Today, almost one year and a half have passed since AirPods 2 went on sale, the new Apple H1 chip, voice wake-up Siri assistant, wireless charging box, longer battery life and lower game delay. Although the price is as high as 249 dollars (with wireless charging box), it still does not stop consumers from pursuing it. AirPods, which is popular all over the world, have now become the best-selling true wireless Bluetooth headsets on the market, and even evolved into a cultural phenomenon.
Users who have used AirPods 2 must know how great the experience of this headset is, especially its smooth switching and seamless connection experience between all Apple devices, which cannot be replaced by other Bluetooth headsets (except Beats). But did you know? In addition to the regular operations of listening to songs, making phone calls, and waking up Siri, AirPods 2 also has some hidden techniques that you may not know about! So today I will take you to learn more about 7 hidden tips for using AirPods 2 very well.
1. Check AirPods Battery Power on iPhone in Real Time
Usually we want to check the remaining battery power when using AirPods. I noticed that many people around me operate like this: put the earphones back into the charging box-close to the iPhone-open the lid of the charging box, and the rest power of the earphones can be shown on your iphone. But this operation is too cumbersome and inconvenient at all. Here is a very simple and easy-to-use technique.
When the iPhone screen is on, slide your finger to the far left of the screen, click the “Edit” button below, select “Battery” in the add widget (up and down positions can be adjusted freely), click “Finish”, it is very convenient to check the power of AirPods in real time. When you are using two or a single earphone, the remaining power of the left and right earphones can also be displayed on the screen, which helps users know the power of the earphones.
2. Connect Two Mobile Phones at the Same Time
We may often encounter such scenarios when using AirPods:
Girlfriend: I’m going to watch a movie tonight, give me AirPods
You: But I am watching the national football game..
Girlfriend: Break up!
If you knew that AirPods can connect to two mobile phones at the same time, this meaningless quarrel can be completely avoided. First, take out a headset from the charging box, complete pairing with a mobile phone, and then close the lid. Open the lid again, press and hold the button on the back of the charging box until the indicator light flashes, go to the Bluetooth settings of the second phone and select AirPods to complete the pairing, so that two people can use a headset separately.
Therefore, when you encounter similar situations in the future, don’t say something silly, or pass the earphones to your girlfriend obediently, or quickly connect a earphone to her mobile phone.
3. Find My AirPods
Since the first generation of AirPods went on the market, many users have reported that this headset is not strong to wear and easy to fall off; coupled with the fact that the headset itself is very small, so sometimes you may not find the headset. In this situation, we have two simple and easy-to-use methods to find our AirPods.
The first method: Open the “Find iPhone” App, you can see that the phone will display the approximate range of AirPods from you, click the AirPods icon to enter the map location, and then click the “Operation” button below, then “Play sound” will appear When you click on your headset, it will emit a “dididi” prompt. If one of your earphones falls in a corner of the room, it will be easy to find; if it falls on the street, it may depend on luck.
The second method: Ask Siri “Where is my AirPods” directly on the iPhone, then Siri will tell you that you are about to try to play a sound on AirPods. After you click Confirm, the headset will emit a “di di di di” sound. Never test this function while wearing headphones. The advantage of the first method is that you can view the location of the headset (including the mobile phone) on the map location. Even if the headset is out of power, the mobile phone can display the last location of the headset. The second method I think is more suitable for indoor use. For example, if one of your earphones falls under the sofa, then just ask Siri to find the earphones quickly.
4. Customize the Function of Double-Clicking the Left and Right Earphones
In fact, starting from the first-generation AirPods, this headset supports custom double-click left and right headset functions, but on the second-generation AirPods, this feature is more playable. First of all, we have to enter the iPhone’s settings-Bluetooth interface, and then click the “i” icon on the right side of AirPods, you can set the functions of the left and right earphones.
Here you can set double-click the next song on the left earphone, double-click the previous song on the right earphone and so on. In addition, since the second-generation AirPods support voice wake-up of the Siri assistant, this function does not need to be set separately, and the user can give the double-click function to cut song or play/pause. Besides, if Apple adds another volume adjustment function, it will be perfect.
5. Customize AirPods Name
This function is basically the same as the above operation, or enter the iPhone settings-Bluetooth interface, and then click the “i” icon on the right side of AirPods, and then click “Name” to customize the settings. After setting the new name, next time you open the lid of the charging box, the new name that has been set will pop up on the phone screen. The advantage of this is that it is convenient for users to distinguish whether they are currently connected to their own headphones to prevent confusion with other AirPods.
6. Set Voice Prompts for Incoming Calls
This feature is really easy to use. For example, when you suddenly call when you are riding a bicycle, driving, or doing housework, it may be inconvenient to take out your phone to check who is calling, but you only need to set it up in advance. With the voice prompt function for incoming calls, your AirPods will tell you who is calling.
Operation method: Go to iPhone settings-Phone-Voice prompt when calling, and then select “Headset only”, the next time you use the headset and the mobile phone as long as the Bluetooth connection status, the headset will be the first time there is an incoming call Prompt, simple, convenient and easy to use.
7. Set Up the “Eavesdropping” Function
In iOS12, users can enable the real-time listening function, turning AirPods into a very useful microphone, which has a good monitoring effect. The operation method is as follows:
1. Open the settings-control center-custom control, add the “hearing” function; 2. pull up the control panel from the bottom of the iPhone screen, click on the “ear” symbol; 3. click on to open the microphone radio ( Real-time listening) function. This feature is very versatile. For example, you can enable this feature when you want to hear other people’s whispering conversations, or when you want to hear the weaker sounds around you.
AirPods 2 uses dual beamforming microphones to filter background noise and make the sound better. Traditional earphones rely on the audio signal of the device and can only achieve various basic functions; while AirPods cooperates with a microphone using beamforming technology through a voice acceleration sensor, which can filter out background noise and clearly lock your voice, which makes AirPods change Become a very convenient radio equipment. For example, in a noisy venue, you can give an AirPods to the interviewee to wear (conversing between two earphones), or place it as close as possible to the radio target to get a clearer recording effect.