How to Connect AirPods to iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide
Put your AirPods in pairing mode
To connect your AirPods to your iPad, you need to put them in pairing mode. Here’s how to do it:
- Make sure your AirPods are not in your ears.
- Open the lid of the AirPods case.
- Press and hold the button on the back of the case until the LED light on the front starts flashing white.
- Your AirPods are now in pairing mode and ready to be connected to your iPad.
If you have AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, the process is slightly different. Instead of pressing and holding the button on the back of the case, you need to press and hold the force sensor on the stem of the AirPods until the LED light on the front starts flashing white.
Connect AirPods to your iPad
Once your AirPods are in pairing mode, you can connect them to your iPad. Here’s how to do it:
Make sure your iPad’s Bluetooth is turned on. You can do this by going to Settings > Bluetooth and making sure the switch next to Bluetooth is turned on.
In the list of available devices, find your AirPods and tap on them to connect.
If you’ve set up automatic AirPods connection (see subtitle 4 for more information), your AirPods should automatically connect to your iPad as soon as you open the lid of the AirPods case.
Once your AirPods are connected, you should hear a tone in the AirPods indicating they are connected and ready to use. You can now start playing audio on your iPad and it will be transmitted to your AirPods.
Set up automatic AirPods connection
If you want your AirPods to automatically connect to your iPad without having to go through the pairing process every time, you can set up automatic AirPods connection. Here’s how to do it:
Make sure your AirPods are connected to your iPad.
Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPad.
Find your AirPods in the list of available devices and tap on the “i” icon next to them.
Toggle on the switch next to “Automatic Ear Detection”.
From now on, whenever you open the lid of your AirPods case, they should automatically connect to your iPad and start playing audio. If you take them out of your ears, the audio will pause automatically. When you put them back in your ears, the audio will resume automatically.
Note that in order for automatic AirPods connection to work, your AirPods must be within range of your iPad and both devices must have Bluetooth turned on.
Troubleshooting tips for connecting AirPods to iPad
If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods to your iPad, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can try:
Make sure your AirPods are in pairing mode (see subtitle 1 for instructions).
Make sure your iPad’s Bluetooth is turned on (see subtitle 2 for instructions).
Make sure your AirPods and iPad are within range of each other (typically within 30 feet).
Try resetting your AirPods by putting them in the case and holding down the button on the back of the case until the LED light on the front flashes amber.
Try forgetting your AirPods on your iPad and then reconnecting them (go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap the “i” icon next to your AirPods, and tap “Forget This Device”).
If none of the above steps work, try restarting both your AirPods and your iPad.
If you’re still having trouble connecting your AirPods to your iPad, contact Apple Support for further assistance.
Connecting AirPods to your iPad is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By putting your AirPods in pairing mode and connecting them to your iPad via Bluetooth, you can start listening to audio wirelessly. Additionally, setting up automatic AirPods connection can save you time and hassle in the long run. If you experience any issues, try troubleshooting steps like resetting your AirPods or forgetting and reconnecting them. With these tips, you’ll be able to connect your AirPods to your iPad quickly and easily.