How to Use AirPods as Walkie Talkie Devices to Communicate With Friends

AirPods have become incredibly popular wireless earbuds that are convenient, easy to use, and provide great sound quality. Did you know you can also use AirPods as walkie talkie devices to instantly communicate with your friends? Here is a guide on how to set this up.

What You Need

  • Two pairs of AirPods (one for you and one for your friend)
  • Two iPhones or iPads with iOS 12.4 or later
  • The Walkie Talkie app installed from the App Store

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Set Up the Walkie Talkie App

On both iPhones/iPads, open the App Store and download the Walkie Talkie app. This app utilizes the same technology as FaceTime Audio for instant voice communication.

Once downloaded, open the Walkie Talkie app and tap “Add Friends”. Scroll through your contacts and select the friend you want to communicate with. This will send them an invitation to connect Walkie Talkie.

2. Connect AirPods

Make sure both your AirPods and your friend’s AirPods are paired to your respective iPhones/iPads via Bluetooth. Open the Walkie Talkie app and make sure connectivity is established.

3. Start Instant Communication

With AirPods in ears, open the Walkie Talkie app and select your friend’s name. Press and hold the “Talk” button and speak. Your voice will instantly transmit to your friend’s AirPods.

When you’re done speaking, release the button. Your friend can then press and hold to respond back to you. The conversation goes back and forth just like using walkie talkies!


  • Ensure both parties have connectivity via WiFi or cellular data for Walkie Talkie to work properly over any distance.
  • You can add multiple friends to create a group Walkie Talkie channel.
  • If you have an Apple Watch, you can also use the Walkie Talkie app on the watch in addition to AirPods.


  • Instant communication without needing to make a phone call
  • Hands-free conversations
  • Simple push-to-talk function
  • Ability to communicate with groups
  • Works remotely over WiFi/cellular

So there you have it! With just AirPods and the Walkie Talkie app, you can easily chat with friends and family remotely. It brings back the old school walkie talkie functionality in a sleek, wireless package. Have fun communicating!