How can I connect AirPods to a non-Apple device / computer?

Can I pair AirPods using Bluetooth to an Android phone or Windows computer?

AirPods pairing Bluetooth

Pairing the AirPods to a non-Apple smartphone or computer is similar to pairing other Bluetooth devices. Follow these steps to connect AirPods to a PC or other device:

  1. Place the AirPods in the case, then open the lid.
  2. Press and hold the white button on the back of the case.
  3. The AirPods status light blinks white to indicate pairing mode.
  4. Pair the AirPods using the device or computer's Bluetooth settings menu.

Once paired, the AirPods can be used like any other wireless Bluetooth headphones.