How to Connect Different AirPods for Audio Sharing

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The Apple AirPods are a revolutionary wireless device that has taken the world by storm. They are incredibly convenient and easy to use, allowing you to listen to , podcasts, and more without any wires or cords. But did you know that different AirPods can work together?

That's right – AirPods from different generations can be paired together to provide a shared listening experience. This means that two people can listen to the same song at the same time with thir own set of AirPods. To do this, both users must turn on Bluetooth on their device and then open the “Airplay” menu from the control center on their iPhone or iPad. Then simply tap the name of the other person's device in order for them to connect.

Once connected, each user will be able to control their own audio volume and choose which song they want to listen to. This makes it great for sharing music with friends or family while out and about or even just at home. It also gies you more flexibility if you have multiple generations of AirPods such as the original ones, AirPods Pro, or even the new AirPods Max.

The best part is that unlike some other wireless audio devices like Bluetooth headsets, there is no need for complicated setup procedures or extra accessories like receivers or transmitters – it just works! So whether you're looking for a way to share your favorite tunes with someone else or just want a little more flexibility when it comes to your audio experience, connecting different AirPods together is definitely worth trying out.

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Can Two Different AirPods be Used Together?

Yes, two differet sets of AirPods can work together. This is possible through Apple's Audio Sharing feature which allows you to link two sets of AirPods or AirPods Pro to one device. This means that you can play audio from your phone or iPad to both sets of earbuds simultaneously. To use this feature, simply open the Control Center on your device and select “AirPlay”. Then select the second set of AirPods that you want to connect and make sure they are in pairing mode first. Once both pairs are connected, you can enjoy audio from the same device on both headsets at the same time.

Pairing Mismatched AirPods Pro

To pair mismatched AirPods Pro, start by going to your settings on your iPhone. Once there, tap on the AirPods Pro 2 and scroll for the option to ‘Forget This Device'. Then, place your AirPods back in the case and press and hold the button on the back side of the case. Hold it for around 15 seconds until you see the status light flash ‘amber' and then ‘white'. After this, open the lid of your AirPods case and re-pair them with your iPhone.


In conclusion, AirPods are a great choice for those looing for wireless earbuds that provide excellent sound quality and convenience. With their ability to seamlessly connect to Apple devices, their audio sharing feature, and long-lasting battery life, AirPods are a great option for anyone looking to take their music experience to the next level.

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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.