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I know there are things that you don't really need instructions for because they are so simple. But after I had my new AirPods 2 in my hand and actually didn't know whether I had to go to the Bluetooth menu to connect it to the iPhone, it was clear to me: I need instructions here - even if they are becomes very short. : D
Forget everything you've done with bluetooth headphones so far. The AirPods are once again really "apple-like" when setting up:
After connecting, the current charge status of the case and AirPods will be displayed and you can get started.
The highlight (again typically Apple and a good reason to use the iCloud): If you have installed the AirPods on a device, the iCloud takes care of the setup on all other iOS and macOS devices that you have with the same Apple ID used.
That means, after this mini-setup, which is explained above, the new AirPods were immediately available to me on all iPads and also on my two MacBooks. Technology can be that simple. Thanks Apple! : D
It looks a little different if you don't use an iCloud account and only want to use the AirPods on a Mac (MacBook Pro / Air, MacMini, iMac or Mac Pro), for example. In that case, you actually have to go through the Bluetooth settings.
In detail, it works as follows:
I wish you a lot of fun with the little headphones. They are really super-practical and there will be a review shortly for the new, second generation that has just been released.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.