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How to Answer Calls with AirPods Pro on Android

Last Updated Nov 18, 2022
AirPods Pro in case

You may own a pair of AirPods Pro, or you might be considering buying them. But, if you have an Android phone, you might be wondering if and how you can answer phone calls with your AirPods. Is there any difference or drawbacks from answering calls on Apple devices? 

When the phone starts to ring, you can press the force sensor on either bud to answer the call. You’ll listen on your headphones and speak through the built-in microphone. 

Below, we will discuss answering phone calls from your Android on AirPods Pro. Then, we’ll highlight some related features that often come in handy. Keep reading to learn all about receiving phone calls through AirPods Pro! 

Using AirPods Pro to Answer Phone Calls on Android

AirPods Pro, one of the latest models of Apple earbuds, can be used on Android devices to answer calls just like Apple devices. To answer calls from your AirPods Pro, you will first need to pair them to your smartphone. Once you do this, you’ll be able to press on the earbud’s force sensor to answer a phone call. 

Follow along in our video demonstration as the steps will be identical to an Android or iPhone:

In addition to simply answering a phone call, there are a few other calling-related activities you can control with your AirPods. Below, we will discuss:

  • Answering and ending a call
  • Declining a call
  • Switching between two ongoing calls

The following steps will make answering, declining, and switching calls much faster and easier on Android devices.

How to Pair Your AirPods Pro to Your Android

Before you can answer any calls, you will first need to pair the AirPods to your Android device. To do this, put your AirPods in their case, then press and hold the button on the back of the case. A white LED light should start blinking slowly on the front of the case. Once you’ve done this, follow these steps to pair the two devices:

  1. Go to the drop-down menu on your Android
  2. Hold the Bluetooth button to access Bluetooth options. You can also do this through the settings menu if you’d prefer.
  3. Under Bluetooth options, search for new Bluetooth devices.
  4. Select your AirPods Pro from the list of options.

If you previously connected the earbuds to an Apple device, make sure to go back to the device and choose “Forget this Device” in the Bluetooth options. Keep in mind that skipping this step will prevent the AirPods Pro from connecting to your Android smartphone.

Answering Calls on Android with AirPods

When your phone starts ringing, you can answer the call by using the force sensors on either of your two earbuds. Simply tap once on the sensor on one of the two earbuds to answer the call. Once you’re done talking and want to end the call, press the force sensor once again.

Declining Calls on Android with AirPods

Like on any iOS device, you can also decline calls on your Android without reaching for your phone. Simply tap twice in quick succession on either of the earbuds’ force sensors to decline the call. This will send the call to voicemail, letting whoever is calling you know that this is not a good time to talk. 

Switching Ongoing Calls on Android with AirPods

In addition to answering and declining a single call with your AirPods Pro, you can quickly manage two ongoing calls on your Android smartphone. To answer an incoming call while talking to someone else, you can put the first call on hold and answer the second one the same way you would answer a single call. Simply press once on one earbud’s force sensor. 

To move between calls, press the force sensor once to put the current call on hold and switch to the other. To end the call you are in and continue with the second one, press the force sensor twice.

Limitations of Using AirPods for Android Calls

It is worth noting that, while using AirPods Pro on Android still gives you access to all the most important features, you will not be able to use Apple’s Siri assistant to make calls using only your voice. Since Siri is not available on Android devices, the earbuds will not recognize the “Hey Siri” command. You will have to do that directly from your smartphone.

Conclusion

Answering, declining, and switching ongoing calls using AirPods Pro is possible on any Android device. You can control calling-related actions by using the force sensors on either earbud. Before you can do any of this, however, you will need to pair the headphones to your smartphone correctly. While not all AirPods functions will be available on Android, such as the “Hey Siri! Call…” function, you will be able to use almost every other feature you would be able to use with an iOS device.

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