How to Connect AirPods to Peloton


How to Connect AirPods to Peloton

Key Points

  • Peloton has emerged as a leader in the home fitness market, offering an immersive workout experience with personal trainers and pre-recorded classes.
  • To connect your AirPods to your Peloton, you need to enable Bluetooth on your bike, set your AirPods to pairing mode, and then pair them with your Peloton.
  • Common troubleshooting issues with AirPods-Peloton connection include AirPods not showing up on the Bluetooth device list, poor audio quality, and audio delay.
  • Connecting AirPods to your Peloton bike enhances the workout experience, providing clear sound and motivation.

A fusion of technology and fitness, Peloton has emerged as a leader in the home fitness market. This bike equipped with an immersive touchscreen takes exercising to another level, allowing users to connect with personal trainers and thousands of pre-recorded classes. But what enhances this immersive experience? It’s the audio. There’s no better way to enjoy this than by connecting your AirPods to your Peloton!

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Ensure your AirPods has enough charge before connecting to your Peloton

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This article will provide you with a simple process to follow, so that you can have your AirPods connected to your Peloton ASAP. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on Your Peloton

Before pairing your AirPods, ensure your Peloton bike’s Bluetooth is activated:

  1. Power on your Peloton bike.
  2. Look for “Settings” button on the home screen which is represented by a gear icon which you’ll find near the top right corner and click on it.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “Bluetooth Audio.”
  4. Navigate to the “Bluetooth” slider and switch it on.
Peloton Bluetooth Settings
Once the “Settings” icon is pressed on the top right of the Peloton screen, you will find “Bluetooth Audio” as the fifth option on the drop-down menu.


Step 2: Set Your AirPods to Pairing Mode

Now, it’s time to set your AirPods into pairing mode:

  1. Open your AirPods charging case lid. Make sure your AirPods are in the case.
  2. Press and hold in the button on the case’s back until the LED light at the front begins to flash white. Pairing mode has now been activated on your AirPods.
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Hold this button on the back of the AirPods case until the LED light for the front begins to blink.

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Step 3: Pair Your AirPods with Peloton

It’s time to connect your AirPods to your Peloton bike:

Peloton Bluetooth Available Devices
You can also make the Bluetooth settings full-screen to make it easier to find your available devices.


  1. Go back to your Peloton screen and select the “Bluetooth Audio” button under the “Settings” icon.
  2. Your Peloton will now search for nearby Bluetooth devices. When your AirPods show up, select them. If your AirPods don’t show up on the search list, you should check to ensure they are definitely in the pairing mode and within the Bluetooth range.
  3. A message should appear which confirms a successful connection between your devices.
Peloton Successful Bluetooth Connection
The above message should pop up after your AirPods have been successfully connected.


Step 4: Enjoy Your Peloton Experience

It’s time to enjoy a completely immersive Peloton workout experience. Your AirPods will deliver high-quality sound for your music in addition to instructions from the trainer and much more. Simply wear them, select your workout, and start pedaling!

Tips and Tricks for Using AirPods with Peloton

Here are some quick tricks to remember when trying to connect your AirPods to Peloton.

Tip 1: Remember to Charge Your AirPods

First of all, remember to keep your AirPods fully charged. There’s nothing worse than getting hyped up and ready for your workout only to find out your AirPods are dead. Training without them isn’t the same as with them; I’m sure we can all agree! A quick charge of about 15 minutes in the case can give you enough battery life for a 1-hour workout.

Tip 2: Adjust the Volume From the Peloton Screen

There’s no need to reach for your phone or use Siri during a workout to adjust the volume. You can change the volume right from the Peloton screen. On the bottom right of the Peloton screen, there’s a volume icon. Tap on it to adjust the volume of the music and the instructor’s voice separately to your liking.

Tip 3: Use Only One AirPod

If you need to keep one ear open to listen to things, you can use one AirPod. Whether you’re expecting a delivery, have kids to monitor, or anything else happening around you, you can use just one AirPod. This will also help save battery life and you can switch between earphones.

Tip 4: Take Advantage of the Auto Pause Feature

If you remove an AirPod from your ear during your workout, your AirPods will automatically pause the audio. As soon as you put it back in, the audio will resume. This feature is handy if you need to briefly interact with someone. Or, if you want to catch your breath without missing any part of your workout.

Tip 5: Keep Your AirPods Clean

After sweating during a workout, it’s crucial to keep your AirPods clean to maintain optimal performance. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to clean the microphone and speaker meshes gently. Avoid using sharp objects or abrasive materials to clean your AirPods, as it may damage them.

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A Q-Tip or old toothbrush can also work well to clean your AirPods.


Tip 6: Use Siri for Hands-Free Control

To ensure a seamless and uninterrupted workout, utilize Siri. With Siri, you can play, pause, skip, or go back to a previous track without having to touch your Peloton screen. Just say “Hey Siri” followed by your specific command. For instance, “Hey Siri, skip this song.” Note that this feature requires an internet connection.

Tip 7: Use AirPods for Heart Rate Monitoring

AirPods can be used for heart rate monitoring during your workout, too. It is possible to track your heart rate if you have the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. First, ensure your AirPods are connected to your Apple device. After that, enable the heart rate monitoring feature in your Apple Health app.

These tips aim to help you maximize the potential of your AirPods when you’re working out with your Peloton. The combination of these high-tech devices offers a variety of features to make your workout effective. It will also result in more enjoyment and convenience. Enjoy your ride!

Troubleshooting Common AirPods-Peloton Connection Issues

Although the connection process is straightforward, there could be instances when you face issues. Here are some common problems and their solutions:

Problem 1: AirPods Not Showing Up on the Bluetooth Device List

First, make sure your AirPods are in the pairing mode with the LED light flashing white. If they are, try resetting your AirPods:

  1. Open the charging case lid.
  2. Press and hold, for roughly 15 seconds, the setup button. You will find this at the back of the case. Do this until you see the light (status) flashing amber.
  3. Release the button and close the lid.
  4. Open the lid and the status light should flash white, which means your AirPods are ready to connect. Try to pair them again with your Peloton.

Problem 2: Audio Quality Issues

If you’re experiencing poor sound quality, there could be several reasons:

  1. Your AirPods battery might be low. Charge your AirPods and try again.
  2. Interference from other devices might be affecting the Bluetooth connection. Try moving your Peloton away from other Bluetooth devices.
  3. The software on your Peloton might need updating. Check for software updates in the “Device Settings” of your Peloton.

Problem 3: Audio Delay

If you notice an audio delay during your workout, it might be due to other devices connected to your Peloton. Try disconnecting any other Bluetooth devices. If that doesn’t solve the issue, try resetting your AirPods as described above.

Peloton and AirPods: The Perfect Fitness Duo

Connecting your AirPods to your Peloton bike will enhance your workout experience. Further bringing your experience to life, whether you’re cycling through a scenic route or pushing through a high-intensity interval. Every beat and instruction will now be clear in your ears.

You should be well-equipped to make the most out of your Peloton workouts utilizing your AirPods now. The combination of Peloton’s top-notch cycling technology and AirPods’ high-quality sound makes for a fully immersive and highly motivating workout experience. So, gear up and connect your AirPods to let the rhythm of the music drive your pedal strokes!

Summary Table

Step 1: Enable Bluetooth on Your PelotonEnsure your Peloton bike’s Bluetooth is activated
Step 2: Set Your AirPods to Pairing ModeSet your AirPods into pairing mode
Step 3: Pair Your AirPods with PelotonConnect your AirPods to your Peloton bike
Step 4: Enjoy Your Peloton ExperienceEnjoy a completely immersive Peloton workout experience with high-quality sound from your AirPods

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I find my AirPods on my Peloton's Bluetooth devices list?

Ensure your AirPods are in the pairing mode with the LED flashing white as well as being within the Bluetooth range of the Peloton bike. You may need to reset your AirPods and try again if they’re still not appearing.

Can I connect other Bluetooth headphones to my Peloton?

Yes, it’s possible to connect and pair any Bluetooth headphones with the Peloton using the process described in this article. You can easily connect your Beats, Bose, or alternatives for a private and immersive Peloton experience.

What should I do if the audio is not working after connecting my AirPods to Peloton?

Try disconnecting and then reconnecting your AirPods to the Peloton. If it’s still not working, then reset your AirPods. If you need further assistance, then contact Apple customer support. It’s always worth ensuring your Peloton software is up to date too.

Will my Peloton automatically connect to my AirPods each time I use it?

Yes, your Peloton should automatically recognize your AirPods once they’re in range, and the Bluetooth on both devices is turned on. Make sure your AirPods aren’t connected to another device, as AirPods can only connect to one device at a time.

Can I connect more than one pair of AirPods to my Peloton?

No, currently, Peloton only supports connecting to one audio device at a time. While AirPods do have a feature that allows sharing audio between two pairs, Peloton’s system does not support this functionality yet. We recommend using a Bluetooth splitter if multiple users want to connect simultaneously.

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