Apple’s AirPods are nifty devices. They may not sound great, but they are convenient. They connect to your iPhone or iPad quickly, they know when they’re in your ears and when they’re not, and they charge easily in their case.
You can tap your AirPods to control certain things: your music playback, Siri, and there are a number of useful settings you can adjust. Here’s how to change the settings.
Once your AirPods have been paired, put them in your ears and go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad.
In the My Devices section, tap the i on the line following the name of your AirPods.
You can name your AirPods if you want. This is useful if you have more than one set of AirPods.
You can set how each AirPod reacts when you double-tap. The options are Siri, Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, or Off, if you don’t want tapping to do anything. It’s useful to set a different function for each AirPod.
Automatic ear detection is what the AirPods use to automatically pause music when you remove them from your ears. You probably won’t want to change this.
And the Microphone setting lets you choose to use one AirPod for the microphone, such as when you’re making a phone call, or to let them switch automatically. Switching automatically ensures that neither of them runs out of battery power too soon.