How to Connect Airpods to Mac Desktop

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you an Apple enthusiast who loves using Airpods? Do you want to connect your Airpods to your Mac desktop for an enhanced audio experience?

Look no further, as we guide you through the simple steps to connect Airpods to your Mac desktop. Whether you are a tech-savvy individual or a beginner, this tutorial will help you effortlessly connect your Airpods and enjoy seamless audio playback on your Mac.

Step 1: Ensure Compatibility

Before getting started, it is important to check if your Mac desktop is compatible with Airpods. The minimum requirements for compatibility are:

  • MacOS Sierra or later versions installed on your Mac
  • Airpods firmware update installed (if available)

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth on Your Mac

To establish a connection between your Airpods and the Mac desktop, you need to ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on your computer. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences”.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on the “Bluetooth” icon.
  4. If Bluetooth is turned off, click on the “Turn Bluetooth On” button.

Step 3: Connect Airpods to Your Mac Desktop

Now that Bluetooth is enabled, it’s time to connect your beloved Airpods to your Mac desktop. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Airpods case lid to activate the pairing mode.
  2. On your Mac desktop, click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar (top-right corner).
  3. Select your Airpods from the list of available devices. They will be listed as “Your Airpods Name“.
  4. Your Mac desktop will now connect to your Airpods, and a confirmation message will appear.
  5. Close the Airpods case lid.

Step 4: Customize Your Airpods Settings (Optional)

After successfully connecting your Airpods to your Mac desktop, you can customize various settings to enhance your audio experience. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the Apple menu icon and select “System Preferences”.
  2. In System Preferences, click on “Bluetooth”.
  3. Select your connected Airpods from the list of devices.
  4. You can now customize settings such as changing the double-tap functionality, adjusting microphone settings, and more.


Congratulations! You have successfully connected your Airpods to your Mac desktop.

Now you can enjoy high-quality audio wirelessly. Remember, whenever you want to use your Airpods with your Mac desktop, make sure Bluetooth is enabled and connect them through the Bluetooth menu. Happy listening!

We hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Stay tuned for more informative tutorials!

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