Hidden AirPods features you need to know about

One of the most popular Apple inventions of the past few years has to be the innovative and multi-functional AirPods. You’re probably aware of all the basic features of these handy headphones, such as answering calls and playing music, but there is a whole host of other hidden features that you might not be aware of.

1. Locate missing AirPods

One of the most useful hidden AirPods features is their ability to be tracked using your device. Simply activate the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature on the iPhone you’ve connected to your AirPods and click ‘Action’ and ‘Play Sound’. Your missing AirPods will make a noise, but this is only really useful if you’ve misplaced them somewhere in your house!

2. Customise double-tap settings

The newest version of AirPods are installed with a feature that allows you to play music, skip ahead through songs or resume an audio stream by double-tapping them. This feature can be customised, however, to your own preferences. For example, you can set your double-tap feature to skip songs, pause or play them via your Bluetooth settings.

3. Hear who’s calling your iPhone

Having hands-free calling is rendered useless if you don’t know who you’re answering the phone to, which is why your iPhone has an ‘Announce Calls’ setting for your AirPods. Simply access your settings and click ‘Phone’ and ‘Announce Calls’; it couldn’t be easier.

4. Pair your AirPods with your Apple Watch

Pairing your AirPods with your Apple Watch is a fantastic way to make the most out of your workout. Simply enter the ‘Control Centre’ of your Apple Watch, click ‘AirPlay’ and then ‘AirPods’ and you can listen to music or podcasts or even make a call from your wrist.

5. Use AirPods with non-Apple devices

One of the most convenient things about AirPods is that they can be used with both Android and Apple devices. All you need to do is place your AirPods into their case, open the lid and press and hold down the setup button on the reverse side of the case until a white light appears, then follow the instructions on the device you want to use.

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