As an owner of both an iPhone and a PC, I know how frustrating it can be when you want to switch between devices with your AirPods. I recently experienced this myself and decided to do some research and testing to figure out how to make AirPods switch between my iPhone and PC.
|Tips for Using AirPods
|AirPods must be manually switched when connecting to a PC.
|To connect AirPods to a PC, go to the Bluetooth panel and click to connect.
|To connect AirPods to an iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth > and click on your AirPods.
|AirPods can only receive audio from one device at a time.
|AirPods can be paired with as many devices as you like.
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How to make AirPods switch between iPhone and PC?
To make AirPods switch between iPhone and PC, you must do it manually. The automatic switching feature only works when you are only using Apple devices.
To connect your AirPods to your PC, you need to open the Bluetooth panel then click to connect to your AirPods.
To connect to your AirPods from iPhone, you just need to swipe up on your iPhone then you can connect to your AirPods in the Bluetooth section there. Alternatively, you can go Settings -> Bluetooth -> and then click on your AirPods.
Read more: Why do my AirPods show someone else’s name?
Do AirPods have automatic switching for PC?
The automatic switching feature only works when you are using Apple devices. Automatic switching does not work when you are using AirPods with PC. This is because AirPods determine what device you are using via the iCloud network.
Also, there are some other features that you don’t get with PC, it won’t be possible to see the battery percentage like you can on Mac and you can’t open the case to see the charge level in the case.
Can AirPods connect to laptop and iPhone at the same time?
AirPods can only receive audio from one device at a time. So, it is not possible to have the AirPods connected to both a laptop and iPhone at the same time.
However, you can have AirPods paired with as many devices you like. So, you can quickly connect your AirPods to your laptop or iPhone quickly by bringing up the Bluetooth settings on your device.
Pros of AirPods on iPhone and PC
- Can be paired with multiple devices
- Quick and easy to switch between devices
- Excellent sound quality
Cons of AirPods on iPhone and PC
- Automatic switching is not supported for PC
- Can only receive audio from one device at a time
- Battery percentage can’t be viewed on PC