How to Change AirPods Settings on iPhone or iPad

How to Change AirPods Settings on iPhone and iPad

There are multiple ways you can customize AirPods settings on your iPhone to suit your taste better. And if you want to get the most out of your earphones, you should fine-tune them to boost both your music and hands-free calling experience.

When you double-tap the AirPods, Siri is activated. But you can choose to configure this shortcut to play/pause or even jump to the next track.

Beyond that, you will also be able to give a cool name to your earphones and even assign which one to use the mic. Sounds interesting? Let me help you perfectly change AirPods settings to your best liking!

How to Customize AirPods Settings on iPhone and iPad

There are some interesting ways through which you can customize AirPods based on your preference. As for example, you can rename the headphones, set the double tap shortcut and more.

How to change airpod name on iPhone and iPad

When you pair the earphones with your iPhone, Apple uses the default name of your device. However, you can choose a different name that can best describe your asset.

Step #1. Ensure that your earphones are connected to your iOS device. Open Settings app and tap on Bluetooth.

Step #2. Now, tap on the “i” button to the right of your earphones.

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on the name of your AirPods and enter a nice name.

Step #4. Finally, tap on Done to confirm. Then, quit the settings.

Rename Your AirPods

How to Configure AirPods’ Double-Tap Shortcut

One of the smartest tricks to enhance your AirPods experience is to ideally tweak the double-tap shortcut. Wouldn’t it better if you could set one earphone to invoke Siri and configure the other to jump to previous or next track when you tap it twice?

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Bluetooth → tap on the “i” button to the right of the earphones.

Step #2. Under “Double-Tap AirPod”, tap on the Left or Right option. Then, choose the preferred option like Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, OFF.

Configure AirPods Double-Tap Shortcut

Disable AirPods Automatic Ear Detection

Thanks to the optical sensors, the Bluetooth earphones come into action as soon as you wear them in your ears. And the moment, you remove them from your ears, they stop. While this functionality is very helpful, some of you might want to have manual control over it.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → Bluetooth → tap on the “i” button on the far right of your earphones.

Step #2. Now, turn off the switch next to Automatic Ear Detection.

Disable AirPods Automatic Ear Detection

Choose Which AirPods Microphone Is Used

Both the AirPods come with built-in mics and the earphones automatically switch them to offer improved audio. However, you can assign a specific one to use mic during calls.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone → Bluetooth → tap on the “i” button next to the AirPods name.

Step #2. Now, tap on Microphone.

Step #3. Next, you have three options:

  • Automatically Switch AirPods: To allow the earphones to switch mic. By default, it’s selected
  • Always Left AirPod: Use mic only on the left earphone
  • Always Right AirPod: Assign right earphone to use Mic

Choose the desired option as per your need. I’m going to select the right one.

Assign Microphone to A Specific AirPod

How to Enable/Disable Live Listen For AirPods

Tap on Enable Live Listen for AirPods in iOS 12

With iOS 12, Apple has introduced Live Listen support for AirPods. This Accessibility feature can come in handy in many situations. To find out how to get started with it, head over to this complete guide.

There You Go!

Wrapping Up…

Assuming, you’ve put these nifty tricks on your radar to bolster your experience. I’m sure they can make a noticeable difference.

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