Have you been able to pair your Airpods to Surface Pro, but it just didn’t connect? Or you can’t hear anything via your Airpods even after trying every possible solution you know at your end?
Perhaps your Airpods connect perfectly to your Apple Device, now you can be sure your Airpods don’t have any issue. Follow through this article to help you fix Airpods not connecting to Surface pro problem.
The Surface Pro, designed and invented by Microsoft is a primordial 2-in-1 detachable Keyboard (made to look like a Tablet) of the Microsoft Surface series. Surface Pro features include; a 64-bit version of the Windows 8 Pro operating system, a free upgrade possibility to Windows 8.1 Pro, and in time also Windows 10.
To fix Airpods not connecting to Surface Pro, Navigate to Settings >> Devices >> Bluetooth & Other Devices >> Turn on Bluetooth >> Add Bluetooth or other devices>> Bluetooth >> Click on the Airpods option from the list >> Wait for a few seconds to get a confirmation that your device and Airpods have been paired and connected successfully on your Surface Pro.
For detailed steps on how to fix AirPods not connecting to Surface Pro, follow the steps below carefully. Read on!
How to fix AirPods that won’t Connect
Do you want to watch a video or listen to music and you need to connect your Airpods to your Microsoft Surface Pro? Then follow the steps below to fix AirPods that won’t connect:
- Type RegEdit in the search bar.
- Search for the HPLocal Machine.
- With the aid of the key on the left side of the HKey_Local_Machine, open that folder and search for System.
- Right under the SYSTEM folder, search for the “Control” folder.
- Using the keys on the right, search for “Class”.
- These folders are directed to the GUID to change the Registry Editor, you are searching for the following GUID.
- Navigate to the right side of the screen, by tapping the right button on your mouse and this will allow you to add a new string value.
- Your string value will be named: PnPCapablilities and your valuable data will be 24.
- Eventually, it’s time to reboot!
- Once the rebooting process has ended, go to “BlueTooth & other devices”.
- You will find the AirPods under the Audio devices!
- That’s it! Your Airpods should be connected now.
How to Fix AirPods not Connecting to Surface Pro
There are many potential reasons why your Apple AirPods aren’t connecting to your Surface Pro or other Surface devices effectively. Follow the steps below to check what the issue is and the suitable fix to solve the problem:
- Bluetooth is not enabled on your Surface Pro: Turn on Bluetooth again via the Windows 10 Action Center.
- Your AirPods are connected to a different device: The Apple AirPods usually stay connected to the initial synced device they detect when activated. Disconnect them from the other device or switch that device’s Bluetooth off to remove them.
- Your Surface is connected to something else: Your Surface Pro might already be streaming audio to a speaker or pair of headphones. Remove the other device or just switch it off.
- Your AirPods’ batteries may be flat: Ensure you charge your AirPods daily before every use, so they have plenty of battery life, and put them back in their charging case so they don’t mistakenly turn on themselves and exhaust all their power when not in use.
- Your Surface Pro is not detecting your AirPods: To fix this, you need to place your AirPods in the charging case, close the lid, and then open it again. As simple as that.
- Windows 10 might be Malfunctioning: Reboot your Surface Pro and run the Bluetooth troubleshooter (You can do this by navigating to All Settings >> Update & Security >> Troubleshoot >> Additional troubleshooters to fix any potential Bluetooth issues). If this doesn’t work, you can try other additional Windows 10 Bluetooth tips.
- Your AirPods might be fake. The probability of getting fake Apple AirPods is quite slim especially if you purchased your AirPods from an Apple Store, but in case you bought them from a retailer, your AirPods could be fake or spoilt.
How to Restart Surface Pro to Fix Airpods not Connecting to Surface
You can as well try to restart the whole process by rebooting your Surface Pro, follow the steps below:
- Put your AirPods back into the case >> Close the charging case >> Place the Airpods down.
- On your Surface Pro, navigate to Settings >> Device.
- Click on Add Bluetooth or other devices>> Bluetooth.
- Take your Airpods Case and open it, make sure you don’t remove the Airpods.
- Long-press on the button behind the Airpods case till the Airpods are detected by your Surface Pro.
Follow the steps below to allow your Surface computer to detect or find your Airpods:
- Navigate to Settings >> Enter “Device Manager” in the search box.
- Choose Human Interface Devices once Device Manager is open.
- Search for Bluetooth Low Energy GATT complaint HID device >> Right-Click >> Properties.
- Click on the 5th tab called Power Management.
- Find the checkbox “Allow the computer to switch off this device to save power” and Uncheck this box!
- Now restart the Surface computer!
I hope this article is informative enough and has helped you fix AirPods not connecting to Surface Pro issues? Kindly, let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading thus far. Stay tuned for more Gadgets fixes-related articles!