The Google Quick Pair feature has been updated to accommodate a wider range of devices, including OnePlus Buds and Fitbit activity trackers.
9to5Google was the first to notice the new UI, which includes a larger Quick Pair pop-up with the name of the product you’re trying to link, a thumbnail of that product, and a connect button. It’s much more feature-packed and welcoming, and it resembles the pairing UI found on iOS devices.
The new Fast Pair experience on #Android is here. With an updated, easier-to-use layout, see how it makes connecting Bluetooth devices to 100+ devices from partners like @JBLaudio and @SonyElectronics more simple and convenient all with a single tap. pic.twitter.com/cWuMMcATrP
— Android (@Android) April 13, 2021
Fast Pair for Android has been around for a long time, but its functionality has been severely restricted. It was initially limited to Google’s Pixel phones and then to Google’s Pixel Buds. This year, Google is expanding the functionality to a wider range of devices and making pairing accessories with Android phones almost too easy.
Place the Bluetooth device to be paired near the Android phone to begin the pairing process. When Fast Pair is activated, a card will appear with the device’s name and the Google account with which it will be associated. To pair the phone with the Bluetooth system, all that is needed is to press the Connect button.
Quick Pair has the benefit of not replicating the procedure on a new Android phone as long as the same Google account is used. The newly revamped Quick Pair is compatible with JBL and Sony devices and is available on all Android phones with the latest Google Play services.