Apple AirPods are Bluetooth wireless earbuds that work with your iPhone and iPad. However, because AirPods are Bluetooth audio devices, you can use them with practically any other device and pair them with an Apple TV.
AirPods are not the first wireless audio device, but they were unveiled in the same period when Apple removed the headphone port from its phones indefinitely. You can use AirPods to listen to music, podcasts, and Apple’s voice assistant, Siri.
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How Do AirPods Work?
Begin by pairing your AirPods with your iPhone, iPad, or other compatible devices.
The AirPods’ pairing process takes three seconds — literally. Open the charging case, wait for your phone to prompt you, then tap Connect. That’s all there is to it. As long as you’re using the same iCloud account, you won’t have to repeat these actions on your other Apple devices.
You can pair AirPods with Non-Apple devices too. Notice the small button on the charging case’s back? To link AirPods with an Android phone or anything else that doesn’t function with Apple’s proprietary processors, you’ll need to use that button to connect your device.
The AirPods will fit into your left and right ears. If you’re having trouble telling the difference, each earbud has an “L” and “R” inscription on the stem. Place them in your ears and begin your listening experience.
The AirPods do not have a power button. They recognize when they’re in your ear and are ready to work as soon as you put them in because AirPods are equipped with accelerometers and optical sensors. When you remove them, they’ll also immediately pause audio.
What Are the Differences Between AirPods and Earbuds?
AirPods aren’t like other earbuds, and they are entirely wireless gadgets with no cables and no connection to one another. Instead, both earpieces have Bluetooth radios that connect to your phone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Not only will you avoid cables, but if you have an iPhone 7 or later, you can use AirPods while charging your phone via the Lightning port.
How Do You Charge Apple AirPods?
Place your AirPods in their case to charge them. If you have a wireless AirPods case, use a QI-certified charging mat to charge it. If you’re using a standard AirPods case, put the Lightning cable into the Lightning connector on the case, then into a USB charger or port on the other end.
How Can You Get AirPods to Work With an Apple TV?
Place your AirPods in their charging case with the lid open when you’re near an Apple TV to connect them to it. Then press and hold the pairing button on the charging case until the light flashes white. Then go to Settings > Remotes, and Devices > Bluetooth on your Apple TV and pick your AirPods.