With AirPods, you can listen to music, make phone calls, use Siri, and more.
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If you have AirPods (2nd generation) headphones, at least one of the following devices is required:
If you have AirPods (1st generation) headphones, at least one of the following devices is required:
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10 or later
- Apple Watch with watchOS 3 or later
- Apple TV with tvOS 11 or later
- Mac with macOS Sierra or later
Using iPhone to set up AirPods
If you are setting up your AirPods for the first time, follow these steps:
- Go to the Home screen.
- Open the case where the AirPods are located and place it next to the iPhone.
- An animated splash screen of the setup program is displayed on the iPhone.
- Click Connect and select Done.
- If you have AirPods (2nd generation) headphones and you have already set up “Hi Siri” on your iPhone, you can use it with AirPods. If the “Hi Siri” function is not configured yet and you have AirPods (2nd generation) headphones, the setup wizard will open.
If you are logged into iCloud, AirPods are automatically configured to work with any of the supported devices connected to iCloud using the same Apple ID.
If you are unable to set up your AirPods, use the help.
Listening to audio with AirPods
The AirPods removed from the case are already included and ready to use. And playback from the device will start automatically as soon as you insert them into your ears. If you remove one AirPods earphone, playback will pause, and if both will stop. If you use one AirPod and remove it, playback pauses. If you insert it back within 15 seconds, playback automatically resumes.
AirPods are connected to the iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. Sound switching between them occurs automatically.
To play audio from another device through AirPods or switch sound to other headphones or speakers, follow these steps:
On an iOS device
- Open Control Center.
- Press with force or press and hold the card with sound controls in the upper right corner of the Control Center to change the audio settings.
- Click the icon and select the desired device from the list. one
On a Mac
Click the volume control in the menu bar and select AirPods 2 Headphones or other speakers in the Output Device section.
With AirPods, you can use Siri and control the playback of audio content.
When using AirPods (2nd generation) headphones, the default phrase “Hello Siri” is used to activate Siri. By double-tapping the AirPod, you can start playing the current audio track or skip to the next.
On AirPods (1st generation), double-tapping by default activates Siri.
Regardless of your AirPods model, you can do one of the following when you double-tap any headphone.
- Using Siri3
- Play and pause audio content
- Skip to the next track
- Return to previous track
- Disabling audio content
When using AirPods (2nd generation) headphones, you can say “Hi Siri” or double-tap the headset to activate Siri. When using AirPods (1st generation), double-tap the earphone to activate Siri.
Siri can be used with AirPods to ask questions and make phone calls. Siri can also control music playback and check the status of AirPods. Below are some sample Siri requests.
- "Play my favorites playlist."
- “Turn up the volume.”
- "How to get home from here?"
- Go to the next song.
- “Pause the music.”
- “What is the battery level in my AirPods?”
If someone calls you when one of the AirPods is inserted in your ear, Siri may report the call. To answer, tap the earbud twice. The same action can end the call or switch to another.
Charging AirPods and Case
To charge your AirPods, put them in the case and close the cover. 4 AirPods are turned off and charged when they are placed in the case.
AirPods (1st and 2nd generation) can be recharged in a case for wireless charging or in a standard case for charging AirPods. If you have a case for wireless charging, then you can use a Qi standard charger for charging. Any case can be recharged by connecting to an Apple Lightning-USB cable.