How to Connect your AirPods to an Android phone now, you might have heard of Apple’s AirPods or seen them around – but what are they good for? Well, if you own an Android phone, the short answer is… not much. But there are some workarounds available to help bridge the gap between iOS and Android devices. Here’s how to connect your AirPods to an Android phone
If you own a Mac, iPhone, or iPad You can connect your AirPods by opening Settings on your iOS device and scrolling down the list of Bluetooth devices until you see your AirPods. The next thing you need to do is click on it and then toggle the Bluetooth button (when this button turns white has connected successfully to your phone).
The next thing you need to do is click on it and then toggle the Bluetooth button (when this button turns white it has connected successfully to your phone).
If you don’t see your AirPods, make sure they are charged. With the charged press the circular setup button ~5 seconds. Continue holding the button until you see the status light blink rapidly, indicating it’s ready for pairing.
Now go to your Settings menu on your phone and tap Bluetooth. Then, make sure Bluetooth is turned on before you search for devices.
If you are using an Android device with an Android version older than 4.2 or an iOS version older than 8 -insert your AirPods in the charging case and press and hold the button on the back of the case for 5 seconds.
The status light will turn white, indicating that it’s ready to pair. Now go to Settings > Bluetooth on your device. You should see “Airbus” listed as available – tap this option to start the pairing process.
If your device doesn’t include the above, then you might need to download Bluetooth settings from Google Play – or try a third-party solution such as Blueman.
With phones that offer NFC
- Make sure Bluetooth is on and AirPods charged. Tap the back of the case at the same time with an Android phone that supports NFC, or place your finger on the back of the case near an NFC reader to force pairing.
- On your Android phone go to Settings Bluetooth, then tap “Add a Bluetooth device” in the menu panel. You should see “AirPods” listed as available – tap this option to start the pairing process.3. If your device doesn’t include the above, then you might need to download Bluetooth settings from Google Play – or try a third-party solution such as Blueman.
You can also connect AirPods wirelessly with Android devices via Bluetooth using an app like Bluedio, Airdroid, IShare, etc.
Apple’sAirPods offer a new way to enjoy music on the go, as well as hands-free access to your favorite assistant. However, as of the time I’m writing this post, they’re only compatible with iOS devices including iPhone and iPad.
But what if you have an Android phone? How can you connect AirPods wirelessly so you can enjoy all the features they offer?
Today, let’s walk through how to connect your AirPods to an Android phone. First of all, you’ll need Bluetooth 4.0 on your Android device. If your phone or tablet doesn’t have Bluetooth 4.0, you can buy a new phone. But don’t worry, it’s better than you think.
What is Bluetooth 4.0?
Bluetooth 4.0 is a low-energy protocol that lets devices connect without the need to constantly stay within range of each other. It also allows data transfers to take place faster and with less energy consumption – this means your device can go longer without recharging.
Although Bluetooth 4.0 is currently compatible with Android devices, Apple doesn’t explain the reason why AirPods only work with iPhones and iPads right now on its website or in its user manuals.
Some people think it’s because of hardware limitations, but according to iMore, this isn’t the case – it’s more likely to be a software issue.