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iOS 13: How to Share Music to two pairs of AirPods

iOS 13: How to Share Music to two pairs of AirPods

One of the images of the last Apple keynote that most cheered was the one that showed two iPhone users who shared the audio just by bringing one device to another. In this post, we will talk about iOS 13 and how to share music with two pairs of AirPods.


The latest update of Apple’s mobile operating system has given a lot to talk about. The most visible changes go through the dark mode, the striking renovation of Photos and the new animojis, however, iOS 13 has also meant a breakthrough in other sections. And one of them is the ability to share audio between two iPhones (and two pairs of AirPods).

A priori it might seem like something very simple, but it is a much-anticipated feature by the users of Apple’s wireless headphones that debuted just a couple of years ago.

What does he do

The function does what it says. It allows transmitting audio from the same device to two pairs of AirPods. And this is not limited to Music, but it supports sound from movies, videos, and even YouTube.

iOS 13: How to Share Music to two pairs of AirPods

The (four) AirPods will appear in the control center of the iPhone in charge and will transmit the sound that the phone emits. Something like the geek revolution of “passing the handset to a friend” in order to listen to something in particular.

Automatic matching

Like almost everything Apple does, the configuration of this function will be extremely easy.

  1. Bring two updated devices to iOS 13.
  2. pop-up window will ask if you want to share the audio. And the options will be “Share” and “Cancel”.
  3. Touch “Share”, and that’s it.

NOTE: Automatic detection does not work in the first beta of iOS 13. However, it is expected that this capability will be included in future versions.

Manual match

That yes, it is possible also the “manual” configuration (already from the first beta) to share music to two pairs of AirPods.

While it is not as simple as “approach and ready”, it works perfectly.

  1. Now with our AirPods connected, go to Settings> Bluetooth.
  2. In the box of the second pair of AirPods, press the pairing button  (they should appear in ” Other devices “).
  3. Select the second pair of AirPods.
  4. Wait for them to connect, and that’s it.


  1. iPhone 8 or later.
  2. IPad Pro of 12.9 (2nd generation or later)
  3. IPad Pro of 11
  4. IPad Pro of 10.5
  5. iPad (5th generation)
  6. iPad Air (3rd generation)
  7. iPad mini (5th generation)
  8. iPod touch (7th generation)

Apple ensures that users can share audio from both AirPods and PowerBeats Pro.

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