Make sure you’re running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later if you want to use AirPods 2nd generation with your Mac. The first generation of AirPods Pro can only be used with macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. In order to use AirPods 3rd Gen, your Mac must be running macOS Monterey or later. The newest release of macOS is required to use with the second generation of AirPods Pro.
AirPods may be prepared for use with a Mac if they were initially set up with an iPhone and both devices share the same Apple ID in iCloud. You can use your Mac’s Bluetooth menu or the volume control in the menu bar to connect your AirPods. 1 Select your desired AirPods from the menu.
If Your Airpods Don’t Appear in The Bluetooth or Volume Control Menu,2 Pair Your Airpods with Your Mac:
Select System Preferences > Bluetooth from your Mac’s Apple menu.
Verify that Bluetooth is enabled.
Drop both AirPods into the charging case and pop the top open.
To activate the case’s status light, press and hold the setup button.
Click Connect after choosing your AirPods from the Devices list.
If your Mac is still using its built-in speakers to play audio, you can switch to using your AirPods by clicking the Bluetooth menu or the volume control in the menu bar.
Use Air Pods with A Non-Apple Device
AirPods can function as Bluetooth headsets for use with devices that aren’t Apple products. Though Siri won’t work, you can still have a conversation. Using these instructions, you can pair your AirPods with an Android phone or any other device that isn’t an Apple product.
Make sure Bluetooth is enabled in your device’s settings if it is not an Apple product.
- On your non-Apple device, go to the settings for Bluetooth and make sure that Bluetooth is on.4 If you have an Android device, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
- With your AirPods in the charging case, open the lid.
- Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white.
- When your AirPods appear in the list of Bluetooth devices, select them.
Machine-Like Device Switching
With Mac Os Big Sur, iOs 14, and Pad Os 14 or Later, Your Air Pods (2nd and 3rd Generation) and Air Pods Pro (1st and 2nd Generation) Will Seamlessly Switch Between Your Mac, I IPhone, and Pad. in Order for Your Gadgets to Share an Apple Id and Benefit from Two-Factor Authentication, You Must Be Signed in With the Same Apple Id on Each. Let’s Say You’re Using Your iPhone to Take a Call While Also Listening to Music on Your Mac. Any Time You Receive a Call on Your iPhone, Your Air Pods Will Immediately Mute the Music Playing on Your Mac.
On Mac’s Display, an Alert May Appear when Something Is Detected by Your Air Pods. a Connect Button Appears when You Hover the Mouse Over the Notification. when You’re Ready to Have Your Air Pods Connect to Your Mac or Remain with It, Click the Connect Button.
Open the Bluetooth Preferences on Your Mac While Wearing Your Air Pods to Disable the Automatic Switching Feature. Select Air Pods from The List of Devices, and Then Click the Options Button. Select when Last Connected to This Mac After Clicking Connect to This Mac. Activate It Once More by Selecting Automatically.
When You Are in The Middle of A Phone Call, FaceTime Session, or Online Video Conference, the Audio Should not abruptly switch to the other device.