How to Connect AirPods Max to a Windows 10/11 Laptop or PC

How to Connect AirPods Max to a Windows 10/11 Laptop or PC

AirPods Max is one of the best TWS headphones in the market and if you want to pair it with a non-Apple product like a Windows computer then you’re at the right place. This post will show you how to connect AirPods Max to a Windows 10/11 PC or laptop.

The Apple AirPod Max is a fantastic pair of headphones with best-in-class active noise cancellation (ANC) and a superb sound signature. Still, it also has a few irritating quirks that blatantly identify it as an Apple product. The AirPods Max are more of the same in the over-ear form if you already adore your AirPods Pro and are an Apple ecosystem resident.

Since purchasing Beats by Dre in 2014 for an absurd sum of money, it has been clear that Apple has its sights set on the consumer audio market. The AirPods Pro are actually some of the best true wireless earbuds you can get, and the original AirPods were a success despite being poor. We were thrilled yet dubious when Apple finally unveiled its long-awaited over-ear headphones, the AirPods Max. For more information about AirPods Max visit here.

Do They Work with Windows in Reality?

Using AirPods Max with Apple goods is already known to be effortless. Apple has, though, made sure that they are also compatible with other, non-Apple devices. Noise cancellation and transparency mode are both accessible on Windows devices, according to Apple, thanks to the H1 audio processors in these earbuds. The most important thing to remember is that you may use these headphones with your Windows PC, even if some capabilities, like spatial audio, will only function on Apple devices.

How to Connect AirPods Max to Windows 10/11 Laptop & PC

Here is the process to pair AirPods Max to Windows:

1. Hold down the noise control button on your AirPods Max until the white status light starts to flash. This shows that the pairing mode on your headphones is active.

Pairing Mode AirPods Max

2. On Windows 10:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Settings directly.
  • Click Devices.
  • Click Bluetooth & other devices > turn on Bluetooth and select Add Bluetooth or other device.

Add Bluetooth or other device

3. On Windows 11:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Settings directly.
  • Select Bluetooth & devices > enable Bluetooth and click + Add device.

+ Add device

4. Select Bluetooth.


5. From the list, select AirPods Max.

Connect AirPods Max to a Windows

6. Finally, the AirPods Max is connected to your computer.

Connect AirPods Max to a Windows

Learn the Controls

The AirPods Max doesn’t have any touch controls; instead, they rely on a digital crown similar to that on an Apple Watch and a separate noise-canceling button. Both buttons, which have many functions, are located on top of the right ear cup.

The digital crown is a good place to start because it has a lot of settings and functionality.

  1. Control the volume level by turning the crown in either direction.
  2. Single-press to play or pause.
  3. Double-press the crown to skip forward.
  4. Triple-press to go back.
  5. Press and hold to trigger Siri.

A phone call may also be answered or ended using the digital crown.

  • Single-press to answer or end a call.
  • Double-press to reject a call.
  • During a call, single press to answer a second incoming call and put the first call on hold.
  • With two calls active, double-press to hang up the current call and switch to the other call.
  • Press and hold to reject a second incoming call.
  • Double-press to stop listening through your headphones and send the call to your phone.

That’s it. These were the steps to connect and pair the AirPods Max to a Windows 10/11 PC or laptop.

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ShaadLife Team: We are professional How-to content writers. As a tech enthusiast and geek, we love to write and share articles about different operating systems such as Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, and some other products like a smartwatch and smart TV.
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