How to change the settings of AirPods and AirPods Pro

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How to change settings on AirPods and AirPods Pro. The experience with AirPods is pretty good. But what if you want to change the behavior of gestures? There are some settings you should change to improve your experience. Here's how to change your AirPods settings.


How to change the settings of AirPods and AirPods Pro

After the AirPods have been paired and connected to your iPhone or iPad, you will be able to change the settings and customize the behavior from your device's Bluetooth menu.



1. Change the AirPods name

  • Open the “Settings” app and go to the “Bluetooth” section.
  • Here, tap the "i" button next to your AirPods.
  • You can tap the “Name” option to rename your AirPods.

From the next screen, type in a new name and then tap the “Done” button on the keyboard to save it. Now, select the Back button to return to the AirPods settings menu.

2. Customize the double tap or Press and hold behavior

By default, the double tap gesture for AirPods and the press and hold combination for AirPods Pro is paired with Siri. If you are used to Bluetooth headphones, we recommend replacing it with Play / Pause or Previous / Next Track Actions or Noise Cancellation options.


If you're using XNUMXnd generation AirPods or AirPods Pro, the phrase “Hey Siri” will cause Siri to open at any time. Therefore, it is best to reassign these gestures to more useful actions.

  • Tap the "Left" or "Right" option to change the action.

Here are all the actions available on AirPods:


  • Crab
  • Play pausa
  • Next track
  • Previous track
  • by

And here are the actions available on AirPods Pro:



  • Noise control
  • Crab

3. Disable automatic ear detection

If you don't like AirPods that start and stop playing audio when you insert the earphones or remove them, you need to turn off the automatic ear detection feature. You can do this by tapping the switch next to the option.

This is also the feature that allows your phone or tablet's audio to automatically switch to the AirPods as an output when you put them in your ears. If you prefer to switch to your AirPods manually, you can disable this feature.

4. Choose which microphone to use

Finally, you can customize which of your AirPods microphones you want to use by tapping the “Microphone” option. By default, your AirPods will automatically switch the microphone between the earbuds depending on the bud you are using.



But if you want, you can tap the “Always Left AirPods” or “Always Right AirPods” option to force AirPods to always use a particular microphone.

If you are having audio issues from a particular microphone, this can be a good way around the problem without having to buy a replacement unit.

New to AirPods? Here's how to pair AirPods with a PC, Mac, Android phone, or any other device, and use the Find My app to locate your lost AirPods.


Further Reading:

  • How to connect AirPods to iPhone and iPad
  • How to connect AirPods to Apple Watch
  • How to connect AirPods to Chromebook
  • How to update your Apple AirPods
  • Find out how to connect Apple AirPods with your Android smartphone

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