AirPods now have expanded control functions thanks to improvements in iOS 11. 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?
You can charge your AirPods with Apple's wireless charging mat if you have the Qi-equipped charging case. Little is known about the new case at this time, but it will work with the first-generation AirPods. The case will be sold as a separate accessory just like the current AirPods charging case. Pricing is unknown at this time.
The AirPower mat can charge up to three devices at one time. This includes the AirPods charging case, the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the Apple Watch Series 3. The AirPower mat will be sold as a separate accessory starting sometime in 2018.
AirPods will play a tone when the battery level is low. Before this happens, battery charge status can be checked at any time using these methods:
The light inside the AirPods case will show charge status. When AirPods are not in the case, the light shows case battery status.
Pairing the AirPods to a non-Apple smartphone or computer is similar to pairing other Bluetooth devices. Follow these steps to connect AirPods to a PC or other device:
No, AirPods are not water resistant.
Officially Apple has not made any claims regarding AirPods being waterproof or water resistant. It is recommended to keep AirPods away from water as much as possible.