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Just bought yourself or received new AirPods or AirPods Pro? Welcome to the life of true wireless headphones. Setting up AirPods is very simple, but the following are ways to customize and make full use of AirPods or AirPods Pro.

How to pair AirPods or AirPods Pro with iPhone and iPad

Pairing a new headset is as simple as that. After unpacking the AirPods, place them next to the unlocked iPhone and iPad, then flick the protective cover.

Then, press and hold the “Settings” button on the back of the AirPods case. After a few seconds, you will see a connection prompt on your iPhone or iPad.

If the prompt does not appear automatically, try pressing and holding the physical button on the back of the chassis for a moment to enable pairing mode.

AirPods case, highlight the

Next, all you have to do is click the “Connect” button.

Click Continue from the AirPods popup

If you are using the second-generation AirPods or AirPods Pro, you will also receive a prompt asking if you want to enable the Hey Siri function or whether you want Siri to read the message out loud.

After clicking the “Finish” button, your AirPods will be connected and paired. You should now see battery life information in the pop-up message.

After AirPods are paired, click Finish

If you log in to iCloud, your AirPods will automatically pair with all Apple devices (including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch).

How to know your AirPods or AirPods Pro charging status

Apple AirPods open box
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When you flip open the AirPods case, you will see a status indicator between the two AirPods. For AirPods Pro and AirPods wireless charging boxes, the status light is on the front of the box. Click on the case to view the status.

This indicator can basically tell you the status of AirPods or AirPods Pro. Everything represents the following:

Amber indicator (AirPods connected): AirPods are charging.

Amber light (without AirPods connected): Less than the remaining power of the AirPods case.

Matte: Your AirPods battery is exhausted and needs to be charged.

Blinking white light: AirPods are ready to connect.

Flashing amber: A pairing error has occurred and AirPods may need to be reset.

How to customize your AirPods or AirPods Pro

After pairing, connecting and using AirPods, it’s time to Customize them. On your iPhone or iPad, go to “Settings”> “Bluetooth” and click the “i” button next to AirPods.

Click the i button next to AirPods

Here, first, click on the “Name” option Rename your AirPods.

Choose your AirPods name

Enter the new name and click the “Done” button on the keyboard. Click the “Back” button to return to the AirPods menu.

Click the back button to save the AirPods name

Next, let’s customize the double-tap gesture of AirPods. When Siri is displayed as the default option, you can replace it with “Play/Pause”, “Next Track”, “Previous Track” operations, or disable it completely.

Click on the “Left” or “Right” option and select a new action from the menu.

Switch to other actions to double-tap gestures on AirPods

If you are using AirPods Pro, there will be a different set of options. AirPods Pro does not have earplugs. Instead, you can squeeze the AirPod’s lever to invoke the action.

Under the “Hold AirPods” section, select the “Left” or “Right” option to customize.

Here, you can select the “noise reduction, transparency” mode, or you can turn off the function completely.

Apple AirPods Pro long press custom operation

If you don’t like the fact that AirPods will automatically stop when you remove them from your ears, you can disable this feature by clicking the switch next to “Auto Ear Detection”.

Click the switch next to automatic ear detection to disable it

related: How to change AirPods and AirPods Pro settings

How to pair AirPods or AirPods Pro with Mac

If you have already paired AirPods or AirPods Pro with an iPhone or iPad, they will also be automatically paired with a Mac (as long as you use an iCloud account on all devices).

To connect the paired AirPods, all you have to do is open the “Bluetooth” menu, select your AirPods, and then click the “Connect” option.

Click on the connection menu from AirPods in Bluetooth

You can also pair Connect AirPods directly to Mac. To do this, go to System Preferences> Bluetooth. Here, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled, then press and hold the “Settings” button on the AirPods charging case.

related: How to connect Apple AirPods with Mac

AirPods case, highlight the

After a few seconds, you will see your AirPods in the “Devices” list. Here, just click the “Connect” button.


You can now connect or disconnect AirPods from the Bluetooth menu.

How to use AirPods or AirPods Pro on Apple Watch

If you have paired AirPods with your iPhone, they will also be paired with Apple Watch.

To use AirPods or AirPods Pro directly with the Apple Watch, go to the control center of the wearable device, click the “AirPlay” button, and then select your AirPods.

Select AirPlay option in Apple Watch to switch to AirPods

You can also bypass iPhone and Pair AirPods directly with Apple Watch In the “Settings” app.

related: How to pair AirPods with Apple Watch

How to find lost AirPods or AirPods Pro

Apple’s “Find My AirPods” tool is directly integrated into the new “Find My” app on the iPhone. As long as you use the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can use it to track lost AirPods (through “Find My App” or through iCloud website).

To find lost AirPods or AirPods Pro, open the “Find Me” app and select your AirPods.

Select AirPods from ``Find My App''

From here, you can see where they are connected last. If you see a green dot, your AirPods are online. Gray dots indicate that they are offline. They are out of range or the battery is exhausted.

If you see a green dot, you can play a sound to find nearby AirPods. If you can see the last location, click the “Direction” button to navigate to that location.

Find lost AirPods from ``Find My App''

How to manually connect to AirPods or AirPods Pro on iPhone or iPad

AirPods should work magically. You can put them to your ears to automatically pair with your iPhone or iPad (whether it’s a recently used device).

But sometimes, it just doesn’t work. In this case, when your AirPods or AirPods Pro are already in your ears and the suitcase is put back in your pocket, you can use the Control Center.

Here, click the “AirPlay” shortcut from the “Now Playing” control.

Click the

From here, select your AirPods to switch to them.

Choose your AirPods to connect

You can do this from the AirPlay menu anywhere in the operating system, for example from the lock screen widget or the “Music” application.

How to check AirPods or AirPods Pro battery life

You can check Your AirPods battery life Get it from your Apple device in many ways.

related: How to check AirPods battery on iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac

The easiest way is to open Siri and ask for a virtual assistant, such as “AirPods battery?” and read it to you.

Use Siri to check AirPods battery on iPhone

You can also add the “Battery” widget to the “Today View” on your iPhone or iPad. In “Today View” (slide and paste the left-most home screen), scroll to the bottom of the list, and then click the “Edit” button.

Click the

From there, click the “+” button next to the “Battery” option to enable the widget.

Click the plus button next to the battery widget

If necessary, you can rearrange the widgets and click the “Finish” button.

Use the handle icon to move the widget and click Finish

Now, when AirPods are connected to an iPhone or iPad, you will be able to see their battery life.

Battery widget shows AirPods battery on iPhone

How to use two AirPods or AirPods Pro at once

If you are running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 and later, you can use two sets of AirPods or AirPods Pro with iPhone or iPad at the same time.

There are two ways to do this. The first method is quite simple. All you have to do is Pair the second set of AirPods Follow the same steps as before to connect it to your iPhone or iPad.

From there, you will be able to select the second pair of AirPods from the AirPlay menu (located in the control center) to start playing for these two devices.

Click on the second pair of AirPods to connect

The second option does not require you to pair a second set of AirPods. use New audio sharing function In iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, you can share audio to your AirPods via your friends’ iPhone or iPad.

To do this, go to the AirPlay menu from the control center (or the media application you are using) and click the “Share Audio” button.

Click the share audio button

Now, put another iPhone or iPad close to your device (with AirPods connected). When you see their device, click the “Share Audio” button.

Click to share audio

After connecting the device, click on the “tick” next to it to start playing audio on both devices.

Click the check mark to connect to the headset

related: How to share music with others via AirPods

How to update AirPods or AirPods Pro firmware

Update your AirPods firmware, Please connect AirPods to power first, and then pair them with iPhone or iPad. As long as your device is nearby, it will automatically download and install all firmware updates in the background.

Sadly, there is no interface or confirmation for this process. What you can do is check if AirPods is running the latest firmware. But to do this, first, you must online search Get the latest firmware version.

Next, go to Settings> General> About, then select your AirPods. Here, write down the firmware version to see if the latest version is installed.

Apple iPhone to check AirPods firmware version

Once you start using AirPods regularly, you will find that they tend to get dirty quickly. How is this Clean your annoying AirPods easily.

related: The Ultimate Guide to Clean Tricky AirPods

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