How to set up AirPods with iPhone and iPad

Last year, Apple removed the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack in favor for a thinner and slimmer iPhone model. Instead, Apple introduced a wireless pair of Bluetooth earbuds known as AirPods. The new AirPods feature new user interactions, allowing users to activate Siri, play and pause playback.

The AirPods work perfectly with iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch. However, they don’t come cheap, as you are looking at around $159 in the US. If you has just got a new pair of AirPods on Black Friday, you want to make sure that they work properly with your iOS device.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to set up AirPods with iPhone and iPad. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS installed on your device.

How to set up AirPods with iPhone and iPad

Step one: Pick up your iPhone and unlock it. After that, open the AirPods case and place it near the iPhone you wish to pair your headphones to (make sure you keep the AirPods inside the case)

Step two: Once you are done, hit Connect at the bottom when your iPhone detects the AirPods

Step three: Now just simply hit Done button and your AirPods is now ready to use.  To check if the AirPods work properly with your iPhone or iPad, open Youtube app or Music app and play your favorite videos or music tracks.

How to fix AirPods unable to connect to iPhone or iPad issue

A lot of iPhone and iPad owners have reported that they cannot pair the AirPods with their iOS devices. If you are among those users who have been hit by the issue, we are here to help.

Step one: First off, put your new AirPods into the charging case. After that, click and hold the Setup button for 18 seconds

Step two: Now just simply repeat the above process to set up the AirPods with iPhone and iPad.

If the problem still persists, make sure you now have the latest AirPods firmware updates. To check AirPods firmware version, head to Settings > General > About > AirPods.

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That’s how to set up AirPods. If you have got any issues during the process, let us know in the comments below.

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