How To Connect AirPods To Acer Laptop 2022 (EASY METHOD)

Connecting AirPods to an Acer laptop can be tricky sometimes. The trick is to turn the pairing mode on not too late and not too early so that your device is discoverable.

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How To Connect AirPods To Acer Laptop

You may find that your can connect your AirPods to your macbook or phone extremely easily but not to your Acer laptop.

This is because the AirPods are optimized to connect to those products easier than Acer products. If you follow the steps correctly, you will be able to connect your device within a few minutes.

You can watch the video guide above which will visually show you when to press the pairing button and when to search for the Bluetooth device.

Step 1: Search Windows For Bluetooth Settings

  • Click on the windows icon in the bottom left corner or use the search bar.
  • Search for Bluetooth settings
  • Select Bluetooth & other devices

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth

  • Enable Bluetooth by activating the toggle.

Step 3: Select Add Bluetooth or other device

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  • Click on the Add Bluetooth or other device button at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Select Bluetooth Option

  • Make sure your AirPods are inside the case and are charged.
  • Open the lid on your AirPods case.
  • Hold down the pairing button located on the back of the case until the light flashes to activate pairing mode.
  • Then select the Bluetooth option while your device is in pairing mode.

Step 5: Select Your AirPods From Nearby Devices

  • Select your device from the list of nearby devices.
  • Make sure you do step 5 within 30 seconds of completing step 4 to ensure your device is found on the list.
  • Sometimes it can take a few minutes for your AirPods to be discovered by your Acer laptop.

AirPods Still Not Connecting To Acer Laptop

If your AirPods are still undiscoverable on your Acer laptop then a few things could be causing this.

You should firstly go over the easiest methods to fix this which is check for a Bluetooth connection and making sure your earbuds are charged.

Your laptop does not have bluetooth

Not all laptops come with Bluetooth capability. To check, go to your Bluetooth settings and try to set the toggle to on. If you can’t, then chances are you do not have the capability and need to buy a dongle.

There is a glitch with your connection

Sometimes your Bluetooth connection can get glitched and that is the reason why your device won’t connect.

This often happens if you pair and unpair too many times.

You can do a quick reset of your computer to fix this:

  • Turn off your computer
  • Turn off your computer power point at the wall
  • Unplug your power cable
  • Reconnect everything and start your computer.

Outdated Bluetooth Driver

An outdated Bluetooth driver could be causing this issue. You can find a driver for your Acer model here or follow the manual steps below.

  • Make sure you are connected to the internet.
  • Going to device manager by using windows search
  • Select the Bluetooth option in the list and open the dropdown
  • Right click on the first driver within the dropdown and select uninstall.
  • Restart your Acer laptop and your Bluetooth driver will be instantly redownloaded from the internet.

Your airPods are not charged

This is the most obvious solution. Make sure you charge your AirPods and have them sitting in the case with the lid open. Otherwise your laptop will not be able to detect them.

How To Disconnect AirPods From Acer Laptop

To disconnect your device from your laptop go to your Bluetooth & other devices settings and press the toggle off.

If you want to only disconnect your earbuds, then you can click on your earbuds from the list of audio devices on the left and press disconnect.

There are two options when you select your device from the audio list:

  • You can press remove this device. If you do this then your laptop will no longer instantly connect to your earbuds when you start it up.
  • You can press disconnect it will temporarily disconnect the Bluetooth connection from your earbuds until you reconnect them or restart your laptop.


Connecting your AirPods to your Acer laptop can be a pain sometimes, but if you follow these steps you will have 99% chance success rate.

On the rare occasion that your device is still not showing up, make sure you troubleshoot correctly with our solutions above.


Will AirPods work with Acer laptop?

Yes, all AirPod models with with Acer laptops as long as the laptop has Bluetooth capability.

How do I sync my AirPods to my Acer?

To sync your AirPods with an Acer laptop go to your Bluetooth & other devices settings and select the toggle to on.

Press Add a Bluetooth device and hold down the pairing button on the back of your AirPods case. Then select your device from the list.

How do I connect my AirPods to my Acer laptop Windows 10?

  • Go to Bluetooth settings in windows
  • Make sure the toggle is on.
  • Select Add a Bluetooth device.
  • Hold down the pairing button on your AirPod case.
  • Select your device from the list.

Why are my AirPods not connecting to my Acer?

There could be multiple reasons why your device is not connecting:

  • Your laptop does not come with Bluetooth capability
  • Outdated drivers
  • Uncharged AirPods
Grayson is a laptop specialist who writes informational articles and reviews about all kinds of laptops.