Apple AirPods went on sale yesterday. If you’ve got one of them, it’s time to take a look at this guide to learn how to set it up, use it and customize it to suit you.
Connecting AirPods to your iPhone, iPad or Mac
To use the AirPods the first thing you need is a compatible device , these are iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 10.1 or later, Apple Watch with watchOS 3 or later and Mac with MacOS Sierra or later. Now all you have to do is connect them to your device for the first time. In iOS, follow these steps:
- Unlock your iPhone or iPad
- Open the AirPod box and bring it close to the device
- A window will appear on the device
- Press OK
Remember that when connected to iCloud the AirPods will already be automatically configured on the rest of your devices , so you don’t have to worry about synchronizing them at all times with other devices.
Connecting AirPods to other devices
If you do not have an iOS device but want to use the Apple AirPods, please follow these steps:
- Open the box with the AirPods inside
- Press and hold the button on the back until the LED lights up
- On your device, go to the Bluetooth section
- Select AirPods from compatible devices
How to use Siri on AirPods
Unlike other headsets, AirPods are fully compatible with Siri , which means you can ask the virtual assistant for things just like an iPhone. To activate Siri you must double click on one of the headphones.
Some things you can ask of Siri are:
- Volume up or down
- Call a contact
- Asking you for weather information
- Change song
- Playing a music list
- Consult the battery of the AirPods
Checking the battery and charging the AirPods
The Apple AirPods have a long range , which is due both to the headphones themselves and the case that accompanies them.
- The AirPods have an autonomy of 5 hours of music reproduction
- The box has several full charges of the AirPods to achieve up to 24 hours of playback
- By charging the AirPods for 15 minutes, you can count on up to 3 hours of playback
To check the charge status of the AirPods and the box you can do this from the iOS battery widget. You can also put the AirPods inside the box and open it near an iOs device to see an animation with the remaining battery. Finally, the green LED inside the box means that the charge is complete, and the orange LED means that less than a full charge remains. With the AirPods inside, the battery of the AirPods themselves is indicated, without them the battery of the box is indicated.
Customizing AirPod Settings
With all this you can use the AirPods without any problem, but in addition you can customize some settings of the AirPods from Settings> Bluetooth> AirPods> Information Icon in iOS. These are the changes you can make:
- Change the name of the AirPods
- Choose what happens when you press twice: Siri, Play and pause or nothing
- Activate or deactivate automatic ear detection
- Set which headset the microphone is in