It was more than “courage” that led Apple to drop the beloved headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple has unveiled AirPods as the window to the wireless future, and while many argue whether we need to accept Apple’s view of the future, there is a way to pair AirPods with Android device.

Moreover, you can pair the Apple AirPods to not only all the iDevices and Android devices, but also to your PC, Mac, and Apple TV as well. If you are planning to get your hands on the Apple AirPods this holiday season, here is a quick guide to help you set up and enjoy wireless music right away.

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How to pair AirPods with Android device

Begin by heading over to the Settings on your Android device and turn on the Bluetooth. Do make sure that your Android device is set to visible mode before proceeding to pair the AirPods.

pair AirPods with Android

Now go ahead and open the lid of your AirPods’ charging case, which will automatically turn on the wireless earphones. On the back of the case of the AirPods, there is a small button, so press and hold on it to initiate the pairing mode.

After a few seconds of holding down the button, you will see the indicator light between the earbuds begins blinking white color. You will now be able to see the AirPods on the Bluetooth pairing screen on your Android device.

pair AirPods with Android

AirPods are way better with Apple Devices

Since the AirPods have been built for Apple devices, you do end up losing out on a few features when using with other devices.

pair AirPods with Android

While you can’t enjoy features like switching between iDevices seamlessly and battery indicator, but the gestures so work with Android devices flawlessly.

Source: CNET

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