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How to connect two pairs of AirPods to one phone

If you want to share your music with someone and you both have AirPods, you can do that. Here’s how.

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Quick Answer: Connect the first pair of AirPods to your phone by tapping them in the list of available devices. Next, put the second pair into pairing mode by pressing and holding the button on the back of the case. Finally, select the second pair to your phone by tapping them in the list of available devices.

When it comes to connecting two pairs of AirPods to an iPhone, Apple doesn’t limit your ability.

If you have a second set of ears or want to share a song with someone else, pairing multiple AirPods to one device may be useful.

Can you connect two AirPods to one phone? Luckily, Apple’s iOS software has all the right features to make the magic happen.

The procedure isn’t complicated but does involve quite a few steps. Let’s run through the process of connecting two pairs of AirPods to one phone.

Connect two pairs of AirPods to one device

The short explanation of the process goes like this: connect your AirPods and then use AirPlay to send audio to both sets. In reality, it’s that simple, but sometimes we get lost along the way.

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If you’d prefer to know the step-by-step procedure of connecting two AirPods to one device, you’ve come to the right place.

Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth and ensure that Bluetooth is switched onhow to turn on bluetooth on iphone
Open your first AirPods case to pair them
Tap Connect when the AirPods appear on the screen
Check that the AirPods are showing as Connected in your Bluetooth device list
While playing audio, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open the Control Centerhow to connect two pairs of airpods
Tap the AirPlay iconconnecting two pairs of airpods
Open the case of your second pair of AirPods and tap Share Audio to connect the new setusing share audio on iphone

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From the Control Center, you can deselect a pair of earbuds when you want to disconnect them.

Also, you should keep each set within Bluetooth range of your device to avoid losing the connection.

Do you need to connect two pairs of AirPods?

Situations where you would need to pair two sets of AirPods aren’t common, but they do occasionally arise.

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If you connect to someone else’s earphones, you should remember to disconnect them when you’re done.

You wouldn’t want someone to discover your questionable taste in music accidentally.

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Matt is an Australian writer with a degree in creative and critical writing. Prior to commencing his studies, he worked in tech support and gained valuable insights into technology and its users. He is also an editor and author coach at Dean Publishing.

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