AirPods are probably more than any other Apple gadget, you’ll set your new AirPods up quickly and wonder afterwards how you ever did without them. AirPods are completely wire-free Bluetooth earbuds, that automatically control the audio experience.
They entered the world in the shoes of a controversial decision for removing the standard headphone jack from the iPhone. In addition to playing audio they engage microphones for phone calls and Siri access (Apple’s digital assistant).
Airpod’s sound quality is crisp and clear for both listening and speaking. These wireless earbuds come with a charging case, and the ability to pair and unpair with various IOS devices. They were first released on December 13, 2016. By today, there are two generations of AirPods that has been officially launched by apple.
To setup and configure AirPods is fairly easy. However, with so many features. Firstly, there’s a lot to learn about them. AirPods do an incredible job and are easy to set up. But all the users may not be familiar with the way of setting them up. So here I am going to share some quick and easy ways to setup AirPods along with some advance features.
What you need for Using AirPods?
- iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 13.2 or later.
- iPad with iPad OS 13.2 or later.
- Apple Watch with watch OS 6.1 or later.
- Apple TV with TV OS 13.2 or later.
- Mac with MacOS 10.15. 1 or later.
- If you meet these requirements, continue learning how to set up and use your AirPods.
How to Setup AirPods with iPhone and iPad?
Following are the ways of setup AirPods with iPhone and iPad.
1) Remove Them From Their Packaging
Finally you are with you AirPods! Excited?
Let’s start with initials. Your AirPods comes in an elegant Apple box, just pull-tab away from unlocking its contents like the hardware equivalent of a loot box in your favorite game.
They come as a pair for your left and right ears and a charging case that’s similar to a dental floss one. These AirPods are so small and light. Unfortunately they’re easy to lose with once you pop them out of their packaging. You’ll find the USB-C to Lightning charging cable for Apple’s Wireless Charging Case.
2) Charge Your AirPods
You’ll need charge your AirPods before you start using. For charging the AirPods, you slot them into its case and then put that case on charge.
Inside the case there is a Lightning connector for charging it or you rest that on a Qi-compatible charging pad. It can hold eight hours of charge alongside the four hours of charge per AirPods (so, 12 hours total). The pin-point LED light inside the case glows to indicate that you’ve hit full battery.
Remember you can’t charge up your AirPods without using the case, whether it’s a wireless charging or not.
By this way the case and AirPods get charged together and so later, when AirPods battery gets low, you can slot them into the case to top up their charge.
3) Turn On Your Bluetooth
There is no special section for AirPods and there is no app for them as there is for the Apple Watch. For connecting your air pods, you must have Bluetooth switched on.
If Bluetooth is not activated in your iOS device, open control center and then enable by tapping the Bluetooth icon. Then Hold your AirPods case (with AirPods inside )— few inches away from your IOS device and then open the case.
4) Activate AirPods Pairing
Pairing AirPods is as easy as in Apple’s initial demonstration. With one tap you can easily connect them. All you need is to Press and hold the button on the AirPods case and Follow the onscreen configuration instructions.
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This will likely consist of taping the Connect button. After you have done tapping, Your AirPods will connect automatically and are configured to work with every IOS device that is connected to the same iCloud account that is used on the device you set them up on.
When the connection is complete, the popup will display the battery life for both the AirPods and the case.
Switch Connections Between Your Devices
This really is the easiest setup that Apple does, and so much so that it’s not really setting up anything. Once you have configured Your AirPods with your phone they are automatically linked to your iCloud account, so once you pair them with any device, your other devices know these AirPods exists.
That’s because you have registered your AirPods or you can say you have linked your AirPods with icloud account,so that when next time they attach to any device which is connected to same iCloud account, AirPods will directly pair with it.
That’s why swapping connection between your IOS devices isn’t a deal at all. By going to standard Bluetooth settings, you can easily switch connections between them. There AirPods will be listed on any device that you’re signed into with your iCloud account.
For swapping connections On iOS devices, you need to do following steps :
- Go to Settings.
- Select Bluetooth and tap AirPods.
- On a Mac, click on Bluetooth icon (in status bar), then choose AirPods, and tap “Connect.”
- On Apple TV, open up the Settings app, choose “Video and Audio,” scroll down to “Audio” and tap on “Audio Output” and choose AirPods they will be connected.
Now Playing widget in Control Center can also be used for selecting AirPods On iOS devices and on Apple TV, you can hold down the Home button on the main Apple TV screen for bringing up a shortcut to audio options.
AirPods Don’t Automatically Connect on your device?
Do following steps:
- Open Control Center.
- Tap on press the audio player (or for iOS 10, swipe from right to left to control audio).
- Deep press the AirPlay icon, then from list choose the device you want.
- Turn Bluetooth off and then back on.
Enjoy Your AirPods
That’s all there is to it. Once this configuration process has been completed, your AirPods will re-pair to your iOS device whenever you open up the case lid. This re-pairing process takes just a few seconds, So your AirPods are ready to go whenever you pull them out.
You don’t need to go beyond these steps for starting to enjoy your new AirPods on your phone. Overall, most of our readers are thrilled with their AirPods!
And ofcourse We’ve all experienced the frustration of cords that tangle, tug, and keep us tethered to our devices so there’s no more cable snags, tangles, or booming noises from cables rubbing or ringing on you.
No more forgetting to pausing the audio from audio book when you take out your earbuds and no more finding your wireless headphones without charge.
AirPods provide excellent audio quality and extended battery life with the sleek and trim AirPod case. Plus, AirPods are extremely quick to charge. Apple’s latest modern accessory–the Apple AirPods are amazing!