Yes! To pair two sets of Bluetooth headphones to your iPhone, pair the first headphones, tap the AirPlay button in Control Center, tap ‘Share Audio,’ and pair your friend’s headphones. This feature only works with AirPods and Beats headphones.
Hi, I’m Devansh. I use the audio-sharing feature on my iPhone 13 when I want to listen to music with a friend without sharing my headphones. I’ll show you exactly how you can do that in this article. I’ll also answer some common questions.
If you want to pair two Bluetooth headphones to one iPhone, read on to learn how to do it!
5 Steps to Enable Audio Sharing
Before pairing two Bluetooth headphones to your iPhone, check compatibility. The audio-sharing feature only works with compatible headphone models.
- AirPods Max
- AirPods Pro (1st generation) and later
- AirPods (1st generation) and later
- Solo Pro
- Powerbeats Pro
- Powerbeats3 Wireless
- Beats Solo3 Wireless
- Beats Studio3 Wireless
- Beats Flex
- Beats Fit Pro
You also need an iPhone 8 and above running iOS 13.1 or later. To check this, open Settings, General, and Software Update. If there is an update available, install it. Once your iPhone is updated, follow these steps to enable audio-sharing.
Step 1: Pair your headphones with your iPhone first.
Step 2: Open Control Center and tap the AirPlay button (triangle and three circles).
Step 3: Tap Share Audio…
Step 4: Begin pairing your friend’s headphones. (For AirPods, flip open the lid. For Beats headphones, put them in pairing mode.) Then, hold them close to your iPhone.
Step 5: When you see a picture of the headphones on your iPhone’s screen, tap Share Audio. Ensure that there’s a white checkmark next to both headphones.
That’s it! You can control the volume of both headphones independently. When you’re done, tap the AirPlay button in the Control Center and tap the checkmark next to your friend’s headphones to disconnect them.
Here are three common questions about the audio-sharing feature on the iPhone.
Is Audio Sharing Available on Mac?
No. Instead, if you want to play audio through two headphones simultaneously, you’ll need to make changes in the Audio MIDI setup app. For further instructions on how to do this, see this Support page.
Can You Pair More Than Two Bluetooth Headphones to Your iPhone?
No. The audio-sharing feature is only limited to two headphones. If you want to share your iPhone audio with more people, you can use an AirPlay speaker, like the Apple HomePod.
How to Enable Audio Sharing in Spotify?
Open the player, tap on the device icon, and tap AirPlay or Bluetooth. The pairing is successful if you see a white checkmark next to both headphones. Follow the steps in this article if the audio stops when the screen is off.
When you want to share your iPhone’s audio with a friend, follow these steps: pair your headphones, tap the AirPlay button in Control Center, tap ‘Share Audio,’ and pair your friend’s headphones.
We’ve certainly come a long way since headphone jack splitters, but limiting the audio-sharing feature to Apple-branded headphones is unfortunate. Hopefully, Apple will introduce compatibility with a wider range of headphones in the next update!
Do you have further questions about the audio-sharing feature on the iPhone? Let me know in the comments!