10 Tips and Tricks You Should Know About Your New AirPods

10 Tips and Tricks You Should Know About Your New AirPods
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Apple's new AirPods were released to much fanfare in late 2016. They have quickly become one of the most popular headphones on the market, and for good reason! These little earbuds offer great sound quality and a host of features that make them perfect for everyday use. We'll give you the top 10 tips and tricks that you should know about your new AirPods! 😎

1. Connect Your AirPods to Your iPhone

The first thing you need to do is make sure your AirPods are charged. Once they are, open the lid of the charging case and hold it close to your iPhone. You should see a popup on your screen asking if you want to "Connect" or "Cancel." Tap on "Connect" and your AirPods will be connected to your iPhone!

Having issues connecting with a simple open? 

  1. Try restarting your iPhone
  2. Turn on/off bluetooth in general settings
  3. Reset AirPods (Hold back button)
  4. Make sure AirPods are fully charged

How to pair your replacement AirPods, AirPods Pro, or charging case

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2. Use Siri with Your AirPods

One of the best features of the AirPods is that you can use Siri without ever having to take your iPhone out of your pocket! To do this, simply double-tap on either AirPods and say "Hey Siri." You can then ask her to perform any number of tasks, such as setting a timer, playing music, or sending a message.

"Hey Siri, tell me a joke" 🥸

3. Check the Battery Life of Your AirPods

To check the battery life of your AirPods, simply open the case and hold it next to your iPhone. The percentage of each AirPods battery life will be displayed on the screen.

Want to have more reminders? Add a custom battery percentage widget on your Home Screen to track all your Apple battery gadgets. 

How to show battery percentage on iPhone

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4. Change the Name of Your AirPods

If you want to change the name of your AirPods, simply go to the "Settings" app on your iPhone and select "Bluetooth." Tap on the "i" next to your AirPods and then tap on "Name." From here, you can enter any name you want for your AirPods!

5. Use One AirPods at a Time

If you only want to use one AirPods at a time, simply take out the one you want to use and leave the other in the case. The audio will automatically route to the AirPods that is in your ear!

Extra trick: Have another pair of AirPods? You can use both to sync music or movies together. Watch a video on this here

6. Clean Your AirPods

It's important to clean your AirPods on a regular basis, especially if you use them often. The best way to clean them is with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. If you need to, you can also lightly dampen the cloth with water. Be sure to avoid getting any water inside the charging case!

Want to learn about cleaning AirTips Pro? Watch this video below

7. Store Your AirPods

When you're not using your AirPods, it's best to store them in their charging case. This will help extend their battery life and keep them safe from damage.

8. Check for Software Updates

It's a good idea to check for software updates for your AirPods on a regular basis. To do this, simply go to the "Settings" app on your iPhone and select "General." Tap on "Software Update" and if there is an update available for your AirPods, it will be downloaded and installed automatically.

9. Factory Reset Your AirPods

There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your AirPods. To do this, simply go to the "Settings" app on your iPhone and select "General." Tap on "Reset" and then select "Erase All Content and Settings." This will reset your AirPods to their factory default settings.

10. How to Contact Apple Support

If you have any questions or issues with your AirPods, the best place to go for help is Apple's support website. From here, you can chat with an Apple representative or search through the frequently asked questions section. You can also schedule a Genius Bar appointment if you need more hands-on support.

Bonus Tip 🔮

Try a pair of memory foam tips to improve your listening comfort and usability. Watch a video on it below

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