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Make sure your Mac has macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later if you’re using AirPods (2nd generation). macOS Catalina 10.15.1 is recommended for AirPods Pro.

Your AirPods might be ready to use with your Mac if you have set them up with your iPhone and your Mac is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID. If you are using a Mac, click the Bluetooth menu in the menu bar or choose the volume control from the menu bar and insert your AirPods. You can then select AirPods.

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My AirPods won’t connect to my MacBook. Why?

If your AirPods are not connecting to or syncing with your MacBook computer, it might be due to a damaged or dirty AirPod, an out-of-date operating system on your Mac, conflicting Bluetooth connections with smartphones, or tablets, or simply the incorrect audio or Bluetooth setting. MacBook connection problems are also common due to flat batteries in the charging case or earphones that don’t work.

Fixing AirPods that won’t connect to a MacBook

AirPods that don’t seem to be working properly can be infuriating and frustrating, but there are several ways to get them to work with your MacBook and play the music and other audio you want.

1. You need to charge your AirPods. There is a possibility that your AirPods are out of power. Make sure they’re fully charged, and try connecting them to your MacBook again after they’ve been fully charged. To see how much battery your AirPods have, just check the settings and the battery indicator.

2. The most recent version of macOS should be installed. Newer Apple devices, such as AirPods, can be supported by OS updates, and they can also increase the speed and security of your MacBook.

NOTE: You’ll need macOS Sierra or later for the first-generation AirPods, macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later for the second-generation AirPods, and macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later for the AirPods Pro.

3. Make sure Bluetooth is on. To connect to your Apple AirPods, you need to have Bluetooth enabled on your MacBook. The Bluetooth icon can be found in the upper-right corner of the screen. The icon looks like two triangles stacked on top of each other.

4. Choose your AirPods. If the sound from your AirPods is still coming from your MacBook’s speakers despite their connection, click either the Bluetooth or the volume icon and set the output device to your AirPods.

5. While they’re in their case, choose your AirPods. You can also manually select your AirPods from the Bluetooth devices list after placing the AirPods in the case, opening the lid, and closing the lid. Tap Connect.

6. Turn off Bluetooth on all other devices. If your AirPods are not connecting to your MacBook, turn off Bluetooth on other devices. If you have synchronized your AirPods with other devices in the past, turn off Bluetooth.

7. If you connect the charging case, make sure the lid is open. When you press the setup button on the case during the initial pairing, make sure the lid is open.

8. A power source should be connected to the charging case. Chargers, even those with damaged batteries, can still work when plugged into a power outlet or your Mac.

9. Sign in to your MacBook with the same iCloud account you used to pair your AirPods with another Apple device, such as an iPhone. This will automatically pair your AirPods with your MacBook. Your iCloud account must be the same, though.

10. You need to restart your MacBook. You can fix a variety of problems with a simple restart, including AirPod connection issues.

11. Re-add your AirPods after removing them. Connect your AirPods again as if they were new if your MacBook isn’t playing any audio after you removed them from the Apple logo > System Preferences > Bluetooth list.

12. Charge case should be cleaned. When there is dirt or dust on the AirPod connectors, your AirPods will not be able to sync to your MacBook through the charging case.

13. AirPods should be cleaned. Dirt can also prevent AirPods from charging correctly, as with the charging case.

14. You may need to reset your AirPods. When AirPods become unresponsive, resetting them is an effective way of repairing the problem. It will be necessary to reconnect them with all your devices after the reset has been completed.

15. For support, contact Apple. When all else fails, it may be necessary to contact Apple Support. If you recently purchased AirPods, they may even be able to replace them.

Why Do My AirPods Keep Disconnecting from My MacBook?

You may be experiencing one of the following problems if your Apple AirPods keep disconnecting after they have been successfully connected and you have been using them.

Batteries in AirPods are flat. You can fix this by placing them into their charging cases when they’re not in use. Make sure you charge your charging case as well, as it needs the power to charge your AirPods.

You are touching your AirPods. Touching your AirPods allows you to control the device. This control can also be activated accidentally by clothing and triggered by adjusting them physically.

The MacBook is being connected to a Bluetooth speaker. View what audio output is currently active by clicking the sound icon. Using your AirPods may require turning off other speakers connected to your devices.

FAQ

Is it possible to connect two AirPods to one MacBook?

Yes. Bluetooth earphones can be connected to your Mac, but only one device can be active at a time. On a Mac, you cannot use two pairs of AirPods simultaneously, but on an iPhone, you can share the audio between two AirPods.

What devices do AirPods support?

You can use AirPods with any Bluetooth-enabled device, including Android and Windows phones.

Are fake AirPods compatible with MacBooks?

Probably. With knock-off AirPods, you can connect to most Bluetooth-enabled devices.

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