Airpods or Airpods Pro Connection Failed On Macbook Pro/Air MacOS BigSur

Apple makes connectivity between its devices very seamless.  It is an easy affair to connect your Airpod or Airpods Pro with Macbook Pro/Air MacOS BigSur. But sometimes you will face some pairing issues in the connectivity of your Bluetooth devices. You may experience this issue in your AirPods, AirPods 2, and AirPods Pro.

If you are struggling to connect your AirPods or AirPods Pro with a MacBook, then pairing them again will take some of the basic steps.  

Note: Follow the below steps in the sequences and after applying these troubleshooting steps, check your AirPods or AirPods Pro to see they are paired with your Macbook Pro/Air MacOS BigSur. 

First Troubleshoot: Refresh Bluetooth of Airpods or Airpods Pro  

To refresh your Bluetooth you have to follow the below 7 steps, to solve the connectivity issue of your AirPods and AirPods pro.

  • First you have to put your airpod and airpods pro there charging case.
  • Now on your upper-left corner on the Mac screen of Mac, click the Apple icon.
  • Under the Apple Menu, choose the “System Preferences”
  • Now you have to select the “Bluetooth” option.
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  • Then you have to turn off the bluetooth by clicking the “Bluetooth Off” button.
  • After that you have to restart your Mac.
  • Once your system is rebooted, turn on the bluetooth by clicking the “Bluetooth On” button and select your Airpod and Airpods pro to connect with Mac.

 After that, you can test your Airpod and Airpods pro that they are successfully connected with Mac. if that wouldn’t work for you then try the second troubleshoot. 

Second Troubleshoot: Reset Your Airpods or Airpods Pro

If you are here, it means the first troubleshooting doesn’t work for you. By resetting your Airpod and Airpods Pro you might fix the connection problem that you are facing. 

  • First you have to Put your AirPods and Airpods Pro in their charging case, and close the lid.
  • Just Wait for 30 seconds then you can open the lid of your AirPods and Airpods Pro charging case.
  • Now you have to hold the setup button of your AirPods and Airpods Pro on the charging case for 15 seconds.
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  • You have to wait until the status light starts blinking an amber color for two to three times and then it will flash the white color.
  • Now Your AirPods and Airpods Pro fully reset. 

You have to re-pair your AirPods and Airpods Pro to your mac in order to check if your connectivity problem is solved or not.

Third Troubleshoot: Make Sure The Following Things Are on their Place

After the first and second solution if you are still struggling with connectivity issues between your AirPods and Airpods Pro and mac then you have to put an eye on the following things:

  • First of all you have to make sure that your AirPods and Airpods Pro are close to your Mac.
  • Second thing that would create connectivity problems would be not having enough battery in your AirPods or Airpods Pro. With a lesser battery they won’t pair with your Mac. You have to put them in a charging case and let them charge for at least 30 minutes. After the charge you can pair them with your Mac.
  • Before pairing your AirPods or Airpods Pro with Mac you have to let the lid of the earbuds case open. If the lid is closed at the time of connection, you will not pair your Mac with AirPods or Airpods Pro. 

Fourth Troubleshoot: Un-Pair Your Airpod or Airpods Pro

If the above three Troubleshoot doest help you to solve the problem, you can remove the AirPods or Airpods Pro from your Mac and reconnect them again.

  • First you have to select the “Apple Menu” from your Mac which is located at the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Under that you have to select the “System Preferences”.
  • Now Choose the “Bluetooth pane” under the System Preferences.
  • Select your AirPods or Airpods Pro from the list.
  • Now you have to Right-click on your  AirPods or Airpods Pro and click on the “Remove” option from the sub menu that appears on the screen of Mac.
  • You have to Choose the Remove option again for the confirmation.

By performing the above steps you successfully unpaired your devices from your Mac. To pair your earbuds again you have to do the following steps.

  • After your Mac booted up and placed it close to your AirPods or Airpods Pro.
  • Then Open the AirPods or Airpods Pro case, with the earbuds inside it, and press and hold the press the setup button until it flashes while color.
  • Now on the Mac go to “System Preferences” and under that select Bluetooth pane”.
  • Now you have to choose your AirPods or AirPods Pro when they appear.
  • Press “connect” to pair your Mac AirPods or AirPods Pro.

fifth trobleshoot: Update Your macOS

You have to make sure that your Mac is running with the latest version of macOS. If the connectivity problem is occurring due to a system update, there are chances of the patch in it, which is waiting for you to download.

  • Firstly you have to make the proper Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection with your Mac.
  • After that go to the Apple menu on the Mac screen.
  • You have to select the “System Preferences” under the Apple Menu.
  • Select the “Software Update” under the sub menu in “System Preferences”.
  • Click on the “Upgrade Now” option if there is an update available for your Mac. 
  • Now you have to wait for a while until successful completion of the update. After that you have to connect your AirPods or AirPods Pro with Mac.
Software Update preferences

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