How to Connect AirPods to HP Laptop

How to Connect AirPods to HP Laptop

The Apple AirPods enable you to make calls, listen to music, and watch videos privately without being restricted by a wired connection. However, you don’t have to use them exclusively on Apple devices; you can use them with any other device with Bluetooth functionality, including HP laptops. You can easily connect your AirPods to an HP laptop from its Bluetooth settings.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to connect AirPods to HP laptop.

  1. Open Bluetooth Settings on Your HP Laptop

    There are multiple ways to access Bluetooth settings on your HP laptop, which include:

    The taskbar method: Open the taskbar tray from the bottom right corner by clicking on the upwards arrow and right-click on the Bluetooth icon. Select “Show Bluetooth devices” or “Add a Bluetooth Device.”

    The Start menu method: Click on “Start” and choose “Settings.” From the left-side navigation bar, choose “Bluetooth & Devices.”

  2. Turn on Bluetooth

    From the Bluetooth settings, move the slider at the top right corner next to “Bluetooth” and make sure that it’s set to “on.” You can also use Cortana by triggering the “Turn on Bluetooth” voice command. 

  3. Make Sure Your AirPods Are Sufficiently Charged and Aren’t Connected to Any Other Devices

    Before connecting your AirPods to your HP laptop, ensure they’re at least 20% charged. If the case is out of charge, you won’t be able to connect your AirPods to your laptop, even if there’s still some charge left in the AirPods themselves. So, connect the case to a charging cable and wait for it to charge a bit.

    It’s also worth noting that your AirPods may accidentally connect automatically to nearby Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks. If your AirPods are already connected to a particular device, you won’t be able to pair them with your HP laptop. 

    So, before attempting to connect them to your laptop, make sure they’re not connected to any other devices. You might want to consider turning Bluetooth off on other devices just to be on the safe side.

  4. Connect Your AirPods

    Open your AirPods case and long-press the small circular pairing button until the status light starts showing white color. This will put your AirPods in pairing mode.

    Under Bluetooth settings, tap on the “Add device” button, and the laptop will start searching for available Bluetooth devices. Once your AirPods’ Bluetooth tag appears, click on it, and the laptop will initiate the pairing process.

  5. Enjoy Your AirPods

    Once you’ve paired your AirPods with your HP Laptop, you won’t need to pair them again every single time. All you have to do is turn on Bluetooth, take your AirPods out of the charging case, and click on its Bluetooth tag from Bluetooth Settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Isn’t There Any Sound When I Connect My AirPods to My HP Laptop?

There are various reasons why you can’t hear audio when you connect your AirPods to Your HP laptop. These include:

Bluetooth connectivity issues: If Bluetooth isn’t turned on, you won’t hear any sound coming out of your AirPods. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on from your laptop’s Bluetooth settings, and try using your AirPods again.

Outdated audio drivers: Update your laptop’s audio drivers to the latest version to avoid audio problems when connecting your AirPods. Check out the official HP support page to find the latest audio driver versions.

Wrong audio input/output settings: If your audio settings are set to speaker mode, you won’t be able to use your AirPods with your HP laptop. From the Sound Control Panel, pick your AirPods as the default device instead of the speaker. You can find the Sound Control Panel by clicking on the speaker icon in the taskbar’s tray.

Why Don’t My AirPods Show up on the List of Bluetooth Devices?

If you can’t see your AirPods on your laptop’s list of available Bluetooth devices, you can try refreshing the search function and see if it works. If not, try this:

– Turn off Bluetooth and put the AirPods back into the charging case. 
– Turn on Bluetooth and take the AirPods out from the charging case. Then, long-press the pairing button.

Do Apple AirPods Work With All Laptops?

Yes, the Apple AirPods should work fine with most Bluetooth, similar to any other pair of headphones or headsets. 

However, you won’t be able to use certain features that require an Apple device to work. For example, you won’t be able to make your AirPods connect to your laptop automatically when you take them out of the case. Also, you won’t be able to use your AirPods to control music playback or answer calls.

Do HP Laptops Show the AirPods Battery Level?

Yes, you can check how much juice remains in your AirPods directly from your HP laptop. Under Bluetooth settings, you should be able to see the battery percentage next to the AirPods’ Bluetooth tag. 

Which Apple AirPods Edition Works With HP Laptops?

All versions of the Apple AirPods should work fine with your HP laptop. These include:

– Apple AirPods (First Gen)
– Apple AirPods (Second Gen)
– Apple AirPods Pro
– Apple AirPods Max
– Apple AirPods 3

Final Words

By now, you should be able to connect your AirPods to your HP laptop.

If you’re having any connectivity issues, make sure your AirPods aren’t connected to any other devices. 

You might also want to consider updating your laptop and AirPods to the latest software versions to get rid of any bugs or compatibility issues.


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Thomas Sage is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Pcfolks, covering everything related to PC components.


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