Chromebooks are great for people who want a laptop that is mainly for internet use and basic computing. But sometimes, you may want to listen to music or watch a movie on your chrome book. If you're someone who likes to listen to music or watch videos on your Chromebook, then you might be wondering if you can connect Airpods to it.
It is possible to connect Airpods to a Chromebook using Bluetooth, but there are some things you need to know before you can do so. In this blog post, we will discuss how to connect Airpods to a Chrome book and how to solve issues related to connecting both devices.
It is quite easy, even for a non-techie person. Keep reading to find out more.
Can you connect Airpods to Chromebook?
Yes, you can connect Airpods to a chromebook. Connecting Apple Airpods to other devices such as chromebook can sometimes be challenging, as Airpods are originally meant to be paired with Apple devices. But, due to the fact that both chromebooks and Airpods make use of Bluetooth, it should not be too much of a hassle.
Connecting your Airpods to a chromebook requires a Bluetooth connection on both sides. That is to say that you can easily pair your Airpods to a Chromebook through your chromebook's Bluetooth connection.
Note: Before pairing your Airpods to a Chrome book, you need to close all music and video apps on Apple devices nearby, including your iPhone. You should also disconnect and forget the Airpods completely from your Apple devices. This is because pairing your Airpods to Chromebook while your Airpods have the possibility to connect to another device can hinder a smooth connection.
How to connect Airpods to a Chromebook
Connecting your Airpods to a Chromebook requires Bluetooth, so the first step is to naturally switch on the Bluetooth on the chromebook. This can be done by following the steps outlined below:
- Locate the menu option on your Chromebook screen. Click on the network icon found on the lower right side of your screen. When you click on this icon, it will display options of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, notifications, and others. If you do not see these options, then you can try searching for Bluetooth from the search menu.
- Next, click on Bluetooth and switch on the Bluetooth connection. After that, allow the Chromebook to search for nearby available devices.
Note: Your Airpods need to be handy and close to your Chromebook, as this will enable both devices to pair successfully.
- Place the Airpods inside the charging case and open the c.
Tips: It's important to keep the Airpods charging case close because the Bluetooth connection range is limited and can easily suffer interference. Also, you can only place the Airpods in pairing mode by returning them to the case.
- Press and hold the Airpods case button for a few seconds until the LED starts blinking white. This means that the Airpods have been placed in pairing mode and this will enable the Airpods to be detected by the Chromebook's Bluetooth.
- Within some seconds, the Airpods device will automatically display on the Chromebook's Bluetooth available device list.
- Once the Airpods device appears on the list of Bluetooth's available devices, select the Airpods. If a connection confirmation message displays, immediately confirm the connection.
Note: Once the Airpods are connected to the Chromebook, the LED light on the Airpods case will change to green. This indicates successful pairing with the Airpods.
- At this point, the Airpods are now successfully paired with the Chromebook. You can now select the audio or video you want to play on your chrome book, adjust the volume of the Airpods and enjoy.
How do I fix the Chromebook "authentication rejected while connecting to Airpods" issue?
Sometimes when you try to connect your Airpods to your Chromebook, a notification that says "Authentication code rejected" might pop up. There are several reasons why this authentication error message might pop up.
But the solution to the problem is simple, and it will definitely work for you. All you have to do is turn off your Bluetooth, then switch it on again before trying to pair the Airpods to your chromebook. It should pair successfully.
The error message pops up as a result of little interference or unsuccessful syncing of the Bluetooth from both devices.
Why won't my Airpods stay connected to my Chromebook?
In a situation where your Airpods keep disconnecting, it's possible that your Airpods might not have enough charge to remain connected. So first, make sure your Airpods are fully charged. Next, confirm if the Bluetooth of the chromebook you want to connect to is still on.
You can also try restarting the chromebook before your pair it to the Airpods. Another way is to totally unpair the Airpods and pair it again.
If the Airpods are connected to your iPhone, then you click on the information "i" option beside the name of the Airpods. Then go to "Connect to this iPhone "Change the settings from "Automatically" to "when last connected to this phone.” Then try to pair again.
Hopefully, any of the above actions will remedy the problem.
How to Disconnect Apple Airpods from a Chromebook
Disconnecting your Apple Airpods from your Chromebook is easier than connecting it. Since you connected through your Bluetooth, all you need to do is turn off your Bluetooth on your Chromebook.
Another way you can disconnect your AirPods from your Chromebook is by pressing and holding the button on your Airpods case when the Airpods are in them. This will cause your Airpods to be disconnected by placing them in pairing mode for a new connection.
How Do I Change the Display name of my Airpods?
Personalizing your Airpods display name can make it easier for you to find your Airpods device in the Bluetooth available device list on your chromebook. This will help you to differentiate your Airpods from other available Bluetooth devices.
Changing the name of your Airpods requires them to be connected to an Apple device. Here are the steps needed to change the name of your Airpods using an Apple device:
- Connect the Airpods to your Apple device. Go to the settings menu of the Apple device and click on Bluetooth.
- From the list of available devices, select your Airpods.
- Next, tap on the name of your Airpods to make it editable.
- Enter the new name for your Airpods and tap on done.
Frequently Asked Questions about Airpods connection to Chromebooks
Q. Why won't my Airpods connect to my Chromebook?
A. The problem is most likely a connection issue. Your Airpods may have connected to a nearby Apple device or Mac, and this will prevent a smooth pairing to your Chromebook.
So, you need to check other nearby Apple devices or Mac computers and confirm it's not connected.
Q. Is connecting a Chromebook to a TV similar to connecting an Airpod?
A. Connecting a Chromebook to a TV requires a totally different procedure from the Airpod connection. This time, you need to pair the TV and the chromebook using an HDMI cable which is wired as against an Airpod which is wireless.
All you have to do is connect the HDMI cable from the back of the TV to the Chromebook's HDMI port.
Q. Can you connect two Airpods to a Chromebook?
A. No you cannot connect two Airpods to a Chromebook because once you connect the first Airpods to the Chromebook, the Chromebook’s Bluetooth connection will no longer be available for the second one to be connected.
Q. Can I connect a different device to my Airpods if it is connected to a chromebook?
A. No, you can’t connect your Airpods to a different device as they can only be connected to one active Bluetooth connection at a time.
Hence, once your Airpods are connected to a device, it can't connect to another device unless you disconnect from the initial device.
Q. Can I Rename my Airpods on Chromebook?
A. No, you cannot rename your Airpods on chromebook. We tried to do this when our Airpods were connected to a Chromebook and for some reason, it didn't work.
The name of the Airpods will automatically appear. If you try to change the name, it won't work. So, as earlier stated, it is only possible to do this on an Apple device.
Q. What happens if I connect my Airpods to a Chromebook and someone calls me on Zoom?
A. If you are using the Airpods on your chromebook to listen to music or watch a video and a zoom call comes in, you will be able to answer the call from the chromebook.
The music or video will be paused to allow you to use the Airpods to respond to the zoom call. Although, you must have adjusted the zoom calls audio and microphone to route as a priority for the connected Airpods or headphones.
In this article, it has been made clear that you can connect your Airpods to your Chromebook. Also, it explained the steps necessary to achieve this connection.
If you have any other questions about connecting your Airpods to your Chromebook, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading.