How to connect your AirPods to Mac computers – Geeky Gadgets
Earlier this month Apple unveiled its second generation AirPod Pro earbuds building on the technology and features released in the originals launched a few years ago. Ever since the introduction Apple has been slowly adding new features and refining the designs of their wireless earbuds incorporating a wide range of technologies including Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Transparency and Spatial Audio.
If you are lucky enough to own a pair of new AirPods or AirPods Pro wireless earbuds created by Apple and available in a wide variety of different models at multiple price points. You may be wondering how to connect your AirPods to Mac computers or other Bluetooth devices.
Thankfully Apple has made it very easy for you to connect your AirPods to macOS, Android or other operating systems and platforms using Bluetooth. Enabling you to listen to music, take calls or simply listen to your favorite audiobook or movie. In this quick guide will concentrate on showing you how to how to connect your AirPods to Mac computers such as the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Studio systems.
Check your Mac operating system
Depending on which AirPods you have will slightly change the operating system you need to connect them. If you own a pair of second generation AirPods, make sure your Apple Mac computer is running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later. If you own Apple AirPods Pro earbuds, make sure your Mac is running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. Or if you are the owner of third generation AirPods, make sure that your Mac is running the Monterey macOS or later.
To check this on your Mac computer, simply go to the Apple icon in the top left-hand corner of your screen and click on “About This Mac”. A window will open and in large letters above the version number you will see the operating system that is installed on your Mac computer. If it is different from the requirements listed above, you will need to update the operating system on your Mac before you can connect your AirPods.
Connect AirPods to Mac the easy way
If you have already set up your AirPods on your iPhone, you be pleased to know connecting them to your Mac is a simple operation and requires that you sign into iCloud with the same Apple ID you are using on your iPhone. If you already know that your Mac computer and iPhone both use the same Apple ID, your AirPods may already be available to use and connected to your Mac.
Check this by going to the Bluetooth icon in the top right-hand corner of your Mac screen. Clicking the Bluetooth icon will list all the devices that are known by your computer and allow you to quickly connect them by simply selecting them. By placing your AirPods in your ears your Mac should automatically connect, enabling you to adjust the volume directly from your Mac keyboard. If they do not automatically connect, simply select them if they are shown in the list of Bluetooth devices and the operating system will take care of the rest. If you are AirPods have lost their connection to your iPhone it might be worth resetting them.
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