Apple allowed to connect one device at once to two pairs of AirPods. If you and your friend have AirPods, you can both listen to the same music from the same iPhone. This is a new feature of iOS 13, and we’ll show you how it works.
Now you don’t have to share one earphone with someone, because two AirPods can be connected to one smartphone. The function also supports Powerbeats Pro.
How to connect two AirPods to iPhone with iOS 13
If you and your friend have iPhones with iOS 13 and AirPods connected to them, then you just need to put smartphones with each other and turn on music on one iPhone. Smartphones can be stacked on top of each other to simplify the process.
The following devices support the function (with Bluetooth 5.0):
- 8 Plus
- XS Max
- iPod Touch (7th Generation).
- Pro 11 inches;
- Pro 12.9 inches (2 generations and newer);
- Air (3 generations);
- mini (5th generation).
When you put smartphones next to each other, a notification will appear on which you need to click “Share audio.”
How to share audio with two AirPods directly
What to do if your friend forgot his iPhone at home, but he has AirPods with him. Using the function, you can share audio with second AirPods directly.
The process is exactly the same as a regular AirPods connection.
Open the AirPods case next to the iPhone and hold down the case button. When a notification appears, click “Connect.”
When you plug in the second headphones, both pairs of AirPods will be displayed in the AirPlay menu. Turn on the music, press the AirPlay button and select both pairs of AirPods from the menu. Audio will play in both headphones.