If you own a pair of Apple AirPods, then simply pair them to your phone and forget about them, spending most of your time just listening to music. But there are other things you can do with AirPods, like control your music or speak to Siri.
How to Adjusting AirPods Gestures
You’ll access your AirPods settings through the device they’re currently paired with.
Open your AirPods case. This communicates with your connected device so they automatically pair with connected devices.
On your device, tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Find your AirPods and tap the i icon next to their name.
The Double-Tap gesture is how you control some functions of your AirPods. Tap the Left or Right AirPod and you can assign a different function for the Double-Tap gesture for each, including:
- Siri: You can turn on Siri with a quick double-tap, which will allow you use voice commands to find a new song, adjust volume, or any of the other regular functions that Siri has.
- Skip: You can set up a double-tap to skip to the next track.
- Go Back: You can also set a double-tap to go back to the beginning or skip back to the previous track.
- Play, Pause or Stop: Finally, you can add any of these functions to either of your AirPods.
How to talk to Siri on your AirPods
You can talk to Siri without ever pulling your iPhone out of your pocket. To make sure it’s set up:
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Choose Bluetooth.
- Tap the “i” next to your AirPods.
- Under “Double Tap on AirPod” choose “Siri” for either the left or the right AirPod.
How to answer a phone call on AirPods
If you receive a phone call with AirPods in, you can pick it up by:
- Double tapping one of the AirPods.
- When the call is finished, double tap it to hang up.
If you like to use AirPods at work, or somewhere where you may have to start and stop your music frequently, add a Pause function to one of your AirPods. If you mainly use them for long, uninterrupted stretches—like working out—add a Skip gesture.