If you've already set up your AirPods with your iPhone and your Mac is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID, you should be ready to go. Place your AirPods in your ears and check either the Bluetooth or volume drop-down menu in the menu bar of your Mac. Then select AirPods from the list.
If you would like to join AirPods step by step, watch the video below: To connect AirPods to your Mac.
So you cite Guns N Roses, "it's that easy."
However, if your AirPods are not listed, you need to do some things.
. 1 Charge your AirPods. Make sure these little guys have the strength they need.
. 2 Open the Bluetooth settings on your Mac. You can either go to the Bluetooth drop-down menu in your menu bar and select Bluetooth Settings … or go to Apple menu select System Preferences and click [ Bluetooth .
. 3 Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, as you never know something is going to happen.
. 4 Place both AirPods in their cargo pocket and open the lid.
. 5 Press and hold the setup button on the back of the housing until the status indicator flashes white.
. 6 Return to the Bluetooth settings window on your Mac and select AirPods from the device list.
. 7 Finally click on Connect .
If the sound from your Mac speakers continues to play, check either the Bluetooth or volume drop-down menu in the menu bar and make sure your AirPods are selected as the output of your Mac without the headphones attached switch. And this is how the world should work.
If you still want more nuance and control when using your AirPods on your Mac, there are some third-party apps that can help you. Read.
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