How to Connect AirPods to a MacBook Air? This article describes how to attach AirPods to a MacBook Air to produce a lightweight, portable pair for mobile work and audio listening. In a few simple steps, you can pair one or more AirPods.
There is really no reason to keep your AirPods tied to your iPhone when you can connect them to a variety of other devices, including your Mac. Depending on how you’re already using the AirPods, there are two ways to connect them to a Mac.
How to Connect AirPods to a MacBook Air?
Connecting AirPods to a MacBook Air is a simple process. You can listen to wireless audio with only a few clicks & button presses. Here’s what you should do:
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu in the upper left corner.
- Bluetooth should be selected.
- Toggle Bluetooth on. Keep this window open for the remainder of the procedure.
- Open the cover while both AirPods are in the charging case. Press the AirPods case button until the status light begins to blink.
- The AirPods will appear in the Bluetooth options window shortly. Click the Connect button.
- The AirPods will be paired to your MacBook Air in a moment, and you will be able to listen to audio.
Can Two Pairs of AirPods Be Connected to a MacBook Air?
Do you have a friend that wants to hear what you’re listening to? Two pairs of AirPods can be connected to a single MacBook Air. Follow the procedures in the last section to connect both pairs of AirPods to the MacBook Air.
Things become a little more tricky now. You’ll need a workaround because macOS doesn’t permit audio output to two pairs of AirPods. Here’s what you should do:
- Launch Audio MIDI Setup from the Finder > Utility menu.
- Click the Plus button and then Create Multi-Output Device.
- Inspect the box next to the two AirPods sets. Select your AirPods from the Master Device drop-down menu. Check the box next to your buddy’s AirPods for Drift Correction.
- Select System Preferences > Sound > Multi-Output Device from the Apple menu. After then, the audio from the MacBook Air is sent to both pairs of AirPods.
Why is my AirPod not connecting to my MacBook Air?
If you’ve followed the steps in this article and your AirPods still won’t connect to your MacBook Air or you’re not experiencing audio from them, try the following fixes:
- Turn on and off Bluetooth. Click the Bluetooth menu in the upper right corner > Turn Off Bluetooth > Turn On Bluetooth > Finish.
- Remove the AirPods and replace them. Hover over the AirPods > click the X > set up the AirPods again.
- Charge your AirPods. To recharge the AirPods, place them in their case and plug them into a computer or power adapter.
- View our other AirPods troubleshooting guides: Why are my AirPods not connecting? & How to Repair AirPods When They Don’t Work