Do iPads Come With Headphones?


If you’re thinking about buying an iPad for yourself, your main question might be, “Do iPads come with headphones?” We’ll give you an informative answer to that question and help you answer any additional questions you might have. 

IPads do not come with headphones. In fact, most of them don’t even come with 3.5 mm headphone jacks. Apple removed the headphone jacks on many of the newer models. Therefore, you will need to purchase a new headset to use on your new iPad device, and it’s not a standard product.

The amazing news is that an array of options is available for you if you would like headphones for your unit. You can choose the headphone models that meet your needs and preferences. 

Can I Use My iPhone’s Earpods on My iPad?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to use the earpods from your iPhone to play music on the iPad via a direct connection. This is because newer iPad models come with USB-C connections and no longer have the 3.5 mm jack you might need. However, you will still be able to connect it via a USB-C to audio jack adapter.

What Types of Headphones Work With iPads?

Any Bluetooth headphones will work with your iPad.

You can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your iPad fairly quickly and easily. First, open the “Settings” menu and go to “Bluetooth.” Turn your Bluetooth function on by sliding the button to the right.

Turn your wireless headphones on and then do the process the manual tells you to do to get them into pairing mode. You may have to press and hold a button to do that.

Once they’re in pairing mode, you’ll see them on the iPad screen so that you can pair and connect them. You should be able to enjoy all of your favorite songs or television shows after that. 

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However, when it comes to wired headphones, the path of least resistance is always to purchase a pair of Apple headphones designed for your Apple devices. Apple sells EarPods with a lightning connector for models with iOS 10 or later. They will not work with devices that have an earlier version of the software.

You can use the Apple 3.5 mm headphones if you have an older version of the iPad. As mentioned before, you can always purchase a USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor, though you may not be able to buy it from an Apple store at this point. 

You can opt to use a variety of Bluetooth headphones for your iPad as well. The Sony WHCH710N headphones are an example of a midgrade option you can purchase to use with your iPad. They have a noise-canceling feature, and they go for about $98. 

What Headphone Features should I look for?

Headphone features vary greatly depending on which manufacturer builds your headphones. Noise-cancellation is a popular headset and headphone feature. It removes all the noise from your environment so that you can focus on listening to your music.

Additionally, newer premium headphones have a feature called spatial audio, which will make them sound as if you are in a theater. Computational audio is another feature you may get if you purchase a set of Apple headphones. That feature analyses the unique characteristics of music so that you can get the best quality sound from the set. 

How Much Do Headphones Cost?

The prices for headphones vary. What you pay for your set depends on your budget and the features you want for your model. You can spend less than $20 for a pair of Bluetooth headphones with usable quality.

If you want a high-quality Apple product, such as the Airpods Max, you’ll need to spend an amount of closer to $550. We recommend that you take your time to compare the various products available to you. Write down a list of features you want your headphones to have so that you get everything you desire out of the pair of headphones you purchase. 

Where Can You Find Headphones for your iPad?

You can use a variety of resources to find the iPad headphones you desire. You can always visit an Apple store if you have one in your area. Apple.com has a very convenient search tool you can use for that process. All you need to do is enter your home address to get information on where the nearest store is.

A sales associate can assist you with the purchase. Alternatively, you can find headphones to go with your headset at Amazon, or an electronics store, such as Best Buy. Shopping online is always a great option because of its speed and convenience. 

How Long Do Headphones Last?

You can expect a good set of headphones to last you for about two years. Most warranties will cover them for about that long. If you have any issues with them, you can contact the manufacturer for assistance.

You’ll find the manufacturer’s number and warranty information inside the manual in small print. They can replace the set for you if they have a manufacturer defect. Some headsets will surprise you and last far beyond the expected lifespan. It depends on the build. 

Now you know the answer to your question, what’s available to you, and what you can do to get what you need. If you need additional information, you can always contact your nearest Apple store or alternative for an updated list of product options. 

Do Headsets Work With iPads?

You have a few options if you want to make your existing headset work with your iPad. One option is to purchase a Bluetooth dongle. A Bluetooth dongle will allow you to use an older headset when listening to music on your iPad. To use the dongle, you plug into the USB-C port of your iPad and then connect it via your usual Bluetooth connecting process. 

You can also buy a 3.5 mm adaptor for your old headset and connect that to the iPad if you so desire. You’ll spend less than $20 if you do that, and you might be able to find it at your local electronics store.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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