Can you connect AirPods to more than one device?

Answered by John Hunt

AirPods cannot connect to more than one device simultaneously. However, they do offer seamless device switching with other Apple devices. Let me explain in more detail.

When you first set up your AirPods, they are paired with a specific device, usually your iPhone. This pairing allows for a seamless and effortless connection between your AirPods and that device. Once paired, your AirPods will automatically connect to that device whenever they are in range and ready to use.

However, if you want to switch to a different device, such as your iPad or Mac, the process is straightforward. As long as you have your AirPods linked to your Apple ID, you can easily switch between devices without any hassle.

For example, let’s say you’re listening to music on your iPhone with your AirPods. If you want to switch to your iPad, simply open the control center on your iPad, tap on the audio output button, and select your AirPods from the list of available devices. Your AirPods will instantly switch from your iPhone to your iPad, and you can continue listening seamlessly.

The same process applies if you want to switch to your Mac or any other Apple device linked to your Apple ID. Just select your AirPods as the audio output device, and they will connect to that device automatically.

This seamless device switching is made possible by the integration and synchronization between Apple devices. It ensures that you can enjoy a consistent and uninterrupted experience across different devices without the need to manually pair and unpair your AirPods each time.

It’s important to note that this feature is specific to Apple devices and requires that your AirPods are linked to your Apple ID. If you want to use your AirPods with non-Apple devices, you will need to manually pair them each time you want to switch devices.

While AirPods cannot connect to more than one device simultaneously, they do offer seamless device switching within the Apple ecosystem. By linking your AirPods to your Apple ID, they will instantly switch to whatever device you are using, allowing for a convenient and hassle-free listening experience.