Pairing your AirPods with your Asus laptop can be very confusing at first.
After all, this audio device barely has any buttons you can press.
But don’t worry. With the help of this guide…
You can pair your AirPods to your Asus laptop in just minutes.
Continue reading to discover:
- 7 easy steps to connect AirPods to your Asus laptop.
- How to quickly update your Asus laptop’s Bluetooth driver.
- 3 main reasons why your AirPods won’t connect to your Asus laptop.
- And this is just the beginning…
How to connect AirPods to Asus Laptop – 7 steps
#1: Open your laptop’s Bluetooth Settings
Method 1: Through the search bar
For Windows 10 or earlier:
- Click the Search bar at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
- Type “Bluetooth.”
- Click the first result that appears under the “Best match” heading.
For Windows 11:
- Tap the Windows/Start icon at the center of your taskbar.
- Click the search bar.
- Type “Bluetooth.”
- Select the result that says “Bluetooth and other devices settings.”
Method 2: Using the action center
- Simultaneously press Windows + A on the laptop’s keyboard.
- Right-click the Bluetooth tile on the sidebar that appears.
- Select Go to Settings.
Method 3: With the arrowhead icon
At the bottom-right corner of your Asus laptop…
Click the arrowhead pointing up to reveal several app shortcuts.
Afterward, tap the Bluetooth symbol.
Then, on the list that pops up, select Open Settings.
#2: Activate your laptop’s Bluetooth
Just flip the small toggle on the window to the right, then…
#3: Tap the (+) icon
You’ll find this at the top of the window.
#4: Choose Bluetooth
When you select this option…
Your laptop will start to detect nearby Bluetooth gadgets.
So, let your Asus device remain in this window until step 6.
#5: Put your AirPods in pairing mode
Step 1: With both earpieces inside, open the lid of your audio device’s case.
Step 2: Make sure that your AirPods’ status light turns ON.
If it doesn’t, charge your audio device’s case. Because this means you’ve completely drained its battery.
Note: You’ll see the LED light inside the wired charging cases. But for wireless and MagSafe devices, you’ll see it outside the casing.
Step 3: Press, then hold the pairing button at the back of your audio device’s case.
Step 4: Let go when the LED light blinks white.
Now, leave your AirPods case’s lid open as you…
#6: Select your audio device
Wait for several seconds or minutes.
And when your AirPods’ name finally appears on your laptop’s screen…
Click it to start the pairing process.
#7: Let your devices connect
“How do I know if I’ve successfully paired my gadgets?”
A Disconnect option will appear on the right side of your audio device’s name.
Bonus: Set your AirPods as your Asus laptop’s default audio output
At this point, you’ve already paired your devices together.
But you may still not hear your laptop’s sounds through your audio device.
So, you should…
Make your AirPods the main audio output of your Asus laptop
Step 1: Head to your portable PC’s Sound Settings
Right-click the Speaker icon at the bottom-right section of your laptop.
And click “Open Sound Settings” from the list that shows up.
Step 2: Click the dropdown menu
Once you tap this option…
A list of available audio devices will appear on your laptop display. So from the list…
Step 3: Select your AirPods
After that, try to play any form of media from your Asus laptop.
And enjoy your private-listening experience using your AirPods.
Recommended reading: (13 Fixes) AirPods Connected But No Sound [Updated]
Why won’t my AirPods connect to my Asus laptop? 3 causes & fixes
#1: The AirPods are trying to connect to a different gadget
Try wearing your audio device without putting it in pairing mode.
Did you hear a chime?
If your answer’s yes, your AirPods are currently connected to another gadget. And this is causing a conflict in the pairing process between your audio device and laptop.
But don’t worry.
There’s a way to make your AirPods forget every device they previously paired with.
And that’s by…
Resetting your AirPods
Step1: Put both earpieces inside their case.
Step 2: Close the lid of the casing.
Step 3: Wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Grab an iPhone or iPad you’ve paired with your AirPods.
Step 5: Follow the steps below on your iOS device.
- Head to Settings.
- Click Bluetooth.
- Locate your AirPods’ name from the list.
- Tap the More Information (i) icon beside your AirPods.
- Click the Forget This Device option.
- Confirm the selection.
- Open your audio device’s lid.
- Continuously press the pairing button at the back of your AirPods case.
- Let when your audio device’s LED light flashes amber, then white.
Try reconnecting your audio device to your laptop after you finish these steps.
You might also be interested: 3 Easy Steps To Reset AirPods On Android (How-To)
#2: Your laptop’s registry is glitching
Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with this term.
Simply speaking, the registry is your laptop’s database. And it holds the crucial data your Windows device needs to operate. Which includes Bluetooth.
On rare occasions, this important database may glitch.
As a result, some apps or wireless connections on your laptop won’t work.
But fret not. Fixing this problem is much easier than you think.
And really, it takes less than 5 minutes to…
Edit the data on your Asus laptop’s registry
Warning: Follow the steps below carefully. Changing the wrong settings on the registry may prevent some of your laptop’s apps from working. Or even slow down your computer’s performance.
Step 1: Head to your laptop’s search box
For devices running on Windows 10 or earlier…
You’ll find this at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
But if your laptop has the Windows 11 OS…
Click the Windows icon at the center of your taskbar first.
Then, tap the search bar that appears in the Start-Up menu.
Step 2: Open the Registry Editor
Type “Registry Editor” in your laptop’s search bar.
And once you see the app from the list…
Right-click it, and choose Run as Administrator from the options.
When a new window shows up…
Step 3: Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE option
Just click the small arrowhead pointing to the right on the left side of this selection.
And when the subfolders appear below it…
Step 4: Click the arrow beside SYSTEM
A bunch of subsections will appear again. So from the new options…
Step 5: Expand the ControlSet001
It’s the 2nd folder under the SYSTEM file you chose earlier.
Step 6: Choose Control
After doing so…
Step 7: Tap Class
Under this section…
The folders will have titles composed of long strings of numbers.
So to properly read the names of these files…
Expand the left side of the Registry Editor app.
Once you do…
Step 8: Fix your laptop’s Registry
- Right-click the file that starts with e0cbf06c.
Pro tip: The selections are sorted in numerical, then alphabetical order. So, follow the first digit of the files to find this faster.
- From the new pop-up that appears, click New.
- Choose String Value.
- Name this as “PnPCapabilities” and press enter.
- Double-click the string value you just made.
- Set the Value Data to 24.
- Exit the Registry app.
- Restart your Asus laptop.
Here’s a video that can help you do this process:
#3: Your laptop’s Bluetooth driver is out of date
This component allows your laptop to communicate with other wireless gadgets.
So if your Asus device’s Bluetooth driver isn’t up to date…
Your laptop also won’t effectively connect with your AirPods.
So now, you should…
Update your Asus laptop’s Bluetooth driver
Step 1: Head to your device’s search bar.
Step 2: Type “Device Manager” and launch the control panel.
Step 3: Expand Bluetooth.
Just click the arrowhead pointing to the right beside the wireless connection.
Step 4: Right-click the Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth ® option.
Note: Your laptop’s driver’s name may be different. But in all Asus devices, it’ll be the 2nd choice under the primary Bluetooth selection.
Step 5: Select Update driver.
Step 6: Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
Step 7: Update your laptop’s Bluetooth driver if there’s a new version available.
Bonus: Contact the companies of your devices
If none of the solutions I’ve listed above fixed the problem…
You should reach out to the brands themselves to help you.
Fortunately, both Apple and Asus have top-notch customer service.
So, you can talk to their official representatives without waiting for days.
That said, to reach Asus’ support team, just call 1-888-678-3688.
Note: Their operating hours are from 6 AM to 9 PM PST during weekdays. And their line is active over the weekend from 6 AM to 5 PM.
On the other hand, you can contact Apple by dialing 1-800-275-2273.