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How to connect AirPods to HP laptop models

This guide will show you how to connect airpods to HP laptops using Windows 10

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If you want to connect AirPods to HP laptop devices, the whole process is thankfully very straightforward. In each of the sections below we will go through each step necessary to connect AirPods and the HP your laptop in Windows 10. Despite this, if you’re running Windows 11 on your machine, you will find that the steps are very similar.

Do AirPods connect to HP laptops?

Although Apple products are most connective with each other, and gain the most functionality within the Apple ecosystem, you don’t need a MacBook in order to pair your AirPods to a laptop. Your standard Windows laptop, like the models made by HP, 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 requirement is that your laptop has a functioning Bluetooth connection.

How do I connect my AirPods to my HP laptop?

Step

1

Put AirPods inside charging case

Return the AirPods to their case, close the lid, and let them charge until they are at least 25% battery capacity.

Step

2

Press the Setup Button

 

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Assuming they are charged past the minimum point, open up the AirPods case after a few seconds and click the Setup Button on the rear of the case until a light is visible. On some AirPods the light can be seen on the inside of the case, on other models it’s on the outside.

Step

3

Open the Settings Menu

 

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Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of your desktop toolbar to open up the Start Menu. Then click on the Settings Menu with the cogwheel symbol to open it.

Step

4

Open the Devices menu

 

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Once you have opened the Settings Menu, click on Devices.

Step

5

Add Bluetooth or other device

 

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Inside the Devices window which should now be open, select Bluetooth & other devices. In the menu that opens up, ensure Bluetooth is switched on with the slider and click Add Bluetooth or other device.

Step

6

Click Bluetooth

 

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In the Add a device pop-up window, click on Bluetooth.

Step

7

Select AirPods

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Select AirPods from the list and pray to your deity of choice.

Step

8

Your device is ready to go!

 

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If you are successful, a window should appear which states ‘Your device is ready to go!’ Click on Done and your AirPods should now be connected to your HP laptop. You should now be able to listen to any audio output from your laptop through your AirPods.

Step

9

Connect Airpods to HP laptop: Troubleshooting

If the AirPods don’t appear as they should in step 7 or they simply refuse to connect in step 8, try the following:

  • Ensure your AirPods are fully charged up and that the Setup Button light is still activated.
  • Try repositioning the AirPods around your HP laptop and retrying the connection process.
  • See if you can connect other Bluetooth devices to your HP laptop to check if they work. If not, then the issue may be with the Bluetooth signal from the laptop itself.

If you have no joy with the above, then go to the relevant the Apple support page for more information.

Step

10

How to disconnect Airpods from your HP laptop

If you want to disconnect your Airpods from your HP laptop at any point, simply navigate to the Bluetooth & other devices window (as under step 5) and click Remove device next to where the AirPods are listed.

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Final Word

This has been our step-by-step walkthrough on how to connect AirPods to HP laptop devices. We hope you have got all the information you need. Do also take a look at our other laptop and gaming laptop pages, including our HP gaming laptop guide.

Technology Writer AT WEPC

Aaron Ritchie

From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the 'TOASTY!' man appear on Mortal Kombat 3, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. He regrets nothing. First getting into PC gaming through exposure to Drug Lord 2.0 and then the original Half Life, he has been a fiend ever since. If you need to know anything about gaming laptops, he's your guy.

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