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How to Connect Your AirPods to Your Microsoft Surface

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Erin L

Erin L

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Have you ever felt lost while syncing your AirPods with your Microsoft Surface?

The struggle is real, and we’ve all experienced it. Many people have struggled with the mystery of matching AirPods with their Windows 10 or 11. We’re here to help you understand the process and make your audio goals a reality. This post will cover how to connect your AirPods to Microsoft Surface. No more scratching your head or stumbling through complicated settings. So, if you’ve ever wondered, “How on earth do I make my AirPods connect to my Microsoft Surface? Stick around.

Connecting Your AirPods With Microsoft Surface-The Easy Way

It’s time to make tech a breeze to enjoy your favourite beats without difficulty.

  • Firstly, make sure your AirPods are charged and ready to use. Open the cover of your charging case and press and hold the back button until the LED light begins a rhythmic white dance.
  • Meanwhile, on your trusted Microsoft Surface, go to Settings, Devices, Bluetooth and other devices.
  • Make sure Bluetooth is on
  • Select “add Bluetooth or other device,” then let your Surface scan for nearby devices. When it detects your AirPods, click to link them. Isn’t it simple?

But what if you’re using a Windows 11 Microsoft Surface, and the steps are slightly different?

 Don’t worry; here’s how to do it.

For Windows 11 Users

  • Right-click the Windows icon on the taskbar, select Settings, and then Bluetooth & devices.
  • Turn on your Bluetooth if you haven’t

Ready? Let’s add a gadget.

  • Hold the button on your AirPods case.
  • Select Bluetooth on your Windows 11 PC now.
  • Allow it to discover your AirPods in the device list, select them, and wait for the connection magic.
  • Your AirPods and Microsoft Surface are ideally in sync.

For Windows 10

Now that we’ve perfected Windows 11, let’s move on to Windows 10. The processes are similar, providing a seamless connection between your AirPods and Surface Pro regardless of the Windows version. As previously said, the Bluetooth connection is the central element in both operations.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial:

Open the Action Centre: Swipe in from the right side of the screen or click the Windows 10 Action Centre icon on the taskbar.

Check Bluetooth Status: Locate the Bluetooth option in the Action Centre and ensure it is switched on. If not, simply clicking the Bluetooth icon will open the Settings window. Then, select “All Settings.”

Go to Bluetooth Settings: Click “Devices” under Settings, then “Add Bluetooth and Other Devices.” To proceed, choose Bluetooth.

Now it’s time to work your AirPods’ magic:

Prepare Your AirPods: Replace them in their case, leaving the lid open. Locate the setup button on the back or inside of the case and push it for a few seconds. A white light will begin to flash, indicating that your AirPods are ready to connect.

Open the available Bluetooth devices on your Microsoft Surface. Locate your AirPods in the list, click on their name, and watch the connection take shape.

Wait for the devices to shake hands and connect. After that, a single click on “Done” completes the procedure.

Troubleshooting Made Simple: Common Problems While Connecting AirPods to Microsoft Surface

Linking AirPods to a Surface Pro not functioning as expected? Let’s look into it:

  • Check your AirPods’ battery life and ensure they’re close to your Microsoft Surface.
  • Check that Bluetooth is working correctly on both devices.
  • A simple reboot can do wonders. Restart both your AirPods and your Surface, and then try again.
  • If problems persist, try resetting your Surface’s network settings. This minor digital update may be enough to disentangle any connection tangles.
  • If your AirPods have connectivity issues with another device, disconnect them before reconnecting to Microsoft Surface.
  • Keep up with the latest technology by upgrading your AirPods and ensuring your Microsoft Surface is the newest version. Keeping items up to date may frequently address compatibility issues.

Pro Tips for Improving Your Connection

  • Consider the following suggestions for a more seamless connection:
  • Physical impediments or hindrances can cause havoc.
  • Ensure your AirPods and Surface have a clear line of sight for an interference-free connection.
  • If the connection is unstable, move closer to your Surface or remove any items obstructing the Bluetooth signal.
  • If in doubt, reset the setting on your AirPod.

It acts as a tech palate cleanser, frequently resolving minor connectivity issues.

After we’ve reviewed the processes and troubleshooting, let’s review some frequently asked questions regarding connecting AirPods to Microsoft Surface.

FAQs on How to Connect Airpods with Microsft Surface

  1.   What features are restricted when you connect AirPods to Microsoft Surface?

 When using AirPods with a Windows computer, such as the Microsoft Surface, some iOS features may be inaccessible.

  • Tap your AirPods to activate  Siri on Apple devices. Although Windows does not have this feature by default, programs are available to add Google Assistant.
  • Is the touch sensor for playback control missing? You’ll have to manage playing music directly on your Surface or Surface Pro – a minor change for greater audio quality.
  • While Apple devices allow your AirPods to play and pause based on ear recognition, Windows does not support this  – no automated play and pause.
  1.   Can I use AirPods with a Windows tablet?

Absolutely! Connecting AirPods to a Windows tablet is the same simple method as connecting them to a Windows PC. Open the charging case, press and hold the pairing button, turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone, and your AirPods are ready to go.

  1.   No sound when using AirPods with a Microsoft Surface?

The default sound output may require a slight adjustment. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Remove your AirPods and check that they are linked to your Surface.
  • Click the Speaker icon in the taskbar
  • Right-click on Open Sound Settings.
  • Select your AirPods from the drop-down menu in the Output section. They are now the default audio output.

The Bottom Line

Connecting your AirPods to your Microsoft Surface is simple, whether running Windows 10 or 11. We’ve covered the fundamentals to help you through the tech maze. While certain functions may be restricted on Windows, the fundamental purpose of your AirPods – clear audio – remains intact. Your Surface and AirPods work together to deliver your favorite tracks, making each note a thrill.

So, what’s your next favorite song to put your AirPods and Microsoft Surface to the test?

Also Read:

  1. Apple AirPods Pro Review: one year later
  2. How to clean Apple AirPods Pro
  3. How to rename your Apple AirPods
Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

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