Do Surface Headphones 2 work with iPhone and iPad?

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Do Surface Headphones 2 work with iPhone and iPad?

Best answer: Don't be put off by the Surface in the name; these headphones will work just fine with an iPhone or an iPad.Multi-platform: Surface Headphones 2 (opens in new tab) ($250 at Microsoft)

Surface Headphones are Bluetooth

The Surface Headphones 2 are fancy, but when it comes down to it, the wireless connection that helps you listen to your music is plain old Bluetooth.

That means beyond just an iPhone or iPad, the Surface Headphones can connect to any other mobile device or computer with Bluetooth that you want to listen to music from.

For the latest model, Microsoft did add Bluetooth 5 and aptX support, so you're getting the latest tech and the best quality wireless connection to give you great-sounding music.

The original Surface Headphones are also Bluetooth and enjoy just the same support on the iPhone and iPad.

Companion app available for iOS

Surface Audio App Android

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Microsoft has also published an app called Surface Audio to the iOS App Store (opens in new tab), allowing you to interact with your Surface Headphones or Surface Headphones 2. It's only designed for iPhone, so on iPad, you'll have to make do with a scaled-up phone app, but the features are there.

You're able to adjust several settings on your headphones, set an equalizer, give them a name, customize the built-in controls on the headphones, and ensure the latest firmware is installed.

The app is also available for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab) so you're able to keep your Surface Headphones in the best shape whichever device you're using.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.