Connect Airpods to Dell Laptop: Although it’s true that Apple devices, such as a Macbook or an iPhone, such as AirPods, perform best with them, they will function just fine with a Windows laptop. You won’t have any trouble connecting your AirPods to your Dell laptop if you’re familiar with how Bluetooth works.

How to Connect Airpods to Dell Laptop



The next time Bluetooth and Pairing mode are configured, connecting your AirPods to your Dell laptop will instantly connect the two gadgets. You may however manually link and unpair your AirPods from your Dell laptop.

How to Connect Airpods to Dell Laptop

The process for pairing your AirPods with your Dell laptop is the same as for pairing any other Bluetooth headset or earphone model.

All you have to do is turn on AirPods pairing mode in the Bluetooth settings on your Dell laptop. To make a connection, pair your Dell laptop with the AirPods. There ought to be a faint beeping sound.

The steps below will show you how to connect your AirPods to a Dell laptop in more detail:

Step 1: Charge your AirPods and Charging Case.

Fully charge your AirPods to get a stable Bluetooth connection. Failing to fully charge your AirPods will result in stuttering or no connection at all.

If the batteries aren’t full, place your AirPods in the charging case for up to 20 minutes until the batteries are full.

Note: It takes AirPods charging cases about an hour to fully charge. Fully-charged AirPods cases can charge up to 3 or 4 AirPods.

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth Settings in Action Center.

By hitting the keyboard shortcuts Windows + A, you can access the Action centre menu. Go to Settings by selecting the right mouse and clicking on Bluetooth.

By hitting Windows + I on your keyboard, you can also activate Bluetooth. By doing this, Windows Settings will open. Go to Bluetooth & other devices under Devices.

Turn Bluetooth on your Dell computer. The message “Now Discoverable as (your laptop name)” will appear.

Step 3: Enable Pairing Mode on your AirPods.

When your AirPods are fully charged, take them out of the charging case. Place the AirPods in your ears.

Find the button on the back of your AirPods charging case. Press the button until the light on your charging case starts flashing white. Your AirPods are now in Pairing Mode.


Step 4: Connect your AirPods with your Dell laptop.

Go back to your Dell laptop screen. Select Add Bluetooth & other devices on the Bluetooth & other devices menu page. This is located next to a (+) sign above the Bluetooth toggle.

All available Bluetooth devices within range should appear in the list,  including your AirPods.

Select the AirPods from the list of available Bluetooth devices then click Pair. You should hear a light ding or beeping sound when your AirPods connect with your Dell laptop.

Step 5: Adjust Audio Input Settings.

If your audio continues to play from your speakers after pairing with your AirPods, you need to adjust the audio input settings.

Navigate to your Windows taskbar to adjust the input settings: Click the speaker icon on your taskbar to launch the Sound Control Panel

In the dropdown menu, select Headphones instead of Speakers. Choose AirPods as the default audio device.

In summary, Select Bluetooth & other devices from the Action Center > Settings menu on your Dell laptop. Turn Bluetooth on your Dell computer.

Take your AirPods out of the charging case after they are fully charged. To activate Pairing mode, give the charging case button a long press.

Click Add Bluetooth & other devices on your Dell laptop. From the list of compatible devices, pick AirPods.Your Dell laptop and AirPods have now been connected.

If audio is still coming through the Dell speakers, change the audio input in the Sound Control Panel from Speakers to Headphones (AirPod stereo).

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