Connect AirPods to Android for the first time

Every Apple user should own AirPods, and why not! It is one of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds designed by Apple. It is even water resistant. Since the release of AirPods in 2016, it has created a huge buzz and everyone wants to take advantage of AirPods. Thankfully, AirPods aren’t just limited to Apple device connectivity. Even Android users can connect and use AirPods. If you are an Android user, you may be wondering how to connect your newly purchased AirPods to Android for the first time, then you have come to the right place. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to connect your AirPods to an Android for the first time.

Does AirPods work with Android devices?

Fortunately, AirPods are not limited to iOS devices. And since AirPods are connected to other devices via Bluetooth, they can be connected to any device that supports Bluetooth, even if it’s Android. So yes! AirPods do work with Android devices via Bluetooth. Though there may be some restrictions regarding its features. It may limit the functions of AirPods, such as you cannot see the battery level of AirPods on Android device or you cannot use AirPods double tap feature when connected to Android or cannot use Siri as these functions are only accessible when connected to the iOS device.

Connect AirPods to Android for the first time

If you want to connect your AirPods to an Android device for the first time, follow the steps below. If you are a first time user, you need to follow steps 1, 2 and 3. If you have AirPods or AirPods Pro, this method is for you.

  1. Make sure AirPods are in their case and that the top lid remains open.
  2. Now press and hold the setup button which is located on the back of the charging case.
  3. You will see a white flashing light on the case, which means your AirPods are ready to pair with any Bluetooth device.
  4. Go to the Settings app on your Android device.
  5. Select Connections and go to the Bluetooth option. (Instead of connection, you may have the option of network or wireless, depending on which Android model you are using.)
  6. Turn on Bluetooth switch.
  7. Now in the list of available devices find your AirPods and click on it.
  8. Confirm your actions by clicking the pairing option in the popup.
  9. Play music to make sure your AirPods are working properly with your Android device.

If you have AirPods Max, you’ll need to follow a different method.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Select Connections and go to the Bluetooth option.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth switch.
  4. Now take AirPods Max out of the case and press the sound control button. You will see a white blinking light on the bottom of the right ear cup.
  5. Now in the list of available devices find your AirPods and click on it.
  6. Confirm your actions by clicking the pairing option in the popup.

Can you access the voice command feature with AirPods on Android devices?

AirPods are compatible with the Siri feature on Apple devices, and since Android doesn’t have Siri, it’s possible to use Google Assistant instead of Siri. But there is a drawback. There is no direct feature where AirPods can work with the Google Assistant feature, but you can download a third-party application called Assistant Trigger on your Android device that will allow you to use a Google voice assistant.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

Leave a Comment