Use Bluetooth technology to sync your Apple wireless headphones. The Apple AirPod is traditionally thought to only mate with other Apple products. However, other devices, like Chromebooks, can pair with AirPods over a Bluetooth connection, and it’s surprisingly easy to set up and learn how to connect AirPods to a Chromebook.
How to connect Apple AirPods to a Chromebook
Close any music or video app on your iPhone or other Apple products before trying to connect your AirPods with a Chromebook. Operating them while connected to an Apple device can cause problems when trying to pair AirPods with the Chromebook.
Select the menu option on your Chromebook screen. This will likely be the tab showing the time, the Wi-Fi icon, and the battery life icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
Select Bluetooth when the menu appears and turn on the Bluetooth connection if it is off.
Grab your AirPods and charging case and open them, with AirPods inside. Keep the charging case nearby to charge the AirPods. Bluetooth connections can significantly drain the battery of any wireless device. The AirPods have around five hours of battery life, and the case can add up to 24 hours of additional battery life.
How to pair Airpods to Windows PC
Press and hold the Pair button on the back of the AirPods case. This will allow it to detect your AirPods via the Bluetooth connection on the Chromebook. Once the LED light on your AirPods case is white, it should be available to pair with any Bluetooth connection nearby. Try to stay within 20 feet of the Chromebook to maintain the AirPods Bluetooth connection.
Select your AirPods from the list of available Bluetooth devices on the Chromebook. Confirm any prompts displayed on the Chromebook. Once connected, the LED light on the AirPods case should turn green and the status in the Chromebook’s Bluetooth settings should be “connected”.
To disconnect AirPods from the Chromebook, turn off the Chromebook’s Bluetooth connection or press and hold the Pair button on the back of the AirPods case.
At this point, your AirPods will likely reconnect to the closest Apple device. To reconnect your AirPods to the Chromebook, you’ll need to repeat the above steps.