Apple Headphones Wireless – Apple AirPods are some of the best wireless headphones on the market, and you can also use them with Samsung Galaxy, Tecno, Infinix, Huawei and other Android phones.
Good news! You can use Apple wireless headphones without having to switch to an iPhone.
You will need to take a few extra steps to sync the AirPods with your Android phone, you can even install an app to see the battery life of your Apple wireless headphones.
Although the experience will not be the same, it will not be as complete as it would be for an iPhone user.
Synchronize Apple Wireless Headphones With Your Android Phone
When you sync your AirPods with an Android phone, you won’t have the fancy iPhone syncing method where you just have to open the earphone case and wait for the hardware to do the same. Instead, you’ll have to look for your device’s Bluetooth settings.
- Swipe down on your phone screen to open the quick settings panel, then press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
- Depending on what smartphone you use; you should select Pair new device or Add new device.
- With the Apple wireless headphones in the charging case, open the case.
- On the back of the case there is a small button. Squeeze and hold until the white light starts to flash.
- Your Apple wireless headphones will then appear in the sync menu of your Android phone; choose them and follow the phone prompts.
With Apple wireless headphones connected to your Android phone, you can use them just like you would any other Bluetooth enabled headset. They will connect automatically when removed from the case and disconnect when you put them back in the case.
If your phone supports reverse wireless charging, you can charge them on the back of the phone. They will also charge wirelessly via any other Qi-compatible platform or via Apple’s Lightning cable.
What Happens When You Connect Apple Airpods To Android Device
Naturally, if you don’t use the AirPods with an iPhone or other Apple device, you won’t be able to access all the features.
However, you can still control playback on your Apple wireless headphones from an Android phone by squeezing the stem of either earbud. You can even turn noise cancellation on and off with a long squeeze on any stem. You can also control playback on standard AirPods (not Pro) with the touch of an earbud.
There are even third-party apps that allow you to view battery levels just by opening the case next to your phone. You can use a free app called AirBattery.
You won’t be able to use all of the AirPods features when you sync them to Android, but you will have most.
One feature you’ll miss out on is an automatic pause and resume when you remove one of the AirPods and put it back in your ear. The third-party AirBattery app says it supports auto-pause as a beta feature, but only when you’re playing Spotify music — which I don’t use. The app also warns you that enabling the beta feature would drain your Android phone’s battery more quickly.
Please note that you won’t be able to activate Google Assistant with Apple wireless headphones, as iPhone users can talk to Siri – for the simple reason that Apple programmed its hearing aids to work with its own virtual assistant and not its competition.