AirPods now have expanded control functions thanks to improvements in iOS. Apple has pushed several firmware updates behind the scenes, however the latest version of iOS brings more options directly to AirPods settings. AirPods are already known for high levels of customer satisfaction, and Apple continues to improve the product. So how can one take advantage of the added features in iOS 11 and later?
You can change the default settings of your AirPods after they have been paired to an iOS device. To customize the double-tap gesture, just navigate to Settings > Bluetooth on your paired device, then tap on the “i” next to your AirPods. From here you can change the function of the double-tap feature on each individual AirPod.
The default setting for the double-tap gesture on each AirPod is Siri.
By default, AirPods are set to automatically switch between left and right microphones when on a phone call. When AirPods are connected to the iPhone, but callers can't hear your voice try this fix.
For AirPods owners having problems with call quality follow these steps:
According to new reports out of China, Apple plans to launch the AirPower wireless charging mat in September. Sources claim that Apple was aiming to release AirPower in June, but overheating issues pushed back production. The unique charging mat was first teased by Apple in September last year.
Overall, Apple's wireless AirPods have received positive reviews from publications and customers alike. The only complaint is the $160 price tag. This pricing hasn't changed since they were first launched in December 2016. With rumors of a refreshed AirPods model on the horizon, there are now opportunities to get discounts on AirPods.