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How to Use AirPods: Tips, Tricks and General Instructions

Disable Automatic Ear Detection

Automatic Ear Detection

Automatic Ear Detection

Out the box, the AirPods are programmed to pause when the sensors detect that you have taken one out of your ear. They stop completely when both buds are removed, forcing the audio to play through the connected device's speakers. However, there is a way to disable this feature so the music will play through the AirPods regardless of whether they're in your ears or not.

1. Launch the Settings menu on your iOS device and hit Bluetooth.

Select Bluetooth

Select Bluetooth

2. Select the AirPods.

Select AirPods

Select AirPods

3. Toggle Automatic Ear Detection to off.

Toggle Automatic Ear Detection to off

Toggle Automatic Ear Detection to off

Now, you should have the ability to listen to music with only one AirPod in, which is great if you want to stay aware of your surroundings. Or you can share the other bud with a friend. It's also a great way to charge one AirPod while still listening to music.