AirPods 3 is Apple’s newest version of its popular TWS headphones series. Just like previous models of the AirPods, it has drawn a lot of attention. AirPods Pro is still the most premium model of the AirPods. AirPods 3 sits between the AirPods Pro and the AirPods 2. So, you might wonder what’s new in the AirPods 3? Can it connect to multiple devices at the same time?
We will answer this question and many more in this comprehensive article. Sit back and enjoy.
Can I connect my AirPods to 2 different devices?
Well, you can do that. But bear with me and read this carefully. You can connect each AirPod with a different Apple device with the same Apple ID. But you cannot seamlessly connect two earbuds to multiple devices simultaneously and switch seamlessly.
If you have an iPhone and a MacBook and want to connect your AirPods 3 to both devices, there is a workaround for that. This method applies if you have previously paired both Apple devices with the AirPods.
Here’s how you can connect AirPods to 2 different devices if that’s done.
- Make sure the Mac’s Bluetooth is turned off. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone and take one of the earbuds out of the charging case.
- If you have paired the iPhone before, it will automatically be paired with the AirPods 3.
- Now turn on the Bluetooth on your Mac and instantly take the other earbud out of the case. The other earbud will be connected to the Mac, and you can get different audio output from each device.
Pro tip: Take the Macbook out of the iPhone’s radius to connect without disruptions.
If you want to learn whether or not AirPods 3 can be connected to non-Apple devices, keep reading.
Can Air Pods 3 Be Connected to Android?
AirPods 3 can technically work with Android phones, but the experience will not be as good as an Apple device. Most of the AirPods 3 features will be non-existent in Android smartphones. Instead, they will work as basic Bluetooth headphones.
You can complete the basic functions such as listening to music, receiving and making calls, and making default playback controls. We do not recommend AirPods for Android devices. But if we want to do it, here are the steps.
Steps to Connect AirPods 3 to Android Devices
- The process is similar to the iOS process. Turn on the Bluetooth on your Android device.
- Put the AirPods inside the case and open the lid.
- Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the light flashes white.
- The AirPods should appear on the list of available devices on your Android device. Now hit the Pair button.
Can AirPods 3 be connected to PS4?
You may find it surprising that the PS4 doesn’t support Bluetooth audio. So, you cannot connect an AirPods 3 with a PS4 out of the box. But you can do it with the help of third-party accessories. Even with accessories, you cannot chat with other players using the AirPods.
How to Connect AirPods 3 to PS4?
You need a Bluetooth adapter with audio support to connect the AirPods 3. You have to plug it via the USB or the headphone jack.
- Now, you have to put the Bluetooth device into pairing mode. The method can be different on each device. You need to follow the instruction manual to find out.
- Ensure the AirPods are charged and take the case close to the PS4 while keeping the earbuds inside.
- Press and hold the syncing button on the back of the AirPods case until it stops blinking.
- The AirPods are now connected to the PS4.
Can AirPods 3 be connected to PS5?
Even the PS5 doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth functionality for audio. Without a Bluetooth adapter, you cannot connect the AirPods 3 to a PS5. The process is similar to the PS4 method.
Can AirPods 3 be connected to Windows?
AirPods are primarily designed for Apple devices. But they can work on Windows PCs. The process is similar to other methods as well. Follow these steps to pair your AirPods 3 to a Windows PC.
How to Connect AirPods 3 to Windows?
Charge the AirPods fully and keep them inside the case.
- Access the Settings from the Start menu on your Windows PC. Turn on Bluetooth from there.
- Click on ‘Devices’ and go to the ‘Bluetooth & Other Devices’ section.
- Now, click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
- Bring the case close to the PC and lift the lid of the case.
- Press the setup button on the case until it starts flashing white light.
- Now, the AirPods name will appear on your screen. Click on it and Connect.
Can AirPods 3 be Connected to Samsung?
Yes. The process for connecting AirPods 3 to Samsung devices is the same as other Android devices. Follow the methods we discussed earlier to connect AirPods with Android devices.
Can AirPods 3 be connected to Chromebooks?
You can easily connect AirPods 3 to your Chromebooks easily. Just like other non-Apple devices, you will not unlock all of the AirPods features such as connecting Siri, audio sharing, etc. But if you want to use it like usual Bluetooth headphones, you can do that by following these steps.
How to connect AirPods 3 to Chromebooks?
- You will find a network icon on the bottom right corner of your home screen. The icon is on the left of the battery percentage icon. Click on it, and a popup will appear.
- Click on the small arrow button below the Bluetooth icon. Enable the Bluetooth settings from the next popup window.
- After Bluetooth is turned on, the Chromebook will begin searching for available devices.
- First, you need to set up the AirPods by pressing and holding the button on the case like before.
- The AirPods should appear on your screen now.
- Click on the AirPods to finish pairing with your Chromebook.
The AirPods volume automatically adjusts to the volume of the Chromebook. You can raise or reduce the volume on the Chromebook, and the AirPods will adjust to it.
How do I pair my AirPods 3?
The process of connecting AirPods 3 is the same as the previous models. If you need a step-by-step tutorial, you can read our article on how to pair AirPods.
How many devices can AirPods 3 connect to?
AirPods 3 can connect to a single device at a time. You can connect to multiple devices, but the broadcast will come from a single device. However, if you own two Apple devices, you can pair each earbud with a different device.
How do I activate Siri on AirPods 3?
The AirPods need to be connected to the device. Put the earbuds in your ear. In order to activate Siri, press the Force Sensor and hold it until the Siri Animation appears.
Apple AirPods are basically designed for Apple devices. But they can be used with other devices. You will miss out on many key features, though. If you want to get the best out of the AirPods, pair them with Apple devices. You can even pair AirPods with two Apple devices at the same time.
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