If you’re connecting AirPods to a Mac, make sure your Mac is running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later (2nd generation). AirPods Pro requires MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. AirPods require MacOS Monterey or later (3rd generation).
If you set up your AirPods with your iPhone and your Mac is linked to iCloud with the same Apple ID, your AirPods may be ready to use with your Mac. Insert your AirPods into your ears and use your Mac’s menu bar to access the Bluetooth menu or volume control. Then, from the drop-down menu, choose AirPods.
If your AirPods aren’t listed in the Bluetooth or volume control menus, pair them with your Mac as follows:
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu, then Bluetooth from the drop-down menu.
- Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
- Put both AirPods in the charging case and open the lid.
- Hold down the setup button on the case’s back until the status light turns white.
- Click Connect after selecting your AirPods from the Devices list.
If sound continues to play from your Mac speakers, go to the Bluetooth menu or the volume control in the menu bar and choose your AirPods as the output source.
Using AirPods with a non-Apple device
Follow these instructions to pair your AirPods with an Android phone or other non-Apple devices
- Go to the Bluetooth settings on your non-Apple device and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
- Go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth on an Android device.
- Open the cover of the charging case with your AirPods inside.
- Hold the setup button on the back of the case down until the status light turns white.
- Select your AirPods from the list of Bluetooth devices when they appear.
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