There is a chance that you might have a Samsung Galaxy phone and an Apple AirPods earbuds. If that is the case for then you’re at the right place. In this wearable guide, you’re going to learn how to connect AirPods to Samsung Android phones like S21, S20, S10, and others.
In the meantime, Apple AirPods may be paired with Android phones. And, while Apple has built the AirPods (and AirPods Pro) — like all of its products — to be an important part of its ecosystem, Android users may link the company’s true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones with their phones. This is in contrast to the total incompatibility that prevents Apple Watch from being used with Android smartphones. The ability to connect Apple AirPods to an Android phone also means you don’t have to give up your current device to experience perhaps the world’s most popular wireless earphones – market statistics from third-party research organizations attest to their popularity.
How to Connect Apple AirPods to Samsung Phones
Before we get started with the procedures to connect or pair Apple AirPods to your Samsung Android phone, it is vital to note that you will only have a restricted experience. By default, you will be unable to monitor the battery state of the AirPods and charging case on your Android phone. You will also not have access to the rich gesture capabilities that Apple has made available to iOS users.
Here are the steps to pair and connect Apple AirPods to Samsung Galaxy phones:
Step 1. Place your AirPods in the case, then open the lid and push and hold the Pairing button on the case’s back. You may release go of the button when the light on the front of the casing starts blinking white.
Step 2. Once your AirPods are in pairing mode, go to the Settings app on your Samsung phone.
Step 3. Tap Connections.
Step 4. Turn on Bluetooth on your Galaxy phone.
Step 5. Wait for your phone to finish searching for devices, then choose your AirPods from the list.
Step 6. Tap Pair to connect AirPods to your phone and now you’ve successfully paired the Apple AirPods to the Galaxy phone.
Step 7. To disconnect and unpair, go to the Settings app > Connections > Bluetooth > Tap the gear icon next to your AirPods name and then select either Disconnect or Unpair.
Once paired using the instructions outlined above, you may use the AirPods with your Samsung Android device in the same way as you would other TWS earbuds or Bluetooth headphones. This means you won’t have to go through the same steps every time you want to listen to music with your AirPods. The AirPods will now appear in the list of linked devices on your phone.
These were the steps to pair and connect Apple AirPods to Samsung Galaxy Android phones. However, there will be some limitations as we stated earlier like you will be unable to monitor the battery state of the AirPods and charging case on your Android phone. You will also not have access to the rich gesture capabilities that Apple has made available to iOS users.