How to Connect Airpods to a Dell Laptop

May 1, 2023 | Egbujor Victor
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In this article,  I’ll show you how to quickly connect AirPods to your Dell Laptop.


Most persons ask if it’s possible to use Airpods on your laptop and the answer to this is YES, Airpods aren’t limited to iOS devices alone.

HP computer users can refer to our article on connecting AirPods to their laptops to see a tailored guide for them.

Dell computers are one the rigid computers we can find in the market place but the interface and performance are dependent on the number of RAM, Processor, and operating system installed into them.

However, for this article, I’ll we’re working with a Windows OS.

Continue reading to see how you can connect your Airpod to your Dell computer.

Can you connect Airpods to Dell Laptop?

It’s pretty easy to connect AirPods to a Dell computer from the Bluetooth option under the setting app on your Dell Laptop.

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Connect Airpods to Dell Laptop – Step-by-step Process

Just like other devices,  you’ll need to pair your Airpods to your Dell computer before you can successfully pair them.

There are many ways to get to the Bluetooth settings on your Dell PC but I’ll be following the search box.

  1. Click on the search bar to find the settings on your Dell PC
  2. Type Bluetooth and wait for search suggestions
  3. Now, tap on the “Bluetooth and other devices settings” option and turn on the Bluetooth (optional)
  4. Lift the lid of your AirPods charging case or bring them out to put them in pairing mode
  5. Click on “Add Bluetooth or other devices” > Bluetooth
  6. Select the AirPods from the list of discovered devices to pair and connect

That’s it.

Your AirPods will automatically connect to your Dell PC if it isn’t already connected to another device or your PC Bluetooth isn’t switched off.

However, you can connect to a Bluetooth device manually by clicking on your AirPods from the Audio list and tapping connect below it.

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That’s it.

Why won’t my AirPods connect to a Dell laptop?

Major reasons why your AirPods won’t connect to your Dell Laptop are due to an active connection, outdated Bluetooth driver, AirPods not in Pairing Mode, and a glitch in your computer’s operating system.

1. Airpods in an active connection

If your AirPods are connected to your mobile device while you’re trying to connect to your Dell then the connection will likely fail even if you’ve been paired to it.

All you need to do is either turn off Bluetooth on your other device or forget the AirPods on the device to leave the AirPods on Pairing Mode.

2. Outdated Bluetooth Drivers

Dell PC usually give you the option to check for Bluetooth driver update from the settings option under the “Help from the web” section.

You’ll encounter difficulties connecting to other devices via Bluetooth if you’re running your computer on an old driver.

3. A Glitch in the installation Operating System

Most times your OS will run into minor glitches that will require you to perform a restart action to reset essential drivers.

4. Airpods not in Pairing Mode

It could also be that you’re trying to connect to an AirPods that isn’t physically close to you or I’d still be in its charging case.

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You should remove the pods from the case to put them in pairing mode before trying to connect to them.

How do I Put my Airpods in Pairing Mode

Open the AirPods charging case and wait for it to be discovered by your computer.

Nevertheless, if your AirPods are frequently connecting to an unwanted device and there’s no way to avert the connection then you can consider Resetting your AirPods.

You can reset your AirPods by pressing and holding on the button attached to your AirPods until it blinks white light a couple of times.


This article has proved to us that Pairing and connecting your Airpods to your Dell Laptop is very much easy and achievable.

All you need to do is go to your settings > devices > add a new device and Pair to connect.

That’s it.

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