How To Connect Two AirPods To One iPhone?

If you or your loved ones use AirPods, wouldn’t it be great if you could listen to the same song at the same time but with separate AirPods? 

Want to learn how to connect two sets of AirPods to one phone? And is that even possible? What if we said yes, it is? Read on!

Picture this scenario – You and your sibling or a friend are binging on a gripping series on your iPhone. It’s late at night, so you can’t play the series aloud as that will disturb others in the house. What would you do? Thankfully, you both have AirPods.

But, thinking of the current circumstance, to listen to the audio, you may have to share your AirPods with your friend, wherein you might put one AirPod in your ear, and your friend will put the second AirPod in their ear. Right? That’s quite unsanitary, and honestly, that’s the wrong way. Cut the story short – we’ll tell you how you can connect two AirPods to one iPhone. 

To know more AirPods tips and tricks, check out this post.

How To Connect Two Sets Of AirPods To One iPhone

Before you connect two AirPods to one iPhone, it is important to know which devices are compatible. Otherwise, the Audio sharing feature won’t work, leaving you confused and irritated – 

Compatible iPhone and iPad Compatible Headphones
  • iPhone 8 and later 
  • iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen) and later, iPad Pro 11 inch and iPad Pro 10.5 inch
  • iPad 5th generation and later 
  • iPad mini 5th generation and later 
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPod touch 7th generation
  • AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, AirPods 1st generation and later
  • Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Powerbeats3  Wireless 
  • Solo Pro
  • BeatsX, Beats Solo3 Wireless, Beats Studio3 Wireless, Beats Fit Pro and Beats Flex

Now, let’s get down to how you can connect two pairs of Airpods to one iPhone. The process is very simple – 

1. Connect your AirPods to your iPhone and select the content you want to play. 

2. Open the Control Center of your iPhone or iOS device and tap on the AirPlay button to stream content. 

3. Tap on the Share Audio button. 

Connect Two AirPods To One iPhone

4. Next, ask your friend to have their AirPods or AirPods Pro inside the case and open the lid when they’re close to your iPhone. If your friend has AirPods Max, they needn’t put their AirPods inside the case. And, if it’s a Beats user, they need to put the headphones in sharing mode and close to iPhone. 

Connect Two AirPods To One iPhone

5. You will now see your friend’s headphones on your screen. 

6. Tap on the Share Audio option once again. 

To stop sharing, all you have to do is, tap on the checkmark next to the headphones that you wish to disconnect.

What If I Want To Disconnect A Set Of AirPods Or Any Of The Compatible Headphones?

If you want to disconnect a set of AirPods to stop sharing content, you can tap on the checkmark next to the AirPods you want to disconnect. The same applies to any other pair of compatible headphones. You should be able to disconnect AirPods without any issues.

What If My Friend/ Sibling/ Relative Disagrees On The Volume?

We get that – Not everyone has the same tolerance for volume. Maybe your friend doesn’t like the jarring sound of guns that you like. Needn’t fight or worse! Stop watching the content. Here’s the solution – Once you have connected your friend’s AirPods to your iPhone, you can adjust the volume of both AirPods individually using the sliders in the pop-up sharing Window. You can even head to the Control Center and adjust the volume slider for each set of AirPods. 

Wrapping Up

The days of sharing AirPods or only depending on speakers to listen to audio on iPhone are gone. Now that you know how to connect two sets of AirPods or compatible headphones to one iPhone enjoy streaming audio and video content with those you love. And don’t just keep this trick to yourself; share it with your friends,_ especially those who might be first-time iPhone users. For more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek. 

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