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Can you connect two AirPods to one Mac?

Lots of users ask, can you connect 2 AirPods to one MacBook? It's a good question, and we've got all the answers you need below. Let's get started.

Can you connect 2 AirPods to one Mac?

Wouldn't it be great if you could connect two sets of AirPods to your Mac so you could watch a film or listen to music with a friend while commuting or traveling? Well, the great news is you can! Head to the section below to find out how.

How to connect 2 AirPods to one Mac

  1. Connect both sets of AirPods to your Mac, as usual, via the Bluetooth top menu icon. Read the Apple guide here.

  2. Open Finder > Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup app.

  3. Click the + button on the bottom left and select Create Multi-Output Device.
    Create Multi-Output Device

  4. In the right section, select the boxes next to the two sets of AirPods.

  5. Now go to System Settings > Sound > Output and select the new output device you just created.

System Preferences - Sound

How to manage your connected devices on Mac

If you use a dedicated tool like CleanMyMac X, you can manage your connected Bluetooth devices with ease. Get an instant overview of which devices are connected and their battery life.

  1. Select the app's icon from your top menu bar to open the handy upper menu dashboard, or test the app free here.

  2. Look under the Connected Devices section.

  3. Select this to manage and view more details.

Connected Devices

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