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In a recently published Help article Apple shows how you can connect the AirPods to devices running iOS 10.2 or newer, watchOS 3 or newer or macOS Sierra or newer. Also what to do if there are connection problems and you the Reset AirPods to factory settings is shown. It also gives more tips for using Apple wireless headphones.
The first point deals with the connection between AirPods and iPhone - this will surely be the most common connection among wireless headphone users. According to Apple, these steps should be followed (list should be understood as a quote):
In addition to other points about using the AirPods, the corresponding trouble shooting is also addressed directly. So if no connection animation is shown when setting up the wireless earbuds, there are a few more troubleshooting steps to take. After each of these steps, the connection establishment should be tried again (again, the list should be understood as a quote):
I have explained two points to you here in detail. The Instructions with assistance for users of Apple AirPods, however, contains further points. I would just like to mention these here briefly so that you know whether it is worth visiting the page:
In the Sir Apfelot blog you will find numerous entries about the wireless headphones from Cupertino. For example, there is the contribution to extensive experience report, the article on the EarSkinz covers including experiences in the comment column, and of course my report on the Apple Keynote 2016. But what is your opinion on the topic? Are you starting 2017 with the Apple AirPods? Feel free to leave a comment :)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.