How to Use AirPods to Control Music

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When listening to music with AirPods, you can use the controls on the AirPods to pause/play the music, skip to the next song, or return to the previous one. Additionally, you may control the volume of your music with your AirPods.

How to use AirPods to control music. Learn how to play, pause, skip music and even change the volume using only your AirPods.

How to Control Audio

AirPods Pro

Your AirPods Pro includes a feature known as a force sensor. This is a touch-sensitive region on the stem of your AirPods.

Use AirPods to Control Music

  • Play or Pause – Simply (quickly) push the force sensor to play or pause your music.
  • Skip Forward — To advance to the next song, double-press the force sensor (as if it were a double-click).
  • Skip Backward — Triple-press the force sensor to return to the previous song.
  • Increase or decrease the volume – Dial Siri. “Hey Siri, increase the volume” or “Hey Siri, decrease the volume.”

Changing the Press and hold Function on AirPods Pro

By default, pressing and holding the force sensor on AirPods Pro toggles between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode. To change this pattern of behavior:

  1. Open your AirPods case, which contains your AirPods. Go to Settings on your iPhone (or iPad) and pick Bluetooth.
  2. Locate your AirPods in the list and hit the information button (a circle with an I inside) next to their name.
  3. Select either Left or Right under the Press and Hold AirPods section.

To change the noise control setting, press and hold:

Ascertain that Noise Control is enabled. Select one of the two or three noise reduction modes for use with the press and hold function.

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To use press and hold to call Siri:

  • Select Siri after selecting either the Left or Right AirPod.

Nota bene: you may configure each AirPod Pro with a unique purpose; for instance, you can have the left one toggle between noise-canceling modes and the right one contact Siri.

AirPods

For users of the first or second-generation AirPods, Siri can be used to control audio. Additionally, you can double-tap your AirPod near the stem’s top. This double-tap functionality comes pre-programmed, but you can change it.

Use AirPods to Control Music

AirPods (2nd gen)

Your AirPods will respond when you say “Hey Siri.”

  • Play or Advance – To begin listening to music, double-tap your AirPod around the top of the stem. If you are currently listening to a song, double-tap will advance to the next track.
  • Other Features – Dial Siri.
  • “Hey Siri, pause”
  • Backward – “Hey Siri, Backward”
  • Volume – Make a Siri call. “Hey Siri, increase the volume” or “Hey Siri, decrease the volume.”

AirPods (1st gen)

To activate Siri for all functions, double-tap an AirPod near the top of the stem; the double-tap is equivalent to saying “Hey Siri.”

Changing the Double-tap Function (AirPods 1st or 2nd gen)

  1. Open your AirPods case, which contains your AirPods. Go to Settings on your iPhone (or iPad) and pick Bluetooth.
  2. Locate your AirPods in the list and hit the information button (a circle with a I inside)
  3. next to their name.
  4. Choose between the left and right AirPods.
  • Call Siri
  • Play and pause
  • Skip forward
  • Skip backward

If you’re experiencing unexpected behavior or your AirPods’ settings are not saving, see How to Fix AirPods and AirPods Pro Settings Are Not Saving.

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