Wireless headphones are increasingly present in the public space. You can even see them everywhere in big cities, not just when you see athletes jogging.
Nowadays, there are earphones for all tastes and budgets, as the price range is so wide. Pairing these Bluetooth accessories has therefore become an everyday activity.
But it can be a source of frustration for some people. Fast Pair is here to help you.
“Everything’s better with Bluetooth.” Those who use connected devices on a daily basis could easily identify with this sentence pronounced by the character of scientist Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in the series The Big Bang Theory.
In less than 10 years, we’ve gotten into the habit of connecting our speakers, headphones, mouse and even our winter hat. The bluetooth connection is even advanced as one of the solutions for the implementation of the STOP-COVID platform.
Yet while pairing Bluetooth accessories is an increasingly common activity, it can be a frustrating process for many people.
To make life easier for people struggling to pair their Android phone with bluetooth, Google launches Fast Pair. Intended for smartphones running Android version 6.0 or higher,
this feature automatically detects your phone and automatically connects it to your headphones.
This can be very useful if, for example, you put down your Bluetooth headphones and immediately forget where you put them. If they are connected to your phone, you can locate your headsets by making them ring.
If you have genuine wireless headsets (headsets that are not attached by cables or wires), you can choose to ring only the left or right earpiece.
If they are otherwise lost, you will be able to check their last known position in the Find My Device application if the site history is enabled.
Fast Pair also helps you recharge your real wireless headphones. For example, you will receive a phone notification on the battery level of each component (right earpiece, left earpiece and the case itself if supported) when you open the charging case.
Most importantly, you’ll know exactly when to charge your earphones since there’s a feature to notify you when your earphones and case battery are running low. So there’s no risk of your batteries running flat.
Fast Pair finally participates in a better management of the pairing of Bluetooth accessories. In the case of real headsets or headphones, you will be able to customize your device to locate it more easily.
You will then see the name of the accessory which will include your first name after it has successfully paired with Bluetooth. For example, Pixel Buds will be renamed “David Pixel Buds”.
On phones running Android 10, you’ll also be able to adjust the headset settings, link it to Google Assistant and access Find My Device directly from the device’s details page.