the AirPods Pro showcase a new design and a higher price, but the pairing process is the same as other Apple truly wireless headphones. Setting up the headphones is a breeze, whether you connect them to an iPhone or something else.
Pair AirPods Pro with iPhone
To start pairing the AirPods Pro with your iPhone, hold the charging case a few inches from your unlocked smartphone. Open the case cover and a configuration dialog will appear on your screen.
When you are ready to connect the AirPods Pro to your iPhone, press the "Connect" button.
After several seconds, the AirPods Pro will be paired with your iPhone. The on-screen dialog will appear on three different screens to explain how some of the new headphone features work, such as noise cancellation.
The setup process will ask you if you want Siri to read incoming messages via AirPods Pro without having to unlock your iPhone. This is a feature available for those running iOS 13.2 and later.
To activate the function, select the "Announce messages with Siri" button. Otherwise, press the "Not Now" link. You can still access AirPods Pro settings and change them later.
Press the "Done" button to exit the configuration process.
If iCloud is set up on your handset, pairing of AirPods Pro will be shared with your other Apple devices. This means that the headphones should work automatically with iPads, Macs and other supported devices without any additional work on your part.
Pair AirPods Pro with Android, Windows, macOS and more
As with the first and second generation AirPods, the AirPods Pro can work like standard Bluetooth headphones with almost all other devices. Configuring everything is not as simple as with the iPhone, but it is relatively painless.
Before you start, if you've already paired AirPods Pro with your iPhone, the headphones should already be set up with your iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices. If you don't have an iPhone, continue to follow the instructions below.
Begin the pairing process by first ensuring that the AirPods are inside the charging case. Then open the lid. Carefully turn the case over and locate the physical button on the back.
Press and hold the button until the light on the front of the case starts to flash.
The AirPods Pro will remain in pairing mode until the cover of the charging case is closed.
You can now open the Bluetooth menu on your other device, find the "AirPods Pro" list, and connect to the headset. Follow our full AirPods pairing guide if you need help setting up the connection with your Android, Windows, macOS or other devices.