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How to Connect AirPods to Android Devices, Check Battery Level and Enjoy Full Features

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The Apple Airpods work best with Apple devices but can apple AirPods connect to android? Yes, Airpods still offer the same quality of work when paired with your Samsung S22, S21, S20, S10, S9 & S9 Plus, as well as any other Android phone, tablet, or computer. This is because the pair can work as a basic pair of Bluetooth earbuds and so it can connect to any Bluetooth device. I just got a new pair of the Airpod and it is working effectively with my Galaxy S9 Plus. This post will give you a detailed procedure of how you can connect your Apple Airpods to Samsung or any other Android smartphone and also how to enjoy all AirPods features on it even without an apple id.

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Can AirPods Connect to Android?

Yes, it can. Since the AirPods are merely Bluetooth earbuds, they are compatible with Samsung devices as well as other Android devices. The earbuds are compatible with any device that has Bluetooth support, which includes the vast majority of Windows laptops and certain smart TVs. As we will see below. However, there are some additional features when the AirPods are paired with an Apple device, I have also taken care of how to use all these features on your Android device.

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It will come as good news to you to learn that the Apple AirPods Pro and AirPods Max can also be used with no problems on an Android device. However, due to the high cost of these devices as well as the fact that Android users are unable to take advantage of all of the features they offer, we do not advise purchasing them if you do not already own any Apple products.

How to Connect Apple AirPods with Android Devices

Before you learn how to pair your Airpods with an Android device, it is important to understand that not all Android devices work the same. So this procedure explains how you can connect to a Samsung Galaxy device. But the steps also apply to most Android phones. Just just need to locate the settings mentioned on your device.

Step 1: Go to the notification area by swiping down from the top of the screen then go to the settings icon. From the options, choose Bluetooth and ensure that you enable Bluetooth radio on your phone. The switch is located at the top of the screen.

Step 2: Go to the back of your Airpods and locate a tiny circular button. Long press it for a few seconds (make sure the Airpods light changes to white. The Apple Airpods will now show up on your Bluetooth search result list. If it doesn't show up on your screen in the list of available devices, you can switch your Bluetooth off and then on. Depending on the device, this may take several attempts. But it is quite easy with my Samsung device.

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Step 3: Once the device appears, tap on it. It will connect and the volume bar might show up at the top of the screen. The setting icon also shows up right next to the listing in the Paired Devices section of the Android Bluetooth settings screen. Select the options and you can turn on or off other functions like Media Audio, Phone audio, or Contact sharing.

A prompt will appear from the first two functions telling the phone to either play media or audio through the Airpods. If there is no prompt on your android device, don't worry just make sure your apple AirPods is connected. But it is important to understand that the last one will not work with Airpods since these devices only play audio.

But even as you connect your Airpods to your Samsung or another Android device, it is important to understand that there are things that will work with an iPhone but will not work with Android devices. For instance, when you take the AirPods out of your ears, they automatically pause (automatic ear detection feature) if you are using them with an iPhone. This feature won't work on an android phone naturally. All of these features and automatic ear detection can work fine on your android phone all you need is an android app called “AirBattery ” from the Google play store.

How to Use All Airpod features on Android Devices

I said above that you can use all features of Airpods on your Android device as well. Below are the steps that I followed to get the features active on my Samsung device. Even I still currently use it on my Galaxy S22 Ultra as at this time I am updating this article.

  • The first step is to Download AirBattery App from the Google play store.
  • After installation of the AirBattery App. Launch it and you will see something like the screenshot below.
  • Airpods battery on Android - can airpods connect to android?Go to the AirBattery App settings and customize it exactly like the screenshot below.
    airbattery settings for airpods
  • You will see the battery percentage left from your notification bar every time you are connected.Airpods battery bar - can airpods connect to android?

One of the advantages of using Airpods with your Android device is that they will automatically reconnect to your Android device as they would with an iPhone if you put them back in your ears. However, this will only work if they were last connected to the same phone. So if you disconnect the Airpods from your Android device and reconnect with an Apple device, they will reconnect with the Apple device automatically.

When you use Google Assistant or OK Google then the audio responses will come through the earbuds. With the AirBattery App, you will be able to see the battery life from the Bluetooth settings screen. Opening the case will also not display a pop-up to show you how much battery you have left.

The outstanding features to enjoy with this device include playing and pausing music by simply double-tapping the side. Double tapping also works for answering incoming calls. You will also find Airpod quite convenient since you can request Google Assistant to play an artist or a band from Google Play Music.

That was how I have been enjoying the Apple Airpods even without having an iPhone. In case of any problem with the connection or further questions. Kindly make use of the comment section.

Ogunrinola Adams
Ogunrinola Adams
Ogunrinola Adams is a Web Developer/Designer, Graphic Designer, Content Manager/Writer, Digital Marketer, and UI/UX Designer.

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