AirPods are the new cool. They have gone as far as becoming fashion accessories that now serve as bold fashion statements for people.
As a non-Apple user who wants to have Airpods of your own, you may be wondering, “will I be able to pair and use AirPods with an Android phone or a Windows computer?”
We have good news for you. As long as your device has a Bluetooth feature, you are good to go.
Pairing Airpods to non-apple devices requires just the same step as connecting them to iOS devices.
- Go to Settings on your device, select Bluetooth and then turn it on.
- Place the AirPods in the case and then open the lid.
- Press and hold the white button on the back of the case until the status light blinks white.
- Find the AirPods on the list of available devices and then click “connect”.
There are however limitations of connecting AirPods to non-Apple devices as certain functionalities that are typically enjoyed on iOS devices may be lost. For example:
- Automatic pausing when an AirPod is removed from one ear.
- Checking AirPods battery level by asking Siri or checking it from the Control and Notification Center on Apple Watch, iPhone, and MacBook.
- Single AirPod listening. On Android or Windows, you need to have both AirPods out of the case for them to connect.
- Automatic switching across other personal Apple devices because of the synchronized iCloud account.
- Siri. On iPhone, you can tap to access Siri for doing things like changing songs, adjusting the volume or any other thing that you may need the “Hey Siri” feature for.
- The double-tap feature. In the Settings app on an iOS device, you can change what the double-tap gesture does. Some of the options are: accessing Siri, play/pause, next track, and previous track.
That’s about it. You can go on to listen to audio and video files just like Apple users.