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How to Use AirPods: Tips, Tricks and General Instructions

Using Siri (Voice Controls) With Your AirPods

Tapping the AirPods. Credit: Shaun Lucas / Tom's Guide

(Image credit: Tapping the AirPods. Credit: Shaun Lucas / Tom's Guide)

It just wouldn't be an Apple product without Siri. In order to summon the digital assistant, all you have to do is double tap either the left or right AirPod.

It's just that simple.

Controlling the Volume with Siri

Ever had your favorite song come on and you're scrambling to find your phone to pump up the volume? The AirPods have an elegant way to deal with this problem --  Siri.  Yes, the digital assistant can do it all, including adjust your volume.

To raise or lower the volume with Siri:

1. Double tap either the right or left AirPod to launch Siri.

2. Command Siri to raise or lower the volume using percentages (i.e. "Siri, raise the volume 50 percent.").

Siri can also be used to skip forward or backwards on tracks as well as pause or play tracks.