Airpods are excellent devices. They allow users to enjoy quality sounds without having to deal with wires. Connecting AirPods to any device requires you to turn on both devices’ Bluetooth functionalities; the same applies when connecting to an HP laptop.
Once the Bluetooth of both devices is turned on, put the AirPods in pairing mode and scan for available devices; your HP Bluetooth will be on the list; click on it to connect.
You’ll need to follow the steps above if this is the first time connecting your Airpods to your HP laptop. But if you have previously connected both devices, they should connect automatically.
This content contains a detailed guide on how you can find information on how to connect AirPods to your HP laptop. and will also help with details on how to solve fundamental connectivity issues.
Is AirPods Compatible With HP Laptops?
The answer is yes! Airpods work with almost every device as long as it has Bluetooth. That means AirPods will connect to your HP laptop. Even if your HP laptop doesn’t have Bluetooth, don’t worry; there is still a way around it; you can connect to the AirPod using a Bluetooth dongle. But since almost every HP laptop has Bluetooth, you don’t have to worry about using a dongle.
Connecting HP laptops with AirPods works like connecting headphones, headsets, and Bluetooth earbuds. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to go about it.
How to Connect AirPods to an HP Laptop
Follow the following easy steps to connect your AirPods to your HP laptop.
Make sure both devices are fully charged, especially the AirPods. Without charging them properly, the device might not connect. So, place them properly in their charging cases until you are sure that the battery is full.
AirPods take at least 20 minutes to fully charge, while the Airpods case takes up to an hour before it fully charges. Don’t leave your laptop out; make sure it is charged to avoid interruption.
To connect to a Bluetooth device, make sure you change your audio capabilities from Speaker to Headphone. To do this, go to;
Open the Sound Control Panel.
You will notice a speaker icon on your Window taskbar; click on it.
Next, from the dropdown menu that will appear, click on Headphones, and chooses AirPods as your audio default settings.
If your laptop automatically switches to available audio output, there’s no need to go ahead with this step; just skip to the next step.
Search for Action Center in the search bar or simultaneously press Windows + A. Click on Bluetooth.
Another way to do this is by pressing Windows + I simultaneously, and the settings bar will appear. Select Devices, then Bluetooth & Other Devices.
Switch on the Bluetooth on your laptop.
Go to Add Bluetooth & other devices and choose Bluetooth from the list.
By now, your AirPod should be fully charged. Take it out and press and hold the button at the back of the charging case. Once the signal light on the case turns white and blinks, the AirPods are in pairing mode.
Check for the AirPods among the list of discoverable devices on your laptop. Select the AirPods from the Bluetooth list and pair. This is done; your AirPods become your laptop’s audio output.
If the AirPods have successfully connected to your laptop, you will hear a tiny beep sound.
Why Can’t I Connect My AirPods to My HP Laptop?
If you follow the steps listed above, your AirPods will undoubtedly connect to your HP laptop, but if it doesn’t, there might be an issue with your laptop’s Bluetooth or the Airpods themselves. Here are some common Bluetooth connection problems and how to fix them.
The Bluetooth driver is outdated.
Sometimes, the problem could be that our laptop’s Bluetooth driver is outdated. Try updating the driver and starting the connection process afresh.
Bluetooth was not enabled.
A simple solution to this issue is to ensure that your laptop’s Bluetooth is turned on. Start by putting the AirPods back in their case to avoid confusion; next, turn them off and turn on the Bluetooth on your laptop. Then try reconnecting both devices.
Bluetooth is not working.
Try connecting your HP laptop to another Bluetooth device; if it is still not connecting, there’s a good chance that your laptop’s Bluetooth has a fault. You are trying to fix the fault and try to connect again.
Check if the white light on your AirPods case is flashing; if it isn’t, then it may not be able to make the initial connection. To fix this, try holding down the button at the back of the Airpod case until the light comes on.
AirPods connected but not enabled: It’s one thing to be connected and another to be selected as the audio output device. So even if both devices are connected, you’ll still need to set the AirPods as your output audio device.
Airpods can connect to your HP laptop as long as the laptop’s Bluetooth is working fine. The steps listed above will help you connect both devices with ease.