How to Connect AirPods to Samsung Galaxy Phone

AirPods are one of the best audio accessories and they are known for impressive sound quality. These are popular even among non-iPhone users. If you are a Samsung Galaxy phone user and have AirPods, you may want a guide to connect them to your Galaxy phone to get started. And so here is how to connect AirPods or AirPods Max with a Samsung phone.

As you might already know, pairing and using two items from the same brand together unlocks more features, for example using Galaxy Buds with Galaxy Phones. However not everyone prioritizes features, some prefer specific brands, some prefer quality, and so forth.

There are several reasons why Samsung users might choose AirPod over Android-friendly earbuds. It is also possible that you may have got AirPods as a gift or you may have had an iPhone but switched to a Samsung phone.


To easily connect AirPods or AirPods Max with Samsung phone, first enable the Bluetooth on Phone > Open the AirPods case lid > Press and hold the button on the case until White light flashes, and then connect AirPods from Notification or Bluetooth settings page.

Connect AirPods to a Samsung Phone

Connecting AirPods to an iPhone is seamless, but it is also possible to connect AirPods with Android phones including Galaxy phones. The process could take longer than the iPhone, but it’s still easy.

Step 1: First, enable Bluetooth on your Samsung phone. You can enable it in two ways. First, from Quick Settings, pull down the Quick Settings, tap the Bluetooth, and make sure its highlighted. The second way is to go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > Turn On.

Connect AirPods to Samsung Phone

Step 2: Once the Bluetooth is enabled, bring the AirPods close to the phone. Then open the AirPods case lid. Don’t take out AirPods yet.

Step 3: With the lid open of the AirPods case, press and hold the button on the back of the case until the status light flashes White. For AirPods Max, press and hold the Noise control button until the status light flashes White.

Connect AirPods to Samsung Phone

Step 4: You will either see the AirPod in the notification or the Bluetooth Settings page. Tap on it and your Samsung phone will connect to AirPods.

That’s it, you can now use AirPods or AirPods Max with your Samsung Galaxy phone.

Remember that you will miss out on many features like Siri, and a few more features. But the quality of the audio will remain as good as connecting to the iPhone.

So this is how to connect AirPods or AirPods Max to a Galaxy phone. It’s simple as connecting other Bluetooth device that includes enabling Bluetooth on phone, then enable pairing mode on the second device, and connect. If you have any queries let us know in the comment section.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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