The AirPods Max, as we can deduce from their name, inherit much of the technology that makes the AirPods and AirPods Pro one of the best headphones that we can use with our iPhone or iPad. One of its features is the automatic head detection that, among others, automatically pause playback when we remove the headphones. A very useful function, but which, in certain cases, we may want to disable.

Turn head detection on or off

Head detection takes care of automatically connecting the AirPods Max to our devices as soon as we put them on and also pauses the playback of content when we take them off or move them slightly away from our heads. If we wish we can deactivate this behavior. The steps are the following:

  • We open the Settings app on our iPhone or iPad.
  • We enter Bluetooth.
  • We touch the i to the right of AirPods Max from .
  • We activate or deactivate Head detection.
  • That easy. With this setting disabled AirPods Max will no longer pause playback when we take them off. Instead we must press the pause button.

    True, most of the time we will want to take advantage of the automatic pause linked to the head detection of the AirPods Max, but, at the same time, if it turns out that we need to deactivate it at some point depending on the use we give our headphones, it is thank Apple for offering us the option.

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