How to use AirPods Pro: Getting the most out of Apple’s wireless earbuds

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If you managed to get your hands on a pair of Apple’s AirPods Pro, congrats! The almost-perfect pair of completely wireless earbuds are sold out almost everywhere.

Not only are the $249 AirPods Pro among the best wireless earbuds you can buy, they’re also some of the best headphones on the market. 

Apple redesigned the AirPods Pro to be sweat- and water-resistant, so you can work out with them worry-free. Apple also added active noise cancellation to its higher-end AirPods with three pairs of silicone ear tips in various sizes included to help you find the perfect fit. The noise cancellation can be turned off and a new Transparency Mode activated so you can always hear your surroundings if you want to.

Then there’s the H1 chip, which Apple also baked into its second-gen AirPods and the Powerbeats Pro (made by Beats, an Apple-owned company). The new chip enables a nearly instantaneous pairing process. 

Here’s how to pair your new AirPods Pro to all of your Apple devices and customize your earbuds for perfect sound and fit.

Caitlin is a Senior editor for Gizmodo. She has also worked on Tom's Guide, Macworld, PCWorld and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. When she's not testing out the latest devices, you can find her running around the streets of Los Angeles, putting in morning miles or searching for the best tacos.