AirPods have become one of the most popular accessories that Apple has ever manufactured, they have been with us for more than two years and the second generation could be very close.
While we wait anxiously for these AirPods 2, we will review the best tips and tricks so you can get the most out of AirPods. If you just got some, be careful.
Indispensable tricks of also AirPods
What does the light of the AirPods box mean?
The AirPods box has a red light that tells us some things about the health of the AirPods battery and the case that loads them. Remember that this case has its own battery.
Light off: AirPods and the case have no battery.
Orange light with the AirPods in the box: the AirPods are charging.
Orange light without the AirPods in the box: there is no battery left for a full AirPods charge.
Green light with the AirPods in the box: the AirPods are charged.
Green light without AirPods in the box: there is the battery for a full AirPods charge.
Flashing white light: AirPods are ready to synchronize.
Flashing orange light: synchronization error.
The double touch will do what you want
The AirPods have a function that detects if we touch them and performs different actions. Best of all, these actions are configurable so we can make the AirPods do what we want. To edit them we only go to Settings> Bluetooth> click on the “i” of the AirPods, they must be connected.
We can choose what AirPod will do when we play it twice, so we can configure two actions, one with the left and one with the right. These are the actions:
Play or pause what is playing.
Pass the next track.
Return to the previous track.
Change the name of AirPods easily
We can choose the name of our AirPods in order to recognize them easily, it is even a recommendation that we recommend you do. For this we follow these steps:
Once the AirPods are connected to the iPhone or iPad, we go to Settings> Bluetooth> click on the “i” of the AirPods. In the name section, we can choose the one we want.
You can spy with the AirPods
One of the functions recently introduced by Apple is called Live Listen or Live Listening and allows our iPhone to send the ambient sound to our AirPods in order to listen better. It is recommended for people with hearing problems, but it can be used to do wrong.
From Settings> Control Center> Customize controls we must activate Audition . Now we will see an icon with an ear in the Control Center. Once we press it this option will be activated and we will listen to everything that our iPhone listens to. If we leave the iPhone in a room and move away, we can hear what happens even if we are far away. As long as you are within Bluetooth range.
Check the battery from the widget or from the Apple Watch
Check the AirPods battery is quite simple and useful, they have 5 hours of autonomy but it is always good to know how much battery is left. To know it we can easily check it from the battery widget that we have available on the iPhone or iPad.
We slide to the page of widgets of iOS, it is on the left of the whole, click on edit and add the battery widget. Once added, the battery status of the AirPods and the case will appear.
From an Apple Watch, it is even easier to know how much battery is left to AirPods, just slide up and press on the battery percentage. Information about the Apple Watch battery and the AirPods will appear.
Use them with any device
AirPods are devices that connect with Bluetooth technology, which means they can be used with any device with this technology. Of course, if you use them with Apple devices, their configuration and pairing are easier.
But there is no problem in using the AirPods with Android or Windows, they are completely compatible even if you lose some options.
You can find the AirPods from Find my iPhone
Finding my iPhone is one of the most useful tools that Apple has created. From it, we can locate any of our devices on a map and even erase them remotely or emit sounds. In addition, it also works with AirPods.
Losing the AirPods is hard since the replacement will cost almost the same as new ones. Searching for my iPhone will show you the last known location of the AirPods before you lost them and disconnected them. If they are within the radius of the Bluetooth range you can also emit a sound to locate them more easily.
Reset the AirPods
Like any device, AirPods can also be reset. One option is to do it by simply pressing and holding the back button for more than 10 seconds. Another possibility is to reset the AirPods by going to Settings> Bluetooth, selecting close AirPods and clicking on the “i” and on Skip device.