Easy ways to connect AirPods to your iPhone

February 20, 2020

The remote listening system, small size, and effortless pairing make Apple AirPods one of the most popular earbuds. When in use, you can adjust the volume, enhance its quality and do a lot more. However, before exploring the utility of this tiny wireless device, you should first connect it. So, here’s a tutorial describing you how to connect AirPods to your iPhone.

How to connect AirPods to your iPhone in few easy steps?

Before proceeding any further, make sure that your iOS device has the latest version of iOS installed and running. Once checked, you can connect both AirPods with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Apple TV, and more. Here’s how to connect AirPods to your iPhone!

  1. Bring AirPods near iPhone
  2. Enable AirPods connection through your iPhone

Here's how the magic of Apple AirPods works- When you remove an AirPod, the audio pauses. Take them both out and audio stops! Similarly, if you're listening with one AirPod and remove it, the AirPod pauses. If you plug in your ear within 15 seconds, play resumes automatically. See the below steps for more details!


1] Bring AirPods near iPhone

Unlock your iPhone and go to the ‘Home screen’.

airpods case
AirPods case

If you AirPods pro are kept inside the case, open the case (with your AirPods inside and hold it near your iPhone.

2] Enable AirPods connection through your iPhone

connect airpods
connect airpods

After few seconds, a setup animation should appear on your iPhone screen.

airpods connected
airpods connected

Tap ‘Connect’.

If you have ‘Hey Siri’ set up on your iPhone, then ‘Hey Siri’ will readily connect new AirPods. If it isn’t set up, you'll be guided through the setup. Also, if you're signed in to iCloud, your AirPods are set up automatically with any of your supported devices that are enabled via iCloud with the same Apple ID.


Tap ‘Done when finished.

Airpods connected but no sound?

To fix this issue, put your Airpods back into the charging case. Wait for a few seconds and then, open the case cover. Both, the AirPod case and AirPods should display the battery percentage. When visible, remove the AirPods and use them.

How many devices can AirPods connect to?

There are no numbers as such. Any device with a compatible OS that is signed in to iCloud with an Apple ID can seamlessly integrate with the earphones.

So, this is how you can connect AirPods to iPhone and listen to music, make phone calls, use Siri, and more. For more information, visit Apple.com.


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