Can You Use AirPods on Android Devices? (What Works and What Doesn’t Work)

Yes, you can use the Apple AirPods on Android phones or tablets with few limitations. The basic functionalities works but let’s get more in depth with what works and what doesn’t work for AirPods on Android devices.

What Works

  • Auto pair when opening the case (this only works if paired before)
  • Double-tap to play/pause
  • Answer calls and using mic (this varies between Android devices)

What Doesn’t Work

  • Update firmware (how-to update firmware on Android)
  • Change settings
  • Display battery percentage
  • Automatic ear detection – detects when AirPods have been removed or put back on

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