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How to connect AirPods to a laptop?

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Wireless headphones have turned into a common accessory for lots of people. They allow you to enjoy music, podcasts, videos, and calls without dealing with tangled wires. One of the well-liked choices is Apple’s AirPods, known for being convenient and innovative. These compact, wireless earbuds offer a seamless listening experience on various devices, including laptops.

This article discusses the steps to connect AirPods to a laptop and how to remove it from the laptop in a few simple and easy steps.

Also read: Airpods not connecting to Macbook: Quick Fix

Connecting AirPods to a laptop

If you have Airpods and want to connect them to a laptop, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Before you start with the computer stuff, place your AirPods in their charging case, close it, and give it a few seconds. The earbuds need to have at least 20% battery for pairing.

Step 2: To connect Airpods to a Windows laptop, turn on Bluetooth, press the Windows + I to open settings, and then click on the Devices option.

Step 3: Turn the toggle on below Bluetooth.

Step 4: Now, click the Add Bluetooth or other device above the Bluetooth option.

Step 5: Click on the Bluetooth option in the Add a Device window.

Step 6: Open the AirPods case and press and hold the Setup button until you notice LED lights start flashing White. The LED are inside in older AirPods and on the front in the AirPods Pro.

Step 7: After some time laptop will detect the nearby Bluetooth devices. From the list, choose the AirPods.

We have used JBL Charge 3, for example, to show you the steps to connect Airpods.

Step 8: A window should appear saying Your device is ready to go; click on Done. After this point, the earbuds should connect to the laptop automatically. If not, find them in the list of available Bluetooth devices and click pair.

How to remove AirPods from a laptop?

to remove the connected Airpods, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows + I to open settings and click the Devices option.

Step 2: Under Audio, click on AirPods and then click on the Remove device button.

Also read: How to find dead AirPods?


Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]