You have 10 tips to master your new AirPods Pro
Fries AirPods Pro wireless headphones are a notable improvement over Second generation AirPods released earlier this year. The Pro version of AirPods still work with iPhone, iPad, or Mac, but they add a new design and new features.
In fact, AirPods Pro are the biggest upgrade we’ve seen from AirPods since Apple first released in late 2016. Everything is no different, however, AirPods Pro remain. have the basic features of regular AirPods.
However, some things have changed. For example, you no longer tap one of the headphones to change tracks, and you can use active noise cancellation to block out all sounds from the outside world. And for those who want to listen to music, but still hear a bit of your surroundings, well, there is a new Transparency mode that filters out ambient noise so you can hear cars behind you, someone shouting your name, etc.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of AirPods Pro, starting with pairing them with your iPhone ($ 699 at Apple).
Pairing only takes a few seconds
After unboxing your AirPods Pro, unlock your iPhone (or iPad ($ 289 on eBay)) and open the charging case for your headphones. A second or two later, a prompt will appear on your phone asking if you want to pair the headphones.
Tap Connect to start pairing, and you’re done. Not only will AirPods Pro work with your iPhone, they’ll also pair with any Apple devices you’ve signed into your iCloud account.
Don’t touch your AirPods Pro, tap it
Instead of tapping on one of the AirPods, the stems of the AirPods Pro act like a button. There isn’t really a button, but rather a pressure sensitive section that is able to mimic how you would use a button. It’s weird and confusing, and yet something you’d expect from Apple.
Using two fingers, squeeze the flat socket on each AirPods. You will hear a click in your ear with each press. Here’s a description of what each button press does:
- Single press: Pause / play
- Press twice: Go forward
- Triple pression: Jump back
- Appui long: Switch between noise cancellation and transparency mode.
Check the battery life
Whenever you want to check the charge level of your AirPods Pro and the charging case, unlock your iPhone or iPad and open the case next to your device with the AirPods inside. An animation will appear, detailing the charge level of each AirPod and the case.
Use active noise cancellation
Perhaps AirPods Pro’s flagship feature is Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). When enabled, noise cancellation blocks out almost any background noise you would normally hear with regular headphones or standard AirPods. If you work in a noisy office, for example, this should block out all the chatter and distractions.
In addition to turning off noise cancellation by long pressing any button on AirPods, you can also use Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. Swipe down from the top right corner of your device’s screen, and then when Control Center appears, long press the volume slider. At the bottom of the screen, you will have three options: Noise Cancellation, Off, and Transparency. Tap the setting you want to use.
Using Transparency Mode on AirPods Pro
When you switch to Transparency mode, you will be able to hear some of your environmental sounds, but still hear the sound from your AirPods Pro without a problem.
Transparency mode is something you would use in an airport when you need to listen for gate changes, or when walking through busy streets to hear traffic.
You can switch to Transparency mode by long pressing the buttons on AirPods or by using the toggle in Control Center.
If you have an Apple Watch, you can tap the AirPlay icon in the Now Playing app to toggle between noise cancellation and transparency modes when your AirPods Pro are in use.
Change modes on your Mac
When using your AirPods Pro with your Mac, you can switch between noise cancellation and transparency without having to squeeze any of your AirPods Pro. Instead, click on the speaker icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen, then hover your mouse over your AirPods Pro, then select the mode you want to switch to.
Included in the box with your AirPods Pro are two additional sizes of ear tips – the medium size is already installed. Try them on first, and if they feel uncomfortable, you can replace them with a different size. There is no trick to removing the tip of each AirPod, just pull to slide it in and push to install another pair. It might seem like you’re going to tear it up, but from the few trades I’ve made, they end up coming off.
Take the ear fit test
If you dive into the AirPods Pro settings, you can do the ear tip fit test (try saying it out loud several times). The test will play certain sounds, use the AirPods’ microphones, and then tell you if the tips you installed are the right size for your ears.
To run the test, open the Settings app on your iPhone, select Bluetooth, and tap the “i” next to your AirPods Pro name. Select Tip Fit Test, then follow the prompts.
I ran the test with medium and small ear tips, and both passed. So don’t feel locked into the first few tips you test with; there may be another size which works and feels more comfortable.
Check the charging status when wireless charging the case
The case that came with AirPods Pro will charge wirelessly on the same wireless charging pads that work with iPhone.
Place the case on the pad, with the small light facing up, to start charging it. The light on the case will turn on when it is first placed on the pad, letting you know it is charging. However, it will eventually expire and turn off. Press the case to check the charging status of the case (green means fully charged).
AirPods Pro are more plentiful, but these tips and tricks apply to all AirPodsand should help you fully master your new wireless headphones. If you have a new iPhone.
AirPods Pro: Apple offers replacement silicone tips …
If you’ve lost or damaged the silicone tips on your AirPods Pro, you can now buy new ones from the Apple store. However, you will have to pay 9 euros!
Hailed in use, the comfort of these True Wireless headphones is notably due to their non-intrusive oval silicone tips.
AirPods Pro: 9 euros for four silicone tips
Upon purchase, the excellent Apple AirPods Pro come with three pairs of ear tips in different sizes: S, M, and L. Since they barely penetrate the ear canal, all three models make the headphones suitable for everyone. ears. But what if your eartips are damaged and you’ve lost the others, or they don’t suit you?
Until today, you had to contact Apple support for replacement models. However, things have changed: now, you can acquire new silicone tips through the Apple store. You just have to choose the size that suits you and pay 9 euros.
Note that at this price, Apple will send you two pairs of silicone tips, and will offer you delivery …
AirPods Pro: Apple releases video that shows how to properly remove (and replace) ear tips
The AirPods Pro is undoubtedly the big success ofApple of this end of the year. Of course, many AirPods Pro found themselves under the tree, and Apple has a sense of timing. During the day of December 24, the Californian published a video showing how to remove and put back the ear tips of the AirPods Pro, a small simple gesture but rather important since it allows to choose the size of tip that best corresponds to his ears. Note that Apple has been increasing the number of “how to” videos for a few months (on the Apple Watch, the iPhone 11 and even the new Mac Pro). No frills, no sleeve effects or “marketing” tips, just videos to show precisely how to do such and such a thing with such and such a headed product. This type of video was previously on the Apple page for the product in question, but Apple now posts them on YouTube.