How to Connect AirPods to a Lenovo Laptop

Connect your earbuds to your laptop easily

What to Know

  • Click Bluetooth > Add a Bluetooth device, then add the AirPods when they appear.
  • If AirPods aren't listed, hold down the pairing button on the charging case.
  • AirPods work with all laptops, including Lenovo laptops, with a Bluetooth connection. 

This article explains how to connect AirPods to a Lenovo laptop and disconnect them. These instructions apply to any Lenovo laptop and all AirPod models. 

How Do I Connect My AirPods to My Lenovo Laptop?

Apple AirPods are generally seen as earbuds that only pair with Apple devices, but they also work with Lenovo laptops and other devices via Bluetooth settings. Here's how to sync your AirPods with your Lenovo laptop.

You need to keep the AirPods and their charging case relatively near to your Lenovo laptop during the process.

  1. On your Lenovo laptop, click the Bluetooth icon in the system tray.

    You may need to click the arrow next to the system tray to reveal the icon.

    A Lenovo laptop desktop screen with the Bluetooth icon highlighted
  2. Click Add a Bluetooth device.

    Lenovo desktop screen with Bluetooth menu open and Add a Bluetooth device highlighted
  3. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.

    Bluetooth settings on Windows 10 with Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted
  4. Wait for the laptop to detect the AirPods. 

    If the AirPods don't display on the list, hold the Setup/Pair button on the back of your AirPods until the light on them turns white.

  5. Click AirPods.

    Bluetooth settings on Windows 10 with AirPods highlighted
  6. The device is now paired with your Lenovo laptop. 

How to Disconnect Apple AirPods From a Lenovo Laptop

To disconnect your AirPods from your Lenovo laptop, either turn off the Lenovo Bluetooth connection or press and hold the Pair button on the back of the AirPods case.

Do AirPods Work With Lenovo?

Yes, AirPods work with all laptops and devices with a Bluetooth connection, including Lenovo laptops. AirPods are quicker to pair with Apple-based devices such as iPads or MacBooks, but for anything else, it's possible to pair them in the same way as you would add any other Bluetooth device to your system. 

Why Won’t My Lenovo Laptop Recognize My Airpods? 

If your Lenovo laptop doesn't recognize your AirPods, there are some different reasons to blame. Here's a look at some of the most effective fixes.

  • Turn it off and back on again. Try switching your Lenovo laptop off and back on again. Doing this often fixes the simplest of problems, including pairing issues.
  • Check your AirPods are in pairing mode. Check your AirPods are in pairing mode and you are holding down the setup/pairing button correctly. Try opening the lid of the charging case to encourage it.
  • Unpair and repair the AirPods. If your AirPods worked previously and are still on the list of Bluetooth devices on your Lenovo laptop, try unpairing them and pairing them again. 
  • Keep other devices away. Sometimes, having your previously paired devices nearby can interrupt the connection, particularly with Apple devices. Keep them physically apart to ensure it works. 
  • Update your AirPods. If your AirPods don't pair with your Lenovo laptop, try updating them via your iPhone or iPad. A firmware update often fixes issues. 
  • How do I connect AirPods to a Mac?

    On your Mac, select the Apple icon > System Preferences > Bluetooth > Turn Bluetooth On. Then open the AirPods case and press the button on the back to put the AirPods in pairing mode. Select the earbuds when they appear in the Bluetooth preferences window to connect the AirPods to your Mac.

  • How do I connect AirPods to Android?

    To connect AirPods to Android devices, ensure Bluetooth is on from Settings > Bluetooth. Press the pairing button on the AirPods case. Once the indicator light turns white on the AirPods case, look for and tap your AirPods from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your Android phone or tablet.

  • How do I connect AirPods to a PS4?

    You need a Bluetooth adapter to connect a PS4 to AirPods. Connect your Bluetooth adapter to the PS4 > put the adapter in pairing mode based on the manufacturer's instructions > and press and hold the pairing button on the AirPods case until the Bluetooth adapter stops blinking. Confirm successful pairing on your PS4 from Settings > Devices > Audio Devices > Output Device > Headphones Connected to Controller and Output to Headphones > All Audio.

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