How to Connect Apple AirPods to Your iPhone & Fix Common Issues

How to Connect Apple AirPods to Your iPhone & Fix Common Issues

The AirPods is one of the many products that Apple recently launched. We have seen the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, although unique it didn’t surprise many people since we always expect a new phone model(s) every year.

The Apple AirPods on the other hands were something we have never seen before (from them). Apple uses the following words to describe it.

Wireless. Effortless. Magical.

Wireless because no strings or wires are attached and effortless because you can easily connect it to an iOS device.

AirPods features

These wireless headphones don’t just provide basic functionality like any others. It’s integrated with Siri so you can do more.


By double-tapping on either AirPod, you activated Siri. From there, start providing commands and adjust some of your iPhone settings without taking the device out of your pocket.

Here are some examples:

  • Turn the volume up
  • Play my workout playlist
  • How do I get to the zoo?
  • Call my brother Brian

As you can see, most of these commands are simple but seen in our everyday life. Therefore, you can now do more for less.

But before you can do all of that fancy stuff, let’s connect the AirPods to your iPhone.

How to Pair Airpods with iPhone

  1. Open the AirPods case
  2. A popup will display on your iPhone
  3. Tap Connect


And you’re done. So easy, isn’t it?

Do keep in mind there are some requirements.

  • iCloud account
  • macOS Sierra, iOS 10, or watchOS 3

Basically, you can connect your AirPods to different Apple products, not just the iPhone.

Common Issues and Concerns with the AirPods


Damn it; I’m a big Apple fan, and I can’t ignore this product. But before I move forward to ordering it, there are several things that worry me.

Battery Life

According to an article on MacRumors, some AirPods users are having trouble with the battery life on their wireless earphones. Specifically, draining issues with the charging case.

Afterall, this problem remains unknown and unsolved. Most people believe it’s not the AirPods but some elements within the case that causes this issue.

Losing my AirPods

As you can see, the AirPods are small and “wireless,” which means if you misplace it somewhere, chances are it might be gone forever.

Someone recently released an app called Finder for AirPods to fix this problem. Unfortunately, Apple removes the application and refunds are available for those who purchased it.

This tiny pair of earphones can be stolen or misplaced easily. If you often forget things at some random places, I advice thinking twice before getting the Apple AirPods.

AirPods Disconnecting Calls

A lot of iPhone users use their AirPods as a Bluetooth for making and answer calls. Some people have reported a frequent disconnect between their AirPods and iPhone when answering a phone call.

We figured these are the best solutions:

  • Reset your AirPods via the charging case
  • Turn off Bluetooth and turn it back on
  • Restart your iPhone
  • Make sure the AirPods is fully charged

I hope that help.

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