AirPods have only a single light to tell you the state of the AirPods. Different light means different things. Take a look at the list below. No light: Your AirPods are dead and need to be charged. Amber light with AirPods in case: AirPods are charging. Amber light without AirPods in case: There’s less than a full recharge remaining in the AirPods case. Green light without AirPods in case: there’s more than one full recharge remaining in AirPods case. White flashing light: AirPods have been reset and are ready to connect. Amber flashing light: AirPods have a pairing error and might need to be reset.
While most folks would find the default press speed of the AirPods Pro up to the task, it might not suit everyone’s convenience. If you feel the same, you can choose to fine-tune your earbuds’ press speed with ease.
While it’s easy to take out the AirPod from the case, some may find it inconvenient – especially those who hold the earbud wrongly. To take the earbuds out comfortably, push on the back of each bud, and it will pop out between your forefinger and thumb. These are some of the tips and tricks that will help you use your AirPods to the fullest. Next, I would like to answer two related questions that several people ask.
This is the decision you need to make before buying the AirPods. AirPods 2 comes in a different version – with a wireless case. At $199 instead of $159. Trust me, the $40 extra is worth it if you’ve already got wireless chargers lying around in the house. Just put it on the pad and forget about connecting a Lightning cable to your AirPods ever again. The wireless charging case finally turns the truly wireless audio dream into reality.
With the First Generation, you could double-tap the AirPods to talk to Siri. Now, you don’t even need to do that. Just say Hey Siri and your personal assistant will be ready to serve you. You can ask Siri to change the volume, the track or even to start playback or initiate a Siri shortcut.
AirPods are awesome for making calls. And AirPods 2 makes things much easier. Bring up Siri by saying the phrase and then ask Siri to make the call for you. And then just keep talking. You now have 3 hours of talk time with AirPods 2 – instead of the 1.5 hours in the previous version.
The new AirPods 2 ship with a brand new H1 chip. It’s much faster when it comes to connecting to devices and switching between devices. But still, there will be times when AirPods just won’t connect on their own. Or they won’t switch from your Mac to your iPhone automatically if both devices are up and running. This is when you’ll need to switch them manually. If you’re already in a media app, tap on the familiar AirPlay button and tap on AirPods to switch to them (you can also do it from Now Playing widget on the Lock screen. If not, open the Control Center and open the Now Playing window. Then tap on the AirPlay button and select your AirPods to switch to them.
Depending on your convenience, you can fine-tune the duration of Force Sensor. For instance, you can choose to keep the default option when it seems to be in line with your taste. But if you want to get the better of it, you have the option to choose short or shorter.
Switching between Active noise cancellation and Transparency Mode is as straightforward as it can ever get. Simply press and hold either AirPod Pro stems to cycle between noise cancellation and Transparency. A tiny ding sound will confirm that you have successfully switched to ANC or TM.
You can use the Control Center to turn on ANC effortlessly. For this, press and hold the volume slider and choose Noise Cancellation. You can use Transparency mode via the same steps. Tip: One of the coolest things about AirPods Pro is that you can choose to enable noise cancellation even for one AirPod Pro. Open iPhone or iPad Settings → Accessibility → AirPods. Now, toggle on Noise Cancellation on One AirPod.