HomeApple

Compatible Devices With AirPods & How To Use Them

Compatible Devices With AirPods & How To Use Them
Like Tweet Pin it Share Share Email

Are you thinking about buying an Apple AirPods headset and you wonder what you can use them with? We will answer all your questions.

We examined in this report all the devices with which AirPods are compatible, including iPhones, Apple Watch, Apple TV and compatible Mac equipment. We have also tested them with Android terminals and Android Wear smartwatch . Keep reading.

What iPhones are compatible with AirPods?

AirPods can work with any device running iOS 10 or later, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra. It also does it with an Apple TV with tvOS 1 or later, so if you have an iPhone 5, iPhone SE or iPhone 6 you can pair and use them.

Apple decided to use an iCloud account to optimize the process, so once you link your AirPods with it, your devices will have been linked. In this way, it is frankly easy to use the AirPods along with any of your iPhone.

If it turns out that you are thinking about acquiring a new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs iPhone XS Max.

How to connect AirPods to an iPhone?

Proceed as follows if you still have doubts:

  1. Turn on your iPhone’s Bluetooth
  2. Go to the home screen
  3. Put the AirPods in its case, close and open its lid and keep them next to the iPhone
  4. A popup window of the iPhone will appear indicating ‘Connect’
  5. Click on the ‘Connect’ tab
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your iPhone screen 

If you have logged in to iCloud on your iPhone, any other device you have that has logged in with the same account will be able to recognize and connect to your AirPods automatically.

Do AirPods work with the Apple Watch?

As long as your Apple Watch works with the watchOS 3 version or later (Watch OS 3 came out in September 2016 and works with all Apple watches) your watch will recognize AirPods. In this way, make sure you have the latest version installed on your watch.

Watch OS 5 was launched in September 2018 and is not compatible with the original Apple Watch (first generation). The good news is that Apple has put the cut lower, which ensures that any Apple Watch user can use them.

How can I connect the AirPods to the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch should instantly connect to your AirPods as long as it is linked to the same iCloud account as them. That easy. Otherwise, you can connect them to the AirPods by following these steps:

  1. Place the AirPods in their case with the lid open
  2. Press the single configuration button that you will find in the AirPods case, located on the back until the status light flashes.
  3. Open the configuration section on your watch
  4. Click on ‘Bluetooth’
  5. Select your AirPods among the Bluetooth devices that appear
  6. Wait for the word ‘Matched’ to appear

Check here the What is iPhone Error 29 & How To Fix It.

Can I connect the AirPods to the Apple TV?

As long as your Apple TV is running tvOS 1 or a later version, essentially any Apple TV purchased in an App Store, you can use it with your AirPods.

But unlike the Apple Watch, with Apple TV you’ll have to access the configuration.

How do I connect my AirPods to Apple TV?

1. Place the AirPods in their case with the lid open

  1. Press the setup button on the back of the box until the status light blinks
  2. Open the settings on the Apple TV
  3. Click on ‘remote devices’
  4. Click on ‘Bluetooth’
  5. Select your AirPods from the list of Bluetooth devices found
  6. Wait for the word ‘Matched’ to appear next to the AirPods

Here we show you how you can see your Apple TV on a Mac and ways to connect it to other Apple devices.

Can I connect my AirPods to a Mac?

As previously anticipated, AirPods will connect to any Mac running at least MacOS Sierra. That is the version of macOS that was launched in 2016 and is compatible with any Mac from 2009 or 2010 onwards. These are the models:

  • MacBook 2009 or later
  • MacBook Air 2010 or later
  • MacBook Pro 2010 or later
  • Mac Mini 2010 or later
  • iMac 2009 or later
  • Mac Pro 2010 or later

How do I connect the AirPods to the Mac?

Follow the steps below if you want to connect them to your Mac computer:

  1. Open ‘System Preferences’ on your Mac computer
  2. Click on ‘Bluetooth’ and activate it
  3. Place the AirPods in their case with the lid open
  4. Press the configuration button on the back until the light flashes
  5. Your AirPods should appear in the list of devices. Click on ‘Connect’

Do AirPods work with Samsung, Huawei or Google phones?

AirPods can work with any device equipped with Bluetooth, including Android phones, such as Galaxy range, Huawei Mate, or Google Pixel.

Obviously, you can not use all the functions, or take advantage of the Siri controls, but you can use AirPods to listen to music or talk on the phone, among many other things. Check here how to use Siri on iPhone or iPad.

How do I connect the AirPods to an Android phone?

It’s easy, but let’s go step by step:

  1. Open your phone’s configuration other than Apple
  2. Turn on Bluetooth
  3. Place the AirPods in their case with the lid open
  4. Press the setup button on the back of the case until the light flashes.
  5. Your AirPods should appear in the list of devices. Select
  6. Wait for the devices to appear as pawns

Do AirPods work with a PC?

The process is similar if it turns out that your PC or laptop has wireless technology.

How do I connect the AirPods to a PC?

Proceed as follows:

  1. As with the Mac, you must open the Bluetooth configuration menu on the PC
  2. Turn on Bluetooth
  3. Place the AirPods in their box with the lid open
  4. Press the setup button on the back of the case until the light flashes.
  5. Your AirPods should appear in the list of devices. Click on ‘Connect’

Can I connect the AirPods to a PS4, Xbox or Nintendo Switch?

When it comes to video game consoles, the process is not so simple.

  • For the PS4, Sony only allows its own devices to pair with the PS4 through the Bluetooth connection.
  • The Microsoft Xbox does not support Bluetooth headsets without an adapter.
  • The case of the Nintendo is similar to that of the Xbox.

However, there are applications and so-called dongles that can allow you to use AirPods with one of these devices. It is something that we will address in another article, because it gives for long.

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *