How to connect AirPods to a MacBook
Apple arguably intended the AirPods to pair with the latest iPhone, which is currently the iPhone 12. Still, if you want to watch TV, movies or music videos on a larger screen, you can always connect to a MacBook instead.
Here's our easy guide on how to connect AirPods to a MacBook, including the latest MacBook Pro with M1.
If you didn't pair your AirPods to your iPhone first, there are a few steps you'll have to follow to connect them to your MacBook.
1. Open the AirPods case, or remove the AirPods Max from their Smart Case.
2. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the case, or if you have the AirPods Max, hold the noise control button until the status LED flashes.
3. Go to the Apple Menu and click System Preferences.
4. Click Bluetooth.
5. Select AirPods from the list and hit Pair.
And now your AirPods are connected to your MacBook.