How To Pair AirPods To Dell Laptop

AirPods are wireless earbuds designed primarily to work with IOS devices like iPhone and iPad. However, they can be easily paired to all sorts of devices, including a Dell Laptop.

Unlike older versions of Dell laptops, modern ones have built-in Bluetooth options. So it can be a problem to pair AirPods with a laptop that doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth. You don’t need to worry about it because there is a way your laptop will easily connect all Bluetooth devices using a USB Bluetooth dongle.

All you need to do is follow the steps mentioned below, and it will be easy for you to pair AirPods with Dell Laptop. Before wasting any bit of your time, let’s dive straight into the process.

Pairing AirPods with a Dell laptop is not as difficult as you think it to be. It is a simple process and hardly takes a few minutes to complete. We will guide you throughout the process of pairing AirPods to a laptop. Before following the steps mentioned below, make sure your AirPods are charged. 

Step 1: First and foremost, you need access to the setting of your laptop. Click on Start Menu on your Windows and type settings on the search bar. Once you do it, the setting bar will instantly appear on your screen. You can also use the shortcut key WINDOWS + I to open the settings.

Step 2: You will see an option named “Devices” on the setting menu. Click on it. 

Step3: If the “Bluetooth and other devices” option appears on the top, that means your laptop has built-in Bluetooth functionality. Otherwise, your laptop is of the old version and doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth. In that case, you should use USB Bluetooth dongles to pair AirPods with a laptop. Click on the Bluetooth off toggle button if it is not turned on. 

Step 4: After making sure that Bluetooth is turned on, click the “Add Bluetooth and other devices” option at the top above the Bluetooth toggle switch. On the following Add a device window, click “Bluetooth.”

Step 5: After that, grab your Pods and hold the circular button for some seconds. The charging light on your AirPods will finally start blinking. It’s a sign that your AirPods are ready to connect with any device through Bluetooth. 

Step 5: On Add a device menu, search for your AirPods name on the list of discoverable devices. Select your device and click on the connect button.

Step 6: Windows will connect your laptop to the AirPods and display a success message.  Click Done. Now, you can listen to the laptop audio through your AirPods.

Note: If you see a connection error while pairing your AirPods. Turn off the settings, restart your laptop and repeat the process stated above.

How To Disconnect Paired AirPods From a Dell Laptop?

You will have difficulty using your AirPods on other devices if they’re paired to the laptop. To use AirPods efficiently on different devices, you can disconnect them from your laptop. For doing this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click the Start Menu on your Windows and type settings on the search bar. You can also use the shortcut key WINDOWS + I to access settings.

Step 2: Select the “Devices” option from the settings.

Step 3: Then, scroll down to the audio section under the “Bluetooth and other devices” list.

Step 4: Find the name of AirPods and click on the Remove device button.

Step 5: Your AirPods will be successfully unpaired from your laptop, and you can use them on other devices.

How to Fix AirPods Troubleshooting Problems:

As a wireless electronic device, AirPods can be subjected to several problems. We need to inform you about the main issues with Airpods that you may face when you use them. Mostly, the problems will be resolved easily, as some of them are described below. Keep reading.

Pairing Issue

If your AirPods are facing a hard time connecting with other devices, don’t worry; this issue will quickly resolve. All you need to do is put the AirPods back in the charging case, wait for a minute, then take out the AirPods and pop them in your ear again.

If the issue has not been resolved, the next step is to restart the Bluetooth on both devices and repeat the previously mentioned method. In most cases, your pairing issue should be fixed.

Detection Issue

One of the unique features of AirPods is their ability to detect motion when you put it into your ears. They will automatically play or pause the music whenever they sense that AirPods are inside your ear or not. If this feature is not working on your Pods, it might not have been enabled on your device.

To resolve this problem, you need to access the device’s Bluetooth settings and turn on the feature. The auto-detection mode will start working smoothly without having any issues.

One AirPod stop working

One of the common issues AirPods owners run into is that one earpiece stops working. To resolve this problem, the first thing you need to do is put the Airpods in the charging case, wait for 10 seconds and then put them back into the ear. If the problem persists, repeat the above process, but this time restart your device’s Bluetooth before removing AirPods from the charging case.


In the past, you might have been thinking AirPods should be made to connect only to IOS devices. But, now we have shown you how they can easily connect to any other device, including a Dell laptop. The process is simple, and if you still think it is complicated, don’t worry; it is just a one-time process.

Next time you wish to connect Pods to the laptop, they will be linked automatically when both devices are turned on. This is because your laptop Bluetooth saves the AirPods information once you pair it. So you don’t have to follow the steps each time when you want to connect it.

On the other hand, we have described the method of disconnecting paired AirPods from laptops. In case you want to connect your AirPods with other devices, you can use this method to remove them. We hope this ultimate guide will help you with the process of connecting your Pods to a Dell laptop. 

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