Airpods tips

You get to keep the audio playing

Some of the best things the AirPods are worthy of is to pause playback until you take both or even either of them out of your ears, and you don’t choose to disrupt playback whilst going to have to pay attention to the current environment for the time being. Open Settings in iOS → Tap Bluetooth and select the “i” next to your AirPods (aka the Info button) → Automatic Ear Detection (toggle switch) to Off. Voila! This feature is now disabled! Also check:

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Update AirPods Firmware

Apple releases a new firmware update for AirPods several times a year. It’s important to keep your AirPods firmware up to date. The best thing about your AirPods firmware updates is you don’t have to do a manual update. You might not even know it but you’ve already updated your AirPods firmware several times. All it takes is to put your AirPods in the case near a synced iPhone. Within 30 minutes, your firmware is ready and updated.

Toggle Automatic Ear Detection

Like we said earlier, you can find the automatic ear detection settings with the double-tap settings. To do this, connect your AirPods with your iOS device. Go to the Settings application. Under Bluetooth, check My Devices, and tap on the blue “i” icon. Look for the option titled Double-Tap on AirPod. Next, find the toggle button for automatic ear detection. This option is for those who don’t want their iPhones to connect to their AirPods once they wear them. Note that when you turn this off, you’ll need to connect your AirPods yourself.

Pick Your Double-Tap Function

Did you know that you can switch out your double-tap function for your left and right AirPods? You can find it in the same setting where you toggle automatic ear detection. Open the Settings app, go to Bluetooth, and click the blue “i” icon under My Devices. Tap on Double-Tap on AirPod. This section lets you adjust what happens if you double-tap your AirPods. This neat AirPods tips and tricks lets you customize your AirPods on a deeper level. You can choose between activating Siri and playing/pausing your music. You can also choose to switch to the next track or go back to the previous track. If you don’t want to use the feature, deactivate it.

Connect to a Mac

Do you often watch movies on your Mac computer? Are you used to working on projects while listening to music on a Mac? Like with other Apple devices, you can connect your AirPods to a Mac. On your Mac, you can even switch the output with the Volume icon in the menu bar. You can also set customizations for your AirPods on Mac. Find out more about connecting AirPods at

Listen to Your Messages

The Announce Messages with Siri feature is a hands-free way to listen to messages received. This activates only when you’re wearing your AirPods. You can also reply to the message with only your voice. This feature is, by default, disabled. To enable it, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Announce Messages. When you respond, Siri will read back to you the reply to confirm. You can only activate this feature if your AirPods are of a later generation.

Rename Your AirPods

Have you ever wanted to rename your AirPods something funny? If you already have a hilarious name in mind, the process of christening your AirPods is easy. A lot of people have a habit of labeling what’s theirs. Thus, the default name of your AirPods often includes your name. However, you can always personalize them or rename them something witty if that’s your style. If you want to change this name, connect them to an iOS device and look in your settings. Open Bluetooth and go to your AirPods settings. Look for the blue “i” icon in the AirPods settings. Now, tap on Name and change it as you wish.

Set Your Mic Side

Are you used to having your microphone on a specific side? The AirPods allow you to choose which side you want the mic to be on. Open Settings > Bluetooth > My Devices > blue “i” icon next to AirPods. Go to the Microphone option. Set the mic to either “Always Left AirPod” or “Always Right AirPod”.

Two pairs of AirPods sharing audio

Users can also stream music from one iPhone to two AirPods sets at the very same time, which is quite useful to watch videos or connect to a buddy’s songs, for instance. Click on the AirPlay icon→  select Share Audio. Bring the second pair close enough and done!

Share Your Sounds

A major feature of AirPods is sound-sharing, whether it’s a call or tunes. Take one of the AirPods and hand it to a friend. Share the same call and/or enjoy your music with another person. Note that you can only have one microphone. That means the other person with the other AirPods can only listen in on the call. Below, we’ll tell you more about which AirPod you can set up as your microphone. It won’t be as romantic as sharing a pair of wired earphones as we see in the movies. However, it saves you the trouble of having to stick too close to the other person when sharing music. This wireless feature also saves the AirPods from wire damage and you from wire troubles.