AirPods, when launched along with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, created much hullabaloo with its exorbitant price. However, there are many takers of this new product. Those, who are not able to buy the costly pair of AirPods, began to explore cheaper options like wireless Bluetooth stereo earbuds.
If you have purchased iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with AirPods, you should take enough care of the pods as losing one pod makes another useless. Perhaps this is why Spigen came up with a creative solution by launching AirPods strap. This Spigen AirPods strap keeps the two pods together while you are using AirPods.
These AirPods are easy to use; since it is a new thing in the market, many users wonder how to pair AirPods with iPhone. As a matter of fact, it is not a rocket science.
You can pair your AirPods with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV.
How to Pair AirPods with iPhone 6/6s Plus or iPhone 7/7 Plus
Step #1: Unlock your iPhone by pressing Home button.
Step #2: Open the case of AirPods and hold the pair close to your iPhone.
Step #3: Setup animation appears on your iPhone.
Step #4: Tap on Connect and then tap Done.
You can also connect your AirPods with devices which belong to non-Apple family or devices that are not logged in an iCloud account. In this case, put your AirPods back in the case. Now open the lid of the case and keep holding set-up button seen on the back of the case; hold the button until you see status light sparkle white. Next, pair the AirPods as usual.
How to Pair AirPods with iPad
After pairing AirPods with your iPhone, iCloud will do the job of pairing pods by automatically syncing the pairing with your iPad; make sure that your iPad is signed into the same iCloud account and running iOS 10.
How to Pair AirPods with your Apple Watch
Once you have successfully paired AirPods with your iOS devices like iPhone or iPad, the pods will be paired automatically with your smartwatch running watchOS 3.
How to Connect AirPods with your Mac or Macbook Pro
You should not be worried about pairing AirPods with your Mac as they are already paired with your iPhone/iPad; all credit goes to iCloud that syncs the pairing to any Mac computer enabled by macOS Sierra.
How to Connect your AirPods with Apple TV
Pairing your AirPods with an Apple TV requires some patience as you need to pair the pods with Apple TV manually. Unlike other devices like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, you cannot pair AirPods with Apple TV through iCloud.
Step #1: Open the AirPods case.
Now touch and hold the pairing button on the back of the case.
Step #2: Open Settings on Apple TV.
Step #3: Launch Remotes & Devices, and then Bluetooth.
Step #4: Tap on AirPods from the list.
Unpair your AirPods
Like pairing, unpairing AirPods is equally easy. Note that unpairing pods from one device will create a domino effect on other devices like Mac and Apple Watch. However, if you unpair the pods from iPad, they will be disconnected from iPad only.
How to Unpair your AirPods from iPhone and iPad
Step #1: Launch Settings on your iPhone/iPad.
Step #2: Tap Bluetooth and tap information button next to AirPods.
Step #3: Tap on Forget This Device and confirm your action.
To unpair other connected devices, which were paired through iCloud, you should tap Forget Device once again to confirm.
How to Unpair AirPods from your Apple Watch
Your AirPods will be disconnected automatically from Apple Watch once they are unpaired from your iPhone.
How to Unpair AirPods from your Mac
Though AirPods get disconnected automatically from Mac once you unpair them from iPhone, the pods get unpaired only from Mac if you disconnect them from Mac.
Step #1: Press & hold Alt key and click on Bluetooth from Mac menu bar.
Step #2: You need to click on AirPods in Bluetooth option.
Step #3: Click on Remove option.
Make sure to click Remove again to confirm your action.
How to Unpair AirPods from your Apple TV
Step #1: Launch Settings on Apple TV.
Step #2: Now click on Remotes & Devices.
Step #3: Click Bluetooth next.
Step #4: Select your AirPods from the list.
Step #5: Click Forget Device.
Step #6: Select Forget Device again to confirm your action.
Now your AirPods are unpaired from all devices.
If you think that AirPods are costlier than your budget, you can browse other Apple AirPod alternatives.