AirPods, just like other TWS earphones, can be used to listen to music, call and stream OTT platforms. The AirPods connect to a device (an iPhone or Macbook or Android device) using Bluetooth. This means the user can roam freely in a specific radius without carrying a phone or any device with her. It solves the problem of wired Compulsions stuck in the ears to carry a phone or MacBook along with the User. Now a new issue of ‘How far can Airpods be away from the Phone’? The wired earphones getting tangled and losing the sound output after detangling do not bother anymore.
Apple created AirPods with a very smart and innovative idea. They created H-type chips that enhanced the Bluetooth connectivity between Airpods and the Device.
This enhanced the connectivity and quality of sound output. Apple claims that the optimal range of Airpods is 30-60 feet. Let us discuss the various factors that affect the connectivity radius of the Airpods. Also, let’s find an answer to How far can AirPods be away from the Phone.
Range of AirPods
Apple suggests the optimal range of AirPods to be between 30 and 60 feet. This implies a user can enjoy uninterrupted music and streams within this specified range. This range equates to a 10-18 meters range under normal conditions. The range is subjective to two categories: Optimal range and Maximum range.
Optimal range defines itself as a range that is optimal for user experience. This implies 30-50 feet is the optimal range for Airpods when kept away from the phone. Optimum range is defined to be a range in which a specific device is designed to use. Maximum range is the range stretched to its maximum limit and the maximum range is defined to be around 70 feet. Users may feel distortion beyond the optimal range. Without wasting any time, let us understand the factors which help us decide How far can Airpods be away from the Phone?
Factors Affecting the Range of AirPods
Various factors affect the Range of AirPods for example obstacles or charging etc. Let us discuss the factors one by one:
Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that works on 2.4GHz band radio waves frequency. As this is one wireless connection, obstacles in the way of radio waves disrupt the signal. This disturbance is felt in the form of breaking sound and poor quality. Obstacles like walls, some particular type of metal may cause disturbance in the signal.
Wi-fi or other wireless devices may disturb the signals as they use on 2.4GHz frequency bandwidth for transmission. Devices that emit Radio-Frequencies radiations (for example Radio transmitters or cell phones) also disturb Signal strength.
2. Bluetooth Version
There are various versions of BlueTooth which are as same as a software versions update. Older versions of Apple devices have BlueTooth version 4.0 or 4.2 which do not complement version 5.0. This implies that iPhones above iPhone 10 would automatically have a stronger Bluetooth connection.
Apple has not provided any official data on the range. Around 30-60 feet is the optimal range for AirPods. To get maximum, the user must use an iPhone or any other OS device to connect to the AirPods. If a User has 1st generation AirPods, he must not upgrade to the 2nd Generation based on connectivity Range.
How to Connect the AirPods with the Device?
Connecting the AirPods with any device is not rocket science. Update the software of your device and keep the AirPods in the charging case. Keep the case near the device or a phone in this case. You may observe an animation on your phone after unlocking the lock screen.
Choose the “Connect” option and the device will automatically pair with the AirPods. Follow the On-Screen animations to connect the AirPods.
Choose the “Done” option once you are done with the Pairing Instructions. To connect Bluetooth with an Android device, instructions are simple. Connect AirPods through the Bluetooth devices menu and pair within the menu.
Let us look at some of the FAQs through comments, emails, and forums.
1. Can I track my lost or stolen AirPods?
Answer: Yes, a user can detect lost or stolen AirPods through the “Find my” feature. However, tracking Airpods is never easy as the person can reset them. Apple inc introduced a device Airtag which works as a geolocation tag. Resetting Airtags is also easy.
2. What is the Difference between Airpods (2nd Gen or 1st Gen) or Airpods pro?
Answer: Airpods professional (pro) have few different features and improved updates as compared to Airpods gen 1 or 2. Therefore Undermentioned are the improved features present in Airpods Pro:
1. Noise cancellation
2. Pressure valves
3. Sweat and Water resistance
4. Customisable ear tips
3. Can I walk around inside my house without a phone in my hand?
Answer: Yes, definitely a user can walk around inside one’s house with the device kept at a place. One can even put a phone downstairs on charging and roam inside a house without losing connection. If the version is stated to be poor, walls may sometimes disturb the connection.
We conclude the article, How far can Airpods be away from the phone, by suggesting the optimal range to be between 30 to 60 feet. We even discussed various factors that affect the connection or signal strength and hope this article may answer your queries through FAQs and if you still have any questions, kindly comment so that we can resolve those queries too. Kindly share these articles with your friends.