Pairing Airpods with all of your devices takes literally 3 seconds
Have a few seconds to spare? Then you have enough time to pair your AirPods with almost every Apple device you own.
Jason CiprianiContributing Writer, ZDNet
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That chip is the secret to a simple setup and pairing process -- simpler than pairing any other Bluetooth device. Connecting your AirPods to many devices is a breeze.
Step 1 (there's only one step)
After unboxing the AirPods, unlock your
then open the AirPods container. Don't do anything else. After a few seconds, there will be a popup on your iPhone asking if you want to connect the AirPods to it. Tap on Connect. A few seconds later, the popup will display the current battery level of your AirPods and the charging case.
No, really. You're finished. That was the entire pairing process not only for your iPhone, but also for any Apple device (save for the
) that's signed into your Apple ID.
, Mac and
should now all list the AirPods as a paired device, and show them as a listening option when nearby. Again, you'll need to have the same iCloud account setup on each device for your AirPods pairing to carry over.
Here are the software requirements for each device, according to Apple: