AirPods 3 (3rd Generation) Review, Guide to Pair Apple Airpods with Devices

When we mentioned Airpods, the first thing that will come to your mind is the apple Earbuds. As a matter of fact, this has become a common thing on the street. Majority of people using headphones think of the Apple headphone. Meanwhile, this article will cover things you need to know about Apple Airpods Third Generation.

The 3rd generation is the most popular apple earbuds. This was manufactured as an improvement to the previous version of apple headphones.

The new earbuds are redesigned to look like the Pro models, but this has shorter stalks and a better fit. The third-generation Apple Airpods don’t block your ear canal, just rest in place with all the benefits and disadvantages of an open fit.

Apple Airpods Third Generation Specifications

Earbud weight: The first specification I will cover quickly is the weight. It is just 4.28g each, this is very light. You will not feel any heavy load on your ears.

Charging case weight: You can’t mention the Airpods weight without the charging case weight. The charging case is not too heavy, you can just put it in your pocket without any burden, it is 37.9g.

Earbud dimensions: The dimension of the Airbuds is 30.8 x 18.3 x 19.2mm

Charging case dimensions: As well, the charging case dimension is as follows: 46.4 x 54.4 x 21.4mm

Connectivity: The means of connection are, Bluetooth 5.0, SBC, AAC, H1 chip

Battery life: six hours playback (30 hours with case)

Water resistance: IPX4 (splash resistant)

Case charging: Lightning, Qi wireless (MagSafe)

Pros and Cons of Apple Airpods Third Generation

In this part of the article, we shall be looking at the good and bad of 3rd Generation Airpods in tabular form.

Less conspicuous designSpatial audio is inconsistent
IPX4 water resistanceNo MagSafe reverse wireless charging from iPhones
Improved sound qualityThey let in a ton of outside noise
 Sound quality

How do You Control the Apple AirPods (3rd generation)

Before you buy this device, you need to be familiar with the control panel. Controlling Airpods Third Generation is very simple. Follow the guide as follow:

ActionEither Earbud
1-TapPlay or Pause
2-TapSkip forward
3-RapPrevious Track
Press & HoldSiri
Hey SiriChange volume, request directions, playback control, receive messages, and more

How to Pair Apple AirPods (3rd generation) to an Android Smartphone

Naturally, third-generation Apple Airpods is built for iOS devices. Yet can connect it with your Android smartphone. You only need to follow the steps in this part of the article as explained.

Meanwhile, before you think about linking up your devices, your Android phone must be a Bluetooth support phone.

Step 1 ====> Power on your devices

Step 2 ====> Open up the AirPods charging case

Step 3 ====> Now, navigate to the Bluetooth settings on your Android device and enable it

Step 4 ====> On the AirPods case, hold the pairing button at the back for a few seconds

Step 5 ====> Look for AirPods in the list of Bluetooth accessories and then tap the Pair button

Step 6 ====> After tapping Pair the AirPods should successfully connect to your Android device

How to Link Airpod and iOS Devices

In this part of the article, we will cover the process to pair Apple 3rd generation AirPods to your iOS running devices. These include. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The process is similar, here are the steps you need to follow.

NOTE: You need to have the latest version of your operating system on your device(s)

Step 1 ====> You need to power on your devices

Step 2 ====> Now open the charging case of your AirPods

Step 3 ====> Hold it close to your device

Step 4 ====> Then, navigate to the Settings on your phone

Step 5 ====> Locate and select Bluetooth, turn it ON or enable Bluetooth on your device

Step 6 ====> Look for AirPods in the list of Bluetooth accessories and then tap the Pair button

Step 7 ====> Follow the onscreen instructions, then tap Done

Pair and Connect Apple AirPods to a Windows PC

This part will guide you to link up your Airpods Third Generation to a windows computer. By default, AirPods are designed to work perfectly with iPhones and other Apple devices.

Meanwhile, they are like other Bluetooth devices. Therefore, you can pair 3rd generation Apple earbuds with a windows computer.

In other to pair these two devices, here is the step-by-step guide on how to pair AirPods to a Windows 10 computer and how to disconnect them as well.

Step 1 ====> You need to power on your computer system

Step 2 ====> Put your AirPods inside their charging case. Close the case and wait a few seconds. Make sure it is charged

Step 3 ====> Now open the AirPods charging case. Keep the case open with the AirPods inside until you have finished connecting them to your computer.

Step 4 ====> You need to press and hold the button on the case until the LED starts flashing. Apple calls the circular button on the back of your AirPods case the Setup button. You will see the LED light on the inside of the older AirPods case, or the front of the new AirPods Pro case.

Step 5 ====> On your computer, click the Start Menu. This is the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen.

Step 6 ====> Then, locate and click on the Settings option. This is the gear icon above the power button

Step 7 ====> From the option, click Devices. If you don’t see this screen, try expanding the window by clicking the box icon in the top-right corner of the window. If you still don’t see Devices, click the home icon in the top-left corner of the window

Step 8 ====> Now, locate and click on the Bluetooth & other devices. You will see this in the left sidebar, but this should already be selected by default.

Step 9 ====> Then click Add Bluetooth or other devices. You will see this next to the plus sign at the top of the window.

Step 10 ====> Next, select Bluetooth. Once you select this as the kind of device that you want to add, a list of available Bluetooth devices that are available to connect with will open

Step 11 ====> Then select your AirPods from the list. Allow your AirPods to pair with your Windows PC. You should see a window informing you that your device is ready to go.

Step 12 ====> Click Done. Now, you can take your AirPods out of the charging case and use them with your Windows computer.

How to Pair Apple AirPods Third Generation with Mac Computer

The process is very simple and easy. You need to follow the steps in this part of the article to be able to link up your devices.

NOTE: Your Mac has the latest version of macOS installed

Step 1 ====> You must power ON you Mac computer

Step 2 ====> Open the charging case containing the AirPods

Step 3 ====> Hold it close to your Mac computer

Step 4 ====> Press and hold the setup button on the back of the AirPods case for about five seconds or until the status light flashes white.

Step 5 ====> Now go to the Menu on your Mac and choose the Apple menu

Step 6 ====> From here select System Preferences and click on the Bluetooth

Step 7 ====> In the list of devices, select your AirPods

Step 8 ====> After that, you need to click on the Connect button

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Pair Apple Airpods Third Generation with Apple TV

You can link up your AirPods with your Apple TV. The process is very simple; follow the steps here to complete the process.

Step 1 ====> Power On Apple TV

Step 2 ====> Now, press on the Siri Remote, then select Settings.

Step 3 ====> Scroll down, then select Remotes and Devices 

Step 4 ====> Then, you need to select the Bluetooth.

Step 5 ====> Open your AirPods charging case

Step 6 ====> Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for about five seconds or until the status light flashes white.

Step 7 ====> Below Other Devices, select your AirPods

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