Apple’s prestigious AirPods are a great, beloved product for iPhone users but they are also compatible with Android devices. The problem that android users are facing when connecting with the AirPods is not being able to see their battery life. So, if you are wondering how to check AirPods battery on Android products we have devised a couple of solutions so you can stop worrying about your AirPods dying on you when you most need them.
Pair Your AirPods With Your Device via Bluetooth
First of all you will need to connect the AirPods to your device using these steps :
- Put the AirPods in the case and close the top.
- Turn on the Bluetooth on your phone.
- Open the charging case and hold the connection button until it gives you a signal.
- Find the AirPods in the pair new device section.
- Press pair.
Now you’re set up and the pods work but you cannot see the battery life.
Third-Party Applications That Show You Battery Life
The best and easiest way on how to check AirPods battery on Android is to download a third-party application from the play store. We will be showing you some of the applications we found that would best suit you, as well as their pros and cons.
Install the AirBattery app from the play store, and after opening the lid on the charger case your screen will display a popup in a similar fashion to the one you get on the iPhone, indicating the battery life of each AirPods as well as the case itself..
The main downside to this app is that in order for the charging case to display a battery at least one AirPods needs to be in the case. The app is free and also comes with a pro version which removes ads.
Next on our list is the MaterialPods app, it’s a free and easy-to-use application, after installing it you will need to give the app permission to display over other apps. It contains some in-app purchases for customizing how the app looks and removing ads.
What we liked about this app is that it will also show battery levels in the notification center, and comes with a dark theme as well. Some cons we found while using it are that the app needs a lot of permissions and also always turns on your Bluetooth when opening.
Next on our list is the PodAir app. Same as the others it’s a free app with purchase for ad-free use.
What we enjoyed about this app is that it automatically connects when you connect your pods to your phone, also the battery life is shown regardless if the AirPods are in or out of the charging case.
A downside that we found out about this app is that it’s incompatible with some Android phones depending on the manufacturer and displays ad walls more often than other applications on this list.
That concludes our list of the applications that we thought are worth mentioning here and are not too much of a hassle when using their free versions. These apps take up low memory space, are very easy to use, and get the job done. They also work with AirPods copies and knock-off products and any other wireless headphones that come without an app.
If you’re still wondering how to check AirPods battery on Android without installing an application, we are sorry to say there is no reliable solution as of now. Some newer Android phones indicate battery life to some extent but not very precisely.