Connecting your AirPods to your Surface Pro requires that you add them as a Bluetooth device, press and hold the button on your AirPods case, and then simply choose your AirPods from the list of devices. The process will be different in Windows 10 than Windows 11.
AirPods offer a wire-free way to listen to music, participate in meetings, or listen to a podcast without being tethered to your device. However, before you can use your AirPods with your Surface Pro, you need to connect them properly.
This guide is going to go over how to easily connect your AirPods to your Surface device, as well as mention a few reasons why you might be struggling to make this connection.
- Connecting your AirPods involves adding them as a Bluetooth device, pressing and holding the button on the AirPods case, and then choosing the AirPods from the list of available Bluetooth devices.
- While the process is similar, the exact steps to take will differ depending on whether you use Windows 10 or Windows 11. The differences are small, but it is important to make note of them so you take the right steps.
- There are a few reasons why your AirPods may not connect to your Surface Pro which include Bluetooth being disabled, the AirPods being connected to another device, and the AirPods batteries being dead.
How to Connect AirPods to Your Surface Pro
Before you begin, it is important to know that the way you connect your AirPods will vary slightly depending on whether you use Windows 11 or Windows 10 on your Surface Pro.
If you have a Windows 11 device, you need to go to Settings > Bluetooth & devices, and then Add device and select Bluetooth. Next, with the AirPods in their case, open the case and press and hold the button on the case, and then release once the light begins to flash.
After you see the AirPods show up in the list of devices, they can simply be selected and once the connection is fully established, you’re good to go.
If your Surface Pro uses Windows 10, you will first go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices, and then click Add Bluetooth or other device. Next, select Bluetooth and then open your AirPods case and press and hold the button on the case until the light starts flashing.
Once your AirPods show up in the list of devices, simply select it and then press done. You should now be able to use your AirPods without a problem.
Of course, the Bluetooth functionality of your device needs to be turned on in order for you to both connect and use the AirPods properly. Also, in addition to connecting your AirPods to a Surface device, they can also be connected to other windows laptops, PCs, and tablets.
Why Won’t My AirPods Connect to My Surface Pro?
While your Surface Pro should normally connect without a problem, this won’t always be the case. One reason why you could have a problem connecting is simply that your Bluetooth is turned off. Once you turn it on, you should be able to freely connect your AirPods.
Another potential reason for the connection issue is that your AirPods are already connected to another device or may automatically connect to another device by default. The solution here is to unpair the AirPods from the other device, or turn off Bluetooth on the other device for a while.
Also, there is a chance that the AirPods batteries are dead. Make sure to give them ample time to charge back up before attempting to connect to them, and ensure that the charging case isn’t dead, either. The good news is that AirPods are generally quite quick to charge up.
AirPods can be quite delicate and relatively fragile, so if you constantly drop them or they have otherwise picked up some damage over time, this damage could be stopping them from connecting to your Surface Pro.
In some cases, it could also be an issue or glitch within your Surface Pro that is causing the problem. Trying restarting your device and seeing if that allows you to connect your AirPods properly.
Whether you want to listen to music while you work on your Surface Pro, or jump on a call, connecting and using your AirPods is a great way to do so. Unfortunately, you can’t just open the case and immediately start using them without connecting them first.
We hope that this guide helped you learn how to quickly and easily connect your AirPods to your Surface Pro, and help you troubleshoot any potential issues you might have while doing this.
Have you tried using AirPods on your Surface Pro or do you prefer to stick with wired earbuds? Let us know in a comment below!