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How to Connect Airpods to Windows 10

What most people don’t realize is Airpods from Apple are merely a Bluetooth device like any other. Just like you connect your phone, smartwatch or smart TV to your Windows computer, Apple Airpods can be paired up easily. I understand the reason behind the confusion though. Bluetooth headsets are a recent invention. 

There are still a few people who are yet to use wireless headsets. However, in 2020, AirPods are estimated to make up 60 percent of the global wireless headphone market. The world is moving towards wireless gadgets. 

This post is intended to guide those who wish to connect their Apple AirPods to their Windows PC so they can enjoy movies, documentaries, and music wirelessly. 

The Easy Way to Connect Your Apple Airpods to Windows 10 PC

Step 1: Go-to Windows Settings

To go to Windows Settings, simply click on the Windows icon located at the bottom-left of the screen. As you can see in the picture above, click on the second-last option with the gear icon. 

Step 2: Go-to Device Settings

Next, click on the second option labeled Devices. Here you can make changes to the wired and wireless devices connected to the computer. 

Step 3: Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings

In this step, you need to turn on the Bluetooth by clicking on the switch. Next, your computer will try to locate other Bluetooth devices nearby. If the Apple Airpods option doesn’t show up readily, you might have to add the device manually. Ordinarily, new devices do no show up readily.  

Step 4: Add Bluetooth Device

As shown in the picture above, click on the Plus icon to add a new Bluetooth device manually. Here you will get options to add all Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled devices to your computer.

Step 5: Add Apple Airpods to your Windows PC

This step is quite simple and easy. Simply click on the first option labeled Bluetooth. 

Step 6: Select your Device from the List

Lastly, your computer will begin scanning for new Bluetooth devices nearby. It will display a list of all nearby Bluetooth 4.0 devices. Locate Apple Airpods and click on it. That’s it!  If you have already put on the Airpods, you will hear a voice notification saying “your device is paired up with the Windows PC”. 

Henceforth, your Airpods will act as the default speaker for the PC. All audio output will be sent to your Airpods. Even the Windows app notifications.

Summary

It is very easy to connect your Airpods with an Apple device. All you have to do is take them out from the case and place them near an Apple device you wish to connect to. Such is not the case while pairing them up with a non-Apple device.

In particular, with the Windows 10 PC. Follow the steps mentioned above to connect your Airpods to your Windows PC within seconds.

Also Read- How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10?

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