settings app on your PC
  • Hit the Devices section
  • In the Bluetooth & other devices tab, click Add Bluetooth or other device
  • A device window will now pop up. Click the Bluetooth option
  • With your AirPods in their case, open the lid
  • Hold the button on the back on the case until you see your AirPods flashing white
  • You should now see your AirPods in your device window
  • Hit pair and connect

You should now have successfully connected your AirPods to your laptop. If you’re still having issues, try inserting your AirPods back into the case and try again.

Now you know how to connect AirPods to your laptop, that means you can just open up the case and reconnect that way, right? Actually, you’d be wrong, so we’re going to list the steps required to reconnect your AirPods after the initial pairing process.

How to reconnect AirPods to laptop

If you’re gone through the process of initially connecting your AirPods to your laptop, you should, hopefully not have to do that again. However, there’s still another few steps you’ll need to complete if you’ve gone away and lost that initial connection. Let’s go through the process.

  • Open the Settings app on your PC
  • Hit the Devices section
  • In the Bluetooth & other devices tab, you should see your paired devices
  • Under Audio, select your AirPods
  • Click Connect

And there we have it, you should now have all the knowledge you need for how to connect AirPods to a laptop, as well as how to reconnect AirPods to a laptop. We hope that this was a pain-free process for you and can enjoy the power of your AirPods!

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