AirPods was a super popular Christmas present this high season. If you were lucky enough to receive them, there are some tips and tricks to make your listening experience even better.
Tips and tricks for AirPods
Give your AirPods a name
If nothing, you will probably want AirPod's name. By default, AirPods will be called "(your name) & # 39; s AirPods". This is fine until you lose one or both of your AirPods, or the case. Giving AirPods a unique name will make them easier if you lose a set.
To do this, you must connect AirPods to an iOS device. From there, go to Settings> Bluetooth, press "i" next to AirPods, and then press Name and give it a name.
Customizing the dual-signal movement
By default, you double the AirPod Siri. While this is how I have my setup, you may want it to do more.
Enter Settings> Bluetooth, press "i" next to AirPods. You now have an option you can set for each AirPod. One can get quite creative here as you have the option to choose between Siri Games / Pause Next Track Previous Tracks and Off .
With a single AirPod to extend battery life
AirPods is rated for up to 5 hours of listening. What Apple doesn't tell you is that the same 5 hours apply if you both have or just a single bid. So, to double the battery life, use a knob until it dies, place the knob in the case, and use the other knob.
Fortunately, a single AirPod takes about 15 minutes quickly, giving you about 3 hours of use. Rinse and repeat until your AirPods case dies.
Automatic Ear Detection
This feature is enabled by default, but it may not be explicitly clear how it works. Essentially, if you have both AirPods in your ear, it automatically pauses the sound you are listening to. This gives AirPods some of the so-called "magic".
If you prefer not to have this feature enabled, go to Settings> Bluetooth, press "i" next to your AirPods.
Knowing Battery Status
There are several ways to know AirPod's current battery status, and some solutions work only under certain conditions.
With both AirPods in the case, just open the case near a device that is logged on with your iCloud account. Make sure the monitor is on and a card will appear at the bottom (iPhone) or the center of the screen (iPad).
With at least one AirPod in the ear, you can add Batteries interface to the Home screen. This will show you the current battery status of the battery status. To do this, go to the Home screen, drag left to access widgets, press Edit at the bottom and press + button next to Batteries to add the widget.
If both AirPods are on a different charge level, you see individual indicators for the left and right AirPod. This method also works when AirPods is connected and charged.
You can get a quick glance at your AirPod charging status by looking at the LED indicator inside the case as well. When both AirPods are in the case, this represents AirPod's battery status (green is fully charged, orange charged). The only exception to this rule is when the AirPods case is connected and charging. But if both are removed, the indicator represents the matter of charging.
Pairing to non-Apple devices
To connect devices without Apple, simply open the case and press and hold the back button for a few seconds. The LED indicator should now be slowly pulsating, indicating that AirPods is in pairing mode. Go to the Bluetooth settings of the other device and assemble AirPods as if it were another Bluetooth device. The LED indicator will show solid green when mating is successful.