How to connect your AirPods to a Chromebook in 6 simple steps

Konstantin Savusia/ShutterstockIt’s easy to connect AirPods to your Chromebook.

While AirPods are an Apple accessory, they can still pair wirelessly with other products.

AirPods are easy to sync with all of your Apple devices, from your iPhone to your Mac computer. However, you can just as easily connect them to your Google Chromebook by pairing them with Bluetooth, as you would any other wireless headphones or speakers.

To do so, first make sure your Bluetooth settings are switched on and ready for pairing. These details are found in the bottom right hand corner of your Chromebook desktop.

Here’s how to do it.

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1. Click the network icon in the bottom right hand corner of your Chromebook. This is found next to your battery percentage and digital clock. Clicking on this section will display options for Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth devices, notifications, and more.

2. First check to make sure Bluetooth is marked “On.” To switch from “Off” to “On,” click on the small arrow under the Bluetooth name and icon. If Bluetooth is disabled, switch the toggle at the top of the next pop-up to change it from black to blue.

Marissa Perino/Business InsiderClick in the bottom right hand corner and turn Bluetooth on.

3. Once Bluetooth is turned on, your Chromebook will automatically begin searching for nearby wireless devices.

Image2 airpodsMarissa Perino/Business InsiderBluetooth will scan for nearby devices.

4. If your AirPods do not automatically appear, click the small button on the back of your AirPods case. They should soon appear on the Chromebook Bluetooth list.

5. Click on your AirPods, which should be labelled next to a headphone icon. Once the pop-up reads “Paired devices,” your AirPods will be paired, and adjusting the volume on your Chromebook will adjust the headphones.

Marissa Perino/Business InsiderClick on your AirPods.

6. A small pop-up may appear that confirms the pairing. It will also note that you can remove the pairing in Settings.

Marissa Perino/Business InsiderYour AirPods are now paired.
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