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How to connect the AirPods to the phone

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How to connect the AirPods to the phone: Intrigued by how they work, you decided to buy a couple of AirPodsthe wireless earphones from Apple, to be used in conjunction with your smartphone but, not being particularly expert in new technologies, you have not yet understood how to connect them to your mobile phone and start making the most of them.

How do you say? This is exactly how things are and would you like to know if I can help you? Of course yes, God forbid! In fact, if you dedicate a few moments of your precious time to me, I can personally illustrate you how to connect the AirPods to the phone. I anticipate immediately that the operation is feasible both using an iPhone and an Android terminal, but in the second case there are some limitations.

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Come on: make yourself comfortable, take a few free minutes just for you and immediately concentrate on reading what is written below. I sincerely hope that, in the end, you can resolve all your doubts regarding the AirPods.

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, going to explain what are the exact steps that must be taken for connect the AirPods to the phonethere is some preliminary information, regarding the famous Apple wireless earphones that it seems to me only right to provide you.

Let’s start from a fixed point: all the AirPods models currently on the market, so both those of first generation that of second generationas well as the Pro modelare primarily designed to work in conjunction with theiPhone and with other Apple-branded devices.

This is because the AirPods are equipped with a chip (H1), which allows automatic recognition on the iPhone (and iPad) when the relative charging case is opened and through which it becomes possible to automatically enable the earphones if worn, provided that the Bluetooth has been enabled on iOS and that the devices are neighbors among them.

Once recognized by the “iPhone by”, the AirPods become immediately usable also on the other devices always produced by the Cupertino company and connected to the same Apple ID, without having to carry out all the operations necessary to establish the connection that I have just described.

What has just been said, however, does not preclude the fact that the AirPods can also be exploited with devices other than those produced by Apple. The earphones, in fact, can be used without the slightest problem even on smartphones (and tablets) Android like any other pair of Bluetooth headsets.

In this specific case, however, the association must be done in a standard way, by enabling Bluetooth in the settings of the mobile device, putting the earphones in pairing mode and selecting their name in the list of available devices.

In addition, it must then be considered that on Android, as well as on any other non-Apple device, the AirPods they are not usable to their maximum functionality. Some more advanced features, such as the ability to check the battery charge status of the earphones, are in fact not available, unless the idea of ​​resorting to the use of third party apps.

How to connect AirPods to iPhone

AirPods Pro iPhone connection

Having made the necessary clarifications above, let’s get to the real heart of the matter and let’s find out, first of all, what are the steps that must be taken to connect the AirPods to the iPhone.

For starters, you need to enable Bluetooth on your iPhone. To do this, take your device, unlock it, access the home screen, select the icon of Settings (the one in the shape of gear wheel) and select the item Bluetooth in the screen that is shown to you. Next, move up ON the switch located next to the item Bluetooth And that’s it.

As an alternative to what I just indicated, you can enable Bluetooth from the Control Center of iOS. To do this, on an iPhone with Face ID, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen, while on an iPhone with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom edge of the display. Then press the button with the Stylized “B”in such a way that from Grey you become colored blueand it’s done.

After completing the above steps, take the custody of the AirPods with the earphones inside, bring it close to the iPhone and open the lid, keeping the “iPhone by” unlocked. Afterwards, you will see a ‘animation depicting the AirPods and a button to start the configuration procedure.

To proceed, press the button Connect appeared on the screen and wait a few moments for the pairing and configuration process to be completed. When you see another animation appear on the screen indicating the charge level of the AirPods and its case, press the button end to start using the earphones.

Only if you have second generation AirPods or the Pro model and haven’t configured yet “Hey Siri” on the iPhone, the wizard will also start to take advantage of the aforementioned functionality, which can then be used both on the “iPhone by” and directly from the earphones.

After completing the above steps, the AirPods will finally be ready to be used, for audio playback, for making calls and for calling Siri.

If you deem it necessary, you can also manage the settings of the AirPods as you see fit. To do this, continue to keep the earphones connected to the “iPhone by” tap on the icon Settings that you find on the iOS home screen, then on the item Bluetooth and on the “the” located next to the name of the AirPodsin the list My devices present in the next screen.

At this point, you can choose which name to assign to the AirPods via the appropriate field, you can manage the noise control (in the case of the Pro model only), you can choose whether or not to enable automatic detection, etc.

When you no longer need to use the AirPods, to disconnect them, simply remove the earphones from your ears and place them in their case. You can actually disconnect them even without putting them in the case, but this will drain the battery of the earbuds.

Alternatively, to disconnect AirPods and iPhone without putting them back in the case, tap on the item Disconnect this device found in the headset settings screen.

If, on the other hand, it is your intention to dissociate the AirPods from the iPhone, thus going to permanently remove the connection between the devices, tap on the item Forget this device.

How to connect AirPods to Android phone

AirPods connection on Android

You are interested in understanding how to connect AirPods to an android phone? No problem: I’ll explain immediately how to do it.

First, turn on Bluetooth on Android. So, take your phone, unlock it, access the home screen or the drawer and tap the icon of Settings (the one in the shape of gear wheel). On the next screen, he taps the item Connectionsthen that Bluetooth and carry on ON the appropriate switch.

As an alternative to what I have just explained to you, you can activate Bluetooth using the Notification Centerrecalling the latter (by swiping from top to bottom on the screen) and, in the menu that is shown to you, selecting the icon Stylized “B”in such a way that from gray you become colored.

After completing the above steps, you can proceed with connecting the AirPods to your Android device. So, take the custody of charging the AirPods with the earphones inside, open it and hold the configuration button present on the back, until thestatus indicator light does not start at blinking white.

Next, go to the section Settings> Connections> Bluetooth of Android, select the name of the AirPods from the list of available devices and that’s it.

After successfully connecting the AirPods to your phone, you can use the earbuds for audio playback and for phone calls. To determine, based on your actual needs, in which of the two cases to use the earphones and to manage the other settings related to them, press the icon in the shape of gear wheel that you find next to the name of the AirPods in the list of Bluetooth devices visible in the section Android Settings> Connections> Bluetooth and act on the next screen.

Also know that, as I had anticipated previously, on Android the functionality of the AirPods are limited compared to those usable on Apple devices. To be precise, it is not possible to invoke the Google voice assistant by touch, it is not possible to view the percentage of charge of the case and individual earphones, and it is not possible to take advantage of the automatic pause when removing a headset from the ear.

In the specific case of the last two features mentioned, however, it is still possible to implement them by resorting to the use of special third-party applications available on the Play Store, such as the ones I suggested in my tutorial on how to see the charge status of the AirPods on Android. .

Note: keep in mind that the indications I have given you in this step, regarding the items to be selected in the Android settings, may differ from what you see on the smartphone display, depending on the brand and model of the device, as well as the exact version of the operating system in use.