Pair AirPods (1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation)
You can pair AirPods (1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation) with your Apple devices to listen to music, movies, messages, and more. You can also use your AirPods to make and answer phone calls and FaceTime calls with compatible devices.
After you set up your AirPods with one Apple device (like your iPhone), your AirPods connect automatically to your other Apple devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.
AirPods (1st or 2nd generation)
AirPods (3rd generation)
Pair AirPods with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Before you begin, make sure your device has the latest version of iOS or iPadOS installed.
On your device, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then turn on Bluetooth.
Open the case with your AirPods inside, then hold it next to your device.
Follow the onscreen instructions, then tap Done.
Pair AirPods with Apple Watch
Before you begin, make sure your Apple Watch has the latest version of watchOS installed.
On Apple Watch, open the Settings app , then tap Bluetooth.
Tap AirPods on the Bluetooth screen to connect.
Pair AirPods with Mac
Before you begin, make sure your Mac has the latest version of macOS installed.
Open the case with your AirPods inside, then hold it next to your Mac.
Press and hold the setup button on the back of the AirPods case for about five seconds, or until the status light flashes white.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth.
In the list of devices, select your AirPods, then click Connect.
Pair AirPods with Apple TV
Before you begin, make sure your Apple TV has the latest version of tvOS installed.
On Apple TV, press on the Siri Remote, then select Settings.
Scroll down, then select Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth.
Open your AirPods case, then press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for about five seconds, or until the status light flashes white.
Below Other Devices, select your AirPods.
If you’re having trouble pairing your AirPods with your Apple device, see the Apple Support article If your AirPods won’t connect.