Apple is not exactly known for its willingness to cooperate with other manufacturers. However, you can also connect your AirPods to Android. We'll show you how it works in just a few steps.
Apple introduced its AirPods back in September 2016. Since then, the iPhone company has released different generations, leading the market for the most popular headphone brands.
But this is not just due to the numerous users of Apple products who diligently pair iPhones, MacBooks, etc. with Apple's wireless headphones. Because AirPods also work with other smartphones or devices. We'll show you how you can connect your AirPods to Android, for example.
Can you connect AirPods to Android?
The answer to this question is simply: yes. Like wireless headphones from other manufacturers, AirPods also work via Bluetooth.
Since Apple has not leased this technology alone and many devices are equipped with it these days, AirPods can also be easily connected to devices from other manufacturers.
Here's how you can pair AirPods in just a few steps
Even Apple notes on a help page that you can “use AirPods as a Bluetooth headset with a non-Apple device.”
Enable Bluetooth on your device that you want to connect to your AirPods. If you use a device with Android, you have to open the settings and navigate to Bluetooth via the Connections menu item.
Here you will see a list of all devices available via Bluetooth. In order for your AirPods to appear here, you have to do the following.
Open the lid of your charging case, but leave your AirPods in the case. Now press and hold the small configuration button on the back for five seconds or until the status indicator flashes white. If you use AirPods Max, you have to use the noise control button in this step, all further steps are identical.
This will activate the pairing mode of your AirPods and they should then appear on your device. Select the AirPods in the list to connect them to your Android smartphone.