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Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro usage tips and tricks

Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro usage tips and tricks

How to rename AirPods?

Britta’s AirPods, Britta’s AirPods Pro, and Britta’s AirPods Max are all examples of AirPods you may connect to your iPhone. In order to rebrand your AirPods, follow these steps: Open your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings > Connect your AirPods first > Go to the AirPods tab and click the I icon > When you click on your name, you’ll see a drop- You may rename your AirPods by clicking here. Tap Completed.

Changing the double-tap default for the first and second generation AirPods is explained here.

For the initial version of AirPods, double-tapping the side of each AirPod launches Siri on your iPhone or iPad. Second-generation AirPods use double tap to play the next track. You can, however, override the default settings on both devices and disable the feature altogether so that the right AirPod only has one feature and the left AirPod only has the other. Here’s how: Open your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings > Connect your AirPods first > Go to the AirPods tab and click the I icon > Select the left AirPod’s feature from the drop-down menu > Select the AirPod with the function you desire.

How to pause and resume playback on the AirPods Pro and AirPods (3rd Gen)

AirPods 3rd generation and Pro contain a Force Touch sensor in their stem, which moves control from a tap to a squeeze. Using your AirPods (3rd Generation) or AirPods Pro, press the stem once to start or stop playback.

The AirPods Max’s playback and pause functions

The right earcup of the AirPods Max features a Digital Crown. The Digital Crown may be tapped once to play or pause.

AirPods (3rd Gen.) and AirPods Pro (3rd Gen.)

The Force Touch Sensor on the stem of your AirPods must be squeezed twice to skip a track on the AirPods (3rd Gen) or AirPods Pro.

What are the AirPods Max’s skip options?

Double-press the Digital Crown on the right earcup of the AirPods Max to skip a track.

Returning to the previous track on AirPods (3rd Gen) or AirPods Pro

Squeeze the Force Touch sensor on the stem of your AirPods three times to return to the previous track.

On AirPods Max, how can I return to the previous track?

Triple pressing the Digital Crown on the right earcup of AirPods Max will take you back to the previous track.

On AirPods Pro, how do I switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes?

Push and hold the Force Touch sensor on the stem of your AirPods to swiftly switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes (where you can hear your surroundings). The Control Center may also be accessed by swiping up from the top right of your iPhone’s home screen or by swiping down on models with a home button. When your AirPods Pro are plugged in and linked to your iPhone, either Haptic Touch or 3D Touch the volume bar will reveal an option to choose between the two modes.

How to use AirPods Max in Transparency or Active Noise Cancellation mode

Once in Active Noise Cancellation mode, use the noise control button at the top of your right earcup to switch to Transparency mode. Accessing Control Center is same like using the AirPods Pro on a Face ID iPhone or using Touch ID to access Control Center on an iPhone with Touch ID. When the AirPods Max are connected, press down on the volume bar to switch modes.

Instructions on how to activate spatial sound on AirPods (3rd Generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max

Spatial Audio is a type of three-dimensional audio that is available on the AirPods (3rd Generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. It takes audio from supported videos and music and uses the accelerometer and gyroscope in your iPhone to follow the movement of the video or music. Put your AirPods in your ears and then open the Control Center to activate it. When you have AirPods in your ear, press and hold the volume bar, then tap the icon that looks like a speaker at the bottom of the screen to access the Spatial Audio feature.

How to activate Siri on Apple AirPods

Double tapping either the right or the left AirPod will start Siri on the first version of Apple’s AirPods, unless you have modified the default setting. After that, Siri will start up on whichever device you’re using. Saying “Hey Siri” is all that is required to activate Siri on AirPods of the second generation, AirPods of the third generation, or AirPods Pro. If you want it to work, you will need to make sure you are using the most recent version of the software. Simply saying “Hey Siri” while pressing and holding the Digital Crown located on the top of the right earcup activates Siri on the AirPods Max.

What kinds of things can you ask Siri when using AirPods?

After you have activated Siri on your AirPods of the second generation, AirPods of the third generation, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max, you are able to ask Siri a variety of questions, including any of the following examples:
  • “Play the playlist of my Favorite Songs.”
  • “Please communicate with [name of contact]”
  • “Turn the volume up to eleven”
  • “How do I make my way back to my house from here?”
  • “Move on to the following track”
  • “Pause music”
  • “How’s the charge on my AirPods holding up?”

Instructions on how to activate or deactivate the Automatic Ear Detection feature

When you place one or both of your AirPods or AirPods Pro in your ear, the Automatic Ear Detection feature will automatically move the audio from any connected devices to the AirPods or AirPods Pro. To activate or deactivate the Automatic Ear Detection feature: Launch the settings menu for Bluetooth on your iPhone > Check to check that your AirPods are properly linked > On the AirPods tab, select the I icon to get further information > Automatic Ear Detection can be found further down the page. Toggle between on and off.

Instructions on how to activate or deactivate the Automatic Head Detection feature

When you place the AirPods Max on your head, the Automatic Head Detection feature will automatically transfer the audio from any connected devices to the AirPods Max. Launch the settings menu for Bluetooth on your iPhone > Check to check that your AirPods Max are properly linked > On the AirPods tab, select the I icon to get further information > Automatic Head Detection can be found further down the page. Toggle between on and off.

How to switch which microphone is used by your active AirPods session

You have the option to alter the active microphone so that it is fixed to one side of the AirPods, but by default it will automatically switch between the left and right AirPods. Launch the settings menu for Bluetooth on your iPhone > Check to check that your AirPods are properly linked > On the AirPods tab, select the I icon to get further information > To access the microphone, scroll down to >. Choose the option that best suits you.

Increase the volume on your AirPods by following these steps.

Except for the AirPods Max, the standard AirPods do not include any controls for adjusting the volume. You will need to utilize the device that your AirPods are linked to in order to adjust the volume on the AirPods and AirPods Pro. You can turn the volume up or down on the device. If you are using your iPhone with your AirPods, for instance, all you have to do to alter the volume is use the volume rocker that is located on the left side of your device in the same way that you would if you were chatting on your iPhone. Turning the Digital Crown located on the top of the right earcup of the AirPods Max will allow you to control the volume. You can find Digital Crown in the list of available accessories if you go to the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone, tap on the I next to AirPods Max, and then open the menu that appears. From this screen, you will be able to select your preferred direction to rotate the Digital Crown in order to adjust the volume level up or down. Find out who is contacting you without glancing at your iPhone with this easy trick.? By activating the “Announce Calls” function on your iPhone, you will be able to configure your AirPods to let you know who is calling you without having to remove your iPhone from your pocket or handbag each time it rings. Navigate to the Settings menu, then select Phone, then Announce calls. Choose between Headphones Only or Headphones & Car from the drop-down menu.

How to prevent Siri from reading your alerts on your iPhone if you don’t unlock it first.

You have the option to activate Announce Notifications if you are using iOS 15 or a later version. It will only operate with the AirPods of the second generation, the AirPods of the third generation, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max; nevertheless, when activated, Siri will read out any incoming messages and notifications from apps that you have chosen. You can navigate the entire process with the help of our how to feature, which will also tell you whether additional headphones are compatible, but to summarize it all in a nutshell: Navigate to Settings > Notifications > Announce Notifications with Siri, and then turn the feature on by toggling the switch.

Here’s how to pick up a call with your Apple AirPods

It is possible to answer a call directly from your AirPods; however, we recommend turning on the Announce Calls function so that you are aware of who you are going to speak to before you answer the call. Simply double tap either of your first or second generation AirPods when you hear the incoming call chime in your ear to answer a call. This works with AirPods from both generations. Squeezing the Force Touch sensor works for both the AirPods (3rd version) and the AirPods Pro. To answer a call with AirPods Max, simply press the Digital Crown once, which is located on the top of the right earcup.

How to hang up using your Apple AirPods

Double tapping on one of your AirPods puts an end to a call (first or second generation). Be very careful if you need to change your AirPods while you are on a call, since we have accidentally ended calls in the middle of them in the past. To end a call with AirPods of the third generation or AirPods Pro, pinch the Force Touch sensor located on the stem of the earpiece. To end a call with AirPods Max, simply press the Digital Crown located on the top of the right earcup once.

How to get your Apple AirPods from your iPhone to your Mac computer

Your AirPods can be selected from the drop down menu that appears if the volume shortcut is set up in your Mac’s Menu Bar. When listening to music on your Mac, you’ll be able to play music on your AirPods at the same time. On a Mac, open System Preferences > Sound > Tick the “Show Volume in Menu Bar” option.

How to have AirPods automatically transition between your iOS devices

In iOS 14 or later, AirPods automatically switch between all of your Apple devices when you take them out of your ear. You have complete control over when and how AirPods transport audio from your iPhone to your ears. Open your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings > The AirPods must be plugged in before proceeding. Go to the AirPods tab and click the I icon > To connect to this iPhone, go to the Connect to This iPhone section and tap the Connect button. Select between Auto or the iPhone You Were Previously Connected to.

AirPods: A Quick Guide

Simply place either one or both AirPods in your ear canals (or the AirPods Max on top of one’s head) and they will play whatever audio content is on your iOS smartphone. The audio will immediately pause if you remove an AirPod or AirPods Max from your head. Listen again by putting your AirPod back in your ear or the AirPods Max back on your head. Your iPhone immediately receives phone call audio if you remove the AirPods or AirPod from your ear or head.

Finding misplaced AirPods

You can use the Find My app to track down your misplaced AirPods. If you’ve misplaced your AirPods nearby, such as at your house, follow these steps: On an iOS device or at iCloud.com, open the Find My iPhone app. To use your AirPods, go to the Devices menu at the bottom of the screen and select Play Sound. In the event that only one AirPod is missing, you can silence the remaining AirPod. If you’ve misplaced your AirPods and aren’t sure where they are: On an iOS device or at iCloud.com, open the Find My iPhone app. To find your AirPods, click on the Devices tab at the bottom of the screen and choose them from the list. When they’re connected to an iPhone through Bluetooth, the last place they were will be shown. Directions can then be accessed by pressing the Directions button.  

Orizu Augustine
Orizu Augustine is an experienced crypto writer working for Alltechcraft. Having passion for writing, he covers news articles from blockchain to cryptocurrency and iPhone and Samsung related articles.