Fix AirPods Not Connecting to Mac

What are AirPods? They are the new Apple Earpods that allows you to wirelessly connect to other devices for the purpose of listening music.

As standard with Apple’s ecosystem, The Apple AirPods is a device in iCloud and it’s linked to your Apple ID. We all know what this means don’t we? Well this means that you can sync your Apple AirPods with all your other iCloud devices. However there are sometimes issues that users experience with their apple airpods when it comes to connecting their apple airpods to other iCloud devices such as a Mac computer.

Reasons Apple AirPods won’t connect:

There are two reasons why your AirPods won’t connect to your mac. The first primary reason why we suspect that the AirPods won’t connect to your Mac is that there is possible an issue with the Bluetooth connection which allows devices to establish a connection wirelessly and share media or files.

If it is actually bluetooth that is causing the issue, the wireless connection between both devices will fail as neither of these devices will recognize each other.

The next reason that we think is causing your Apple AirPods to not connect to your Mac is a bug related issue. Bugs can cause glitches which causes the system to not function properly depending on the type of glitch and severity.

Simply put by definition, a bug is a failure in the operating system that causes an unexpected or undesired result. Some bugs are not so hard to resolve and it’s quite easy to repair on your Mac. We will offer some suggestions below on how to get this done.

Try Force Restarting your Mac:

Suggestion #1: you can attempt and resolve this issue by forcing a restart your Mac computer. When you force restart your Mac, it’s likely to end the process of the bug or source of the bug and also clear up the RAM. So try performing a restart to get rid of the bug or glitch that your MAC operating system is experiencing. Force restarting is should resolve any software related issues that are causing the AirPods not to connect to your Mac.

To force restart your Mac:

Shutdown the Mac

Unplug the plug from the socket

After the completion of these tasks, you again need to power on your Mac computer system. As soon as it is powered up and ready, you can again go ahead and attempt to connect your Apple mac back to the Apple AirPods utilization Bluetooth feature . If you attempted this suggestion without any avail then please continue reading on our other suggestions below.

Update your Mac:

The next best thing you can do is to go ahead and attempt is to update your Mac computer. If you’re running on an old OS system, you shouldn’t be surprised if you’re experiencing problems with Bluetooth connectivity. You’ll need to update your OS so you can avoid any connectivity problems.

It is widely known and factual that bugs are very frequent in old systems because the longer you utilize an operating the software, the more likely that there’s going to be a failure in the operating system. One of the primary reason for making updates is that updates are made mainly to get rid of a bug in an old or outdated system and if you take a closer look at the notes of most updates, you may see ‘bug fixes’ and some notes defining the problem.

To check if you have an update:

Press on the Apple logo at the top

Press on About This Mac

There should be a pop up telling you which OS has been installed

Select on Software Update

Once this is completed, you can attempt and connect your Mac to the AirPods and see if the issue has been resolved and a bluetooth connection established. If the issue was resolved with this suggestion then more than likely it was a minor bug related issue.

Try Manually Connecting the Apple AirPods:

You can give it a go and connect your Airpods manually with your MAC and see if it works.

To manually connect your Mac to your AirPods:

Enable Bluetooth on your Mac

Open your charging case

Open System Preferences

Press on Bluetooth

Under your devices, Select or double-click on your AirPods

After this has been completed, go ahead and check if the AirPods are connected to your Mac. Utilizing this method should allow a connection to be established. If this doesn’t work then continue reading below.

Try Forgetting the Apple AirPods:

On forgetting the Bluetooth device, this terminates the relationship between both  bluetooth devices. Hence your Mac computer is going to recognize this as a new device when you try to make the connection again.

There are also cases when there may be a bug that’s not allowing the connection, so forgetting the devices may resolve any bugs which is causing the issue.

To forget AirPods:

Go ahead and open System Preferences.

Press on Bluetooth.

In the Bluetooth menu, press on your AirPods under Devices.

Select the ‘X’ button when you scroll over your AirPods.

Press Forget Device when the alert appears.

Upon completion, try reconnecting your Apple AirPods and see if this solution works. If the issue is still not resolving, then continue reading below.

Reset your AirPods:

The last suggestion we will offer is to reset your Apple AirPods. Resetting your Apple AirPods is going to reset the device to factory mode which means that any bugs that weren’t allowing it to connect via bluetooth should be gone. This will give the Apple AirPods a fresh start and will resolve other common issues such as a quick depleting battery.

How To Reset The AirPods:

Press and hold the setup button on the back of your case.

Release the setup key when the status light flashes amber and then white.

This is the last suggestion we have and hopefully it works after attempting it. If it did work, it looks like there was a problem with the Apple AirPods. If it ends up not working, then you may need to repair your Apple AirPods.

Speak to Apple:

If none of these suggestions offered helps you, then you may need to contact Apple live support and inform them about your situation and the problem you’re experiencing. They will offer you more advice  which also should resolve this problem or offer you some assistance.

You can also try scheduling an appointment with a designated technician to get them repaired.

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