How to Connect AirPods with iPhone

Last Updated: May 16, 2019
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iPhone will automatically detect the AirPods and establish a Bluetooth connection with the iPhone. However, some times, things may go wrong. Your AirPods may hesitate to connect iPhone or you may not get the pop-up screen on iPhone to connect the AirPods. You may have to go through some manual steps to connect AirPods if you face any connection error.

Let’s see the solutions to connect the AirPods to iPhone. We are exploring the auto solution and manuals steps to connect AirPods if you face any connection issues.

Auto-Connect Apple AirPods with iPhone

It is time to connect AirPods! You can pair the Apple AirPods with any device, including the same device which you just removed it from. Follow the steps to pair the Apple AirPods with your iPhone. Before you start, make sure you turned on iPhone’s Bluetooth.

Auto Connect AirPods with iPhone

  1. Close the AirPods lid.
  2. Place the AirPods near your iPhone.
  3. Open the lid.
  4. Check your iPhone and tap “Connect.”

Your AirPods will connect to the iPhone now. However, if your AirPods refuses to connect or shows an error, go through the steps below.

Reconnect Apple AirPods with iPhone

Sometimes, your AirPods will hesitate to connect to the phone automatically. This may occur when you are connecting your AirPods to a second phone or after an AirPods Reset.

AirPods Connect Manually iPhone

If you get any message like this you may need to use your AirPods case button to connect the AirPods with iPhone. Follow the steps;

  1. Close the AirPods lid.
  2. Place the AirPods near your iPhone.
  3. Open the lid.
  4. Check your iPhone for Popup like above.
  5. Tap on Connect button.
  6. Now hold the AirPods button.
  7. Check your iPhone for Connect message.
  8. Tap on Connect.

Hold AirPods Button to Connect
Your AirPods will connect to the iPhone and will display the battery status of the AirPods.

Related: How to Check AirPods Battery Level with Siri?

Manually Connect AirPods with iPhone

How do you connect AirPods if you didn’t get any popup? You can still connect your AirPods with iPhone just like you connect a regular Bluetooth AirPods.

  1. Open iPhone Settings.
  2. Make sure you turned on Bluetooth.
  3. Check iPhone Screen under Other Devices.
  4. Bring AirPods close to iPhone
  5. Open the AirPods lid.
  6. Hold the AirPods button.
  7. Tap on AirPods when it displays under Other Devices.
  8. Your AirPods will change to Connected status.

iPhone Bluetooth Connect AirPods

AirPods Connection Error

When you try to connect your AiproDs to iPhone, you may not see the popup to connect the AirPods. You can use the manual connecting solution to connect the airports with the iPhone. If you have any AirPods connection issues, please check the following:

  1. Make Sure you turned on iPhone Bluetooth (iOS Settings > Bluetooth > Toggle ON)
  2. Check your AirPods turned On
  3. Make sure both AirPods and iPhone close to each other.
  4. Close the AirPods case lid and open again.
  5. Update iPhone to the latest OS.
  6. Turn OFF and ON iPhone’s Bluetooth.
  7. Perform an AirPods Hard-reset.

We hope this will resolve the issue if you are facing any connection error with AirPods. Typically, AirPods will connect automtically when you bring the device near to the iPhone and open the lid. Here are the solutions to connect your AirPods to iPhone, and most of the time you may have to just follow the first solution to successfully connect the AirPods.

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