Can you use Apple AirPods with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone? Yes, you can! And it’s very easy to do. In fact, the process is simple, as NextPit teaches you how, it’s not much different than pairing other headphones or earphones with an Android device.
Contrary to popular belief, AirPods can be paired and used with Android phones, or indeed most Bluetooth-enabled devices. Unlike Apple Watches, Apple headphones and earphones are compatible with Bluetooth protocols and do not require special software.
Connect Apple AirPods to Samsung Galaxy phone
The steps to connect AirPods to a Galaxy smartphone are the same as any other Bluetooth accessory. The first thing you need to do is set your AirPods to pairing mode:
- Place the AirPods on the charging case and open the lid.
- Press and hold the Setup button until you see the status light stars in white.
Then select your Samsung Galaxy phone and start the pairing process:
- open up settings App.
- go to relationships.
- open up Bluetooth.
- Wait for the list of available devices to refresh and then tap on AirPods.
- Confirm pairing by selecting A pair.
no more. Of course, advanced settings and some special features—like Apple-specific codecs, or Siri—are not available when using AirPods with an Android phone, but basic audio output and input work.
To disconnect AirPods, simply go to the Bluetooth settings screen, select the connected AirPods from the list of devices, and then tap . Disconnect Button. The same screen offers the option to pair headphones, preventing AirPods from automatically connecting to a Galaxy phone in the future.
Keep in mind that just as AirPods offer a quick pairing setup with iPhones, Android devices are getting less and less support for Fast Pair, Google’s alternative to simplifying the connection process, so don’t expect to see the option on Apple’s headphones or earbuds.
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