Apple AirPods – Tips and Tricks

Airpods

If you had been brooding about the absence of a headphone jack on iPhone 7 and 7 plus, the new Apple Air Pods will have you brooding no more. With doing away with the ageless headphone jack, Apple has created history. The introduction of the Apple AirPods will have music beaming to your ears via Bluetooth. For now, AirPods are being shipped in limited numbers and if you are one of the lucky few, you will definitely be looking to make the most of your buy. But if you haven’t got your hands on it as yet and are looking for a head start. Read on

Here are a few tips and tricks that will have you smooth sailing with your new buy.

Connect to iPhone

Unsure about the process of connecting your AirPods to your iPhone. It is as simple as 1, 2, 3, literally. Unbox your new buy, open the charging case, wait for your phone to recognise the device, tap connect and it’s done.  Don’t fret about repeating the steps on each of your apple devices, especially if you use the iCloud account on a Mac or iPad. However, the AirPods may not connect easily, in that case, toggle your Bluetooth on and off on the back of the Airpods case.

Check battery on iPhone

Wondering how much battery you have consumed? Your iPhone is your very own status checker. One option is to open the charging case next to your iPhone, this will prompt the phone to display your battery status. Another option is to add the battery widget to your notification centre.

Check battery status on Apple Watch

If you are using an Apple Watch, plug your AirPods into your ears and open the control centre on your Apple Watch. Following which, tap on the battery button. Along with showing the battery status of your watch, you will also see the stats of your AirPods.

Change AirPods behaviour

Due to its minimalistic design AirPods cannot be totally customised, but there are certain features which you can personalise.  Go to settings> Bluetooth, then tap the (i) next to your AirPods to view the options. Then double tap on either Airpod triggers Siri, however you can change the commands and customise it to play/pause or do nothing. Another thing you can access through the double tap is Automatic Ear Detection. This will allow you to pause or play audio by removing one Airpod. Also, the removal of both AirPods will stop the audio. However, if you want to keep control yourself, you can disable the feature. You may also use the AirPods as a headset.

No sharing

Don’t like sharing your AirPods? Let them know. Create a message to let others know that the AirPods they are using aren’t theirs. When they try to connect leave the message ‘not your AirPods’, the message will display when they try to connect via ‘Connect’ or double tapping on it.

Keep these tips and tricks in mind to make the most of your AirPods. Happy listening!

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by techtalks @TechTalks February 7, 2017 12:39 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

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