Chromebook’s AirPods Connection Guide. The AirPods are the most-used wireless earbuds in the world. Even more so since the AirPods Pro came out with new ear tips, noise cancellation, and other cool extras. Most Apple goods don’t “vibe” well with devices not made by Apple. Everything that Apple does depends on its technology.
Still, AirPods can connect to devices that Apple doesn’t make. So if you use a Chromebook, you can be sure that the AirPods will work with your non-Apple phone. The same applies to PCs, Kindle Fires, Androids, and other devices. Here are rare more details about how AirPods connect. To a Chromebook, connect AirPods.
Don’t They Use Some Special Apple Tech?
Well, no. AirPods are Bluetooth wireless earbuds that use the normal Bluetooth connection and can pair with any Bluetooth-capable device. So, you can connect the AirPods to Android phones, Windows phones, PCs, TVs, game consoles, and Chromebooks, as seen above.
Even though the connection might not be as smooth, and you might have some small problems, everything should work out fine. Also, when paired with devices not made by Apple, the AirPods might not have some more complicated controls and features.
What About the W1?
Since the iPhone 7, all of Apple’s phones use a special chip called “W1.” It is a wireless chip made by Apple and is only found in iPhones. In addition, since the iPhone 7, Apple has also taken away the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Because of this, many people have thought that AirPods will only work with Apple devices.
However, this is different from what the W1 chip is for. IPhones do not use this chip to talk to other devices. It’s just a feature that speeds up links. Because of this, iPhones make it easier and faster to pair AirPods. It also makes the battery last longer.
As was already said, the AirPods connect to other devices through Bluetooth. But iPhones offer much better ways to connect, even with goods not made by Apple. Most wireless headphones and earbuds must be in “pairing mode” to connect to a device. It’s not too hard, but it can be a pain. Sometimes the connection won’t work, and you’ll have to restart the phone, headphones, etc.
The AirPods don’t work the same way. When you open the case, they can connect to a nearby compatible iPhone using the W1 chip. The W1 chip removes all of the annoying and inefficient parts of Bluetooth connection. With iPhones, the headphones work better.
Connecting Your AirPods to Your Chromebook
Chromebooks are computers that run Chrome OS and don’t have a lot of features. So, they are a wonderful example of how many things the AirPods can connect to.
- To connect your AirPods to your Chromebook, click the network icon in the lower right part of the screen.
- The Chromebook will then show you its connection choices. First, check to see if Bluetooth is marked
- “On.” If Bluetooth is marked Off, click the arrow next to it and turn it on.
- When you depend on Bluetooth on your Chromebook, it will look for other active wireless devices nearby.
- There should be a choice for your AirPods. If this doesn’t happen, take the AirPod case and click the small button on the back that says “Setup.”
You should now see AirPods on the list; click on the AirPods item, and you’re done.
Disconnecting AirPods From a Chromebook
Just as easy as it was to connect AirPods to a Chromebook, it’s just as easy to take them apart.
- Open your Chromebook’s Bluetooth menu and turn it off.
- Press and have the Pair button on the case’s back.
Yes, it is that simple when everything works right.
AirPods and Non-Apple Devices
You also get other perks when you use AirPods with Apple devices. Features like pairing with iCloud, tapping to talk to Siri, and other smart things. Even so, AirPods will work with non-Apple devices just like any other pair of Bluetooth buds. You’ll still get the sound quality, noise canceling, and other sound-related perks of the AirPods.
Have you been able to pair your AirPods with your Chromebook? How happy are you with how they’ve done? Feel free to enter the discussion in the comments part below.