Apple Shares 5 Helpful AirPods Tips and Tricks

A recent video uploaded to the Apple Support channel on YouTube offers five helpful tips and tricks for AirPods that you may not have known about.


AirPods features highlighted in the video include Audio Sharing, Live Listen, Background Sounds, Announce Notifications with Siri, and the ability to rename AirPods in the Settings app on the iPhone. Most of these functions are available on all AirPods models, but Announce Notifications with Siri does not work with first-generation AirPods.

If you own AirPods Pro, also check out our guide covering the latest features added with iOS 17, such as Conversation Awareness and Personalized Volume.

Waiting for new AirPods? Find out when to expect the AirPods 4 and new AirPods Max.

Related Roundups: AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max
Related Forum: AirPods

Top Rated Comments

Meatwad Avatar
5 weeks ago
My favorite trick: In the accessibility section you can input an audiogram a few different ways and it will adjust the EQ to compensate for any hearing loss. It makes a big difference for me.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Criss P. Avatar
5 weeks ago
Unfortunately none is to prevent AirPod Max from dying... I've had mine for 3 years, the ONLY use it at night to watch content on my iPad while on bed, yet, one day they decided stop from connecting to any my devices (iphones, ipads, appletv), did EVERY SINGLE troubleshooting i could find, nothing worked. They simply...died.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miamialley Avatar
5 weeks ago

I wish when I put my AirPods in to make a call, music would not play. Most of the time I use them for calls.
Hmm. I don’t have the audio automatically play when I put them in my ears. The associated audio app pops up on my lock screen, but nothing plays.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheMountainLife Avatar
5 weeks ago
My first suggestion would be to turn off spatial audio unless you want your music to sound like you've had 3 Jägerbombs back to back.

Also the Equalizer app is awesome if you want to draw more bass out of your Airpods since the preset EQ in settings are lame. Only works for non DRM music on your phone.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnRckr Avatar
5 weeks ago
Apple should share with us new Airpods Max, asking 600$ for years old mediocre product is funny.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tiimmE Avatar
5 weeks ago

I wish when I put my AirPods in to make a call, music would not play. Most of the time I use them for calls.
Turn off auto ear detection to fix that.

[LIST=1]
* Make sure your AirPods are paired with an iPhone or iPad.
* Go into Settings > Bluetooth.
* Find your AirPods and tap the (i) next to it.
* Turn off Automatic Ear Detection.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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