How to connect AirPods to Android phone?

how to connect airpods to android

by Alex Gustman

Updated: November 15, 2021

AirPods are popular not only among iPhone owners. Headphones are often purchased by users of Android smartphones and tablets. And this article will tell you how to connect the AirPods headphones to Android devices.

How do I connect my AirPods headphones to Android?

1. On your mobile device, go to Bluetooth. Activate it.

bluetooth menu
bluetooth activation

2. Open the AirPods case cover. It is important that both headphones are in the case when connecting.

case with headphones

3. On the back of the case, press and hold the power button for 3 to 4 seconds until the LED inside the case turns white.

4. Select the headphones in the found devices menu.

device search

Operation restrictions

The AirPods are designed to work with Apple smartphones. Therefore, some restrictions apply when connected to any Android smartphone or tablet. In particular, seamless switching between devices is not supported. There is no way to track the remaining battery power, but this problem can be solved by installing the program AirBattery. Also, switching tracks and stopping playback are not available.


How do I set up airpods gestures on android?

Use the Podroid app.

How do I connect airpods to my laptop?

The principle of connection is similar to the way with a smartphone.

How do I find out the charge of my airpods on my android?

In the AirBattery program.


The article describes in detail how to connect AirPods to Android. The headphones are compatible with smartphones and tablets, but work with some limitations, as the manufacturer focused more on working with their own products.

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