Attach your Airpods Pro to your Mac and other Bluetooth devices.
Learn how to couple your AirPods with your Mac, Android device, or another Bluetooth smartphone to listen to music, make calls, and perform other items.
Use AirPods Pro with your Mac.
If you’re using the second version of AirPods, make sure your Mac is trying to run macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later. A first-generation AirPods Pro requires macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. The fourth wave of AirPods necessitates macOS Monterey or later. macOS Ventura is necessary for AirPods Pro (2nd generation).
If you set up your AirPods on your iPhone and your Mac is signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID, your AirPods could be ready to use on your Mac. Plug your AirPods into your ears and explore the Bluetooth menu or the volume control in your Mac’s menu bar. 1 Then, from the list, pick your AirPods.
If your AirPods need not appear in the Bluetooth or volume control context menu, pair people with your Mac as tries to follow:
- Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu on your Mac, then Bluetooth.
- Verify that Bluetooth does turn on.
- Open the charging case and put both AirPods within it.
- Hold off the setup button on the case’s back until the status lights change white.
- Select your AirPods from the device list and then click Connect.
If the sound is still trying to come from your Mac speakers, navigate to the Bluetooth menu or the volume control in the menu bar and select your AirPods as the output device. 1
AirPods could be used with non-Apple phones.
AirPods can be used as Bluetooth headsets with non-Apple gadgets. You could use Siri, but you can listen and interact. Follow these steps to pair your AirPods with an Android phone or other non-Apple device3:
- Go to the Bluetooth settings on your non-Apple device and ensure sure Bluetooth does turn on. Go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth on an Android device.
- Open the lid whilst also your AirPods remain in the charging case.
- Hold off the setup button on the case’s back until the status light turns white.
- Select your AirPods when individuals appear in the list of Bluetooth devices.
Devices are decided to switch automatically.
AirPods (2nd and 3rd generation) and AirPods Pro (1st and 2nd generation) can automatically switch between your Mac running macOS Big Sur, iPhone trying to run iOS 14, and iPad running iPadOS 14 or later. Your devices need to use two-factor authentication and also be signed in with the same Apple ID. For example, you could answer a call on your iPhone while listening to music on your Mac. Your AirPods will automatically transform from music on your Mac to a phone call on your iPhone.
In some instances, a notification about your AirPods appears on your Mac’s screen. A Connect button appears when you float the pointer over the notification. Click Connect to confirm that you want your AirPods to switch to or continue to stay on your Mac.
To deactivate automatic switching on your Mac, open Bluetooth preferences on your Mac while going to wear your AirPods. In the list of devices, click the Options button next to your AirPods. Connect to This Mac, then choose When Last Connected to This Mac. Pick Automatically to restart this feature.
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Discover what to do if you aren’t able to set up or connect your AirPods.
- Learn how to add volume control to the menu bar if you don’t see it.
- Your AirPods Pro (2nd generation) can automatically connect to your Mac trying to run macOS Ventura. Your AirPods (3rd generation) can automatically connect to your Mac trying to run macOS Monterey or later. Your AirPods Pro can automatically connect to your Mac trying to run macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. Your AirPods (2nd generation) can automatically connect to your Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later. Your AirPods (1st generation) can automatically connect to your Mac trying to run macOS Sierra or later.
- Depending on the Bluetooth device to which your AirPods have been connected, the features of your AirPods may well be limited.
- If you can’t find your device’s Bluetooth settings, discuss the user guide.