If you’re an iPad owner and love sharing music or movies with a friend or family member, you may have wondered if it’s possible to connect two pairs of AirPods to your device simultaneously. Fortunately, the answer is yes; it’s absolutely possible!
We will guide you through the steps to connect two AirPods to one iPad and offer solutions if you run into any issues.
Overview of the Steps
To share audio that’s playing on your supported iPad with two AirPods, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. If you encounter any issues, we’ll also provide some troubleshooting tips to help you resolve them.
- Put AirPods into pairing mode
- Connect first AirPods to iPad
- Share Audio
- Connect second AirPods to iPad
- Verify AirPods are connected
Steps to Connect Two AirPods to One iPad
Step 1. Put AirPods into pairing mode
To connect two AirPods to one iPad, you’ll need to put both AirPods into pairing mode. Here’s how to do it:
- To connect the first pair of Airpods, hold the case near your iPad and open the lid.
Step 2. Connect first AirPods to iPad
After putting both AirPods into pairing mode, you can now connect the first pair of AirPods to your iPad. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Settings app on your iPad and tap on “Bluetooth.”
- Under “My Devices,” you should see your AirPods listed as an available device. Tap on the AirPods to begin the connection process.
- Wait for your iPad to establish a connection with the first AirPods. You’ll know that the connection has been made when you see the “Connected” status next to your AirPods in the list of available devices.
- Open Control Center on your iPad and tap the AirPlay icon.
- Then tap “Share Audio” on your device’s screen.
Step 4. Connect second AirPods to iPad
After connecting the first AirPods to your iPad, you can now connect the second pair of AirPods to your device. Here’s how to do it:
- Bring the second pair of AirPods close to the iPad and open the lid.
- You should see your AirPods listed as an available device.
- When the second AirPods appear on the screen, tap Share Audio.
Once both AirPods are connected to your iPad, you can use them simultaneously to listen to music, watch movies, or engage in any other audio activity.
Step 5. Verify AirPods are connected
After connecting both AirPods to your iPad, it’s important to verify that both AirPods are connected and working properly. Here’s how to do it:
- Put both AirPods in your ears and play an audio file on your iPad.
- Listen to the audio and make sure that you can hear it through both AirPods.
- Adjust the volume and ensure it is coming out of both AirPods equally.
- Try playing another audio file and make sure that both AirPods are still working properly.
- Walk around with your AirPods to test the range and ensure the connection remains stable.
Following these steps, you can ensure that both AirPods are connected and functioning properly and enjoy your audio experience without interruptions.
If you followed the above steps but still have connection issues, don’t worry. Following these troubleshooting tips, you can address common issues that may arise when connecting two AirPods to one iPad.
- Common Issues and Solutions
- Ensure AirPods Are Not Connected to Another Device
- Check Your Devices Compatibility
- Reset AirPods and iPad Connectivity Settings
Common Issues and Solutions
While connecting two AirPods to one iPad is a relatively straightforward process, there are a few common issues that you might encounter. Here are some of these issues and their solutions:
- Only one pair of AirPods is connected: If you’re having trouble connecting both AirPods to your iPad, make sure that both AirPods are in pairing mode before trying to connect them. If one AirPod is still not connecting, try resetting both AirPods and your iPad and then starting the connection process again.
- Audio quality issues: If you’re experiencing issues with the audio quality, try cleaning the AirPods with a soft, dry cloth to remove any dirt or debris. You can also try adjusting the volume to see if that improves the quality.
- Connection drops: If your AirPods keep dropping the connection, try moving closer to your iPad or resetting your AirPods and your iPad. You can also try disabling and then re-enabling Bluetooth on your iPad.
- AirPods won’t connect: If you’re having trouble getting your AirPods to connect to your iPad at all, make sure that both your iPad and your AirPods are fully charged. You can also try resetting your AirPods and your iPad or resetting your AirPods to their factory settings.
By following these troubleshooting tips, you can address common issues when connecting two AirPods to one iPad and ensure that you can enjoy a seamless audio experience with both AirPods connected. Check out our helpful guide if you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods with Zoom.
Ensure AirPods Are Not Connected to Another Device
Before your AirPods can connect to your iPad, you need to ensure they are not currently connected to another device. This is because AirPods can only be connected to one device at a time.
To check if your AirPods are connected to another device:
- Open the Control Center on the device they were last connected to.
- Look for the AirPlay icon and tap on it to see if your AirPods are listed as an available device.
- If your AirPods are still connected to that device, disconnect them from it to ensure they can be connected to your iPad.
Check Your Devices Compatibility
Some minimum requirements must be met to connect multiple AirPods to your iPad. You need a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. Both sets of AirPods or AirPods Pro must be 1st generation or later. Additionally, make sure that your AirPods are charged and ready for use before attempting to connect them. You can ensure a smooth and successful connection process by making sure your iPad and AirPods meet these requirements.
To check the compatibility of your AirPods model and iPad, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your iPad.
- Tap on “General” and then tap on “About.”
- Scroll down to the section labeled “AirPods” and tap on it.
- Check the model number listed under each AirPod to ensure they are second-generation or later or AirPods Pro.
- If you’re unsure about the model of your AirPods, you can check the model number printed on the bottom of the charging case.
By checking the compatibility of your AirPods and iPad, you can ensure that you’ll be able to connect multiple AirPods to your device. If your AirPods and iPad are compatible, you can move on to the steps required to connect them.
Reset AirPods and iPad Connectivity Settings
If you’re experiencing issues with connecting two AirPods to one iPad, resetting your AirPods and your iPad’s connectivity settings can help resolve the issue. Here’s how to do it:
- Place your AirPods in their case and leave the lid open.
- Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for at least 15 seconds or until the LED light on the front of the case starts flashing amber.
- Release the setup button and wait for the AirPods to reset. Once the LED light on the front of the case turns white, your AirPods have been reset.
Resetting iPad connectivity settings:
- Open the Settings app on your iPad and tap on “General.”
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on “Reset.”
- Tap on “Reset Network Settings” and enter your passcode if prompted.
- Tap on “Reset Network Settings” again to confirm.
Once you’ve reset both your AirPods and your iPad’s connectivity settings, try connecting your AirPods to your iPad again to see if the issue has been resolved. By resetting both devices, you can start with a clean slate and ensure no lingering issues prevent you from connecting both AirPods to your iPad.