How To Connect AirPods To Android For The First Time

How To Connect AirPods To Android For The First Time?

How To Connect AirPods To Android For The First Time? AirPods and their cases can be used with any Android phone or tablet that supports Bluetooth audio output. Just make sure your device is paired with another Bluetooth device and activate its Bluetooth settings.

Apple loves its walled garden, but its products are compatible with millions of other devices and platforms. Using AirPods with your Android smartphone is a breeze.

1. Turn on your AirPods:

After a simple one-tap setup on your iPhone, AirPods are automatically paired with your iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or Apple TV, and you can use them to listen to music and movies, make phone calls, take hands-free Siri commands, and more. AirPods even sense when they’re in your ears and pause or resume audio automatically.

The good news is that you can also connect your AirPods to Android devices. While Apple loves its walled garden, Bluetooth and most of the same codecs used in AirPods work across millions of Android devices from hundreds of manufacturers. With a little bit of know-how, you can pair and connect your AirPods to any Android device—and enjoy the great sound and features that they offer. The process is slightly different on Android, but the general steps are: Open the case, press and hold the setup button until the status light flashes white, and then follow the prompts on your Android device to connect. Once your AirPods are connected, you’ll see them as an available device in the Bluetooth menu of your Android device.

2. Open the charging case:

You can connect AirPods to any device that supports Bluetooth. Just make sure that your AirPods and case are charged before you start the process. Then open the charging case, and press and hold the physical Setup button on the back of the case (or the noise-cancelation button for the AirPods Max). Keep holding the button until the indicator light inside the case pulses with a white light.

This indicates that the AirPods are in pairing mode and ready to pair with your Android device. You can also try restarting your phone or tablet if you’re having trouble connecting.

Apple’s walled garden can feel like the mob—once you’re in, it’s hard to get out. But the good news is that many of Apple’s earbuds and headphones, including AirPods and the AirPods Pro, are compatible with Android devices. You just have to know how to connect them correctly. And, if you have an app that can monitor AirPods battery life and connectivity, you can even find out when they’re connected to another device. Fortunately, there are several free apps that you can download to do just that.

3. Press and hold the setup button on the case:

Thanks to Apple’s W1 chip, it’s nearly as easy to connect AirPods to iPhones or iPads as it is to your Android phone or PC. The process involves opening the case and pressing a button that’s unique to each model of AirPods.


For the AirPods and AirPods Pro, this is the setup button on the back of the case; for the AirPods Max, it’s the noise control button. The key to this button is that it initiates a pairing mode and enables AirPods to connect to any device with Bluetooth turned on.

Once you’ve activated the AirPods’ pairing mode, your phone should automatically detect them and display a list of nearby Bluetooth devices. Tap AirPods to select them, and your device will start streaming music through them.

If your AirPods don’t show up in Bluetooth settings, a factory reset might help. This removes any incorrect settings or bugs that could prevent them from connecting properly. Also, it can clear dirt and debris that’s built up inside the AirPods case or around the setup button.

4. Wait for the status light to flash amber:

Since AirPods can connect to any Android device, they aren’t immune to the occasional problem. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can try to fix the issue.

The most obvious solution is to simply restart your phone or tablet. This is a simple trick that often fixes minor bugs and hiccups.

Another option is to try resetting your AirPods. This can be done by opening the charging case and holding the setup button on the back for up to 15 seconds. Once the light starts flashing amber, you can close the case and retry the connection process.

Finally, you can also try connecting your AirPods to an Apple Devices. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and the process is essentially the same for every generation of AirPods. Just open the case, press and hold the setup button on the back, and then follow any prompts that appear on your iOS device. If none of these solutions work, you can always contact Apple Support or visit the nearest Apple Store. They’ll be more than happy to help you troubleshoot and get your AirPods working again.

5. Wait for a message to pop up:

Apple’s AirPods have a special feature that automatically connects them to any iOS devices tied to your Apple ID that are within range. This works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch—and now Android devices as well. To activate this, simply open the case and follow any prompts that appear on your device’s screen.

If a message doesn’t appear, try the following:

Turn on your phone or tablet (if it isn’t already).

Open Control Center (depending on your device and model, swipe down from the top of your screen or tap the icon in the upper-right or upper-left corner).

AirPods will show up as “Bluetooth headphones” in the list of available devices. Tap on the AirPods to pair them with your device.

You can also check the status of your AirPods and charging case by opening the case next to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and tapping the setup button, or by adding the Battery widget to Notification Center’s Today panel (the battery for each earbud will be displayed). If your earbuds aren’t fully charged, a small green light should appear on the case when you open it.

Rasheed Alam

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