The AirPods, when it first launched, was met with mixed feelings. People weren’t sure of it but now, it is one of the staple products from Apple. The wireless earbuds are part of the fashion world now —quite funny though. Well, if you got your new AirPods or thinking of copping a set, here are the step to connect the AirPods for the first time.
One cool thing about the AirPods is, it can connect both Android and iOS devices. If you are going to connect to an iOS device, you would only need to do steps 1 and 2, then a prompt pops up on the screen for connection.
How to connect AirPods for the first time
Follow the steps below to connect your AirPods and enjoy some true wireless audio.
1. Charge your AirPods
The first thing you would need to do is to charge the AirPods before you start using it. At the underside of the AirPods’ case is a Lightning connector for charging the case. It can hold 8 hours of charge alongside the 4 hours of charge per AirPods, so, 12 hours in total.
When the charging is done, the pin-point LED light inside the case will glow green.
2. Turn on your Bluetooth
Now, you make sure the Bluetooth on the device you want to connect the AirPods to is enabled or switched on. This will make it possible to transmit audio wirelessly. Depending on the device you will be using, a Bluetooth shortcut may be at the top of your smartphone or desktop. You can also go to your device’s Settings to switch the Bluetooth on.
3. Activate AirPods pairing
Watch this carefully, you might do it wrong. To connect your AirPods to a smartphone or a laptop or any other streaming device, the two earbuds are supposed to be inside the white charging case the AirPods come in.
Now turn over the AirPods charging case. There is a little white circle under it. That little circle is the pairing button. Hold down that button till you see the status light inside the case flashes amber (yellowish) before turning white. This means the AirPods’s Bluetooth is ready to pair.
4. Finish pairing
Now, on your phone or the laptop, go to where the list of Bluetooth devices are, and then select the AirPods.
Boom! You’re now connected! You can listen to any audio playing form your smartphone or laptop. You can also use the AirPods to make hands-free calls.