If you are new to the world of personal audio gadgets, you may wonder how to turn on AirPods. Many of the best headphones, after all, are earbuds, and many earbuds are Apple AirPods. So what makes Apple AirPods some of the best wireless earbuds, and how do you successfully power them on and pair them? Keep reading to find out.
- AirPod power, volume control, and pairing controls are located on the charging case, so head to that case to power them on.
- If you do not have the case on you, you can power on the AirPods or AirPods Pro earbuds by heading to your Apple device’s Control Center and menu bar.
- If you are not using an Apple device, such as an Apple Watch, head to the general settings tab and look for Bluetooth settings to power on your AirPods Max or related accessory.
Difficulty in Using AirPods
Apple AirPods are considered to be some of the easier earbuds to use if you are wondering how to turn on earbuds. They are also simple to connect, especially when using an Apple device if you are wondering how to pair earbuds. Apple AirPod earbuds also ship with a dedicated storage case that doubles as a charger if you are learning how to store earbuds. In other words, these are not difficult-to-use earbuds.
Turn your Bluetooth off on your audio device when not using the AirPods to conserve the battery.
How to Activate Earbuds Like AirPods
There are a few simple ways to power on and pair AirPods with your device.
Use the Case
The storage/charging case that accompanies your AirPods doubles as a power button and Bluetooth pairing button. Look on the side to see a button to hold down. To power on the earbuds, press the button down for two seconds. To make the earbuds available for Bluetooth pairing, hold down this button for several more seconds. The phone or tablet should take care of the rest.
Use Your Settings Page
You may notice that AirPods do not have any physical buttons on the exterior, so what do you do if you leave your case at home? Don’t worry; you can power them on and pair them directly from your control center tab, though this is much easier to do on an Apple device than on an Android phone. Pull down from the top right for the control center and look for audio. You should see a list of devices, including your AirPods. Click on them to power them on and instantly pair them to your device.
For Android devices, this is done in the general settings tab.
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Charge Them Up
If your AirPods are not turning on no matter what you do, they may not be sufficiently charged. Put them in the charging case and let them charge overnight. The next day, remove them and attempt to power them on to see if that fixes the issue. If not, you may have a faulty charging case.