Are you looking to get more about your Airpod experience? We’ve got all the information you’ll ever need about Airpod hacks.
Do you own an iPhone, an iPad, or a brand new Macbook Pro 16 inch with a Magic Keyboard? If so then you’ll probably have heard of AirPods or AirPods Pro and you’ll understand their potential for making your Apple experience better.
You can listen to music or an audiobook while walking down the street without having to reach inside your pocket to press a button nor do you have to worry about wires.
But what’s the point in owning these AirPods if you don’t know all the Airpod hacks? Here’s everything you need to know
What Are Airpods?
Airpods are wireless headphones developed by Apple. They come in two varieties of standard Airpods and Airpods Pro.
They have built-in microphones so they can work with Siri, the virtual assistant. If you have mobile internet (data) then you can dictate emails while you walk, stream music and skip to the next track. You can also ask Siri basic questions such as who is the President of the United States, the news, or for weather updates.
Airpods Pro have noise-canceling elements to them and are in-ear headphones while Airpods sit just outside the ear. Updates of these models are expected in 2021 or at the end of 2020.
Connect On All Devices
One of the top tips for Apple Airpods users is that you don’t need to manually connect the AirPods to all of your Apple devices. If you connect them to your iPhone then they will also automatically tether to your MacBook or iPad if you own one.
At the moment if you want to change the device you are using them on then you need to go into the Bluetooth menu and select the Airpods as a device to change them over.
However, a new update of iOS 14 which will launch in autumn will see the Airpods connect to different devices automatically. This is great if you start watching a show on your iPad or Apple Mac and then realize you have to go out but want to pick it up on your iPhone as you wait for a bus or sit in a car.
If you find your Airpods are not working properly on some of your devices or are not connecting then this is how to reset airpods for new users.
Find My Airpods
One of the biggest reasons many people are against purchasing Apple’s Airpods is that they think they are easy to lose – they can easily fall out of your ear and onto the ground.
But an update now means Airpods are included in the ‘Find My Device’ setting of your iCloud. This means that using the 4G data signal from nearby devices and WiFi hotspots you can locate your Airpods if you lose them.
Simply open up ‘Find My Device’ from the launchpad on your Mac Computer. You can log in through iCloud on a browser if you are using a Windows computer.
Then enter your password and it will display a physical map with the location of all of your devices on it including your Airpods.
This is handy if you think you have left your Airpods in a friend’s car or at an airport. Rather than having to make a trip all the way back there, you can confirm that they are there and ask your friend or family member to pick them up for you.
Become a Spy
Did you know your Airpods can become a listening device? The feature called Live Listen allows you to place your iPhone down in another room and then listen in wirelessly using your Airpods.
To activate it you will need to go into the settings menu, control center, customize controls, and then press hearing.
Now when you open the control center on your iPhone you should have the option of ‘live listening’.
Remember though you can only listen in from around 30 feet away from the iPhone as this is as far as the iPhone will reach.
Live listen is designed for people with hearing issues so this is a feature you might want to get your grandparents or older parents to use if they often have problems hearing.
Always ask permission before you use it on someone else as snooping on other people’s conversations could land you in trouble and could have unexpected consequences.
Connect to Smart TV
Another great feature about Airpods and Airpods Pro is that you can connect them to a smart TV. If you like to watch television early in the morning or late at night then this can be a great feature to ensure you don’t disturb them.
It can also be handy if you live in a small house with thin walls and everybody is noisy. You can hear in greater detail what is being said on your favorite TV show or film.
If you also like watching more x-rated content on the big screen then this could also be a way of avoiding embarrassment or having to watch these films with the sound turned down.
There Are So Many Airpod Hacks
There are so many AirPods hacks that you can try. From connecting to all of your Apple devices all at once to using the Live Listen function to enhance the sound of other people speaking, there is so much to learn.
You can even connect your Airpods to a smart TV so you no longer have to put up with noisy neighbors. You can also watch whatever you want at whatever time suits you.
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