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To connect AirPods to Lenovo laptop devices, all you need to do is follow the simple steps below in order. Each part of this guide has pictures to illustrate where you should find the relevant sections on a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10, though the process on Windows 11 is pretty much the same but with some minor variations.
Do AirPods connect to Lenovo laptops?
Whilst Apple products are designed to give the most functionality when they’re connected with each other, you don’t need to own a MacBook in order to pair your AirPods to a laptop. A standard Windows laptop, like the different ones made by Lenovo, will connect to your AirPods just fine, enabling you to listen to music, YouTube videos, Netflix, and whatever other audio output tickles your fancy. The only necessity is that your laptop has a functioning Bluetooth connection.
How do I connect my AirPods to my Lenovo laptop?
Put the AirPods inside the charging case
First put the AirPods in their case then close the lid. Allow the AirPods to charge until they are on at least 25% battery life. Even if they are fully charged, leave the AirPods closed in the case for a few seconds.
Press the Setup Button
Open up the AirPods case, then press the Setup Button on the rear so that the activation light turns on. On some AirPods the activation light is on the inside of the case, but for some later models it’s on the outside.
Open the Settings Menu
Open the Windows Start Menu on the bottom left of the desktop of your Lenovo laptop, then open up the Settings Menu by clicking the gear symbol.
Within the Settings Menu, click Open Devices.
Add Bluetooth or other device
The Devices window should now be visible, from it, select Bluetooth & other devices. From the new menu that opens up, make sure that Bluetooth is switched on and then click Add Bluetooth or other device.
In the Add a device window that appears, click on Bluetooth.
Click AirPods from the list that is presented and wait for them to connect.
Your device is ready to go!
If everything has worked correctly, you should now see the message ‘Your device is ready to go!’ Simply click Done and your AirPods will now be connected to your Lenovo laptop. You can now enjoy listening to your audio of choice from laptop via your AirPods.
Connect Airpods to Lenovo laptop: Troubleshooting
If for some reason you don’t see the AirPods listed in step 7 or they will not connect as they should in step 8, do the following in order:
- Be certain that your AirPods are fully charged up and that the Setup Button activation light is on.
- Change the position of the AirPods around your Lenovo laptop during the setup process in case this improves the signal and try again.
- Try to connect other Bluetooth devices to your Lenovo laptop besides your AirPods to make sure that the Bluetooth of the laptop is working.
- If all else fails, go to the Apple support page for more information.
How to disconnect Airpods from your Lenovo laptop
In order to disconnect your Airpods from your Lenovo laptop once you’re done, return to the Bluetooth & other devices window (see step 5) and then select Remove device alongside where the AirPods are listed.
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