Fix Audio Sharing Not working on AirPods or Beats (iOS 17.3.1 Update)

Unable to share audio with two AirPods on iOS/iPadOS? Here we explained all the most common audio sharing problems while using audio sharing features. It feels bad when Apple launched the prominent feature and ultimately we end up with a pop-up error. The way of sharing your music with friends/siblings/colleagues has been upgraded known by AirPods Audio Sharing.

In past days, we used to share one earphone with siblings and friends by handing them the earphone or AirPods. But now, no need to compromise music experience, Apple allows you to share audio over two AirPods.

If you do have PowerBeats Pro or the second set of AirPods, then only you could share audio with another person at once. Moreover, updating the iPhone/iPad to the latest iOS/iPad is necessary.

What do you need to Share Audio with two AirPods?

You should look at the following requirements before using the AirPods Audio Sharing feature.

  • iPhone with iOS 15, iPadOS 15 or later version.
  • Which Device Support iOS 15/iPadOS music Sharing? Airpods ProAirPods 1, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and PowerBeats Pro.
  • Compatible iPhone, iPad that has Bluetooth 5.0 Version. Before troubleshooting the problem check out your device is in the compatible criteria.
  • Audio Share with Airpods Pro is compatible with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus or Later iPhone model. Apple Watch Series 1 or later, iPod Touch 7th Generation, Apple TV 4K, and Apple TV HD. Find out the Full list of compatible devices in this article.
  1. iOS 15 installed on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Mac, iPod Touch (7th Generation).
  2. iPadOS 15 installed on iPad Pro 12.9 or later (second generation or later), iPad Mini 5th Generation only, iPad Air Third Generation only.

How to Share Music with two AirPods: Setup Guide, Share Audio Not Working

After all, audio sharing is the new skill of your iPhone, it might take some time to start. Therefore, make sure you are following the correct steps to share audio with two AirPods. Or else, it will show cant share audio with two AirPods or be unable to pair with AirPods iOS 15.

Keep Both the iPhones near to each other that has been paired with different airpods. and wait for few seconds, Until your iPhone popup says share audio with another device, To agree just tap on the “share audio” option. if unable to share automatically or connect then follow the below solutions.

Way 1: Automatically Connect New Second Airpods to iPhone

  • Your Second Airpods must not be paired with other iPhone or Mobile Phones. That means to say your friends to forget your Airpods from him/Her device under the settings app. So, Completely forgot the second airpods from another iPhone or Mobile under the Bluetooth settings. Go to the Settings app on Old iPhone > Bluetooth > Tap on {i} icon in front of the name and click on Forgot this device.
Forgot Second Airpods from earlier device and Try to pair now
Forgot Second Airpods from the earlier device and Try to pair now
  • Now During the pairing time, Press and Hold Airpod’s case back button until the light on the charging case blink red.
  • Apple allows us to share audio with iOS 15 and that was effortless. Bring both the devices together, the iPhone will show a card that will be asking you to share audio with another device. This feature is likely to release with the stable iOS 15. You could try now if it works for you, that’s great!

    So iOS users can share Entertainment with His Friends while Travel, Home, or office to watch Movies, Sports, Games, TV shows, and music.

    Way 2: Manually Connect Bluetooth Airpods With iPhone

    1. Connect the first set of AirPods with the iPhone as usual.
    2. On your iPhone, go to the “Settings” app > “Bluetooth”.
    3. Now, bring your second set of AirPods and hold the pairing button. The pairing button is located on the backside of the case.
    4. Check the available Bluetooth devices on your iPhone.
    5. The second pair of AirPods will appear under the Other Devices section of Bluetooth Settings.
    6. Tap on it. After successful pairing, the pop-up will show Connected on the Bluetooth settings.
    7. Get back to the home screen and open the “Music” app.
    8. Under the Playlist, tap on your AirPods name.
    9. The music card will pop up, select the second AirPods share audio.

    Airpods is Paired but no Sound on Second Airpods

    Two Airpods Can't Pair with iPhone in iOS 13
    Two Airpods Can’t Pair with iPhone in iOS 15

    After share audio with another Airpods, You can manage the audio level from the Music Card in the Control center. Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen, Tap on hold on the Music card, or Directly tap on the Airplay icon at top of the corner. here’s paired AirPods music bar. Select both and set the music level. A very easy way to manage the sound for Second airpods is paired but no sound.

    Also, Find helpful solutions on one of the Airpod is not working. Also Check Audio Balance on your iPhone/iPad, For one of the Airpod is sounding level low.

    What if you Can’t Share Audio with two AirPods on iOS 15

    Despite being following the correct method if you can’t share audio with two AirPods on iOS, then the possible cause could be a software glitch or you have made mistake while setting up AirPods. Check out the potential workarounds to fix the AirPod not connecting issue on iOS.

    Airpods Pro Audio Sharing Supported devices

    iPhone Models

    • iPhone 13
    • iPhone 13 Pro Max
    • iPhone 13 Mini
    • iPhone 13 Pro
    • iPhone 12
    • iPhone 12 Mini
    • iPhone 12 Pro
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max
    • iPhone 11
    • iPhone 11 Pro
    • iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • iPhone XS
    • iPhone XS Max
    • iPhone XR
    • iPhone X
    • iPhone 8
    • iPhone 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 – Not Supported 
    • iPhone 7 Plus – Not Supported 
    • iPhone 6s – Not Supported 
    • iPhone 6s Plus – Not Supported 
    • iPhone SE – Not Supported 

    iPod Models

    • iPod touch (7th generation)

    Mac Models

    • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015–2017)
    • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012–Early 2015)
    • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012–2017)
    • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018–2019)
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–Early 2015)
    • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–Mid 2015)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
    • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012–2017)
    • iMac (27-inch, Late 2012–Late 2013)
    • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015–2019)
    • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014–2019)
    • iMac Pro (2017)
    • Mac mini (Late 2012–Late 2018)
    • Mac Pro (Late 2013–2019)

    iPad Models

    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation) – Not Supported
    • iPad Pro 11-inch
    • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
    • iPad Pro 9.7-inch11
    • iPad (7th generation)
    • iPad (6th generation)
    • iPad (5th generation)
    • iPad Air (3rd generation)
    • iPad Air 2 – Not Supported 
    • iPad mini (5th generation)
    • iPad mini 4 – Not Supported 

    Apple Watch Models

    • Apple Watch Series 7
    • Apple Watch Series 6
    • Apple Watch Series 5
    • Apple Watch Series 4
    • Apple Watch Series 3
    • Apple Watch Series 2
    • Apple Watch Series 1

    Apple TV Models

    • Apple TV 4K
    • Apple TV HD

    Solution 1: Check the Battery Level of AirPods

    • AirPods do need a battery to play songs and perform activities just like any other device. So if you are not able to connect the AirPods with iPhone, then make sure the AirPods have enough battery. Alternatively, put the AirPods to charge for an hour and try to pair the AirPods with iPhone.

    Solution 2: Reset & Restart iPhone And Stuck internal Software issues

    Reset All Settings also works for the iPhone guys who are facing issues like this. Go to the Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

    Another probable cause could be iOS 15, why does iPhone cant share audio with two AirPods? We don’t know actually, but hopefully, it will get fixed by restarting the iPhone. Depending upon the iPhone model, perform force restart.

    For iPhone 8 or later – iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 11, X, iPhone 8 Plus,

    • Step #1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
    • Step #2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
    • Step #3: Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Now to turn on your iPhone, Only Press and hold
    • Side/Power button until Apple logo on the screen. and Wair more to get a lock screen.

    For iPhone 7/7Plus,

    • Step #1: Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button and release when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

    For iPhone 6S or later,

    • Step #1: Press and hold the sleep/wake button and Home button until the Apple logo comes around the screen.

    Solution 3: Reset AirPods: Airpods is Already Paired with Other Device

    Resetting AirPods will disconnect the AirPods from iPhone. Thereafter we will establish the connection of AirPods with the iPhone freshly. Here’s how to do it,

    • Step #1: Put the AirPods back into the case.
    • Step #2: Open the lid.
    • Step #3: Press and hold the button for three to five seconds until the amber light blinks three times. The button is located on the backside of the AirPods case.
    • Step #4: After that close the lid.
    • Step #5: Open the lid and there you go, tap the “Connect” card on the iPhone screen.

    NOTE: Prefer the Video Tutorial to Reset AirPods to avoid any misunderstanding.

    Above all are the troubleshooting tips to solve your problem regarding the Airpods connectivity issues. if you are looking for solutions like Sound issues, Follow the below articles that really help you!

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