If you are uncertain whether or not to buy AirPods for your Samsung phone, this guide can certainly help. The most obvious question is if the two are compatible, and the answer is: yes they are! Pairing your AirPods manually on your Samsung phone is fairly simple, although, it is slightly different than on an Apple device. This will be a walk-through of how to connect and use your AirPods using a Samsung device. This guide will also work for various Galaxy and Android phones as well.
To begin, go to your quick notification window on your device by sliding your finger down from the top of the screen. Hold down the Bluetooth icon. It is important to make sure that your Bluetooth is on, particularly for devices that are not running Apple software.
Go to your Bluetooth device list and connect your AirPods. There should be a list of connected devices under your Bluetooth settings. Once you see the Airpods listed, click on it and select the plus sign to pair the new device. If you are still having trouble connecting them, make sure that your AirPods are fully charged and Bluetooth is enabled on your Samsung phone. You may also need to disconnect your phone from any other devices that have the potential to automatically connect.
Secure your Airpods back into the charging case and keep the lid open. While they are in the case, press and hold the setup button that is located on the back of the case. Do so until the light starts to flash white.
It is expected that the AirPods 2 will also be compatible with Galaxy and Android devices not running Apple software. Any device that supports Bluetooth should be adaptable to AirPods.
The functions of AirPods are relatively the same across the board for most non-Apple devices. Just like any other pair of headphones or earbuds, you will still have the basic features such as connecting automatically to your device when taking them out of the case and disconnecting when secured back into the case.
Depending on what version Samsung device you are using, you may be able to charge your AirPods wirelessly on the back of your phone. Some phones even have the capability of charging wirelessly with additional accessories such as a charging pad or Apple Lightning cable.
Samsung devices do not support the Siri function, which comes with its own unique features. You will not even be able to trigger Samsung’s Google Assistant either. This is because the AirPods are programmed to interact with the Apple version of the voice assistant.
As with any Apple device, you can also download third-party apps in order to check and monitor the battery life of your AirPods.
If you are undecided about which wireless earbuds to buy, it is important to note that AirPods still function great with Samsung devices. Obviously there are a few key features that you will be unable to access as a non-Apple consumer, but it really depends on your personal preference and what you plan to achieve with the accessory. The basic functionality of the AirPods are still greatly similar among any device.