July 18, 2024

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How to get the most out of your gift

How to get the most out of your gift

AirPods Pro (2nd generation).

Sophia Pete

If you are received an AppleNew second generation AirPods Pro as a holiday gift, well made. These new AirPods have been my favorite gadget Apple released this year. If you’re new to AirPods, or if you have an older generation, there are a lot of new features you’ll want to take advantage of with these earbuds.

Here are some AirPods Pro tips and tricks to get you started.

How to find your lost AirPods Pro

There is a speaker built into the new AirPods Pro that plays a sound so you can locate them.

  • Open the Find My app.
  • Click on the name of your AirPods (my name is, for example, Sophia’s AirPods).
  • Click play audio to help you find them.
  • You can also see the location of your AirPods on a map by tapping Search.

Ways to charge new AirPods

The new AirPods Pro come with a MagSafe charging case. This means you can simply place your AirPods face down on a MagSafe Wireless Charging Pad and the headphones will begin charging. They can also charge on an Apple Watch charger. Simply place the case on top of your Apple Watch’s charger to charge it.

You can now charge your AirPods Pro (2nd generation) using the Apple Watch charger.

Sophia Pete

How to control volume directly on your AirPods

Touch Control on the new Pros lets you lower or raise the volume by gently swiping up or down on the AirPods stem.

When your finger is on the stem of the AirPods, you will feel an area where the material is no longer slippery but slightly indented. This is the panel where you can swipe up or down to control the volume. This is great when you’re listening to something while working out or cleaning and don’t have easy access to your phone to control the volume.

How to switch between noise canceling mode and transparency mode

You can switch between noise canceling mode, which blocks out a lot of outside noise, and transparency mode, which amplifies some of the noise around you. The transparency mode on the new AirPods Pro is even better than the previous generation. You can hear more about what’s going on around you.

To change AirPod settings on your iPhone:

  • I open Settings.
  • Tap on your AirPods name, which will appear at the top of the list.
  • Scroll between Noise Canceling or Transparency mode.

Noise canceling and Transparency settings for AirPods Pro (2nd generation).

Sophia Pete

How to test the fit of your ear tips

When you open up the new AirPods, you’ll notice a few different ear tip sizes. To make sure you are using the correct test, you can take a proper test.

  • I open Settings.
  • Click Ear tip fit test.
  • Click Continue.
  • Put the AirPods in both ears until they are comfortable. It is best to perform this test in a quiet environment.
  • Press the play button.
  • The music will play for a few seconds and then you will receive the results that will let you know if you have a good seal.

What are those two silver holes on the side of the new AirPods?

How to connect two AirPods to an iPhone or iPad

Connect two AirPods to one device It just doesn’t work with new AirPods. You can try this trick with any generation of AirPods, and it’s great for holiday travel. Imagine that both of your kids want to watch the same movie on their iPhone or iPad, each using their own set of AirPods.

Two AirPods connected to one iPhone

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Here’s how to connect two headphones to one Apple device:

  • Connect your AirPods or Beats to your iOS device and start playing the content you’re hoping to share.
  • Tap the AirPlay button in Control Center on your iPhone or iPad, on the Lock screen, or in an app you’re using to watch content or stream music.
  • Click Share Audio.
  • If you’re sharing with someone who has AirPods or AirPods Pro, have them keep the AirPods inside the case and open the cover when they’re close to your Apple device. If the person you’re sharing with has AirPods Max, they don’t need to be inside the case. If you’re sharing with a Beats user, put that Beats in share mode and hold it close to your device.
  • You should see your friend or family member’s headphones appear on your screen.
  • Click Share Audio again.

This is! To stop sharing content, simply click the checkmark next to the headphones you want to disconnect from.

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