How to Connect AirPods to Dell Laptop – The Easy Way

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Published 19 May 2022

There is no better way to enjoy working on your laptop than listening to beautiful music using your AirPods. Or maybe you want to connect your AirPods to your laptop to watch a movie.

Whatever you want to do, you must have a thorough guide of the proper steps to take so you do not get confused.

Do you want to connect your AirPods to your Dell laptop, but you are unsure what to do? Luckily for you, this article gives a thorough and straightforward guide on doing this.

Before following these steps, you can choose to reset your AirPods if they are constantly malfunctioning, which affects the connection.

Connecting your AirPods to Dell through Bluetooth

The first thing you will want to do is ensure that your AirPods are charged to a certain extent, although they should be fully charged.

The next is to ensure that your laptop/PC has Bluetooth. If it doesn’t, you will not be able to connect AirPods to your device.

This is a common, if not the only, way to connect your AirPods to a Dell laptop. You can then go ahead to follow the steps below:

1. Press the setup button on your AirPods case

Once your AirPods are fully charged, you should press the Setup button located at the back of the case. Hold it until a light comes on.

The light will show outside the case (on new models) and inside the case (on old models). This enables the AirPods to be found via Bluetooth so you can connect them to your Dell laptop.

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2. Navigate to “Settings” to add a device

Turn on your laptop and go to Settings. You can do this by clicking on the Start Menu on the toolbar (or searching “Settings” in the search bar on Windows).

Once the settings menu opens up, click on “Bluetooth & Devices” (If you have Bluetooth on your laptop) or “Devices” (This will appear if you don’t have Bluetooth).

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Click on “Add Device“. Once you select this, the below window will appear & there will be three different options – Bluetooth, wireless display, and everything else. Click on Bluetooth.

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You will see a list of available devices to be paired with; look for your AirPods Name and click on it.

You will see a notification that states ‘Your Device Is Ready To Go’ at the top of the screen. Your device is connected; you can now listen to music on your Dell laptop through your AirPods.

What to do when your AirPods aren’t Connecting

What do you do when your AirPods are not connecting even after following the steps above? Or maybe your AirPods didn’t show up as an available device.

It would help if you tried connecting another Bluetooth device to your Dell laptop, perhaps a Bluetooth speaker. If it does not connect, you know there is a problem with your laptop’s signal.

You should always ensure that your AirPods are charged as they would not connect on low batteries. Check the setup button to ensure it is on, and try connecting your AirPods to another device.

You can usually tell whether the problem is from your laptop or AirPods.


There you have it, a thorough guide on what to do. We hope that with the straightforward steps written above, you will be able to connect your AirPods to your Dell laptop effortlessly.

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