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.
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)
The AirPods case is quite sturdy. But if you’re the kind who drops things constantly, it’s best to get a case to protect the AirPods. You can get a simple colorful skin from PodSkinz. This will protect your AirPods without adding too much bulk to it. If you want to go all-in, get Catalyst’s AirPods case. It’s waterproof, shockproof and comes with a carabiner which make AirPods easy to carry around. And it comes in multiple colors as well. PodSkinz AirPods Case – $8.95 [Amazon] Catalyst Waterproof AirPods Case – $24.99 [Amazon]
If your AirPods are paired to the same iPhone as the Apple Watch, you can see their battery life from the Apple Watch as well. Just swipe up to reveal the Control Center and tap on the battery button to see the AirPods battery life.
AirPods work directly with the Apple Watch and they work really well. You can use AirPods with cellular Apple Watch to make and receive calls as well. If you go on runs with the Apple Watch and AirPods, first connect them by going to Control Center and taping on the AirPlay button. Select your AirPods from the list and now whatever you select will be played on your AirPods.
Once you’ve connected your AirPods to your iPhone, they’ll be synced across all your devices on iCloud. So there’s no need to pair them individually. To use AirPods with your Mac, just flick open the case near your Mac and go to the Bluetooth section. You’ll see your AirPods on the list. Click on Connect to connect them. While this process is supposed to be seamless, it rarely is. Most of the time, the Mac fails to automatically connect to AirPods. This is where the third party AirBuddy app comes in handy. When you flick open the AirPods case, you’ll see a dropdown similar to that of iPhone on your Mac. You can just click on Connect to connect them. Download: AirBuddy ($5)
An AirPod feature that keeps it flexible is its compatibility with other devices. This means you can pair your AirPods with a non-Apple device if ever need to. The first thing you need to do is to put them in the case. With the kept lid open, push down on the button on the case until the lights blink white. On the non-Apple device, scan for the AirPods via Bluetooth. Note that non-Apple devices won’t support some AirPods features.
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.
If you’re going out on a run, all you need is your Apple Watch with pre-loaded music and your AirPods. You can connect your Apple Watch to AirPods at any time by opening the Control Center, tapping on the AirPlay button, and selecting your AirPods from the list.
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.