How to reconnect AirPods with Apple Watch

Xiaobai Software  2022-02-08 12: 53  read 696 views

If you have bothAirPodsversusApple Watch, you will probably connect them frequently, which will make it more convenient for us to talk and listen to music.It can be frustrating for you to fail frequently during the connection process, but it's not a big problem, let's solve it together:

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Just connect to AirPods or Bluetooth buds, and the Apple Watch can do things like make calls, get Siri voice feedback, or listen to your recorded voice memos.However, it can't play music using the built-in watch speakers, and you'll have to connect AirPods or a Bluetooth device to listen to music synced locally to the Apple Watch.Also, if you need to get on the phone frequently, or for a long time, it is convenient to connect the AirPods to the Apple Watch.

Solutions to Fix AirPods and Bluetooth Devices Not Connecting to Apple Watch

It is important to note that the following tutorial applies to all AirPods (XNUMXst, XNUMXnd, XNUMXrd, Pro, Max) and all Apple Watch models running the latest version of watchOS.

Most solutions also work if you can't connect Beats, Samsung Galaxy, Pixel, other third-party Bluetooth headphones, or health devices with your Apple Watch.Just make sure to follow the appropriate steps based on your wireless model.

How to Connect a Bluetooth Device to the Apple Watch


When you connect your AirPods to your Apple device, it's available on all of your Apple devices via iCloud.In other words, once you pair it with your iPhone, the AirPods appear on your Mac, iPad, other iPhones, and Apple Watch without you having to manually connect them again on all devices.

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The exact steps for pairing a third-party Bluetooth headset with an Apple Watch vary by brand, but overall it's simple and the basics remain the same.

1. Press the Apple Watch's Digital Crown, then turn on Settings > Bluetooth.Make sure it's enabled.

2. Turn on the Bluetooth device by pressing the power button or removing it from the case.

3. Press the Bluetooth pairing button on the device.Multiple manufacturers use the same button to power on and pair.Read the manual.In most cases, you have to hold down the button to discover Bluetooth devices.Some headphones may even provide audio feedback, such as "pairing mode on".

4. After a few seconds, you will see the device on the Bluetooth screen of your Apple Watch.Click to pair.If the device doesn't show up, double check that the third-party headset is in pairing mode.Turning the Apple Watch Bluetooth switch off and on will also help.

Make sure your AirPods are charged

Make sure your AirPods or third-party Bluetooth headphones are fully charged before proceeding.Otherwise, they won't pair with any device, including the Apple Watch.

Disconnect AirPods from iPhone, iPad or Mac

Are your AirPods connected to your iPhone, Mac, or other nearby device?If it is, the new Bluetooth connection between AirPods and Apple Watch may fail.

To check, open iPhone, iPad Settings > Bluetooth.If "Connected" appears next to the AirPods name, tap the Info (i) button > Disconnect.Alternatively, you can open the iOS Control Center and tap the Bluetooth icon to disconnect the AirPods.

On a Mac, click the Bluetooth icon in the macOS Control Center or menu bar.If the AirPods are connected, their icon will be blue.Tap the AirPods name to disconnect.You can do the same from System Preferences > Bluetooth > Right-click on the connected AirPods > Disconnect.

After confirming that the AirPods or Bluetooth headphones are not connected to any other devices, try connecting them with the Apple Watch again and it should work fine at this point.

It's important to note that the Apple Watch may not say "connected" until you put the AirPods in your ears.

Select bluetooth device as output

You'll see an AirPlay audio icon (a triangle with three circles at the top) when a sound is playing on a call, music, or Apple Watch screen.Tap it, select AirPods or other Bluetooth devices, and if the Bluetooth plug is on, they should connect with the Apple Watch within a few seconds.

You can also select the audio output device by tapping the AirPlay icon in the Apple Watch Control Center, which is accessed by swiping up on the watch face.

AirPods won't connect during Apple Watch calls

When you select AirPods during a regular call or FaceTimes, the connection fails briefly.This could be a watchOS bug, luckily we can fix this.

1. Open the Music app > choose a song or free Beats radio > choose your AirPods.They will connect and the music will play here.

2. Next, open the watchOS Phone or Contacts app and make a call from your Apple Watch, and the voice will be sent through the connected AirPods.

Turn off and on Apple Watch Bluetooth

1. Open the watchOS Settings app and tap Bluetooth.

2. Scroll down and turn off the Bluetooth switch.

3. After waiting about 30 seconds, tap the same switch to turn on Bluetooth.

Enable and Disable Airplane Mode on Apple Watch

1. Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to see the watchOS Control Center.

2. Tap the airplane icon.

3. After 30 seconds, tap the same icon to disable airplane mode.

Now, when you select AirPods as the audio output device, it should return to normal.

Close the Apple Watch app

Press the side button, then swipe left on the apps shown here.Next, click the red X button to close it.

Restart the Apple Watch

Press the side button, then slide the power off slider to the right.After waiting about a minute, press the same side button to turn on the Apple Watch.

Put your AirPods in the charging case

It takes about 2 minutes for your Apple Watch to complete the shutdown and restart process.During this time, keep your AirPods in the charging case and close the lid.For third-party bluetooth headsets, you can try turning them off and on again.

After the Apple Watch restarts, take the AirPods out of the charging case and connect, and they should connect successfully.

Delete the original AirPods and reconnect

You can forget about AirPods on your iPhone and it will be removed from your Apple Watch and other iCloud devices.

Or, when AirPods or other previously connected Bluetooth devices don't connect and work, you can forget and reconnect from your Apple Watch:

1. Open watchOS Settings and tap Bluetooth.

2. If you see your AirPods appear here, tap (i), then tap "Forgot Device" > "Forgot Device" in the next screen.

3. Restart the Apple Watch and place the AirPods in its case.

4. Now, open the case cover (allowing the AirPods to enter the case) and press the button on the back.The housing light will turn white.After a few seconds, it will appear on your Apple Watch Bluetooth screen.Tap the AirPods name to pair and connect to your Apple Watch.

Update your Apple Watch and AirPods

You need to make sure your headphones have the latest firmware version available, so you may need to update watchOS and AirPods.

Reset your AirPods

Generally speaking, resetting the AirPods can also fix this problem.

Reset iPhone network settings

Please connect the faulty AirPods or Bluetooth device to your iPhone.Now reset its network settings from "General > Transfer > "Reset" or "Reset iPhone" > "Reset > Reset Network Settings".

After doing this, connect your AirPods to your iPhone.After that, try to use it with Apple Watch.

Unpair (erase) your Apple Watch and set it up again

You need to check if you can use AirPods with other devices.If they work fine, the problem might be with your Apple Watch.A surefire way to fix this is to unpair it from the iPhone (which will wipe it) and set it up again.

The above methods can basically ensure that your AirPods and Apple Watch can be connected well. If you are still satisfied with the problem, you can consider contacting Apple customer service.



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