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AirPods have been around for a long time, Apple’s wireless earbuds are specifically built to go hand in hand with Apple hardware. If you are confused about how to connect AirPods with an Android smartphone, we will show you how they work on Android.
How to Connect AirPods with an Android smartphone
AirPods made their debut in 2016 when they were released alongside the iPhone 7. With Apple predicting the future of smartphone audio being wireless, the AirPods were introduced to work with a phone designed without a headphone jack.
The trend continued with other smartphone manufacturers building high-end smartphones without a headphone connection. Since then AirPods have lived up to their promise.
The AirPods are equipped with the special H1 chip which enables the earphones to connect super-fast with an iPhone. The hardware chip is designed in such a way that, if you remove one of the caps from your ears while listening to music, the music will automatically stop. You can activate Siri by double-tapping the AirPods.
The first-generation AirPods come with the W1 chip.
Connect AirPods with an Android smartphone
Though the AirPods are developed to be used with Apple products, the earbuds can work seamlessly with an Android smartphone also. AirPods work identically to normal Bluetooth earbuds, which makes it compatible to work with Android. Follow the simple steps mentioned below to easily connect AirPods with an Android smartphone.
Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on your Android device and make sure your AirPods are charged and in their box.
Step 2: Open the box and hold the button on the back until the light starts blinking white.
Step 3: Go to the Bluetooth settings on your Android smartphone and search for devices. If required refresh the list via the menu ie under the three dots.
Step 4: Tap your AirPods, after which the two devices pair.
Once you remove the AirPods from the box they connect with your device. Once the Bluetooth on your smartphone is switched on, it will connect automatically when you plug them in.
Using AirPods Daily
AirPods work identically on Android as they would on an iPhone. You can pause music by double-tapping on one of the caps. Android does not have Siri, neither does it support Google Assistant with it.
Another difference you will notice is unlike the iPhone when the music is paused when you remove the AirPods from your ears. While using them with Android, AirPods will not display the percentage of battery voltage or the box still has on board.
Yet you can still check the battery status on your Android using an app called AirBattery. Another similar app is Assistant Trigger which along with battery usage is able to activate the Google Assistant when you tap AirPod twice.