Apple finally released its AirPods and customer reviews are flooding in. One of the earliest misconception among people was that like other Apple products, the AirPods will also pair with just Apple devices and not with other non-Apple devices. However, this misconception was lifted when they actually came out and people tested it with other devices.
The W1 chip in the AirPods make them very easy to pair with Apple devices but it does not stop other systems from pairing with it too. You can connect your AirPods with Android device, Apple TV, PC, or even an older Mac system that does not have a Handoff support. To learn how to connect them, follow the steps given below.
One unique feature about the AirPods is its auto-pairing functionality with the help of iCloud’s support. This basically means that all the devices that use your iCloud account will automatically pair with them and you’ll be able to play music instantly.
Moreover, if you have an old iMac, MacBook or MacBook Pro that does not include Handoff support, you will need to pair your device manually. The drawback is that you won’t be able to instantly play music from any device but you will be able to use the AirPods as an audio output, plus Siri works too.
1) Before getting started, make sure your AirPods are inside the case and docked.
2) Open the charging case lid, making sure not to remove either of the AirPods just yet.
3) On the back, near the bottom of the AirPods charging case, there is a small circular button. Press and hold that until the LED between the AirPods at the top turns white and begins a slow rhythmic blink.
4) Go through the pairing process on your other Bluetooth device in the same way you would when pairing any other compatible device.
5) You’re done. Now enjoy your AirPods.