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How to connect AirPods to a windows computer

 

How to connect AirPods to a windows computer

Apple headphones don't just work on Macs and iPhones. Learn how to connect them to your computer to use them on Windows.

If you own AirPods, you probably use them with your iPhone or Mac. Apple has done well because its headphones, which are automatically recognized by the brand's hardware, also connect automatically (or almost). But when it comes to using AirPods with other devices, it's not the same.

Apple's headphones might benefit from a quick connect system, admittedly only compatible with the brand's hardware, but they're still simple Bluetooth headphones. So it can be perfectly connected to a Windows PC (or Android smartphone) to be used like any other Bluetooth headset.

In the following article, we show you how to connect AirPods to a windows computer

1. Activate Bluetooth on your computer

Before you want to connect your AirPods to your computer, first make sure that the Bluetooth connection is active in Windows. To do this, click Access Windows 11 quick settings, at the bottom right of the screen. Then click on the Bluetooth icon to activate the connection on your device.


2. AirPods connection

Now click on the arrow displayed next to the Bluetooth icon to start searching for new devices nearby. Then open the lid of the AirPods case and wait a few moments for the AirPods to be detected and appear in the list.

However, if your headphones are not detected by your computer, press the button on the back of your AirPods case and hold it for a few seconds until it starts flashing white. Your AirPods should then display a list of available unpaired devices. Tap your AirPods to start connecting them to their computer, and insert them into your ears.

3. Use your AirPods

While using AirPods on a Windows PC doesn't give you access to many settings that are available on iOS and macOS, you can still use them the same way.

Thus, clicking on one of the branches of your AirPods will allow you to manage playing / stopping music. In the same way, a long press on one of the headphone prongs will allow you to switch from noise reduction mode to transparency mode.

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