AirPods Settings: How to Customize Your AirPods' Features

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Did you know that you can customize how you'd like your AirPods' controls and settings to work? Using the iPhone paired with your AirPods, you can name your AirPods and decide which functions you'd like to engage when you double tap your right or left AirPod, such as activating Siri to adjust the volume on your iPhone. Let's get started learning how to change your AirPod's settings with your iPhone! 

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How to Change Your AirPod, AirPods (2nd Generation) & AirPods Pro Settings

How to find your AirPods' settings:

  1. Open the AirPods Case.
  2. On the iPhone paired with your AirPods, open the Settings app.

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  3. Tap Bluetooth.
  4. Now tap the lowercase i next to your AirPods in the device list. 

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  5. Note the Name box: this is how to rename your AirPods
  6. Now you can get started deciding which AirPod should control which feature. 
  7. Tap on the Right AirPod.
  8. Decide which function you'd like the Right AirPod to control.

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  9. Next, tap on the Left AirPod.
  10. Decide which function you'd like the right AirPod to control.
  11. This same settings menu offers similar controls for the AirPods Pro.

That's it! Now, when you double-tap on your right or left AirPod, the function you chose on your iPhone will engage. Don't forget to check your AirPods charge level, so you don't run out of battery.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.