How To Connect AirPods To Your Steam Deck? Easy Steps

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How To Connect AirPods To Your Steam Deck? Easy Steps

Recently on my birthday, my cousin gifted me AirPods Pro and I really love them for their epic sound and the noise cancellation feature.

I thought why shouldn’t I connect my AirPods Pro to my newly purchased Steam Deck, I went across a lot of information and some Reddit posts.

So, let’s not wait and get straight to the point.

How To Connect your AirPods Pro to your Steam Deck?

Although it’s quite simple to connect your AirPods to your Steam Deck you need to make a few attempts while connecting the first time according to a user on Reddit

So, just follow the steps below to secure your AirPods to your Steam Deck:

  1. Tap on the Steam Button to open the sidebar
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Find Bluetooth(7th option)
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  4. After turning on Bluetooth, open the lid of the AirPods, but do not remove them from the case
  5. Press and hold the setup button located on the back of the AirPods case until the light starts flashing whiteHow To Connect AirPods To Your Steam Deck? Easy Steps
  6. Your AirPods are now in pairing mode and when they appear as paired, you can enjoy your games or play Spotify on Steam Deck.

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Why can’t i communicate with my friends while my Airpods are connected to Steam Deck?

According to many gamers the AirPods being connected to the Steam Deck, the microphone still doesn’t work. This means that those using AirPods will be able to receive audio input from the game, but will not be able to communicate with friends and other players within the game.

Also according to the tweet by Steam Deck Air Pods Pro’s noise-canceling feature made playing Steam Deck a joy.

Why does my AirPods Pro is not connecting to Steam Deck?

So, if you are not able to connect your AirPods Pro to Steam Deck then we have a solution to that according to this user on Reddit

First, you have to switch to desktop mode and for that follow the steps below:

  1. Plugin the mouse and keyboard into the two USB ports of your Steam Deck.
  2. Hold the Steam Deck power button to bring up the power menu.How to Install the Epic Games Launcher on Steam Deck
  3. Then select Switch to Desktop to switch over to the Linux desktop.How to Install the Epic Games Launcher on Steam Deck
  4. Now from settings you can go to the Bluetooth settings and set it to enable on login.

Why are my AirPods not connecting to Steam Deck in Desktop mode?

Many users weren’t able to connect their AirPods even in desktop mode on Steam and if the same thing is happening to you then follow the steps below as a user on Reddit was able to fix it by restarting the Steam Deck

I know it might sound silly but this actually worked.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. Press and hold the Power button for at least 12 secondsHow to Install the Epic Games Launcher on Steam Deck
  2. Press the power button once to turn the console back on and Steam Deck will get restarted.
  3. Make sure your both AirPods are in your ears and will get paired easily.

Hope all the above solutions help you to Connect AirPods To Your Steam Deck

If still, you have a query feel free to share your experiences and question in the comments section down below.


How do I make my AirPods Pro discoverable?

To make your AirPods discoverable you need to follow the steps below on Mac:
1. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the AirPods case for about five seconds.
2. On your Mac, go to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth.
3. Select your AirPods Pro, then click Connect.

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