AirPods can be incredibly convenient, switching automagically between devices linked to the same iCloud account. All of this personalization is great, until you're interested in giving away or selling your AirPods to someone else. Luckily there's a simple way to wipe your AirPods clean and restore them to factory settings.
AirPods automagically name themselves the first time they are paired with an iOS device. Most of the time, this means a generic name such as "Frank's AirPods" based on the owner of the device. For anyone looking to further customize their AirPods name, the default name can easily be changed right on the iPhone.
One of the best things about AirPods is keeping your iPhone stowed away in a pocket or bag. Between Siri and tap gestures, the AirPods can handle many common tasks. Incoming calls can interrupt music and podcasts, but even worse- the iPhone must come out to see who's calling. However, there's a way around this first-world problem.
AirPods are small, expensive and easy to misplace. They're not only easy to lose, but they are easy to drop thanks to their wireless design. It is best to keep a pair of EarPods around for running or other activities where you might lose your AirPods. If you do lose an AirPod, Apple charges $69 for a replacement. This is pretty pricey when you consider AirPods already cost $159 to $199 for a new pair. The best protection against lost AirPods is not a warranty, but the Find My iPhone app. You can download the app for free on the Apple App Store.
Instead of coming with physical volume controls like Apple's EarPods, Apple's AirPods includes a "double tap" feature that invokes Siri for users to play music, skip tracks and answer calls. Anyone who has used Siri knows that the voice assitant can sometimes be unreliable, and this is why you'll probably want to reprogram your AirPods once they're setup.