Apple is set to deliver redesigned AirPods with hardware upgrades for the first time since the wireless ear buds launched in 2016. Reports have been surfacing from the supply chain and elsewhere, pointing to what's ahead for AirPods 2, and when they might arrive for purchase. Here's a roundup of what's expected from the next generation AirPods.
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.