Can AirPods connect to MacBook?

The answer is Yes. Read below to learn how to connect AirPods to your Mac.

Can AirPods connect to MacBook

Apple has a variety of products and a lot of sub-categories too. From the world’s first smartphone to desktop-replacing MacBooks, the Cupertino giant knows how to sway $3 trillion.

There’s nothing like it when it comes to using Apple’s devices in conjunction. The ecosystem – as it’s dubbed – can yield productive effects requiring little to no effort.

One such product is the AirPods. Known to rival Netflix’s production cost, AirPods truly made way for truly wireless earphones (TWS).

Many people who are new to the Apple ecosystem have a million questions regarding its primary usage. You would be surprised to know that there are Luddites who don’t know that AirPods can be easily connected to their MacBook. Here’s how-


Before we get to the steps to help you connect Airpods to your MacBook, there are specific software prerequisites to ensure the pairing is hindrance-free.

For those using the AirPods 2nd generation, ensure that your MacBook has macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later. AirPods 3rd generation requires macOS Monterey or later.

As for the AirPods Pro, your Macbook should be on macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. If you have splurged and got yourself the AirPods Max, it requires macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later.

How to pair your AirPods with your MacBook

Step 1: On your MacBook, select ‘System Preferences’ from the Apple menu.

Can AirPods connect to MacBook

Step 2: Click on ‘Bluetooth.’ Ensure that Bluetooth is on.

Can AirPods connect to MacBook

Step 3: Both the AirPods should be in the charging case with the lid open.

Can AirPods connect to MacBook

Step 4: Press and hold the setup button located on the back of the case until a white light flashes.

Can AirPods connect to MacBook

Step 5: Now, choose your AirPods in the Devices list, then tap ‘Connect.’


Can I connect my AirPods to my iPad?

Yes, you can connect your AirPods to any current Apple device, including Apple Watch.

Are AirPods and Windows a good match?

You can connect your AirPods to any device with Bluetooth 4 and above, including Windows laptops and smart televisions.

Which is the best AirPods in 2022?

If you want noise cancellation in a smaller form, go for AirPods Pro, but there’s a 2nd version coming this year. So, you can wait or get it.

If you want to go all-out, the AirPods Max is the best Apple headphones on the market right now. If you don’t wish for noise cancellation or a price-heavy option, the 3rd Gen AirPods are the best choice.


AirPods have become a trend, and even though the AirPods Pro was released in 2019, people are still buying them.

No matter which AirPods you buy, they will connect to your MacBook.

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