Apple services including Maps, App Store and iCloud DOWN in global outage

Apple services including Maps, App Store and iCloud DOWN in global outage

AIRPODS are a great gadget for Apple devices – but they'll work with your Windows laptop too.

If you've got a PC and a pair of Apple's genius wireless earbuds, you're in luck.

Apple launched the first AirPods back in 2016.

The wireless earbuds quickly became a smash-hit, with Apple now selling an entire range of different AirPods models.

They're best known for pairing with the iPhone, or other Apple devices.

But you can also connect your AirPods to a Windows laptop.

It's a great way to shut off from the world and get some work done, watch a movie, or do a video call.

And you can switch back to your iPhone with ease too.


How to use AirPods with a non-Apple Windows laptop

Your AirPods work best with Apple products – there's no question.

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But you can still use them as a Bluetooth headset with non-Apple devices.

You'll be restricted with some features: Siri won't work, for instance.

But you can still listen to music or talk on calls.

First, go to the Bluetooth settings on your device and make sure it's on.

Then open the AirPods case with the earbuds inside.

Press and hold the button on the back of the AirPods case until the light flashes white.

Then choose your AirPods once they appear in the list of Bluetooth devices.

You may find you have different features depending on what Bluetooth device you've connected to.

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