Apple in September 2020 issued an update for AirPods and some Beats-branded headphones that allows them to automatically switch between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac depending on which device you want to listen to.
To switch between devices automatically1 with your AirPods (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd generationAirPods (3rd generationThe status light should show the current charge level for 8 seconds. If you have AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation), you can tap the case when it's on the charging mat to see whether your AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation) are charging (amber light) or fully charged (green light).), AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max: Make sure that you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, a Mac with the latest version of macOS, or an Apple TV with the latest version of tvOS.
The new firmware is installed automatically for users, with no mechanism available to manually force an update. As long as AirPods or AirPods Pro are in a charging case and connected to an iOS device, the firmware will install by itself.
Fortunately, most AirPods support automatic switching, but if you don't see this feature available in the settings, that means your AirPods are too old to use it. These are the AirPods that support automatic switching. As you can see, other than the first-generation AirPods, all AirPods have this feature available.
You can switch from listening to one device with your AirPods to listening to another.Switch manually
WiFi roaming occurs when a wireless client device moves outside the usable range of one router or access point (AP) and connects to a different one. The client device automatically switches from one router (or access point) to another extender or mesh access point as needed to provide seamless connectivity.
Update Your System Software Your AirPods will only automatically switch for devices with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS 11 Big Sur or later installed. Thus, you should next check the operating system version on each iPad, iPhone, and Mac that you own and upgrade them if necessary.
The only way to get them to connect to the other device is to reset the Airpods by holding the button 15 seconds and then pairing them to the other device. I have to reset them every time I want to switch between my iDevices.
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If you don't want your AirPods to switch automatically, you can turn off automatic switching on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.
How to turn off automatic AirPods switching on Mac
When you're signed in using the same Apple ID on your Apple devices, your AirPods seamlessly connect to whichever device you're listening to (on supported AirPods).
How to stop AirPods switching to a new device. You can set AirPods handover preferences individually on each device. So you can say you want your AirPods to automatically connect to your iPhone, but not to your iPad. The option for this can be found in the Settings.
Wear your AirPods, and make sure they're connected to your device. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then tap. next to the name of your AirPods. Tap Connect to This [device], then tap When Last Connected to This [device].