AirPods are an expensive purchase, so you want to get the most out of them. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for how to use AirPods and AirPods Pro. We’ll walk you through the features of both models, show you how to set them up, and give you some tips for preventing them from getting lost.
What are AirPods and AirPods Pro?
AirPods are an iOS-compatible pair of wireless headphones that work with your iPhone. You plug them in using the Lightning port on the bottom of your phone and they charge wirelessly. AirPods can be used independently, but they’re most commonly used in conjunction with an iPhone. Using the built-in battery, which can be recharged without needing to remove them from the charging case, you can play and answer calls without taking your phone out of your pocket. AirPods Pro provide additional noise-cancellation and better sound quality. They also have an extended wireless range, which means that if you are playing music in another room, you can still hear it, even if your phone is in another room.
How to set up AirPods
Before you can use AirPods you have to connect them to your iPhone. This is pretty easy. All you have to do is hold the AirPods close to your ear and start sliding them in. Make sure you don’t overlap them too much, or they won’t fit in your ears. The best way to do this is just to press the buttons on the bottom. Once you’ve got them in you can check the battery level, and connect to Bluetooth. How to pair AirPods with your other devices Once you’ve put them in you’ll see a lot of options on your iPhone. First, choose “Connect to iPhone” from the bottom of the AirPods screen. Then select “AirPods.” From here you can tap on “Add another device” at the bottom of the screen. In this case we’ll connect to Apple Watch.
How to set up AirPods Pro
This is where the AirPods Pro jump out. Both models come with a separate remote to access Siri. However, only AirPods Pro’s remote allows you to access Siri from more than 30 feet away. On top of that, AirPods Pro’s remote can also be used to control any connected device like your smart thermostat, light bulbs, or even your television. Now, this is an obvious selling point for the AirPods Pro, but it’s not a feature that everyone will need, nor is it something you can get on AirPods. Instead, it’s best to just wait and see what AirPods Pro can do when they finally go on sale. How to set up AirPods Setting up AirPods is pretty simple. All you have to do is download the Apple iOS 10.2 update for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 6s Plus. Then pair your AirPods with your iPhone.
Tips for preventing AirPods from getting lost
If you don’t want to use Siri (or any app) with your AirPods, you can leave them in your pocket and they won’t come out. You can put them in a new pocket if you need to use them and want to change them before you go back home. You can put them in the AirPod case that comes with the AirPods. The case is very similar to the existing iPhone charging case that you can charge your iPhone using an old MagSafe connector. Instead of needing to use a specific cable for the case, the AirPod case can charge your iPhone using the same cable that you use to charge the case. The issue is that there’s no place to put the case when you don’t need to use it. The charging cable is easily lost, or you can’t get to the power adapter for the AirPods.
All in all, Apple AirPods are a fantastic new product, and an absolutely essential tool for keeping your iPhone music experience as excellent as possible. The AirPods’ support for Siri is incredible, and the fact that you can pair two of them together in the phone’s Bluetooth menu, then launch an app like Spotify to play music from your Apple devices and from AirPods, is a nice bonus too.
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