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One of the main advantages of choosing AirPods over other wireless earphones when using mainly Apple devices is, without a doubt, the extreme simplicity of its configuration and use. You will not have to do almost anything since, after unpacking them, you will only have to open the case of the headphones and put each of the AirPods in your ears to start enjoying listening with total freedom. In the Apple ecosystem, the Bluetooth pairing procedure is simplified to the extreme when it is still necessary to perform the operation manually with the competition many times.
But behind this apparent simplicity, the AirPods Pro hide many secrets. In fact, the headphones from the Cupertino company offer a multitude of options that are often ignored and that, when mastered, allow you to make the most of all the potential that Apple offers. In the following lines, you will discover hidden tips and features that we hope will allow you to unlock the full potential of your AirPods Pro.
1. Personalize the name of your AirPods
By default, when you first pair your new AirPods with your iPhone, iOS automatically names them “AirPods Pro by” followed by your name. However, you can customize the name of your AirPods very easily.
To do this, open the Settings of iOS, go to the menu Bluetooth and press the button “I“. Then press surname and personalize the name of your AirPods.
2. Choose the right bits
Apple ships its AirPods Pro with three different pairs of tips, in three different sizes: S (small/small), M (medium/medium), and L (large/large). By default, the M-size tips are already attached to the earphones. If you’re not sure what size earmold fits your ear canal, you can take the Apple Earmold Fit Test.
To find it, insert your AirPods into your ears, open the Settings of iOS, then in Bluetoothtouch the button “I” associated with your AirPods Pro. Then choose the Olive Fit Test.
Go ahead follow, continuethen press the button Read displayed at the bottom of the Eartip Fit Test window. Stop fiddling with your AirPods Pro and listen to short music playback. Then you’ll know right away if the tips used on the AirPods fit your ears correctly or if you need to swap them out for the smaller or larger models.
3. Control the music from the headphones.
As small as they are, Apple earbuds embed a physical control system in the branches of each earbud. In fact, you can control the music by pinching the branch of one or the other of the headphones, at the level of the flat part.
One press lets you play or pause, two presses skips to the next track, and three presses skips to the previous track.
4. Customize the stem action of the AirPods
The stem of the AirPods Pro can also be used to manage noise reduction control or to activate Siri, with a long press. You can customize the action of a long press on the branch of each earbud to, for example, activate Siri with the left earbud and manage noise control with the right earbud.
To customize these settings, go to the Settings of iOS, then in the menu Bluetoothenter your AirPods details by tapping the “I“.
In the section Pinch the stem of the AirPodsturn into the menus Left Y Right to set the actions you want to assign to each headset.
5. Manage your AirPods options from Control Center
When listening to music from your iPhone, you can easily manage noise reduction activation or choose to listen to your content by activating spatial audio directly from the iPhone. Control center. This requires a long press on the volume bar to access detailed settings.
You can then enable or disable the noise reductionuse the mode Transparency or select mode spatial audio of your choice.
6. Adjust sound playback
If you don’t use Apple Music and therefore don’t have access to the equalizer, you can still adjust the sound of your AirPods. To do this, open the Settings from iOS, enter the menu Accessibilitythen in the part Physical and motor skillsaccess the menu dedicated to AirPods.
Then go to the menu Audio Accessibility Settings and enter Headphone fitting to activate the option. You can then optimize the tones, range, or brightness to revitalize the different frequency ranges in question.
It is also possible to customize some audio settings. Go ahead Custom audio settings to run the test Customize audio settings headphones.
Go ahead follow, continuechoose Do not use the audiogram (unless you happen to have one in your possession), then follow the various on-screen instructions to set the audio parameters to your liking.
7. Use AirPods as a headset
If you sometimes have trouble hearing what’s being said around you, know that you can use your AirPods like a hearing aid.
If it’s not done yet, you need to add the option Audience in the iOS Control Center. To do this, open the Settingsthen enter the menu Control center. look for the option Audience and press the button + green to add Control center and then close iOS settings.
Now unfold the Control center of iOS by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen and pressing the button Audience. Then touch the option listen in real time. You should then hear what’s going on around you more clearly thanks to the sound picked up by the AirPods’ built-in microphones.
8. Easily check charging
To check the battery charge of your AirPods and its case, you can simply open the latter with the earphones near your iPhone to see the dedicated pop-up appear. When you take an AirPod out of the case, the pop-up window shows the charge for each of the earbuds separately.
But you can control the charge of your headphones very easily using a Widget. Touch and hold the iPhone home screen to enter edit mode and press the button + at the top left of the screen.
Scroll through the list of widgets and select the widget batteries. Choose one of the three widgets offered and press add widget. Then validate by pressing the button okay.
Now you can control the charging of your earphones directly from your iPhone’s home screen without having to put them back in and take them out of their case.
9. Locate your missing AirPods
If you’re the airhead type, chances are you’ve lost your AirPods before. No matter, Apple has integrated an option for them that allows you to easily locate them and even call them remotely.
Just open the app To locate on your iPhone and select your AirPods in the list of Apple devices linked to your iCloud account. You can locate their position on the map, but also call them remotely by pressing the option make a sound. However, this will require the headphones to be removed from the case.
10. Control your AirPods from your Apple Watch
If you’re lucky enough to have an Apple Watch, you can take control of your AirPods from it.
While playing iPhone content, raise your wrist to wake your Apple Watch and tap the icon Airplay displayed at the bottom left of the clock screen.
Therefore, you need to access a menu from which you can manage the activation of the transparency or noise reduction mode.
Alternatively, if your iPhone is snug in your pocket, you can easily increase the volume on your headphones by acting directly on the digital crown on your watch.