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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 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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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 Make Sure Your AirPods Pro Are Actually Fully Charged

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Ever wondered why your AirPods Pro’s battery level almost always hovers around 80 percent? This is because Apple automatically enables a feature that reduces battery aging—and as a consequence, slows down the charging speed significantly once your AirPods Pro’s battery is 80 percent charged. If you’re in a hurry to…

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How to Install Beta Firmware on Your AirPods Pro (and Why You Should)

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In the wake of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, AirPods Pro have joined the ranks of Apple devices getting beta updates. Apple will now release regular beta updates for AirPods Pro that can be installed by anyone using an Apple Developer account.

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How to Enable Headphone Notifications on Apple Watch

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If you purchased an Apple Watch mostly to keep track of your activity, fitness goals, and health, you may be interested in this new health-oriented feature that aims to keep your hearing in check.

With modern versions of watchOS, Apple has added an option called Headphone Notifications. What this feature basically does is send you a notification if you’ve been listening to loud audio for a long time via connected headphones. This is done by comparing your headphone usage with the 7-day audio exposure limit. The moment you exceed this limit, you’ll receive a…

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How to Clean Your Earbuds, Because They're Even Grosser Than You Think

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Fungus and yeast infection-causing germs can build upon the earbuds as you jam them inside your ear canals, not to mention wax that visibly sticks to their surfaces. After sending an earbud swab out for analysis, Inside Edition even found pneumonia-causing bacteria such as staph aureus on regularly used earbuds, and o…

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