Can I pair two different AirPods?

Answered by Tom Adger

You can pair two different sets of AirPods together using Apple’s audio sharing feature. This feature allows you to connect two pairs of AirPods or AirPods Pro to one device, such as your iPhone or iPad, and share the audio playback between both sets of earbuds.

To use this feature, both pairs of AirPods need to be compatible with the audio sharing feature. This means they should be either AirPods (2nd generation) or later, or AirPods Pro.

Here’s how you can pair two different AirPods:

1. Make sure both sets of AirPods are charged and in close proximity to your device (iPhone, iPad, etc.).

2. Open the lid of the first pair of AirPods and bring them close to your device. The AirPods should automatically connect to your device if they have been previously paired.

3. Play any audio or video on your device to ensure the AirPods are connected and working properly.

4. Now, open the lid of the second pair of AirPods (the ones you want to pair with the first pair).

5. Bring the second pair of AirPods close to your device. A popup should appear on your screen, displaying both pairs of AirPods.

6. Tap on the popup to connect the second pair of AirPods to your device. The audio playback will now be shared between both pairs of AirPods.

It’s worth noting that both sets of AirPods should be running on the latest firmware to ensure compatibility with the audio sharing feature. You can check for firmware updates by connecting the AirPods to your device and going to Settings > General > About > AirPods.

Audio sharing is a great feature for sharing your music, podcasts, videos, or any other audio content with a friend or family member. It allows you to listen together without the need for any additional audio splitters or cables.

Whether you’re on a road trip, working out together, or simply relaxing at home, audio sharing can enhance your audio experience and make it more enjoyable for everyone involved.

In my personal experience, I have used the audio sharing feature during long flights with my partner. We both connected our AirPods to my iPad and were able to watch movies together with synchronized audio. It made the journey more entertaining and allowed us to share the experience.

Apple’s audio sharing feature is a convenient and seamless way to pair two different sets of AirPods or AirPods Pro to one device and enjoy shared audio playback.