Here is how you can configure your new AirPods

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The AirPods are finally available for purchases more than two months after its debut at iPhone 7/7Plus launch event. Apple’s wireless headphones become the most essential piece of kit for all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones with no headphone jack.


Basically, like Apple’s traditional EarPods, AirPods allow you to talk and listen on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. If you are now using a new pair AirPods, there are a lot to be done to make them work exactly the way you want. With that in mind, in this guide, we will show you the steps to configure your new AirPods.

  1. Steps to rename your AirPods

By default, you will get a name for your new AirPods the first time you pair them with your iPhone. You can of course use a different name and here is how you can do it:

Step one: First off, you need to open the Settings app from your phone’s home screen. Once you are done, all you have to do is to tap on Bluetooth to proceed

Step two: You are now supposed to tap on the current default name of your new AirPods and tap on Name

Step three: Next up, you need to enter the name you want and hit the Back button

  1. Steps to set a double tap shortcut on your new AirPods

The new AirPods allow you to use a shortcut to activate commands with Siri. You can easily change it if necessary

Step one: The first thing you need to do is to open the Settings on your iPhone. After that, you need to tap on Bluetooth to proceed

Step two: Next up, you are now supposed to enter the new shortcut.

  1. Steps to disable automatic ear detection on your new AirPods

Your new AirPods include the ability to automatically detect your ears thanks to its infrared sensors. If you find this feature annoying, you can easily turn it off

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your phone’s home screen, scroll down to Bluetooth and tap on it

Step two: Once you are done, select your AirPods and tap on the toggle next to Automatic Ear Detection to turn it off.

  1. Steps to choose which microphone is being used by AirPods

You can easily choose which microphone is being used by your new AirPods. Here is how you can do it:

Step one: Open the Settings app and tap on Bluetooth

Step two: Once you are done, tap on Microphone to proceed

Step three: You are now presented with three settings including Automatically Switch AirPods, Always Left AirPod, Always Right AirPod. All you need to do now is to choose your preferred option and tap on the Back button.

Also read: Here is how you can find out if your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus has Qualcomm or Intel LTE modem

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