How to Pair Apple Airpods to Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you an Android user who recently got their hands on a pair of Apple AirPods? Wondering how to pair your new wireless earbuds with your Android device?

Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of pairing Apple AirPods to Android.

Gather Requirements

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • An Android device with Bluetooth capability
  • A pair of Apple AirPods (2nd generation or Pro)

Step 1: Prepare Your AirPods

First, let’s ensure your AirPods are ready for pairing:

  • Open the AirPods case lid and make sure your AirPods are inside.
  • Place the AirPods case near your Android device. This will help establish a strong Bluetooth connection during pairing.
  • Pull out both AirPods from the case. They should automatically turn on and enter pairing mode.

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth on Your Android Device

To connect your AirPods to your Android device, you need to enable Bluetooth. Here’s how:

  • Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  • Navigate to the Bluetooth settings section.
  • Toggle on the Bluetooth switch. This will activate Bluetooth and allow your device to scan for nearby devices.

Step 3: Pairing Process

You’re now ready to start the pairing process:

  • On your Android device, tap on the Scan or Search for devices option. Your device will start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices.
  • Locate your AirPods in the list of available devices. They should be displayed as “AirPods” followed by a unique identifier.
  • Select your AirPods from the list.

    Tap on them to initiate the pairing process.

  • Follow any additional prompts or instructions that appear on your Android device’s screen. These may include confirming a passcode or accepting a connection request.
  • Wait for the pairing process to complete. Once successfully paired, you will see a confirmation message on your Android device.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the pairing process, try these troubleshooting tips:

1. Reset Your AirPods

If your AirPods aren’t appearing in the list of available devices, try resetting them:

  • Place your AirPods back into their case.
  • Close the lid of the case and wait for about 15 seconds.
  • Open the lid of the case again and check if they appear in the available devices list on your Android device.

2. Forget and Re-pair Your AirPods

If you previously paired your AirPods with another device, you may need to forget them and start the pairing process again:

  • On your Android device, go to the Bluetooth settings section.
  • Find your AirPods in the list of paired devices.
  • Tap on the settings icon next to your AirPods.
  • Select the option to forget or unpair your AirPods.
  • Follow the steps outlined earlier to pair your AirPods with your Android device.

3. Update Firmware

If you’re experiencing connectivity issues, it’s worth checking if there are any firmware updates available for your AirPods:

  • Connect your AirPods to an iOS device or a Mac computer.
  • Go to the Settings app on the connected iOS device or System Preferences on Mac.
  • Navigate to the Software Update section and check for any available updates for your AirPods.
  • If an update is available, follow the instructions provided to update your AirPods’ firmware.

Congratulations! You have successfully paired Apple AirPods with your Android device. You can now enjoy wireless audio on-the-go.

Note: The functionality of certain features like automatic ear detection and Siri may be limited when using Apple AirPods with an Android device.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of pairing Apple AirPods to Android. Happy listening!

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