Know how you can stream audio from iPhone/iPad without AirPlay

AirPlay is a wireless streaming feature that helps you stream audio from your iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV, AirPort Express or AirPlay-enabled speaker. But have you ever wondered about speakers, sound systems, audio sources that don’t work with AirPlay? How can you stream audio from your iOS devices to them? In this case, you can seek the help of Bluetooth. Now, just read on to know how you can get that set up with your iPhone/iPad.

Related: How to fix Airplay not working on iPhone/iPad/ Mac

Steps to pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers with your iPhone/iPad

Step 1: First off, launch the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Next, navigate to Bluetooth.

Step 3: You now need to put the Bluetooth device you would like to pair into pairing mode. This task varies depending on the device.

Step 4: Under the Other Devices section, you should see the name of your Bluetooth product. Just tap it.

Depending on your Bluetooth device, you will need to enter a PIN code to pair the device.

Steps to choose a Bluetooth audio source in Settings

Step 1: First, you will need to launch the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Next, head to Bluetooth.

Step 3: Under the My Devices section, you need to tap the name of the device you would like to use.

Steps to select a Bluetooth audio source from Control Center

You can quickly choose a new source for your audio using a finger flick and a swipe to the left or right.

Step 1: You need to swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone/iPad’s display.

Step 2: Next, swipe to the playback control card by:

  • Swiping to the left from the primary Control Center
  • Swiping to the right from the HomeKit

Step 3: You are prompted to tap the device name at the bottom of the card to reveal a list of streaming devices.

Step 4: Lastly, you just need to tap the name of your Bluetooth product on the list.

That’s all there is to it. Run into any trouble streaming audio from your iPhone/iPad without AirPlay? Give us a shout in the comments below and we will try to troubleshoot your issues.

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