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How to control your AirPods using offline commands

It has been a little over a month since was launched and the main challenge for the AirPods is still how to control them with Siri . Without nearby Wi-Fi networks or a strong mobile internet signal, Siri does not work very well, even with some delay. Enter an elevator or subway and voice control becomes ineffective.

How to control your AirPods using offline commands
How to control your AirPods using offline commands

Without a good Internet connection, Siri will not work , which means taking out your phone or using, if you have one, the Apple Watch to control your AirPods. Yes, it’s a minor problem, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want a better solution than taking your phone out of your pocket.

There is a way to use commands without the Internet on AirPods

Some time ago we told you about how Siri needed to be improved, since this assistant is the main control of the AirPods . If you improve Siri, you improve the AirPods.

Getting used to using Siri on the street and then not being able to use it at key moments is quite frustrating . If we want to be able to use commands when Siri can’t work, we will have to resort to its predecessor: Voice Control.

Activate Voice Cotrol

  1. Go to Settings, General, Accessibility.
  2. Press the Start button, under Press and Hold to talk select Voice Control.

Now in situations where you would use Siri, Voice Control will appear. This has some drawbacks, as Voice Control is not deeply integrated into iOS. This means that the voice commands you give are limited to default commands.

To replace Siri in those times when you don’t have access to the Internet, comes in handy . Although this “solution” is not the best if it is the simplest and most useful.

Ideally you should use this solution in those moments when you know you will not have access to the Internet and therefore not activating Siri is not a problem for you.


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