Use AirPods with your Mac
When your AirPods are nearby and ready to use with your Mac, you can use them to listen to music, use Siri, or handle phone calls.
If your AirPods are connected with your iPhone
If you already connected your AirPods with your iPhone, they’re ready to use with your Mac (your Mac must support Handoff and you must be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID).
Open the AirPods case.
Click the Volume control in the menu bar on your Mac, then choose AirPods.
Connect your AirPods with your Mac
If your AirPods are not connected with your iPhone, you can connect them directly with your Mac.
With your AirPods in their case, open the lid.
Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth.
Select AirPods in the Devices list, then click Connect.
If your AirPods support it, click Enable to be able to say “Hey Siri” to start using Siri with your AirPods.
If asked if you want to improve Siri and Dictation, do one of the following:
Share audio recordings: Click Share Audio Recordings to allow Apple to store audio of your Siri and dictation interactions from this Mac. Apple may review a sample of stored audio.
Don’t share audio recordings: Click Not Now.
If you change your mind later and want to share or stop sharing audio recordings, select or deselect the Improve Siri & Dictation checkbox in the Analytics & Improvements section of Privacy preferences. See Change Privacy preferences.
Note: You can remove the audio recordings from Apple servers whenever you like—see Delete Siri and dictation history.
To use Siri or handle phone calls, double-tap one of the AirPods (you only have to be wearing one). For more information, go to the AirPods Support website.
Tip: If your AirPods support it, say “Hey Siri.” If Siri doesn’t respond, open Siri preferences and make sure Listen for “Hey Siri” on AirPods is turned on. See Change Siri preferences.