Why won’t my AirPods connect to my Mac?

Apple’s AirPods are one of the best TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earbuds out there in the market as they come with excellent Bluetooth connectivity and other cool features which make them handy for users.

Also, the AirPods are compatible with every apple device and can be connected easily and automatically to iPhones, Macs, or iPads.

However, people have started facing connectivity issues while pairing the AirPods with their Macs which might be due to multiple reasons, before getting into the solutions let us first know some of the reasons which might be responsible for causing connectivity issues.

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  • Bluetooth Connectivity issue over your Mac.
  • AirPods are Low on Battery.
  • AirPods are not in range of your Mac.
  • Problem with your AirPods.

Update your Mac

The very first thing you need to do is make sure your Mac is up to date. If you have not updated your macOS for a while, this might be the reason for causing connectivity issues between your AirPods and Mac.

If you want to check whether your Mac is updated or not, head to the Apple logo located on the top left corner of your screen and click on the About This Mac button, a new tab will then appear on your screen which would display your macOS version of your Mac.

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You can update your macOS on this tab by clicking on Upgrade Now or the Software Update button.

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Charge up your AirPods

This might sound silly, but you should make sure your AirPods are charged. Low battery of AirPods also leads to connectivity issues with any devices.

You can simply use the USB cord you use to charge your iPhone and connect it to the charger, or if you have the MagSafe Charger you can use the same to do so, it might take few hours to fully charge your AirPods.

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Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac

Some people have a habit of turning off and on Bluetooth on their Devices, especially over their Macs. In most devices, it comes in handy as your battery does not drain quickly if you do so. If you want to enable Bluetooth over your Mac follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Click on the Apple logo located at the top left corner of your screen and head to System Preferences.

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Step 2 – Open Bluettooh settings and Turn on Bluetooth under that tab.

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Step 3 – Your Mac will then indicate that Bluetooth is turned on.

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Alternatively, you can also turn on Bluetooth from Control Center from the menu bar, the Bluetooth icon will then turn blue if it’s turned on and it will turn gray if it’s turned off.

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Set your AirPods in Bluetooth Pairing Mode.

Make sure to put your AirPods into Bluetooth pairing mode if you are connecting your AirPods for the first time or in case you’ve logged into iClouds account, to do so follow the steps below.

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Step 1 – Keep your AirPods in its Charging Case.

Step 2 – Make sure that the lid of Charging Case of AirPods is Open.

Step 3 – Hold and press the setup button located on your Charging Case.

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Step 4 – Once the light flashes white, your AirPods are set into Bluetooth pairing Mode.

Restart Your Mac

Most of the time, simply restarting your Device solves problems with connectivity issue, as it clears caches and gets rid of temporary files and does frees your RAM. Follow the steps below to restart your Mac.

Step 1 – Click on the Apple logo located at the top left corner of your screen.

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Step 2 – Click on the Restart button on the overlayed tab.

Step 3 – Confirm your Mac to restart by ticking the check box.

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Reset your AirPods

Resetting your AirPods might solve the problem with connectivity issue and minor software bugs of your AirPods which can cause issues like quick battery drain. To do so follow the steps below.

Step 1 – All you have to do is Press and hold the button located on the Charging Case of your AirPods.

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Step 2 – Once a amber colored light flashes you can then release the button.

Step 3 – And you are done with Resetting your AirPods, now you can connect to your device just like when you did at the first time.

Clean your AirPods and Charging Case

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Your AirPods need to be cleaned periodically because if they get dirty, they are more likely to work poorly or to have a technical problem. Without proximity sensors, we would not be able to easily play/pause audio, play the next or previous track, activate Siri, or perform other tasks. Proximity sensors are built into AirPods and assist them in sensing touch and are utilised for touch navigation.

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The methods Apple suggests using to clean your AirPods include using a cotton swab, an alcohol cleaning wipe, or a cloth that is only slightly damp. Ensure that the inside of your AirPods has been cleaned and that they are as sparkling as new.

It is not actually guaranteed that your AirPods will be fixed once you have finished cleaning; they may or may not have been, but it does affect how well they operate, and making it a habit to clean your AirPods will extend their lifespan.

Head To your Nearest Apple’s Service Centre

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Despite doing everything that was possible with your own hands, the best option would be to simply go to Apple’s Service Centre. You can always seek their help and also ask them queries regarding their products.

They might charge you or if your Device or Product, also if your AirPods are in guarantee they surely would replace them if the issue is not fixable. Alternatively, you can also head to their Online Support website and get help with your problem regarding Apple Products.

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