How To Switch AirPods From iPhone To Mac

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Are you having a hard time switching your AirPods from your iPhone to your Mac? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many users have had difficulty transferring their AirPods from one device to another. Fortunately, it’s actually quite simple. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to switch AirPods from an iPhone to a Mac with just a few steps.

First things first, make sure that both AirPods are charging in their case. To turn on Bluetooth, open the System Preferences app on your Mac and click Bluetooth. If your AirPods are connected and selected as the audio device, then you’re all set – if not, continue reading for further instructions.

Next, press and hold either the setup button on the back of the case or the noise control button (on AirPods Max only) until the status light flashes white. This will put your AirPods in pairing mode and make them visible to other devices such as your Mac. Then open System Preferences on your Mac once again and click Bluetooth – your AirPods should now be visible in this list of devices.

Now go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad with the AirPods in place and connected. Tap More Info next to the listing for your AirPods and select Connect to This iPhone [or iPad]. This will disconnect them from the current device so they can be connected to another one such as a Mac.

Finally, tap When Last Connected to This iPhone [or iPad] and choose “Forget this Device” from the popup menu that appears. Now just close Settings on both devices and reconnect using Bluetooth on your Mac as instructed above – this should now pair up with no further problems!

That’s all there is to it! With these steps, you can switch AirPods between an iPhone and a Mac without any hassle at all! Just remember that for best results, make sure that both devices have firmware version 3A283 or later installed before attempting connection – if not, then update accordingly first before trying again.

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Troubleshooting AirPods Connection Issues with Macs

It is possible that the AirPods may not be properly connected to your Mac. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac and that the AirPods are selected as your audio device. Additionally, try putting both AirPods in the charging case and making sure that they are charged and connected. If this does not work, you may need to reset your AirPods or try connecting them to another device to determine if there is an issue with the AirPods themselves.

Resyncing AirPods to a Mac

To resync your AirPods to your Mac, you will need to put them back in their charging case and then press and hold either the setup button on the back of the case or the noise control button (on AirPods Max only) until the status light flashes white. Next, open System Preferences > Bluetooth on your Mac and click the small “i” icon next to your AirPods. Then select “Forget this Device” from the menu that appears. Now, open System Preferences > Bluetooth again and press and hold either the setup button on the back of the case or the noise control button (on AirPods Max only) until you see “Connecting” appear next to your AirPods in System Preferences. Once connected, you’re all set!

Troubleshooting AirPods Not Automatically Switching To Mac

If your AirPods are not automatically switching to your Mac, it may be because the firmware version on your AirPods is not up to date. To ensure that your AirPods are able to switch between Apple devices, check that they have firmware version 3A283 or later. If they do not, try resetting them and then updating them to the latest version. To reset your AirPods, press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case for at least 15 seconds until you see a flashing amber light. After resetting, you can update them by connecting them to any iOS device or a Mac running macOS Big Sur 11.0 or later and then following the instructions that appear onscreen.

Switching AirPods Pro Between Devices

To switch your AirPods Pro from one device to another, start by making sure your AirPods are in their charging case. On the device, you want to connect them to, open the Settings app and tap Bluetooth. Tap the AirPods Pro in the list of devices and select “Connect”. Once connected, press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case with your AirPods Pro inside until you see a white flashing light. This will reset your AirPods Pro and make them available for pairing again. Now, open the Bluetooth settings on your other device and select “Connect” next to your AirPods Pro again. You should now be able to use your AirPods Pro with both devices!

Connecting AirPods to Multiple Devices

To connect your AirPods to multiple devices, you need to open the Bluetooth settings on each device you want to pair them with. Once there, simply select the AirPods in the list of available devices and they will be paired. The second-generation AirPods allow for a faster connection between devices, taking less than two seconds to switch from music on one device to audio on another.

How Do AirPods Connect to Macbook?

Yes, AirPods will automatically connect to your MacBook if you’re using the same Apple account on all your devices and the auto-connect feature is enabled. The feature allows AirPods and AirPods Pro to detect when you switch between devices connected to the same Apple account and will automatically pair with them. To ensure that the auto-connect feature is enabled, check your device settings for Bluetooth and make sure it’s turned on.

Can AirPods Pro Connect to Multiple Devices?

Yes, AirPods Pro can connect to multiple devices. You can pair the AirPods Pro to multiple devices such as an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, and switch between them by using the device switching feature of your Apple device. This means that you can use the same AirPods Pro to switch between different devices and still enjoy a seamless audio experience.

Connecting AirPods to a Computer Automatically

To connect your AirPods to your computer automatically, you’ll need to enable Bluetooth and set up your AirPods with your computer. First, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on in your computer’s settings. Then, open the lid of the AirPods case and press and hold the button on the back until the light starts flashing. Finally, go to Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and click Add Bluetooth or other devices. Your AirPods should appear in the list of available devices. Select them and follow any additional instructions to complete pairing. Once connected, your AirPods will automatically connect whenever you open their case near your computer.


In conclusion, AirPods are a great choice for people looking for a reliable and convenient way to listen to music, take calls, and more. They offer excellent sound quality, long battery life, and a comfortable fit. Plus, they can be easily paired with most Apple devices via Bluetooth. With their easy setup and use, AirPods make it easy for anyone to get the most out of their listening experience.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.