If you're setting up your AirPods for the first time, make sure that you have an iPhone with the latest version of iOS. Then follow these steps:
- Go to the Home Screen.
- With your AirPods in the charging case, open the charging case, and hold it next to your iPhone. A setup animation appears on your iPhone.
- Tap Connect.
- If you have AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation), read the next three screens.
- If you have AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), or AirPods (3rd generation) and you set up "Hey Siri" on your iPhone already, then "Hey Siri" is ready to use with your AirPods. If you haven't set up "Hey Siri" already and you have AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), or AirPods (3rd generation), you'll be guided through the setup.
- Tap Done.
- If you're signed in to iCloud, your AirPods are set up automatically with any of your supported devices that are signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
If you're having issues connecting or setting up your AirPods, learn what to do.
Learn how to set up your AirPods with a Mac or a non-Apple device, like an Android phone, or how to switch your AirPods to another device.