How to Connect AirPods (and AirPods Pro) to Android Phones

AirPods? More like AndroidPods.
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Total time: 2 minutes 

So you've got yourself a new pair of Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro. Apple AirPods can pair with other devices using Bluetooth. This means that, yes, you can use AirPods with Android phones. All you need is a pair of freshly charged AirPods and an Android phone with Bluetooth.

In our full review of the AirPods Pro, we go over syncing and other cool features of your AirPods Pro that you should check out.

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Android Bluetooth settings

The exact location of your Bluetooth settings might vary slightly depending on your manufacturer and OS edition. In most cases, you can open the Bluetooth settings under the main Settings app.

Enable Bluetooth

If it isn't already, enable Bluetooth on your Android phone. This should open a list of devices you can connect to.

Airpods connecting to Android Phone

Take your Apple AirPods case and open it. There should be a white button on the back side. Press this button and hold the case near your Android phone.

The AirPods and AirPods Pro should appear as a new Bluetooth device. Tap the AirPods entry to connect them to your Android phone.

Bluetooth selections Android

If you want to remove the AirPods, open the same Bluetooth settings menu and remove the AirPods entry from the list of previously connected devices.