Connect your AirPods and AirPods Pro to your iPhone

Find out how to use your iPhone to set up your AirPods.

If you're setting up your AirPods for the first time, make sure you have an iPhone with the latest version of iOS. Then follow these steps:

iPhone setup and AirPods 

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. With your AirPods in the charging case, open the charging case and hold it next to your iPhone. A setup animation will appear on your iPhone.
  3. Tap Connect. 
  4. If you have AirPods Pro (1st or 2nd generation) or AirPods (3rd generation), read the next three screens.
  5. If you have AirPods Pro (1st or 2nd generation) or AirPods (2nd or 3rd generation) and you've 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 (1st or 2nd generation) or AirPods (2nd or 3rd generation), you'll be guided through the setup process.
  6. Tap Done.
  7. 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 experiencing issues with connecting or setting up your AirPods, find out what to do.

Find out how to set up your AirPods with a Mac or a non-Apple device, such as an Android phone, or how to switch your AirPods to another device.

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