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How to use AirPods Max 2 with your Mac

October 27, 2023

It takes only a few simple steps to connect your Mac with AirPods Max. Connecting your AirPods Max to your Mac will improve your experience, whether you’re listening to music, watching videos, or making phone calls. You can follow the instructions in this article to connect your AirPods Max to your Mac.

Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac and that it is switched on first. Then, hold down the noise-canceling button on your AirPods Max for a few seconds until the status light becomes white.

Your Mac should recognize your AirPods Max immediately and ask you to connect them. If not, you can manually pair your AirPods Max by choosing them from the list of nearby Bluetooth devices in your Mac’s system preferences.

Check Compatibility

Check Compatibility

Make sure your Mac is compatible with AirPods Max before you start. Compatible Macs include those running macOS 10.15.1 or later with AirPods Max.

Turn on Bluetooth.

Turn on Bluetooth.

Make sure your Mac has Bluetooth turned on. Select “System Preferences” from the Apple menu by clicking on it to perform this action. Next, select “Bluetooth” and confirm that the toggle switch is switched on.

Put AirPods Max in Pairing Mode

Put AirPods Max in Pairing Mode

Press and hold the noise control button until the LED starts to flash white to pair your AirPods Max. This shows that the AirPods Max are prepared for pairing.

Connect AirPods Max to Mac

Connect AirPods Max to Mac

You can connect your AirPods Max to your Mac now that they are in pairing mode. On your Mac, access the Bluetooth menu and choose “AirPods Max” from the list of compatible devices.

Verify Connection

Verify Connection

You should notice a “Connected” message in the Bluetooth menu after your AirPods Max are linked.

You may also verify sure your AirPods Max is configured as the output device by looking in the sound output settings on your Mac.

I’m done now! You may now use your Mac and AirPods Max together.


Connecting AirPods Max to your Mac is a simple process that enhances your audio and video experience. To do so, ensure your Mac is turned on and Bluetooth is enabled. Your AirPods Max’s noise control button must be pressed and held down until the white status light starts to flash. If not, you can manually connect them by selecting them from the list of nearby Bluetooth devices in your Mac’s system settings. Once in pairing mode, connect your AirPods Max to your Mac by selecting it from the Bluetooth menu. Verify the connection by checking the sound output settings on your Mac.


How do I connect two AirPod Maxs to my Mac?

Create a multi-output device in Audio MIDI Setup to connect two pairs of AirPods to a single Mac. Add your desired AirPods after that. Finally, to share audio, choose your newly created device as the primary audio output on your Mac.

How do I use AirPod Max wired on Mac?

Utilize an audio cable to connect AirPods Max.
Connect your device’s headphone jack to the charging port on the AirPods Max with an Apple Lightning to 3.5-mm audio connection. If your AirPods won’t connect, check out the Apple Support article if you’re experiencing difficulties pairing them with your Apple device.

How do I use AirPods Max 2?

Take your AirPods Max out of the Smart Case, place them next to your iPhone or iPad, and then follow the onscreen prompts to set them up. Press the noise control button on the right headphone for around ten seconds, or until the light flashes white, to connect to other devices.

Can AirPods Max connect to two devices?

Although AirPods can only be connected to one device at a time, switching between devices with other Apple devices is simple. If an individual has connected their AirPods to their Apple ID, they will automatically switch to the user’s current device.