Airpods Auto Switching not working on iPhone or iPad Between Devices

If you are successfully paired your airpods to your iPhone or iPad and auto switching feature is not working between your devices then make sure that you are signed in to same icloud account and they are set to automatically connect to devices or airpods not connecting to mac, if not you can try forget and reconnect your airpods, airpods are compatible to this feature and other methods below.

Airpods auto switching not working on iPhone or iPad 

Before getting into the solutions, make sure that your Airpods/Airpods pro are compatible with the new Auto switching audio feature.

Solution 1: Enable Automatic Switching on iPhone/iPad for your Airpods

Step 1: First, open the Settings App on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Then tap “Bluetooth”.

Step 3: Tap the (i) info icon next to your Airpods name.

Step 4: Scroll down to “Connect to This iPhone” and tap it (if you are using iPad, select the option “Connect to This iPad”).

Step 5: Then select “Automatically”.

That’s it, when you enable automatic switching on iPhone / iPad then airpods auto switching not working on iPhone or iPad issue will be resolved. If not, try below methods to fix airpods auto switching not connecting between devices when you connect.

Solution 2: Enable Automatic Switching on Mac for your Airpods

If you are using Automatic Switching between your Mac iOS Device (iPhone/iPad), you have turned on this option on your Mac also.

Step 1: First click the Apple icon at the top-left corner of your screen.

Step 2: Select “System Preferences” under the Apple menu.

Step 3: Here click “Bluetooth”.

Step 4: Click “Options” next to the connected Airpods name.

Step 5: After that click the “Connect to this Mac” drop down menu.

Step 6: Then select “Automatically”.

Solution 3: Update your iPhone/iPad and Mac

Update your iPhone/iPad to the latest version of iOS and update your Mac to the latest version of macOS. Now check whether the Automatic Switching option is working.

Solution 4: Sign out of Apple ID/iCloud and then sign in

Step 1: Make sure that you are using the same Apple ID on both devices and Two-factor Authentication should be turned on for your Apple ID.

Step 2: Sign out of Apple ID on both devices (Mac and iPhone/iPad).

Step 3: Wait for few seconds and then sign in back. 

Step 4: Now the Automatic Switching option should work without any issues.

Solution 5: Restart your Mac, iPhone/iPad, and reset your Airpods

Step 1: First, turn off Auto Switching on your Mac and iPhone. On Mac select “When Last connected to This Mac”; On iPhone select “When Last Connected to This iPhone”.

Step 2: Then turn off Bluetooth on your Mac and iPhone.

Step 3: After that turn off your Mac and iPhone.

Step 4: Now reset your Airpods. To do that, take your Airpods case and place your Airpods inside the case. Close the lid. Wait for 30 seconds and open the lid. With the lid open, hold down the Setup Button until the status light Flashing amber.

Step 5: Now turn on your Mac and iPhone.

Step 6: After that, turn on Bluetooth on both devices and select your Airpods.

Step 7: Then turn on Automatic Switching on both devices (solution 1 and solution 2).

Now check whether the Automatic Switching option is working or not.

How do I get my AirPods to switch between devices automatically?

You need to turn on audio switching on your ipad or iphone in order to connect airpods and switch between apple devices.

Step 1: Airpods should be connected to the same apple device and signed into the same apple id (icloud account).

Step 2: Open settings app on your iPhone.

Step 3: Tap on bluetooth -> tap info (i) icon (on your airpods name).

Step 4: Tap on -> connect to this phone and set it to automatically on the next screen of your iPhone or iPad.

That’s it, once you enable audio switching on your iPhone or iPad you will be able to connect your airpods and switch between devices automatically without any issues.

Ramana Tula is a - Technical Content Writer and he is a Full stack Web and Android Developer also - SEO Manager and also manages Digital Marketing.

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