How to connect AirPods to your iPhone in two, easy to follow steps

Don't worry, it's really easy. You'll be blasting out your favourite tunes in no time.

How to connect AirPods to iPhone 2

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Getting a new piece of tech in your hands is super exciting, especially when you’ve been keeping a close eye on those delivery driver updates. It’s not just us, right? Regardless, we all put so much thought into saving up and buying a premium bit of tech that we sometimes forget to look up how to set it up/

Apple AirPods are really user-friendly, especially when connecting to iPhones and other Apple devices. They may have some confusing feature titles such as ‘Spatial Audio’ and ‘Active Noise Cancellation’, but the setup process takes no time at all and will have you set up in seconds, not hours.

How to connect AirPods to iPhone

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Before we get started with setting up your AirPods, make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest version of iOS, you’ve got a nice full battery, and your iPhone is on the home screen. Ready? Let’s do it.

Open The AirPods Case

How to connect AirPods to iPhone 2

We’re not making this up, just open the lid. A setup animation should then appear on your iPhone home screen that will walk you through the necessary steps. Tap connect and read the following three screens depending if you have the AirPods pro or not. You’ll also be able to set up ‘Hey Siri’ if you haven’t done before. A nice bit of bonus info: IF you have iCloud set up on your iPhone and other Apple devices such as Macbooks and iPads that share the same Apple ID, your AirPods will also be synced to those devices too. Amazing right?

Thanks for choosing PC Guide as your font of iOS knowledge when setting up your AirPods. Why not bookmark our iOS hub for when you’re next stuck? Our News hub is also updated daily with the latest and greatest in tech too.

Also check out these guides on how to connect AirPods to laptop devices and how to connect AirPods to Chromebook if you want to know more.

Christian 'Reggie' Waits' is a contributor to PC Guide, having written a wide array of how to and buying guide content.