Top 10 Airpods tips

Change Noise Cancellation

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.

How to clean your AirPods

If you are like me, you may be taking extra steps to keep the AirPods and their case clean. But still, you might see dirt and wax accumulated in the AirPods grills and inside the lid. We have a dedicated post to help you keep your AirPods clean.

Use them as wired headphones

AirPods Max can be used as wired headphones too. For that, you have to purchase a Lightning to 3.5mm cable from the Apple store. This cable retails for $35 and is available in Black and White colors.

Find Your Lost AirPods

If you’ve just misplaced your AirPods or lost a single AirPod, you can find them using the Find my iPhone app. If you’ve already enabled Find my iPhone for your iPhone (which you should), it’s automatically activated for the AirPods as well. To find misplaced AirPods, open the Find my iPhone app and tap on the AirPods. You’ll see them located on the map. Next to the device, you’ll see one of three dots – Blue, Green or Grey. Blue dot shows the device you’re using to look for the AirPods. The green dot means that your AirPods are online. A grey dot means that your AirPods are offline. Either out of battery, in their case or just out of range. The best case scenario is if you see the green dot. Then you can tap on it and make the AirPods play a sound. Now you can just look for them in the area. You’ll also see AirPods location in the map is they’ve still got battery left. If you see the gray dot, not everything is lost. The app will still show you the last location that the AirPods were active. You can try to go back to the location and find the AirPods the old fashioned way.

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.

Factory reset your AirPods Max

Despite your headphones being premium, sometimes they act up. They may have issues connecting to your devices or have a random hardware issue. There is nothing to worry about, and you can always resolve this issue by resetting your headphones. For detailed information on how to factory reset your AirPods Max, check out our guide.

Check Your AirPods Battery Life With Ease

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.

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.

What the Lights in Your Case Mean

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.

Secure Lost AirPods

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.