iOS 16 Makes It Easier to Manage AirPods Settings

iOS 16 is designed to make it simpler to manage your connected AirPods and Beats headphones by adding a new section to the Settings app when the accessories are connected.

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In iOS 15, accessing AirPods settings requires opening up the Bluetooth interface and tapping on the "i" next to the AirPods listing, and it's a menu that's hidden and harder to find for those who are not particularly familiar with the iPhone.

With ‌iOS 16‌ and iPadOS 16, if you pair a set of AirPods to your iOS device, you can see a new AirPods setting app directly below your name, making it much easier to get to the various options for adjustment.

You can still access the same settings in the Bluetooth menu and see AirPods information under General > About.

The AirPods settings have changed, and on supported models, there are direct options to set up Personalized Spatial Audio and view the AirPods in Find My.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

nutmac Avatar
13 months ago
It would be perfect if I can trigger firmware update from this screen.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
R740 Avatar
13 months ago
so far most of the announced new features of iOS 16 deserve an "about time" comment
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
13 months ago
And yet somehow... There will be a seemingly endless sea of those claiming this keynote was garbage. To each their own, obviously. But I found this one of the more stand-out WWDCs I can recall. Not just one of those more under the hood OS updates (which has seemed more the norm of late). But real, usable features and updates many will use and appreciate on day one. Plus new processors! And hardware updates?!? C'mon people - solid WWDC! ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
So many people will appreciate this feature. Dang, this is another nice feature.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
13 months ago

I’m glad that Apple is making it easier to manage the AirPods settings on iOS 16

I have both the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max and I use both of them all the time

I use my AirPods Pro when I go for walks and work out and I use my AirPods Max when I travel on the plane
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AtomicDusk Avatar
13 months ago
Hooray! This has been a big pain to find, I'm loving this change!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)