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Can you use Apple AirPods with non-Apple products?

The answer might surprise you.

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Quick Answer: Yes, Apple AirPods can be used with non-Apple products. They’re Bluetooth headphones so they can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Apple’s AirPods have been a game-changing wireless earbud option for many people throughout the world.

The convenience and style that Apple brought to the table have made other companies like Samsung follow suit with their own lifestyle earbud products.

With Apple’s ecosystem being so close-knit, however, can you use your AirPods with other Bluetooth-enabled devices?

Can you use AirPods with non-Apple products?

Short answer: Yes

Yes, you can, in fact, use your Apple AirPods with devices outside of the Apple family. This means that your Android phones and other Bluetooth-equipped devices like laptops and such can be connected to your earbuds.

We’ll show you how below.

how to connect AirPods to non Apple devices

  1. Navigate to the settings menu on your device.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth settings (For Android users, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth).
  3. Ensure Bluetooth is activated.
  4. With your AirPods in their case, open the lid and press and hold the setup button located on the back of the case.
  5. Wait for the white light between the AirPod slots to start flashing.
  6. Your AirPods should now appear in the list of available Bluetooth devices on your device’s screen.

That’s it; your AirPods should now work with whatever device you paired them with.

Did you try connecting your AirPods to another device? Did you have any issues? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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