Did you know you have the liberty to connect your AirPods to your android device?
I say liberty to do so because iPhone users tend to cringe when they think of mixing devices but guess what? things happen and for some reason you now only have your AirPods or someone’s AirPods and you’d be happy to know that just one thing from Apple can be paired to an android phone, imagine that?
However, if you own an Android smartphone, there are some limitations that you would come across during the pair-up process. But, it isn’t impossible to pair the AirPods with an Android smartphone. That said, how can you pair Apple AirPods with Android smartphones? Take a look:
Step 1: Go to the settings menu on your respective Android smartphones.
Step 2: Click on the Bluetooth tab from the Settings tab and click on the ‘Pair/Add a New Device’ option.
Step 3: Now, wait for the Apple AirPods to show up. Once the device shows in the connection list, click on it to pair it with your smartphone.
Step 4: If it doesn’t show
If in case, the device name doesn’t show up on the list of available Bluetooth devices, please check and make sure the AirPods are switched on or have enough charge.
Step 5: Turn on the pairing mode of the Apple AirPods
Alternatively, you can turn-on the pairing mode of the Apple AirPods. To do so, press and hold the rear of the earbuds. You’ll see blue LED flickering which is a confirmation for the pairing mode. Notably, the pair-up procedure is the same for both first and second-generation AirPods.
As mentioned above, there will be slight limitations to the functionalities and not all the features might work swiftly. However, the AirPods do deliver well on performance here as well.