How to use AirPods Pro with Android devices

Since Apple makes AirPods Pro, many people think that these wireless bluetooth headphones are not suitable for Android devices. However, this is far from it. Android users can take AirPods Pro and take their listening experience to the next level.

How to use AirPods Pro with Android devices

If you’re interested in learning how to use AirPods Pro with your Android device, you’re in the right place. This article discusses how to pair AirPods Pro with an Android device and shows you how to control them.

Using AirPods Pro with an Android device

If you have an Android device, you’ll be happy to know that you can connect and use your AirPods Pro.

How to pair AirPods Pro with an Android device

Before you can use AirPods Pro to listen to music, podcasts, TV shows, movies, and other content, you first need to pair them. Since Android devices are not part of the Apple ecosystem, you can’t pair AirPods Pro with one touch. Fortunately, pairing your headphones isn’t complicated.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Pick up your Android device and go to Settings.
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  2. Open “Connections” and tap “Bluetooth”. Note: These settings may vary depending on your Android device. You may see “Bluetooth” immediately after opening settings, or you may have to press “Network” or “Wireless & Networks” before finding “Bluetooth.”
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  3. Turn on Bluetooth and make sure your device is discoverable.
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  4. Pick up the charging case for your AirPods Pro and turn it on. Press and hold the button on the back and wait for the light to start flashing white, which means the headphones are ready to pair.
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  5. AirPods Pro should now appear under “Available Devices” on your Android device. Click on their name and confirm the process by selecting “Pair” in the dialog. You’ll also be asked to confirm that the AirPods Pro are allowed to access your contacts and call history.
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Remember, you only need to complete these steps once. Once AirPods Pro are paired with your Android device, they connect automatically whenever you remove them from the charging case.

How to Control AirPods Pro Using an Android Device

Here’s how to use AirPods Pro and an Android device to control and enhance your listening experience.

control music playback

If you want to control music playback, use a force sensor. The sensor is located on the stem of each bud and responds to different gestures. Press the sensor once to toggle pause or play your songs, podcasts, and more. If you press the sensor twice, you will switch to the next song, and if you press it three times, you will return to the previous song.

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Remember, you can use the force sensors on either earphone to control music playback. Also, these settings cannot be customized.

Switch between Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Transparency modes

AirPods Pro allow you to choose between two modes: Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Transparency. ANC mode blocks outside noise, while Transparency mode lets outside sound in so you can hear your surroundings.

With the help of a force sensor, you can easily switch between these two modes. All you need to do is press and hold one of the force sensors, and you’ll hear a sound when the switch happens.

control volume

iOS users can control the volume on AirPods Pro by invoking Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant. Since Android devices don’t have Siri, volume can’t be adjusted using the earbuds. Of course, you can always control it with the volume keys on your Android device.

Check battery level

When you use AirPods Pro with an iOS device like iPhone or iPad, you can check the battery level through the battery widget. Plus, you can ask Siri for the battery level of each earbud. Unfortunately, when you pair your AirPods Pro with an Android device, you can’t see the remaining charge.

If you want to check the battery level, you need to install a third-party app, such as CAPod. The app lets you check battery level, get info on connections, mics, cases, and more. Many Android users are finding that their AirPods Pro are not automatically connecting to their device. So they need to do it manually every time they want to use the headset. This app can help with that too.

What features do you lose when you use AirPods Pro with an Android device?

As mentioned earlier, AirPods Pro are designed by Apple, for Apple products only. While you can pair them with an Android device, you should know that you won’t be able to use some of the features available to Apple users. Here’s what you’re missing out on when pairing your AirPods pro with an Android device.

Automatic Ear Detection

AirPods Pro have automatic ear detection, which recognizes when you put the earphones in your ears. Thanks to this feature, AirPods Pro will pause and resume playback when you remove one of the earbuds from your ear, and stop playback if you remove both.

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If this option is enabled and you’re not wearing AirPods Pro, the sound will automatically play on your speakers. When this option is disabled, sound will always play through the headphones, even if you’re not wearing them.

This option is only available for Apple devices. When you pair AirPods Pro with an Android device, you won’t be able to use automatic ear detection. However, this is not necessarily a disadvantage. Many people think this feature just ruins their listening experience because it pauses playback every time they want to adjust the headphones.

spatial audio

Another feature that isn’t available when you pair AirPods Pro with an Android device is spatial audio. This option allows the headset to track your head movement and adjust audio playback so you can enjoy a 360-degree, cinema-like experience. For example, say you’re watching a movie on your iPhone or iPad and someone is walking to the left of the screen. With spatial audio turned on, you can turn your head to the left and footsteps will sound as if they’re right in front of you.

This feature may enhance your experience, but it’s definitely not required.

AirPods Pro control optimization

If you paired AirPods Pro with an Apple device, you can open Settings and change the default controls to your liking. For example, you can choose what it means to touch and hold the force sensor, what the buds do when you press the sensor once or twice, and more.

These controls can’t be changed when you’re using AirPods Pro with an Android device.

looking for my

Since AirPods Pro are wireless, they can be easily lost. Like other Apple devices, the headphones connect to the company’s Find My network, allowing users to track their location. Apple users can even enable notifications that pop up when the earbuds are too far away from their phone.

Unfortunately, this valuable option is not available for Android users.

How long is the battery life of AirPods Pro?

The answer depends on which AirPods Pro model you have.

According to the manufacturer, the first-generation AirPods Pro will give you up to 4.5 hours of listening time on a single charge if you have active noise cancellation or Transparency turned on. If you disable these modes, you can get up to five hours of listening time. Speaking of talk time, you get about 3.5 hours on a single charge.

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You can get about 24 hours of listening time and about 18 hours of talk time while charging the earbuds in the wireless charging case.

If you own the second-generation AirPods Pro, you’ll enjoy better battery life. With Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency enabled, these headphones provide up to 6 hours of listening time on a single charge.

You can charge your AirPods Pro anytime in their wireless charging case, which will get you up to 30 hours of listening time and about 24 hours of talk time.

Charge AirPods Pro for five minutes to get an hour of talk or listen time, no matter which generation you have.

common problem

Can you use Google Assistant with AirPods Pro on an Android device?

AirPods Pro can be used to trigger Siri when connected to an Apple device. But Siri isn’t available on Android devices, so many people are wondering if it’s possible to use Google Assistant with AirPods Pro.

Since there’s no official AirPods Pro companion app available on Android devices, you might think that AirPods Pro don’t allow access to Google Assistant. However, there is a workaround for triggering Google Assistant or other voice assistants: a third-party app called Assistant Trigger. You can download this app from Play Store. Once set up, you can trigger the voice assistant by squeezing the buds.

This application can also be used to check battery level.

Do all AirPods Pro come with a wireless charging case?

Yes. You can’t buy AirPods Pro without a wireless charging case since there’s no other way to charge them.

Are AirPods Pro waterproof?

AirPods Pro are water and sweat resistant, but not waterproof. That means you should be able to workout in them or wear them while it’s raining, but you shouldn’t be rinsing them under the sink or exposing them to large amounts of water.

sound you’ll love

Just because Apple makes the AirPods Pro doesn’t mean you can’t use them with your Android device. AirPods Pro offer great sound quality and a ton of handy features, making them some of the best wireless earbuds on the market. While it’s true that you won’t be able to enjoy everything these earbuds have to offer, you’ll still get an amazing listening experience.

Have you used AirPods before? Do you like the sound quality they offer? Tell us in the comments section below.

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