Share audio with AirPods or Beats headphones
With the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, you and a friend can both listen with AirPods or Beats wireless headphones to audio from your iPhone or iPad.
Here's what you need
How to start sharing
Tap Share Audio.
If your friend has AirPods or AirPods Pro, hold them close to your device with the AirPods inside the case and open the lid. If your friend has AirPods Max, hold them close to your device. If your friend has Beats wireless headphones, put them in pairing mode and hold them close to your device.
When you see your friend's headphones appear on your screen, tap Share Audio.
How to control audio
You can change the volume and play, pause, and stop your audio with the controls that are on the Lock Screen or in Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. Drag the volume slider for either set of headphones, or drag the volume slider at the bottom to control the volume of both headphones.
You and your friend can also control the audio with the controls on your headphones. If you change the volume with headphone controls, only those headphones are affected.
How to stop sharing
Tap thenext to the headphones you want to stop sharing with. When you stop sharing audio, you also disconnect the second set of headphones.
Compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models
iPhone 8 and later
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) and later
iPad Pro 11-inch
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Air (3rd generation) and later
iPad mini (5th generation) and later
iPad (5th generation) and later
iPod touch (7th generation)
Compatible headphone models
AirPods Pro (1st generation) and later
AirPods (1st generation) and later
Beats Solo3 Wireless
Beats Studio3 Wireless
Beats Fit Pro
1 You can also share audio on Apple TV 4K with tvOS 14 and later.