How to Change Your AirPods and AirPods Pro Settings

How to Change Your AirPods and AirPods Pro Settings

The experience outside the AirPods box is pretty good. But what if you want to change your behavior? There are a number of settings that you must change to improve your experience. Here’s how to change your AirPod settings.

After your AirPod is paired and connected to your iPhone or iPad, you will be able to change settings and adjust behavior from your device’s Bluetooth menu.

Change your AirPods Name

Open the “Settings” application, and open the “Bluetooth” section.

Here, tap the “i” button next to your AirPods.


You can tap the “Name” option to change the name of your AirPods.

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


Customization Double Tap or Press and Hold Behavior

By default, double-tap gestures for AirPods and a combination of press and hold for AirPods Pro are associated with Siri. If you are familiar with Bluetooth headphones, you might want to replace it with Play / Pause or Next / Previous track or Noise Canceling options.

If you are using 2nd generation AirPods or AirPods Pro, the phrase “Hi Siri” will bring up Siri anytime. Therefore, it is better to reassign this movement to more useful actions.

Tap the “Left” or “Right” option to change actions.


Following are all the actions available on AirPods:

  • Siri
  • Play / Pause
  • Next track
  • Previous Track
  • Die

And here are the actions available on AirPods Pro:

  • Noise control
  • Siri


Disable Automatic Ear Detection

If you don’t like your AirPod starting and stopping audio playback when you place the earbud or remove it, then you must turn off the Automatic Ear Detection feature. You can do this by tapping the switch next to the options.


It’s also a feature that makes your phone or tablet audio automatically switch to AirPods as output when you put it on your ear. If you prefer to switch to your AirPods manually, you can turn off this feature.

Select the Microphone To Be Used

Finally, you can adjust which AirPods microphone is used by tapping the “Microphone” option. By default, your AirPods will automatically switch the microphone between earbuds depending on the bud used.


But if you want, you can tap on the “Always Left AirPod” or “Always Right AirPod” option to force AirPods to always use certain microphones.


If you experience audio problems from certain microphones, this can be a good way to resolve the problem without spending a replacement unit.

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