spoiler: yes, you can use airpods on an android phone, but before you do, you may not want to for various reasons. We’ll go over how to connect apple airpods to an android and why even if you can, you shouldn’t.
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how to connect airpods to an android
connecting airpods to your android is quite similar to how you connect with your iphone. Open your airpods case and then go to bluetooth settings on your smartphone. Once you’re on that screen, press and hold the pairing button on the back of your AirPods case. the airpods will appear in the list of bluetooth accessories. tap the pairing button and your airpods will connect with your android device.
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advantages of using airpods with an android
if you prefer the functionality of an android but the look and feel of airpods, airpods still act as a great wireless headphone option. many people find that they are more comfortable compared to other wireless headphones. Its battery life lasts longer than other earphones for android devices. As long as you have a lightning cable, they are easy to charge. Personalize both your airpods and latest samsung phone to match each other by getting an airpods case and samsung galaxy s22 case in a similar color or design.
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disadvantages of using airpods with an android
however, the audio quality on an android when using airpods doesn’t compare to what you’d get on an iphone. That’s because Apple has its own implementation of the Advanced Audio Codec, also known as AAC. When you’re streaming music on an Android, you may hear a noticeable difference in sound quality compared to what you would hear if you were listening to the same song on an iPhone.
features of airpods that are compatible with android
You can enjoy the same wireless design of airpods even with an android phone. simply connect using bluetooth as you would any other bluetooth device. The double tap features still work where you can double tap on one of the airpods and the music you are listening to will pause or play. If you have an ios device, you can customize your airpods to add next track or previous track gestures on your airpods once you try to use it on an android.
features of airpods that are not supported by android
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There is a relatively long list of functions that you cannot use when using airpods. “hey siri” won’t work unless you’re on an apple device. some of the most useful include listening to individual airpods. While you can listen to music or other audio on your iPhone with just one AirPod in your ear, you need both AirPods in your ears at all times for them to connect properly. you also lose the simple setup you would get with an ios device. All you need to do to connect your AirPods to your Apple device is open its case near the Apple device you want to connect it to, such as an Apple Watch or iPad, and then follow the easy setup steps.
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improving airpods compatibility with apps
While you lose a noticeable amount of the functionality of airpods on an android, you can still add apps to your android to enhance the functionality. You can download an app on your android phone like AirBattery to see how much battery is left in your left and right AirPods along with the actual charging case. Try downloading Assistant Trigger to Change Touch Gesture to set Google Assistant to wake up with a double tap on your AirPods. Now that you know how to connect your android device to your airpods, you can have the best of both worlds and keep your android phone and airpods at the same time. Just like airpods have a handy charging case to keep them protected, keep your phone protected with any of our android phone cases.
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You love the sleek look of airpods, but you want to keep using your android phone. Maybe you’re thinking of switching to an iPhone to make airpods compatibility much easier. No matter what you choose to do, protect your Android or iPhone with a sustainable phone case. You can also get the world’s first compostable airpods case from Pela Case. all of our products are made to protect not only your devices, but also the planet.