How to Connect AirPods to Zoom? It’s Very Easy

AirPods pretty much took over the wireless earpiece market, everyone is using them. And during the last 2 years, another thing pretty much became massively used, we’re talking about Zoom obviously. It’s very common today to have Zoom meetings on a daily basis, so the combo of AirPods and Zoom makes sense.

This article will show you how to connect AirPods to Zoom so you can listen and talk on your meeting easily. While it’s very easy to do, sometimes there are issues and we are here to sort it all out.

Connecting AirPods to Zoom

From our experience, once you connect your AirPods to your Mac or device you want to use for the Zoom call, the audio will automatically be paired to your AirPods because when you connect your AirPods via Bluetooth to your device, all audio flows through to the earbuds. But if for some reason you need to know, here’s how:

  • Pair your AirPods with your Mac by putting the AirPods in your ears
  • Click the Bluetooth icon on the upper menu of the Mac
  • Find your AirPods name ( either Pro or using the older model )
  • Click on it and click Connect

At this stage, like we mentioned, once your AirPods and Mac are connected other Bluetooth, you should be good to go.

But if not, try this:

  • Open Zoom ( if you haven’t already )
  • Click the Gear icon
  • Find Speaker menu
  • Click AirPods from dropdown menu
  • Click Test Speaker
  • Click Microphone menu
  • Click AirPods
  • Click test Mic

That was long, we know, but it will work if for some reason you didn’t manage to automatically hear anything after connecting your AirPods to your device.

PRO TIP – It’s best to first connect your AirPods to your device before starting the Zoom meeting.

Here’s how to change the Zoom audio settings with pictures to help you.

1. Open the Zoom app and click the Gear icon

2. In the Speaker section click the dropdown menu and choose AirPods

3. Test your AirPods

Before you join the Zoom meeting, it’s recommended that you test the AirPods. This is to ensure the earbuds are working as intended.

Within the Settings option in Zoom, click on ‘Test Speaker.’ If you’re able to hear a ringtone, the speakers are working fine. Then, click on ‘Test Microphone’ and speak some words when prompted. If you can listen to your voice, the microphone is functioning too.

Now you’ve successfully connected AirPods to Zoom and are ready to join the meetings. 


Like a lot of things in life, sometimes you have issues with things that should work seamlessly. Here are a few common issues and how to fix them.

AirPods are connected to a different device.

This happens more often than you think, when you sit at your desk and have your Mac, iPhone and apple watch all in the same place, the AirPods sometimes connect to any of these, so while you thought you connected them to the Mac, they actually connected to your iPhone and now you can’t hear anything.

Here’s what to do: Make sure you actually connected to the right device. This can be done by opening the Bluetooth tab on your Mac or going to the Settings app and to Bluetooth on iPhone and making sure the AirPods are connected.

Bluetooth doesn’t work for some reason

Sometimes Bluetooth just doesn’t connect and doesn’t work, for a quick fix you can try to just turning it OFF for a few seconds and then turning it ON again and see if this fixes the problem.

Unpair AirPods

Sometimes the AirPods just refuse to connect, and if this happens you need to unpair them from your device and pair them again from scratch. You do this by going into the Bluetooth settings and just clicking ” forget this device ” after that you put the AirPods in the case and start the pairing process from scratch by following the on screen instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Connecting AirPods to Zoom

Can I connect AirPods to Android

YES, you can use your AirPods on any device that works with Bluetooth. Just connect them like you would any other bluetooth powered device and you should be good to go.

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About the Author: Adam Wishmore

Adam Wishmore is an apple geek, there is no other way of putting it. Since the first generation iPhone hit the market to the latest Macbook pro, Adam knows everything there is and how to fix everything on apple devices. Find me on Facebook