In 2016, Apple changed the history of the headset by introducing its Apple AirPod. The AirPods looked like individual headphones, but if you cut them off and left them alone. According to the company, they were created to eliminate the annoying wires that accompany most headphones, allowing you to listen to music privately and make the necessary movements. They would also be technology savvy: there were sensors that could tell when to pause your music and activate Siri to allow you to change things with a simple double-tap movement. Since their introduction, the AirPods have aroused great interest – there are even AirPod hacks that every user should know.
Anyone who uses his AirPods all the time seems to like them and it is not difficult to understand why: they are practical, easy to use and look pretty cool. Plus, wirelessly on your earbuds that connects you to your phone, you're a little more free to move or place your phone relatively close to you rather than against you.
AirPods have their own secrets and, fortunately, there are some tips and tricks to suit all your needs. If you use AirPods, you need to know these hacks:
1Pair with non-Apple devices
The AirPods have obviously been designed to work best with other Apple products, but that does not mean you can not enjoy it with non-Apple devices as well. According to LifeHacker, they can also be used as Bluetooth headphones with other products. Just follow some steps. The site recommends placing your AirPods in the charging case, open the cover, hold the flat button located on the back of the case until the white light between the AirPods starts to flash (it means that you are in pairing mode), search the AirPods in the Bluetooth menu of the device with which you want to pair them. They will be connected, but be aware that they may lose some features.
2Set up call announcements
One of the best things about AirPods is that you can use them as a hands-free kit, so you can talk to them when you're on the phone as if you were in the future (which you are apparently). Anyone who owns an AirPod knows that it means, however, that you can not know who's calling, unless you take your phone out to look, which removes this notion of hands-free. But if you set up call announcements, you do not need to check your phone. To do this, LifeHacker recommends setting the settings for your iPhone or iPad, tap Phone, and then tap Announce calls. Choose Headset only, and from there, the AirPods will tell you who's calling when your phone rings, as long as they're in your address book.
3Turn them into earrings
In January, a Twitter user went viral with a tweet about DIY AirPod ear loops. They hang long chains around your ears so they can be easily sunk into your ears when you're ready to wear them.
4Customize Double Tap Orders
One of the best features of AirPods is the ability to type them twice to force them to perform different tasks, so you do not even have to look at your phone. They are initially set to enable Siri, but according to LifeHacker, you can customize them. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, then Bluetooth. Find your AirPods under My devices, then tap the blue "i" icon next to it. In the "Double-Tap On AirPod" section, choose what you want each ear button to do. You can choose options such as "Play / Pause" or "Next track" for each ear, which greatly facilitates the passage of music.
5Improve their cut
AirPods are not suitable for all ears. People with larger ears can see their AirPods slip from time to time, which is exactly what you do not want to happen when you wear them. In a MacRumors forum, a guy explained how to solve this problem. After trying some covers, he realized that the AirPods needed a grip to keep them in place. He used Nexcare's Absolute Absolute waterproof tape and a hole punch to hack his AirPods. He says to drill a few small dots of the band with the hole punch and then place them on the AirPods where you want more grip. Hold them for a minute so that the adhesive heats up. He used two points on each AirPod for a perfect fit, but recommends doing experiments with what works for you.
6Enable the dual plug sensor without using your hands
The dual-tap feature is very convenient: you can use your AirPod without having to use your phone to control it, which is ideal for the hands-free needed moments. But sometimes you can not even use your hands to type twice, as if they were wet and you do not want to potentially destroy your AirPods. In this case, the user of Reddit u / HWX2X has found a trick: rather tap the side of your head, near your ear, to activate the function.
7Use the case as an iPhone support
Wondering what else you can use with this AirPod case? In the end, it is an excellent support for mobile iPhone. Twitter user @elfanek discovered this tip and shared. Open the case, turn on the phone horizontally and lift it up. It's maybe a little wobbly, but it works when it's needed!
8Facilitate the control of the battery
It can be hard to know when your AirPods are going to die or when they have a low battery. So, follow this trick to check the battery faster. According to Gear Patrol, you can add the battery to the Today View screen of your iPhone. To access this screen, you must scan the lock screen or the home screen to the left. Add the "Batteries" widget to monitor the battery life of your AirPods or their charge case.