Airpods tips

Check your AirPods firmware version

You can check the firmware version by following the steps below.

  • Connect your AirPods to the iPhone and go to Settings.
  • Tap General → About.
  • Scroll down, and tap your AirPods name.
  • On the next screen, you have the Firmware Version. Tip: You may even follow these steps to ensure your AirPods have the latest firmware.

Reset AirPods

If you face problems/difficulties using the AirPods, resetting it may help. This will disconnect them from the paired devices, and you will have to pair them again. You can learn how to reset your AirPods.

Get accessories for your AirPods

You might be using an excellent case for your iPhone, a screen protector, and some other helpful accessories. Similarly, you can customize your AirPods with ear hooks, a cover for the charging case, strap, etc. Here are some posts that might help you find the right accessory.

  • Best AirPods Pro cases
  • Cases for AirPods 1 and 2
  • Ear Hooks For AirPods
  • Best AirPods Straps

Use Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro

Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro and AirPods Max let you enjoy a theater-like sound that elevates your video experience. It gives you a feeling that the sound is coming from various directions. Here’s how to use it if you have iPhone 7 or later or a new iPad running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14. The video content, too, must be from a supported app (and Dolby Atmos 5.1 or 7.1 audio supported)

  • Open iPhone Settings and tap Bluetooth.
  • Tap (i) next to AirPods Pro or Max.
  • Switch on Spatial Audio. Tip: You can control and see the status of Spatial Audio from the Control Center. For this, touch and hold the Volume slider. You will see one of the following icons.

Measure real-time headphone audio levels

Constant sounds above 80db can potentially harm your listening abilities. Thus, you must also keep your headphone level in control. iOS 14 with AirPods and some Beats headphones can now show you real-time headphone audio levels on your iPhone. If you often play media on high volume, take a minute to learn more about this safety feature and see how to use it.

Headphone Accommodations on AirPods Pro

If you have difficulty hearing low sounds, Headphone Accommodations in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 help you by amplifying soft sounds and specific frequencies, making them easier to hear. It works with the following headphones.

  • AirPods (2nd generation)
  • AirPods Pro
  • AirPods Max
  • Apple EarPods (with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug or Lightning Connector)
  • Powerbeats
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • Beats Solo Pro Next, here is how to set up Headphone Accommodations:
  • Open iPhone Settings and tap Accessibility.
  • Tap Audio/Visual.
  • Tap Headphone Accommodations and turn it on from the next screen.
  • You can choose it to work with all calls (including FaceTime and third-party app calls) or Media (Siri, music, movies, podcasts, audiobooks, voicemail, and Live Listen).
  • Tap Custom Audio Setup to fine-tune it.
  • You may also use the slider to choose among Slight, Moderate, or Strong.

Automatic Ear Detection

This is a very useful AirPods ear tip. By default, Automatic Ear Detection is on. This means when you take the AirPods out of your ear, the music pauses. When you put it back in, it resumes. This handy feature also saves battery. But if you are disturbed by the automatic pause of music and videos every time you take one pod out of the ear to hear someone talk, you may disable it.

  • Open iPhone Settings and tap Bluetooth.
  • Tap (i) next to the AirPods name.
  • Turn off Automatic Ear Detection.
  • Now, audio will continue playing even if the AirPod(s) are out of your ears.

Control AirPods Pro noise cancellation and Transparency from Apple Watch

If you think that controlling noise cancellation or Transparency mode is quite simple from the iPhone, let me tell you that it’s equally straightforward from Apple Watch. When listening to audio through your smartwatch, simply wake the screen of your watch and hit the tiny AirPlay icon. After that, choose Noise Cancellation, Transparency, or Off.

Removing stains on AirPods case!.

Found a great solution for removing stains on my AirPods case! I took one or two drops of lemon essential oil on a paper towel and it rubs the stains right off like magic! Hope this helps someone!P.S. This also completely removed stains from my white Apple Watch sport band too! :)

Change volume by exact percentage.

Some may already know this trick but you can be specific in volume change. Just say "Hey Siri volume 57%" and Siri will do so. Say "Hey Siri volume" and Siri will announce current percentage. Separately... It's funny doing Hey Siri while listening to music cos you feel like you have to shout over the music volume when in reality the mics are outside the speakers :)