How to connect multiple wireless headphones to iPhone at the same time

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Missing the music sharing to multiple headphones? Here’s how you can easily connect multiple wireless headphones to your iPhone.

With removal of headphone jack, it has not become quite tough to share audio with the people you love. Audio sharing on iPhone is still a key need for most people.

When we had the 3.5mm headphone jack, we can simply plug in a 3.5mm jack splitter adapter and connect two pairs of headphones and listen to music. Now that it’s not there on the iPhones (or most phones, for that matter), things have not really been easy for music lovers to share music.

In this article, let us see all the ways to listen to music on multiple wireless headphones at the same time on an iPhone.

Connect multiple wireless headphones with Audio Sharing

Starting with iOS 13.2, Apple has introduced a neat feature to share audio with your friends and family. With this feature, you can listen to music on two wireless headphones at the same time from the same iPhone.

Steps to connect multiple wireless headphones

Here’s how you can use this feature on your iPhone:

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  1. Connect your pair of headphones to your iPhone from the Bluetooth settings.
  2. Next, while listening to music, click on the Airplay button inside the app you are using to play music or in the control center or from the lock screen.
  3. Tap on Share Audio.
  4. Next, depending on the model of the second pair of wireless headphones, follow the steps below accordingly.
    – For AirPods or AirPods Pro, hold them close to your device with the AirPods inside the case and open the lid.
    – For AirPods Max, hold them close to your device.
    – For Beats wireless headphones, put them in pairing mode and hold them close to your device.
  5. You should be able to see the second pair of wireless headphones and when you do, simply tap Share Audio.

Control audio on connected headphones

Controlling audio on the connect wireless headphones is as intuitive as it gets.

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[1] You can use the seekbar on the app or on the control center or on the lock screen to seek a particular position of the music. You can also play, pause, stop or go to the previous/next track from here.

[2] You can adjust the volume slider in the middle to control the audio level of the music that will affect both the connected wireless headphones.

[3] You can individually control the volume on each pair of connected headphones from the volume slider of the appropriate headphones.

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You can also control the audio with the audio controls on both the headphones. If you adjust the volume on a particular headphone, only the volume on that headphone is affected and not the both.

Stop music sharing to two wireless headphones

To stop the audio sharing:

  • Tap the Airplay button on the app or lock screen or control center.
  • Tap the checkmark right next to the headphones.
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Connect multiple wireless headphones using a Bluetooth Splitter

This is another method to share audio from the same iPhone to two different wireless headphones at the same time.

Note: This method is applicable to all wireless headphones and not limited to Apple headphones.

We can make use of a Bluetooth Splitter for this purpose. A Bluetooth Splitter helps you connect two wireless headphones at a given time to any device and helps to simultaneously stream music to both the headphones.

Usually, these Bluetooth splitters are made for devices with headphone jack. Fortunately, we have these devices specifically made for iPhone too.

iPhone Bluetooth Splitter

The iPhone Bluetooth Splitter fits right into the lightning port of your iPhone.

You simply connect this device to your iPhone and connect or pair up to two wireless headphones to the Bluetooth Splitter.

That way, when you play some music on your iPhone, while connected to Bluetooth, you will be able to listen to the audio on both the headphones.

Tip: iPhone Bluetooth Splitter is available on Amazon, last I checked. Don’t forget to read the review before buying!

Steps connect two wireless headphones with Bluetooth Splitter

  1. Put your first wireless headphone in pairing mode.
  2. Plug in the Bluetooth Splitter to your iPhone.
  3. The device will auto-pair with the 1st pair of headphones.
  4. Now, power down the 1st pair.
  5. Put the 2nd set of wireless headphones in pairing mode.
  6. Press the button on the Bluetooth Splitter to pair the 2nd pair.
  7. Power up the first pair too.
  8. Now, music will be streamed to both pairs of wireless headphones.
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