What to do if the headphones won’t connect to Apple Watch

I have said more than once that the possibility connecting headphones to Apple Watch is one of my favorite smartwatch features from Apple. This is convenient, because you can leave your smartphone at home without any problems and go wherever your eyes look, without thinking about communication with the outside world. Music in the ears, wallet in the watch, no connection – what could be better? At first it was very cool, but only once I ran into one problem: AirPods started disconnecting from the watch for no reason at all. As it turned out, many users face similar problems. In the article I propose to understand the causes of such an ailment and analyze all the nuances.

Here’s how to deal with problems connecting headphones to Apple Watch.

We have already told you about the Apple Watch chips more than once, they are here in bulk. Surprisingly, many of the users do not even know that you can download music to smart watches, let alone connect AirPods. If you are also not in the subject, I recommend reading.

How to connect headphones to Apple Watch

To begin with, I propose to figure out how to connect headphones to Apple Watch:

  • Put your Bluetooth headphones into pairing mode.
  • Next, unlock your Apple Watch and go to Settings.
  • Then go to the Bluetooth section and select your headphones from the available devices.
  • Enter your watch password if required.

Ready. Now you can easily listen to music directly from your watch. You can leave your iPhone at home and go for a run, or just go for a walk after taking a break from social media.

AirPods Automatic Connection

For 2 years I have not been able to achieve an automatic connection.

Apple’s official website says:

I’ve been pairing my earbuds with my watch for over two years, and there’s never been an AirPod pairing with an Apple Watch on its own. AirPods only switch well between iPhone and iPad. What with the Mac, that with the Apple Watch, you have to press a lot of buttons. My experience is that there is virtually no seamless switching here.

I usually connected my headphones to my Apple Watch like this:

  • First I put on headphones.
  • Then I went to the Music app on the Apple Watch.
  • Included the desired track.
  • I clicked on my headphones from the accessory selection menu.
  • Listened to music.

I usually encountered difficulties at the stage of choosing headphones among all Bluetooth devices. As soon as I clicked on my AirPods, the watch would freeze and the download indicator would flash. Later, I still managed to find some solution, but not to say that it was what I wanted.

AirPods won’t connect to Apple Watch

We deal with the problems of connecting headphones to Apple Watch.

If you encounter a problem connecting AirPods to Apple Watch, the algorithm of actions is as follows:

  • First you need to make sure that both gadgets are turned on and charged.
  • Then check your Apple Watch for operating system updates and update if there are any.
  • Next, check to see if Airplane Mode is turned on on your Apple Watch. To do this, swipe the clock shutter from the bottom up and check if the airplane icon is lit in orange. In the same place, you should make sure that the Do not disturb mode (month icon) is not enabled.
  • Make sure that the music is downloaded to your watch (there is no cloud icon next to the album picture). About, how to download music on apple watch we talked about here.

If that doesn’t help, try unpair Apple Watch and headphones. For this:

  • Unlock your Apple Watch.
  • Go to Settings, Bluetooth.
  • Next, find your headphones in the list of devices.
  • Tap on the i button next to the name of the headphones.
  • Click Forget this device.

Try disconnecting the connection between Apple Watch and AirPods.

Once you unpair your headphones from your Apple Watch, the pairing will unpair across all devices in your iCloud account. Thereafter you need to restart the iPhone first, then the Apple Watch (exactly in this order) and only then reconnect the headphones.

This method helped me, but I had to carry out similar procedures with AirPods 2 literally every two months. Imagine my surprise when I bought the new AirPods 3. They don’t just work as they should, they fly. Connect instantly. Plus, the threes communicate much better with the MacBook. I could say that the problem concerns only the second model, but the story was exactly the same with the firmware.

Faced with similar problems? Or do you listen to music only in conjunction with the iPhone? Be sure to give feedback in our Telegram chat or in the comments below. It will be interesting to read.


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