7 tricks to make the most of AirPods Pro

The functions and settings to be activated immediately in Apple’s wireless earphones

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We have selected seven practical functions to set up on the AirPods Pro wireless headphones right away for a smoother and more comfortable experience in everyday use. The starting point is the menu that can be reached by following the path Settings> Bluetooth> Information icon on AirPods Pro.

Continue playback when you remove a headset

The function, activated by default and based on the proximity sensor, of stopping the music when you take off an earphone is not appreciated by everyone, also because you can pause it with a simple touch. But you can easily turn it off from the switch found under Automatic Ear Detection.

Change name to AirPods Pro

The first menu item allows you to change the name of your headphones, which not only guarantees more customization, but can be useful for speeding up operations when looking for the device to be paired via bluetooth in public places full of “AirPods Pro of …”.

Disable the automatic switch forever

Another inconvenient default function is the automatic change of the coupling of AirPods Pro between various connected devices such as iPhone, iPad or Mac, which often creates unwanted switches. From the settings page (see previous point), just go to Connect to this iPhone / iPad / Mac and, from Automatically, choose At the last connection to this iPhone / iPad / Mac.

Customize the actions associated with touch

The small earphone rod includes a sensor that detects various depths of touch. From Settings> Bluetooth> Information icon> Press and hold the AirPods (right or left) you can choose what happens when you press and hold on one or the other headset between Siri activation, noise control and above all useful ( and otherwise not present by default) off mode that to disable both background noise cancellation and transparent mode to the benefit of the battery. We remind you that it is also possible to choose the three modes from any associated Apple Watch, through AirPlay.

Even the double tap can be customized with the same procedure, for example to activate Siri; increase or decrease; play, pause or stop audio content, or skip to the next or previous track.

Give preference to the microphone on the right or left

By default, automatically and by privileging the headset that is worn, it is possible to choose from the information page to indicate the microphone to be used so that it continues to record even if it is removed from the ear: a useful option if, for example, you want to take advantage of the AirPods as a mini wireless microphone.

Customize the sound

You can take advantage of the custom audio setup for a more personal touch. First you have to go to Settings> Music> Eq by tapping No, then from Settings> Accessibility> Audiovisual Contents you can adjust the Balance slider and from Settings> Accessibility> Audiovisual Contents> Headphone Settings> Custom Audio Setup / Custom audio setup just follow the instructions on the screen for your preferences. You can also customize the transparency mode from Settings> Accessibility> Audiovisual Content> Headphone Adjustments> Transparency Mode> Custom Transparency Mode.

Play the headphones to find them

A great classic: one or both caps are no longer found in the house, perhaps buried under clothes or tucked under the sofa cushion. From the Where is app you can tap on the name of the earphones and choose Play.

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