Android phones can be connected to Apple AirPods. And although while Android customers have the option to link the company’s true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones with their phones, Apple has designed the AirPods (and AirPods Pro) to remain an essential part of its ecosystem, just like all of its products.
This is different from the complete incompatibility that prevents the usage of the Apple Watch with Android devices. You don’t have to switch to an Android phone in order to use Apple AirPods, which are likely the most well-liked wireless earbuds in the entire globe, according to market statistics from independent research companies.
One of the few Apple products that you may use without giving up your Android phone is the AirPods. Here’s how to link them to your Android phone or tablet.
How to link an Android phone to Apple AirPods
It’s vital to note that you will only receive a limited experience before beginning the procedures you can take to link Apple AirPods to your Android phone. By default, your Android phone won’t let you check the AirPods’ and charging case’s battery life. Additionally, you won’t get access to Apple’s rich gesture functionality for iOS users. Having said that, you may start using the AirPods with your Android phone by following the instructions below.
Go to Settings on your Android phone and turn on Bluetooth.
To watch the status light flash white, press and hold the white button on the back of the AirPods case while opening the lid.
On your Android phone, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth. The AirPods will show up on the list of compatible devices. Depending on the device you’re using and the operating system or custom skin that is on top of it, the Bluetooth settings may be accessible under Settings > Connected Devices or immediately under the Settings menu due to the variety of the Android ecosystem.
To pair the two gadgets, tap on the name of the AirPods you’re using to connect to your phone.
You can use the AirPods with your Android device just like other TWS earbuds or Bluetooth headphones after connecting them using the aforementioned procedures. This implies that you won’t have to go through the same process every time you want to use the AirPods to listen to music. The AirPods will now appear in your phone’s list of linked devices.