How to Connect Your AirPods to Your iPhone

Connecting AirPods to your iPhone is a straightforward process because they were designed to seamlessly connect with your device. It’s very rare to encounter any problem when connecting them to your iPhone. You can either connect them via the Home Screen or in Bluetooth settings.

Connect AirPods to your iPhone from the home screen

  1. Open the AirPods charging case while holding it close to your device when you’re on the Home Screen. An animation will pop up on your device.

    AirPods Animation on the Home Screen
    Open the AirPods charging case when you’re on the Home Screen.
  2. Tap Connect.

    Option to Connect AirPods to the iPhone
    Tap Connect.
  3. Another animation will appear that will ask you to press and hold the button on the back of the charging case.

    Pairing AirPods and iPhone With the Charging Case
    Press and hold the button on the charging case.
  4. If you want to set up Siri later, tap Not Now.

    Setting Up Siri on the AirPods
    Tap Not Now.
  5. The animation will display the battery percentages of the AirPods and the charging case. Tap Done and you are ready to use your AirPods.

    Batteries of the AirPods and the Charging Case
    Tap Done.

Connect AirPods to your iPhone in Settings

  1. Tap Settings.

    Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap Settings.
  2. Go to Bluetooth.

    Bluetooth Settings on the iPhone
    Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Look for your AirPods in the list of Bluetooth devices and tap on the name if it says “Not Connected”.

    AirPods in the Bluetooth Devices List on the iPhone
    Tap the AirPods in the list of Bluetooth devices.
  4. The text will change to “Connected” and you’ll hear a sound in your AirPods. Your AirPods are now connected to your iPhone and ready to be used!

    Connecting AirPods to the iPhone in the Bluetooth Settings
    The text will change to “Connected”.

To connect your AirPods to your iPhone after you’ve paired them, you’ll simply have to put them in your ears and they’ll connect automatically.

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