The Audio Sharing feature in iOS offers a great way to share AirPods audio without swapping earwax or wedging one of your earbuds into someone else’s ear. That way you can enjoy whatever you’re listening to along with your friend. Just run through this guide to find out how it is done!
How to share AirPods audio?
‘Audio Sharing’, lets you temporarily pair any other set of AirPods to your iPhone or iPad. All you’ll need is a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, running iOS 13.1 or iPadOS 13.1 or later. See the steps to find out how to share AirPods audio!
- Make sure your AirPods are connected to your iPhone or iPad and plugged in.
- Swipe down from the top of Home Screen to bring up the Control Center.
- Tap the AirPlay audio button next to your title track.
- Choose the Share Audio option.
- Bring another iPhone close to yours.
- Tap Share Audio on your device when prompted.
- Request your friend to tap the Join button.
- Adjust the volume, as desired.
How do you share audio with AirPods?
You can share audio with another set of AirPods by connecting them to your iPhone. Here’s how it’s done!
Assuming you have your AirPods plugged in, swipe down from the top of your iPhone Home Screen to bring up the Control Center.
Next, tap the AirPlay icon that is visible next to the title track you’re playing. Select the Share Audio option.
Now, bring your iPhone in proximity to your friend’s iPhone.
Tap the Share Audio button again.
Request your friend to tap the Join button, if visible.
Hereafter, the audio will start playing on both the sets of earphones.
Ask your friend to bring his iPhone close to yours. When prompted, tap Share Audio as shown in the image above. Request your friend to tap the Join button.
When done, adjust the volume of the earphones, as desired.
How do I share music from my iPhone to Beats?
AirPods or AirPods Pro aren’t the only kinds of wireless earphones supporting iOS’ Audio Sharing feature. If you own a compatible model of Beats headphones, you can readily connect them also.
Assuming your AirPods are connected to your device and your friend has turned their Beats headphones on, request him/her to press the Power button on it.
Bring your iPhone or iPad close to their device.
When done, a window should pop up on your device instantly prompting you to Temporarily Share Audio.
Hit the button and ask your friend to follow onscreen prompts to complete the setup. Once done, both devices can be seen listed under the connected devices list.
How to stop sharing AirPods between devices
If you would like to stop sharing, tap the ‘AirPlay’ icon in Control Center or the Lock screen, or in the app, you’re listening to.
Check the box marked against the headphones you would like to stop sharing audio with. When you stop sharing audio, you also disconnect the second set of headphones.
How many AirPods can share audio?
AirPod Pro share audio feature works with only the following devices:
- AirPods 1.
- AirPods 2.
- PowerBeats Pro.
Airpods share audio not working?
Currently, Audio Sharing on Airpods Pro is limited to the devices running iOS 13 or later. So, if you are running an earlier version of iOS and not updated the feature will not work for you.
Does share audio only work with AirPods?
While AirPods do work with non-Apple devices, its audio sharing feature is limited to iOS and iPadOS devices.
Hope that makes sense!