If you keep in update with the latest technology, you have definitely heard about the AirPods. AirPods have undoubtedly become the most popular wireless earbuds worldwide. Though the price may seem outrageous to some, most people swear that it’s definitely worth it. So, let’s find some cool things to do with AirPods.
To be honest, there are many cheap wireless buds out there. However, Apple has come with something that ensures the best experience. The cool features that come with Airpods can sway anyone into purchasing one. So, let’s look at all these features you can access with your AirPods!
Use Airpods with Other Devices
AirPods are not necessarily exclusive to your iPhone and give you the option to pair with other Android devices. As a result, if you get AirPods as a gift, they will not go to waste even when you do not own an iPhone.
The pairing process is similar to pairing with your iPhone. Just open your case, then press the button on the back of the case and pair it with the Bluetooth of your device.
Moreover, this can even be done with your Windows pc. Even though this does not let you use Siri, but you can watch your movies without any hesitation. So, the versatility is quite commendable!
This has to be the most fantastic feature Airpods has to offer. Before it was only limited to your iPhone, but now just by saying ‘Hey Siri’ to your Airpods, you can tell Siri to do your tasks for you. It helps you enjoy a truly hands-free experience. From changing the music to making calls, Siri can do anything for you with just a voice command!
The normal charging process is simply putting it inside the case and then connecting the cable to a power source. However, during emergencies, you can charge Airpods with other charging devices too. So, in this way, you will never run out of charge! However, this should not be done regularly.
Knowing Battery Status
The conventional way of learning your battery percentage is simply opening the case which results in the battery status menu appearing on your screen.
However, now you can also use voice command to learn the battery percentage. Just double-tap your AirPods and simply say “battery percentage”. So, no hassle of opening your case or using your hands!
Let Siri Handle Your Messages
Siri can also read your messages to you so you do not need to look at your display. This cool feature lets Siri announce the messages and also provides the option to reply with a voice command. To disable this feature, you need to go to “Settings” and then tap “Siri and Search”. Finally, choose the option “Announce Messages” for turning it off.
Use Your Airpods as Hearing Aids
For people who struggle with hearing, Apple has come out with a great initiative. The newly launched feature named “Live Listen” has been introduced to solve your problems. After changing the settings, you need to place your iPhone near the sound so you can enjoy a much more clear sound.
The feature is available from iOS 12 and you need to launch it from the control center. First, choose Customize Controls, and then near the hearing option, tap the plus sign. Then swipe up or down your home screen depending on the model to choose the ear option. Finally, tap “Live Listen”.
Know Who’s Calling Even When You’re Away!
Sometimes you’re working away from your iPhone or you have it in a pocket. However, when somebody calls you, you have to come back to your phone or take it out. It is quite inconvenient and contradicts the function of AirPods.
However, now you can know who’s calling you without going through all these hassles! The new “Announce Calls” feature makes this possible. Go to your “Setting” and then “Phone”. Then simply select the “Announce Calls” feature for this.
“Where is My AirPods”
When it comes to wireless devices, we all frequently misplace them. As a result, locating them becomes a nightmare. However, Apple has made this easy with their “Find my iPhone” feature. If the Bluetooth is activated then you can find your missing AirPods using this feature. Just go to “Find my iPhone” and then tap “Actions”. Then, choosing the “Play Sound” option helps you to find your AirPods. It is as easy as it sounds!
Customize Double Tap Settings
The double-tap lets you activate other features such as launching Siri, skipping a music track, playing or pausing the music etc. You can customize this gesture from your “Settings”. Choose the “Bluetooth” option and then tap on “Airpods”. Finally, choose “Double Tap Settings” for your gesture. This customization can be different for the left and right ear too!
Save Battery Life
If you do not have enough charge, you can use only one bud for doing your tasks. Meanwhile, keep the other one inside the case for charging. As a result, you can use your AirPods for a long period just by switching. Though it is highly unlikely that you need to use this trick as AirPods has long battery life.
Customize your AirPod’s Name
Finally, choose a unique name for your AirPods. To do so, you need to go to the “Settings” option and then tap “Bluetooth”. After that, click on the name and then type your personalized name. This new name will be automatically synced to your iCloud-linked devices.
Although some people call the AirPods overpriced, the features they come with definitely make up for it. So, after reading all these fantastic features, what do you think? There may be many options that may seem alluring to you due to the price, but when it comes to Airpods, the comfort is second to none. So, don’t hesitate and purchase one right now!
You can also read: How to Connect Airpods to MacBook