How to Fix AirPods Connection Rejection on Macbook

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Have you ever been frustrated when trying to connect your AirPods to your Macbook only for the connection to be rejected? If so, you're not alone. Many users have experienced this issue and it can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to get your AirPods connected again.

First, make sure that your AirPods are charged and that the Bluetooth on the device you're connecting them to is turned on. If those two things are in order, you may need to reset your AirPods. To do this, hold down Option + Shift while clicking the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar (on macOS Big Sur or earlier). Next, click “Reset the Bluetooth module” and confirm on the popup window. Your Bluetooth devices will disconnect temporarily as the module resets and should automatically reconnect when finished.

If resetting your AirPods doesn't work, try disconnecting all of your USB and Bluetooth devices before reconnecting them one at a time. To do this, go to System Preferences > Bluetooth and click the X beside each device listed tere to disconnect it. Then restart your Mac and try connecting again.

If none of these steps work for you, contact Apple Support for help troubleshooting further. It's possible that there could be an issue with your AirPods or Macbook that needs attention from a specialist before they'll work properly together again.

Hopefully following thee steps will get your AirPods connected again soon!

Troubleshooting AirPods Connection Issues

If you're having issues with your AirPods getting rejected, it could be caused by several factors. First, make sure your AirPods are fully charged and that the device you're trying to connect to has Bluetooth enabled and is updated. It's also pssible that the connection between your AirPods and device is weak or blocked by something like a wall or other obstruction. Finally, if none of these things work, try resetting the AirPods to get them connected again.

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Troubleshooting Rejected Bluetooth Connections on Mac

There could be several reasons why your Bluetooth connection is being rejected on Mac. It could be due to a problem with the Bluetooth device you are trying to connect, or it might be an issue with the Mac's Bluetooth settings. It might also be that your Mac is having trouble connecting to the device because of interference from other nearby Bluetooth devices. Additionally, if you have recently updated your Mac's , this could caue compatibility issues with the Bluetooth device. To troubleshoot further, try turning off and on your Mac's Bluetooth, disconnecting and reconnecting all USB and Bluetooth devices, and making sure you have updated your Mac's software.

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Earbuds Connection Issues on Mac

There could be several reasons why your Bluetooth earbuds won't connect to your Mac. First, make sure that the earbuds are turned on and in range of your Mac. Then, check that the earbuds are connected with your Mac by going to Apple menu > System Settings, then clicking Bluetooth in the sidebar. If you're still having trouble connecting, try forgetting the device from the Bluetooth menu and then reconnecting it. You may also want to check for any software updates for your Mac or your Bluetooth device.

Resetting AirPods

To reset your AirPods, you'll need to put them back in the charging case and make sure the lid is closed. Then press and hold the setup button located on the back of the case for abut 15 seconds until you see a white flashing light. This will reset your AirPods to their factory settings. Once they've been reset, you can go to Settings > Bluetooth on your device and reconnect them as if they were new.

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Connection Rejection

To fix a Bluetooth connection rejected, you will need to start by making sure that the device you are trying to connect is discoverable and ready to pair. To do this, open your phone's Settings app, tap Connected devices, and then tap Bluetooth (if available). Then tap Previously connected devices and refresh the accessory list. If your device stil does not show up, try restarting both your phone and the device you are trying to connect. You may also need to check that the Bluetooth version of the two devices match. If necessary, try resetting your network settings or updating your device's software.

Clearing Bluetooth Cache on a Mac

Clearing the Bluetooth cache on a Mac is a simple process that can help to resolve any Bluetooth connectivity issues. To begin, open the Finder and select Go > Go To Folder. From there, paste /Library/Preferences/ into the field and press Return. This should highlight the file in a Finder window, whih you can then drag to the Trash. Finally, restart your Mac to clear the Bluetooth cache and apply any necessary changes.


In conclusion, AirPods are an excellent wireless headphone option for those looking to enjoy their or take calls without the hassle of cords. They offer great sound quality and a comfortable fit, and they're easy to pair with most Bluetooth-enabled devices. If you run into any trouble connecting or usig your AirPods, you can always reset them by following the steps outlined in this article. With a bit of patience, you should be back up and running in no time.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.