Category: AirPods

How to Update Your AirPods

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Apple often issues firmware updates for its entire AirPods line, including AirPods Pro, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max. However, the company doesn’t make it clear how to actually update your AirPods, nor do they share what each firmware update does. So here’s how to do it, whatever model of AirPods you use.

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How to Disable the Malfunctioning ‘AirPods Left Behind’ Notification

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re out and about, minding your own business, when suddenly your iPhone hits you with an “AirPods Left Behind” message. You panic, wondering where you could’ve dropped your expensive earbuds—until you realize they never left your pocket. What gives, iPhone?

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How to Use Your AirPods’ Hidden ‘Reset’ Feature When They Refuse to Cooperate

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When most of the tech in your life is acting up—whether it be your computer, phone, game console, what have you—simply turning the device off and on again works wonders. Tech likes a reset! However, not all of our stuff has an on/off switch. AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones, for example, don’t have any obvious…

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How to Use Headphone Accommodations on iPhone & iPad

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Are you the kind of person who likes to fine-tune their iPhone or iPad audio to your liking? Or perhaps, you have a hearing impairment that gives you trouble hearing certain sounds? In that case, you’ll be interested in checking out the Headphone Accommodations accessibility feature that iOS and iPadOS have to offer.

Headphone Accommodations are a feature that works with Apple and Beats headphones to customize audio levels according to the user’s preference. It’s designed to amplify soft sounds and adjust certain frequencies to better suit an…

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How to Stop AirPods From Automatically Switching to Other Devices

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Are your AirPods or AirPods Pro connecting to a different device on its own? This is an issue that several users have reported in the past year, but it’s actually a feature that Apple introduced alongside newer iOS and iPadOS versions. If you don’t like AirPods switching between devices automatically, it can be turned off.

For some background, Apple introduced a feature for its H1 chip-enabled wireless headphones that allows them to automatically switch between your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, depending on the device you want to listen to. Although it seems like…

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How to Get Notified When You Leave Your AirPods Pro Behind

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AirPods Pro are way too easy to leave behind. Yes, you can track your lost AirPods Pro from the Find My app, but now you can help stop the problem before it happens: Your iPhone can notify you when you leave your AirPods Pro behind.

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How to Choose Between the AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro

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Apple’s AirPods lineup has gotten confusing. The distinction was simpler before, when you could pick the AirPods Pro if you wanted an in-ear fit with active noise cancellation, or the regular AirPods if you could live without that. The third-generation AirPods has been launched though, making it a little harder to…

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How to Enable or Disable Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro

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AirPods Pro support Spatial Audio, which is Apple’s take on Dolby Atmos surround-sound experience where there’s a huge emphasis on 3D audio. With this feature, Apple intends to bring a theatre-like surround-sound experience to your AirPods Pro while watching supported video content. Combined with AirPods Pro’s dynamic head-tracking capabilities, the audio for the content you’re watching on your iPhone or iPad’s screen will subtly shift as you move your head away from the screen since the sound-field stays mapped to the on-screen visuals.

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What's the Point of AirPods Pro's Transparency Mode? And How to Customize It

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Transparency mode is one of the Apple AirPods Pro’s best features. Using a mix of internal and external microphones, it allows you to listen to music through you earbuds without totally shutting out the world around you. But not all ears are created equal, and some people might want to let through more sound than…

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How to Stream the September 14th Apple Event (and What to Expect)

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Apple recently announced its next hardware showcase is planned for Tuesday, September 14, so we could be just a few days away from finally seeing the rumored iPhone 13 and other upcoming Apple products for the first time.

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