The new AirPods were released in March and you fell for it? Not sure how to make full use of these wireless headphones? You can connect them very quickly to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.
The connection of AirPods 2 is similar to that of AirPods 1. To take full advantage of all these features you will need at least:
- an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 12.2;
- an Apple Watch running watchOS 5.2;
- an Apple TV with tvOS 12.2;
- a Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14.4.
Of course, if your Apple devices don't have these latest updates, connecting with your AirPods 2 can be just as easy. If you have a device Android, also know that pairing is possible.
For the proper functioning of the next manipulations, check some conditions:
- there is a minimum charge on your cutters and its case;
- the 2 headphones are in their case closed;
- Bluetooth is activated on the iPhone, iPad or Mac.
step 1: how to connect your AirPods 2
After the first connection, your headphones will be automatically connected to all your devices with the same iCloud account.
Method 1: connect your AirPods 2 to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
During a first connection, if your AirPods are new, or if they have been reset, a small step is necessary:
1.1.1. Access the lock screen or an application page from your iPhone;
1.1.2. Open the AirPods case;
1.1.3. (optional) If nothing is displayed on your iPhone, check that the headphones are close, if necessary unlock your phone;
1.1.4. Press on Unlock to connect if your iPhone is unlocked otherwise, touch Sign in.
Your AirPods are now connected to all your devices with the same iCloud account. Thanks to this twinning, you can locate your AirPods with Find my iPhone.
If your headphones have already been paired with a device under another iCloud account, the procedure is the same except that the iPhone will ask you to press the button on the box for a few seconds. You can release the button as soon as the connection is in progress.
If you used your AirPods 2 on another device, to connect them to your iPhone or iPad, handling is just as fast:
1.1.5. Go to Settings > Bluetooth ;
1.1.6. Select your device and wait for the indication to change from No Yes.
Your AirPods are ready to use.
Method 2: Connect your AirPods 2 to your Apple Watch
You can start by pairing your headphones with your iPhone as in method 1 (from step 1.1.1. 1.1.4.). Then you will just need:
1.2.1. Open your control center by sliding from the bottom up on the dial;
1.2.2. Press the AirPlay logo;
1.2.3. To select your cutters.
You can also press this logo in the application Music.
Method 3: connect your AirPods 2 to your Mac
For a first connection to an Apple device with this Apple ID, you will have to go through Bluetooth;
1.3.1. Open System Preferences > Bluetooth ;
Good to know : for faster access, you can check, at the bottom, Display Bluetooth in the menu bar.
1.3.2. Open the case;
1.3.3. Double click on the new AirPods;
1.3.4. A message appears, confirm your request by clicking on Connect.
The connection is made. If you use your AirPods 2 on other devices, to connect them again on the Mac, you can go either through the sound settings or through those of Bluetooth.
1.3.5. Come on System Preferences > His > Exit (or sound icon in the menu bar);
1.3.6. Select your cutters.
1.3.7. Open System Preferences > Bluetooth or directly the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar;
1.3.8. Select your cutters.
You can start using your AirPods with your Mac.
Method 4: connect your AirPods 2 to your Apple TV
You can connect the Apple TV to various Bluetooth headsets. Of course, AirPods are one of them.
1.4.1. Come on Settings > Remote controls and devices > Bluetooth ;
1.4.2. Select your cutters;
1.4.3. Choose Connect the device.
step 2: how to configure your AirPods 2
Even if your headphones are not a gaming mouse with a lot of configuration possibilities, you can still customize them a little.
Indeed, in addition to the name of the AirPods, when you double tap your headphones, a feature comes into action. It can be different between the left and right earphones. You can choose between:
2.0.1 Siri ;
2.0.2. Play / Pause ;
2.0.3. Next track ;
2.0.4. Previous track ;
2.0.5. Or simply Disable to prevent any action.
You can also define the location of the microphone:
2.0.6. Automatic change, which changes depending on which earpiece is your ear;
2.0.7. Always the left AirPod ;
2.0.8. Always the right AirPod.
Method 1: configure your AirPods 2 with your iPhone
LiPhone offers the most configuration. Indeed, it is only on the iPhone that you can define a name for your listeners.
2.1.1. Come on Settings > Bluetooth ;
2.1.2. Connect your headphones ((cf 1.1.5. and 1.1.6.) ;
2.1.3. On the line of your cutters, press the;
2.1.4. Press Last name to rename your AirPods;
2.1.5. Press Left then Right to define the action performed during the double tap;
2.1.6. Activate or deactivate automatic ear detection;
2.1.7. Microphone to define which cost the microphone will be on.
Method 2: configure your AirPods 2 with your Mac
As explained above, you can also configure your AirPods 2 on the Mac. You will not be able to rename them.
2.2.1. Connect your headphones ((cf 1.3.5. 1.3.8.) ;
2.2.2. Open them Bluetooth preferences ;
2.2.3. On the row of your AirPods, click on Options ;
2.2.4. Define your preferences;
2.2.5. Validate your choices by clicking on Terminate.
step 3: how to use your AirPods 2
Now that your cutters are connected and configured, all you have to do is use them. Nothing could be simpler: put on your ear! They will automatically connect to the last device used.
Some features will depend on your customizations in step 2. Unlike AirPods 1, AirPods 2 detect the Siri Drive like your HomePod, iPhone or iPad.
So far, you've been shown classic methods for connecting AirPods. However, in each compatible application, you can choose the output via AirPlay and then select your AirPods.
During a call, you can also choose the source of the audio output without going through the settings. It is the same technique as to put the loudspeaker. You press the button audio then select your AirPods. This has the effect of changing the audio logo.
You can imagine that these wired headphones will need to recharge at one time or another. To do this, simply install them in the case and close it. To recharge the case, connect it with a Lightning cable. If you have opted for the wireless charging box, you can put it on a Qi charging station. Do not forget to watch the battery level of your AirPods and the case so as not to find yourself without costers.