Did you know that wireless earbuds AirPods work on Androids as well? Even though Apple likes to present AirPods as a special kind of earbuds unlike any others on the market, at the end of the day, they are just another pair of Bluetooth earbuds.
Still, AirPods' features are impressive, and therefore, here, we’ll tackle how we can use them with an Android phone or tablet which supports Bluetooth headphones.
AirPods can connect in the same way as other Bluetooth devices. This is because the Bluetooth connection is standard across millions of devices and that includes Android smartphones as well.
In fact, this means that AirPods can connect to Samsung, LG, Nokia, Google Pixel or any other Android device you think of. Prior to anything else, you need to put them in pairing mode. Further, the steps to follow are mentioned below:
Simply as that, your AirPods will now show up on the list of connected devices. When you want to disconnect, you just need to put the AirPods back into their case and close it. The disconnection happens automatically once you close their case and the reconnection will also be automatic once you take them out of their case.
Even though you can connect your Android device with Apple’s AirPods, there are many other features that work only with Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Macs. Some of those features that are exclusive only to Apple users include Siri, checking the battery life, automatic ear detection, automatic switching between devices, etc.
These features may be disabled for Android users from the start but you can reinstate some of them through third-party Android app options.
This app is one of the first ones that appeared and is totally free to download from the Play store. You can utilize AirBattery to see how much battery life your AirPods have left and also to regain automatic ear detection.
This feature will pause your music for you when you want to take a break from listening to audio and once you take an AidPod out of your ear. However, this does not work with every app but it works with the most used platforms such as Spotify, Netflix and YouTube.
This app also allows you to see your AirPods’ battery life and its best feature is that it lets you activate Google Assistant once you tap on your AirPods. You can download it from the Play Store and toggle on Enable assistant to give the app notification to access your device.
If you want to share the music you are listening to on your AirPods with a friend, you can connect two sets of AirPods to one device.
If you are using your Windows PC and you want to connect your AirPods with it, there is also a way to do it. The process is pretty much the same, so stay tuned to find out how.
Tip: Research shows that AirPods might not sound as good when they are connected to an Android device as they would sound on iOS devices. Anyways, it is better if you test it yourself and see what you think of that.
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