AirPods Pro are not iOS-exclusive devices. They can pair with basically any Android device that supports Bluetooth technology. The only difference is you won’t see the battery indicator flashing on your Android mobile screen. Plus, the voice-assistant Siri won’t respond to any of your requests. If you do not mind some features missing, here’s how to proceed and connect AirPods to Android device.
How to connect AirPods to Android?
Most of us love using Android phones but also have some subjective preference towards owning and using Apple’s AirPods too. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up on any one of them as you can connect AirPods to Android. Moreover, you can rename it and use it for calls or audio, or both.
- On your Android phone, swipe down from the top on Home Screen.
- Select Connections.
- Go to the Bluetooth settings.
- Place AirPods in the case and keep its lid open.
- Press the Setup button at the back of the case.
- When AirPods appear under nearby devices list, select it.
- Pair the earphones to connect.
The good feature about using AirPods with Android is the core experience remains mostly the same, however, there’s one shortfall- You need to manually pair and unpair AirPods with your device every single time you use them.
Can you connect AirPods to Android?
Certainly yes! Apple has made it a lot easier to connect its wireless earphones to non-apple devices or Android. The layout of the Bluetooth settings may vary from one device to another or from one OS to another, but navigation is typically easy to figure out.
In my case, I had to simply swipe down from the top on Home Screen, select Settings and then, choose Connections to navigate to the Bluetooth heading.
Once there, tap the Bluetooth heading to see the list of devices available. Remember, the device you want to connect should be in pairing mode. Only then your device will be visible to nearby devices.
For this, place both earphones in the charging case and keep the lid open.
Then, press and hold the Setup button on the back of the case until you see the status light flash white.
When your AirPods appear in the list of Bluetooth devices, select them.
When the Bluetooth pairing request prompt appears, tap OK.
Your AirPods will connect to the Android or non-apple device instantly.
How to disconnect AirPods?
It’s as simple as connecting them. Just head to the Bluetooth settings and under Paired devices, tap the Settings (visible as the cogwheel icon). See the screenshot above.
Then, simply choose the Unpair option to disconnect the AirPods Pro.
That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!