Do you know that you can connect AirPods to Android phones? Of course, yes Even though Apple has designed the AirPods (and AirPods Pro) just like its other products to remain relevant. Before getting started with the steps you can follow to connect Apple AirPods to your Android phone, it is important to mention that you will get a limited experience. You will not be able to view the battery status of the AirPods and its charging case by default from your Android phone. You will also not receive the extensive gesture support that Apple has provided for iOS users. Having said that, you can follow the steps below to connect Airpods to Android phone.
How to connect AirPods to Android phone
- Enable Bluetooth on your Android phone by navigating to Settings.
- Open the lid of the AirPods case and then press and hold the white button on its back until you see the status light flash white.
- Now, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth on your Android phone. You’ll see the AirPods appearing on the list of available devices. Since the Android ecosystem is heterogenius, the Bluetooth settings might be available under Settings > Connected Devices or directly under the Settings menu — depending on which device you’re using and with which operating system is installed on it.
- Tap on the name of the AirPods you’re connecting with your phone to pair the two devices.
Once connected using the above steps, you can use the AirPods with your Android device just like you would use other TWS earbuds or Bluetooth headphones. This means that you will not be required to follow the same procedure each time you want to listen to music through the AirPods. Henceforth, you’ll see the AirPods in the list of paired devices on your phone.