Jan 14, 2020

Switch Devices with Airpods

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Once you have paired them via Bluetooth, your AirPods will automatically connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch depending on which one is playing audio. If you want your AirPods to connect with something else, you will have to switch them manually. This wikiHow will teach you how to switch between connected devices with your AirPods.
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Once paired, your AirPods will automatically connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch depending on which is playing audio. If you want your AirPods to connect to a different device, such as a different tablet or your Mac, you'll need to switch them manually. This wikiHow will teach you how to switch between connected devices with your AirPods.
 
[[Category:Apple iOS]]
 
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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
 
===Switching to an iPhone or iPad===
 
===Switching to an iPhone or iPad===
# Launch the Control Center. If you're using an iPad, you can launch the Control Center by swiping down from the upper right corner of the screen; if you're using an iPhone 8 or earlier, you need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen; if you're using an iPhone 10 or later, swipe down from the upper right corner of your phone.  
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# Open the Control Center. If you're using an iPhone 10 or later (or a later-model iPad), swipe down from the top-right corner of the home screen. On the iPhone 8, SE, or earlier, swipe up from the bottom of the home screen.
# Tap the AirPlay icon next to your media. This can look like two airwaves curved together or a triangle surrounded by airwaves.  
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# Tap the AirPlay icon next to your media. This can look like two airwaves curved together or a triangle surrounded by airwaves. You'll then see a list of previously connected devices, such as speakers.  
#* You'll then see a list of previously connected devices, such as speakers.  
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# Tap your AirPods. The audio from that iPhone or iPad should now play in your AirPods. If not, make sure you have them [[Use AirPods#Pairing-with-an-iPhone-Running-iOS-10.2-or-More-Recent_sub|connected properly]].  
# Tap your AirPods. The audio from that iPhone or iPad should now play in your AirPods. If not, make sure you have them[[Use AirPods#Pairing-with-an-iPhone-Running-iOS-10.2-or-More-Recent_sub|connected properly]].  
 
 
#* If you previously paired your AirPods but don't see them in this list, make sure they are powered on, charged, and either out of the charging case or that the charging case lid is open.  
 
#* If you previously paired your AirPods but don't see them in this list, make sure they are powered on, charged, and either out of the charging case or that the charging case lid is open.  
 
===Switching to a Mac===
 
===Switching to a Mac===
 
# Click the volume or Bluetooth icon. You should see these in your Mac's menu bar along the top of your screen.  
 
# Click the volume or Bluetooth icon. You should see these in your Mac's menu bar along the top of your screen.  
#* If you don't see these icons, navigate to System Preferences and click '''Show in menu bar''' in both the sound and Bluetooth sections of System Preferences.  
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#* If you don't see these icons, navigate to the Apple menu > '''System Preferences''' and select '''Show in menu bar''' in both the sound and Bluetooth sections.
 
# Hover over your AirPods. You'll see your AirPods in the list as long as they have been [[Use AirPods#Pairing-with-Mac_sub|paired]], are powered on, charged, and not in a closed charging case.  
 
# Hover over your AirPods. You'll see your AirPods in the list as long as they have been [[Use AirPods#Pairing-with-Mac_sub|paired]], are powered on, charged, and not in a closed charging case.  
 
# Click . This is usually the first option in the menu. The audio playing from your Mac should play through your AirPods.<ref>https://ift.tt/2sXeARC>
 
# Click . This is usually the first option in the menu. The audio playing from your Mac should play through your AirPods.<ref>https://ift.tt/2sXeARC>
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# Select your AirPods. If you previously paired your AirPods to your Apple TV, you should see them in the list, as long as they are powered on, charged, and not in a closed charging case.  
 
# Select your AirPods. If you previously paired your AirPods to your Apple TV, you should see them in the list, as long as they are powered on, charged, and not in a closed charging case.  
 
===Switching to an Apple Watch===
 
===Switching to an Apple Watch===
# Open Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom of the display to bring up Control Center.  
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# Open Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom of the display to bring up Control Center. #* As mentioned in the introduction, your AirPods will automatically switch to your Apple Watch as soon as it starts playing audio.  
#* As mentioned in the introduction, your AirPods will automatically switch to your Apple Watch as soon as it starts playing audio.  
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# Tap the AirPlay icon. This is the icon of a triangle surrounded by airwaves. A list of previously connected devices will appear.  
# Tap the AirPlay icon. This is the icon of a triangle surrounded by airwaves.  
 
#* A list of previously connected devices will appear.  
 
 
# Tap your AirPods. The audio from your Apple Watch should play through your AirPods.<ref>https://ift.tt/3a7bY45>
 
# Tap your AirPods. The audio from your Apple Watch should play through your AirPods.<ref>https://ift.tt/3a7bY45>
   


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