If you own a pair of Apple AirPods then you might, like me, simply pair them to your phone and forget about them, spending most of your time just listening to music. But there are other things you can do with AirPods, like control your music or speak to Siri.
Here's a quick guide on a few other things you can do with your AirPods, and how to get the most out of them.
You can talk to Siri without ever pulling your iPhone out of your pocket. To make sure it's set up:
This is very similar to the last tip, but here I'll show you how to control music. With a double tap on either the right or left AirPod you can skip a song, move back tot the last song, or play or pause your music. To do this:
If you receive a phone call with AirPods in, you can pick it up by:
AirPods pair seamlessly with an iPhone or a Apple Watch, but it's a bit trickier to pair with a Mac. Here's how:
If you want to listen to music or podcasts stored on your Apple Watch, you can pair them easily before you head out for a run. That means you don't need to carry your iPhone at all. To do that:
You can check the battery of your AirPods case at a glance on your iPhone. To do this, we'll create a widget.
Now, when you scroll to the widget screen, you'll see your AirPods' battery life whenever they're connected via Bluetooth, as well as the battery life for other devices, like the Apple Watch.