How to connect AirPods to a PC with Windows 11
While Apple’s AirPods are designed to work with other Apple products, you can also connect them to your Windows 11 PC. All you need to do is turn on Bluetooth on your PC and enable pairing mode on your AirPods.
Turn on Bluetooth on your Windows 11 PC
Before you can connect your AirPods to your Windows 11 PC, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on, which you can do in the Settings app.
First click the up arrow in the system tray and then click the Bluetooth icon in the menu that appears.
Then click on “Open Settings” at the bottom of the context menu.
You are now on the Bluetooth & Devices page of the Settings app. Move the slider next to the Bluetooth option to the “On” position.
Now that Bluetooth is turned on, you can start pairing your AirPods.
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Connect the AirPods to your Windows 11 PC
To connect your AirPods to your PC, go back to the Bluetooth and devices page in the Settings app (system tray > Bluetooth icon > Open Settings), then click “Add device” next to the option that allows you to add new devices to your PC can connect .
The Add a device window appears. Click on “Bluetooth” at the top of this window.
Windows starts to search for Bluetooth devices. You need to put your AirPods in pairing mode for Windows to find them. Place your AirPods in the case and open the lid, then press and hold the pairing button on the back of the case. When the light on the front of the housing starts flashing white, you can release the button.
After a few seconds, Windows will find your AirPods. Select your AirPods from the list of found devices.
Once selected, Windows will begin pairing the two devices. Once done, your AirPods will connect to your Windows 11 PC.
You can connect your AirPods to any device that supports Bluetooth, such as a Mac or Apple TV. We also have a special guide for connecting AirPods Pro. However, AirPods are more than just connecting them to devices. If you’re new to Apple’s take on earbuds, we’ll cover everything you need to know about AirPods.
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