How do I switch AirPods between non Apple devices?

Answered by Cody Janus

To switch AirPods between non-Apple devices, you’ll need to follow a few steps to pair them. I’ll guide you through the process below:

1. Start by opening the lid of your AirPods case. This will wake up the AirPods and make them discoverable to other devices.

2. On the back of the AirPods case, you’ll find a button. Press and hold this button until the light on the case starts blinking. This puts the AirPods into pairing mode.

3. Now, navigate to the Bluetooth settings on the non-Apple device you want to pair the AirPods with. This process may vary depending on the device, but generally, you can find Bluetooth settings in the system settings menu.

4. In the Bluetooth settings, make sure Bluetooth is enabled and then search for available devices. The AirPods should appear in the list of available devices. Note that the name of your AirPods may vary depending on how you’ve labeled them previously.

5. Once you see the AirPods listed, tap on them to initiate the pairing process. The non-Apple device will attempt to connect to the AirPods.

6. In some cases, you may be prompted to enter a passcode to complete the pairing. If this happens, check the AirPods case for a small button on the back. Press and hold this button to initiate the pairing process again, and you should receive a passcode to enter on your device.

7. After successfully pairing the AirPods with the non-Apple device, you should be able to use them for audio playback and calls.

It’s worth noting that when you switch the AirPods between Apple and non-Apple devices, some features may be limited or unavailable. For example, the seamless switching feature that allows you to automatically switch between Apple devices may not work with non-Apple devices. Additionally, some advanced features like Siri integration or automatic ear detection may not be available on non-Apple devices.

In my personal experience, I’ve switched my AirPods between my iPhone and Android phone several times. The pairing process is relatively straightforward, and as long as you follow the steps mentioned above, you should be able to switch your AirPods between non-Apple devices without much hassle.

Remember that if you want to switch back to an Apple device, you’ll need to repeat the pairing process by following the same steps.