Just got my first pair and immediately changed my pods name to my cell number. I don’t plan on loosing these guys ever, but just in case! Thought I’d just share my lil air pod lightbulb moment :)
Instead of clicking bluetooth - AirPods - ConnectYou can click volume, wait for AirPods to show click them and voila they will connect through. They even show you an icon on battery life.
The AirPods design is great for avoiding wire issues and damage. However, because of its wireless design, it seems easy to lose your AirPods. Thanks to the in-ear design of the AirPods, it’s not that common for them to fall out of your ears. Yet, it’s not surprising for AirPods users to have lost at least a pair once in their lives. It’s such a common occurrence that the NYC subway recovered over 100 AirPods and charging cases within one year. Here are some AirPods tips and tricks to secure your AirPods if you lose them. The best way to find them is to use the Find My iPhone feature. You can get the last location of your AirPods when they’re offline. If you want to avoid losing them first, get an AirPods strap.
You’ve noticed that your charging case has different lights on the space between AirPods. If you have a wireless charging case, the status light sits on the front of the case. These are status lights that show the charge status of the case. If your AirPods are in the case, they’re showing the charge status the AirPods. A green light means that the charge is full. If you see an amber light, this means that it only has less than one full charge remaining. There are also light signals before you use them. When your lights start flashing white lights, this means the AirPods are ready to pair with a device. If it flashes amber, it means you need to set up your AirPods again.
Running out of battery is very inconvenient, especially when you want to enjoy your music. To avoid such an event, it’s always a good idea to check the battery life of your AirPods now and then. There are various AirPods tricks to do that with ease. If your AirPods are still in the case, all you need is to check the status lights on the case. You can also put your AirPods in the case to check. Below, we’ve got a quick guide on what each light means. You can also enable a widget on your iPhone to check your AirPods battery life at a glance. Another way is to open your AirPods charging case next to its companion iPhone. You’ll then see the battery life of your AirPods and charging case at the bottom of the screen.
Your AirPods Pro comes with a noise cancellation feature for better listening. However, there will be times when you don’t want noises canceled out. Like when you want to have some form of awareness of your surroundings, for example. One of the simplest AirPods tricks to change noise cancellation is to ask Siri to do it for you. You can also do this in the control center while they’re connected. Finally, you can go to the settings and turn them off in the audio menu.
If you’ve used AirPods Pro for a while then you would know that it only turns on Noise Cancellation when both AirPods are in your ears. If for some reason, you can’t or don’t want to use both AirPods at the same time but still want the ANC on just one AirPod then you can get it by enabling the feature in Accessibility settings. It would come in handy for people with partially impaired hearing. Go to Settings > Accessibility > AirPods > Noise Cancellation with One AirPod.
Okay, it’s actually an iOS 13 feature but you will need AirPods (some Beats Headphones will also do) to effectively use it. Let’s say you’re binging Netflix or playing some music on Spotify and you wish to share the audio with your friend. You can either pair their AirPods with your iPhone or temporarily share the audio instead. Just open the mini player in the Control Center and tap on Share Audio. Now, bring the other AirPods or even the iPhone it’s connected to, near your iPhone. It’s quick, easy, and best of all temporary. No more holding the back button on the case.
Find My app is a lifesaver when it comes to finding lost Apple devices. If you lose one or both of your AirPods in your house or anywhere, you can increase the probability of finding those by playing a sound. You can do this from your iPhone as well as any web browser. It also detects if one of your AirPods is in your ear and warns you that a loud sound would play on your AirPods.
Siri can do boring tasks like setting up reminders, change settings, and reply to your messages, just like your personal assistant. When you enable this feature, Siri would read out any incoming messages to you and let you send a reply back seamlessly. This feature works with both AirPods Pro and AirPods 2nd generation. To set it up, go to settings > Notifications > Toggle ‘Announce Messages with Siri’.