Are you an Android user who wants to use Apple’s AirPods? You’re not alone.
Many people are drawn to the convenience and style of Apple’s wireless earbuds, but hesitate to purchase them because they don’t own an iPhone or other Apple device. So, is it possible to use AirPods with Android? And if so, what app do you need to make it happen?
The short answer: Yes, you can use AirPods with Android, but some features may be limited.
The long answer: Apple designed AirPods primarily for use with their own devices, like iPhones and iPads. However, because they connect via Bluetooth technology, they can also be used with Android phones and other devices that support Bluetooth audio.
When you pair your AirPods with an Android phone or tablet, you’ll be able to listen to music, take phone calls, and use Siri (if you have the second-generation AirPods or later). However, some features that are available when using AirPods with an iPhone may not work as well or at all when using them with an Android device.
For example, the “Hey Siri” feature won’t work unless your AirPods are connected to an iPhone or iPad. Additionally, some of the advanced settings for customizing your AirPods’ behavior (like double-tap actions) can only be adjusted on an iOS device.
So what app do you need to use AirPods with Android? In short: none. You don’t need a special app to connect your AirPods to your Android phone or tablet – just make sure that Bluetooth is turned on and follow these steps:
- Open the lid of your AirPods case.
- Press and hold the button on the back of the case until the LED light starts flashing.
- Open the Bluetooth settings on your Android device.
- Find “AirPods” in the list of available devices and tap to connect.
Once your AirPods are connected, you should be able to use them just like you would with an iPhone or other Apple device.
In conclusion: Yes, you can use AirPods with Android – no app required. While some features may not work as well or at all compared to using them with an iOS device, they still offer a convenient and stylish option for wireless listening. So go ahead and give it a try!