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    How to connect AirPods to any Windows 10 laptop

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    If you bought yourself one those expensive AirPods from Apple – whether it’s the original AirPods, AirPods 2 or AirPods Pro – you should know that the use of those expensive headphones are not just limited to iPhone or Apple devices. If you’re constantly using your laptop either for work or to entertain yourself, using your Apple AirPods will make your time on your computer way more comfortable, just like you are if you were to be using them on your phone.

    It does not matter the brand of the laptop (HP, Dell, etc), the procedure is basically the same as long as the machine is running Windows 10 and it sport a Bluetooth chipset.

    Connecting AirPods to Windows 10:

    1. Make sure your computer is up-to-date by using the built-in Windows Update feature. You should find it by typing “Check for updates” in the search box of the OS. By updating your PC, you will be sure to have the latest Bluetooth driver from your PC manufacturer.
    2. On your Windows 10 laptop, open the Bluetooth settings by typing “Bluetooth” in the search box.
    3. Toggle on the Bluetooth button and click the “Add Bluetooth & other device” button. Select Bluetooth in the pop-up window.
    4. Now with both AirPods in the charging case, open the lid of the case.
    5. Press and hold the setup button found on back of the charging case until the status light start flashing white.
    6. The name of your AirPods should come up at this window, just click and it should pair up. A message should appear stating, “Your device is ready to go!”

    Notes:

    • To avoid any problems when using your AirPods on your PC, you should make sure the AirPods are disconnected from your iPhone before.
    • The AirPods will mostly work for audio, the microphone does not work most the time in programs such as Skype or Facebook.
    • If your computer does not have an integrated Bluetooth chipset, you can easily use a Bluetooth dongle with no problem.

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