One reason to love AirPods is how delightfully simple they are to connect to the Apple gadget. Once set up, and then everything works by itself.
But there is one point. When you have several Apple devices, you may need to go into the widget to reconnect the headphones between them Music in Control room. Or tap on the sound source menu in Music or any other application.
So, I found there is a way to automate the process and not open any menus. AirPods will automatically connect to at least five iPhones exactly when you it will be needed.
It’s six in the morning in Moscow, so it’s a chaotic start, sorry. I will try to explain below.
The bottom line: AirPods will connect themselves to any device that you use
This is the curtain menu Control roomthat you don’t need to go into anymore.
So you have AirPods (or Beats). And several Apple mobile devices, the number does not matter. For example, suppose these are iPhone and iPad.
When you take out your AirPods from the case, they connect to the gadget that you used with the latest headphones. Let’s say it was an iPhone.
How to connect headphones to iPad? You open the curtain Control room, hold down the player’s widget menu, open the list of sound sources (icon Airplay) and select your AirPods there. Not very fast, though better than delving into the Bluetooth menu.
What method I suggest now: you intentionally do nothing. AirPods will reconnect themselves to the iPad, and then to the iPhone when needed.
In this pattern of iPhones and iPads, there can be at least five or ten. When you take anyone, you don’t have to check if AirPods are specifically connected to it – this will happen automatically.
Now it’s clearer? Hope so. Let’s go customize.
Getting ready to set it up once and everywhere.
We will use Teams. This application is already pre-installed with you, starting with iOS 12. If you uninstalled, download from the App Store again. There will be nothing complicated, I will give step-by-step instructions below.
What else do we need besides Teams:
► one, two or as many iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 13 and aboveconnected to your Apple ID account
► AirPods of any generation, including Pro; either BeatsX, Powerbeats3, Powerbeats Pro, Solo 3 Wireless, or Solo Pro.
► 1 minute to configure features in each device.
Alas, you can’t just download a ready-made setup. The created automation is tied specifically to your headphones and will not work for other users. Therefore, we do everything with pens, ourselves.
Instruction How to automate connecting AirPods to other iDevices
Make sure AirPods or Beats right now connected to the device with which to configure. Otherwise, point 5 will not work.
1. Open Teamsgo to the tab Automation.
Choose Create automation for yourself.
2. In the window, scroll down the list, tap on Open application.
Now click on Select opposite application.
3. Enter in the search box at the top the program with which you most often use headphones. If you use Apple Music and a built-in player, then write Music.
Any will do: Netflix, YouTube, Yandex.Music etc. You can select multiple applications at once. How to decide and select the necessary ones, click Done in the upper right corner.
4. Click Add actionthen Scripts.
In the list that opens closer to the end, we search and click on Set playback location.
5. In the window that appears, click on the iPhone (or iPad, or iPod).
See in the list your airpods (or beats)? Select them, then click. Further.
6. We are almost done. Now be sure to turn off the item Ask every time and confirm this in the warning window (Not ask) Tap on Done.
Nothing complicated, agree. Now repeat the entire instruction on other iDevices.
What we got as a result
When you open any application selected in automation (in our example Music in iOS) used device forcibly connects AirPods or Beats.
That is, they listened to music on an iPhone, then opened YouTube on an iPad, and AirPods themselves connected to the tablet. We watched the video on the iPad, took the iPhone and opened the player back – AirPods switched to the smartphone. Headphones were not removed, no menus were opened. Everything works by itself.
The lists of applications by which our automation is activated can be completely different on different gadgets. This allows you to customize the chip to your habits and usage scenarios.
Well, if you do not use AirPods and they are in the case, then they will not connect anywhere. Automation will not work, the sound will go either through the speakers or through other connected headphones.
It remains only to figure out how to do the same for the Mac. If I find a way, I’ll add it here later.