How To Change your AirPod Name
When they first hit the market, Apple AirPods took the world of wireless earbuds by the storm. Now in their second iteration, AirPods are still the most popular earbuds for Apple users.
There are many different ways to customize your AirPods settings to your liking. This article focuses on changing the AirPod name, but we’ll also provide you with some tips and tricks to take full advantage of the earbuds. Let’s dive right in.
Customizing the Name
By default, the earbuds display the name in the following format: (Your Name)’s AirPods. This is fine for most users, but if you want to make the earbuds stand out, the name change is a must.
There are two ways to rename the AirPods – via your iPhone/ iPad or via a Mac. The following sections provide a step-by-step guide for each method.
Rename AirPods Using iPhone or iPad
Access Settings on your iPad or iPhone and select Bluetooth. Turn the Bluetooth on and pair AirPods with your device.
Find your AirPods under My Devices and hit the “i” icon on the far right. Tap Name in the following menu and rename the AirPods to whatever you want. Hit Done and you are good to go.
Rename AirPods Using a Mac
Go into System Preferences and click the Bluetooth options. Turn the Bluetooth on and pair AirPods with your Mac.
Navigate to your AirPods under Devices and right-click to reveal the pop-up window. Choose Rename and feel free to get creative with the new name. Confirm by clicking on Rename again.
Useful AirPods Tips and Tricks
Besides changing the name, there are a few other hacks to adjust the AirPods’ settings to your preferences.
Double Tap Options
The AirPods’ Bluetooth menu allows you to tweak double-tap options for each pod. The settings include:
- Move to the next or previous track
- Stop, pause, or play audio, be it music, podcasts, or audiobooks.
- Double-tap to trigger Siri and use her to control sound or utilize other Siri functions
By default, the AirPod microphone is on Automatic, so it doesn’t matter which pod you use. However, you can set it to Always Right/ Always Left. This way only the selected earbud acts as a microphone even when inside the case or away from your ear.
Auto Ear Detection
AirPods know they are in your ear. If you remove them the playback automatically pauses or stops (when both earbuds are off.)
Disabling Automatic Ear Detection means the audio will keep playing even if you are not wearing the buds. It is advisable to keep this feature as default because it helps you save some battery life.
Locate Your AirPods
At first glance, AirPods might look like a gadget that’s easy to lose. But once you start using them, you realize the chances of them falling out are slim to none, even if you go running.
However, you can use “Find My iPhone” to locate the earbuds if you manage to displace them, or the pods end up in the wrong hands. This works from iCloud.com or the “Find My iPhone” app.
Better Battery Life
AirPods give you about five hours of battery life on a single charge and it doesn’t take long for them to recharge. But if you want to squeeze out some more juice, you can use only one bud while the other recharges and switch when needed.
For this to work smoothly, you need to keep the automatic microphone and detection options on. And don’t worry, you will be able to listen to stereo sound with one AirPod.
Charging Case Status Lights
The status light in the middle of the AirPod charging case is color-coordinated. With the earbuds inside, the case shows the AirPods’ charge status.
If the case is empty, the light shows the status of the case. For example, amber shows there’s less than one full charge. Green, on the other hand, indicates a full charge. And a flashing light means the earbuds are ready to connect.
It’s super easy to share music and phone calls with AirPods. You just give one of the earbuds to your friend or a family member, and that’s it.
However, only one bud can work as a microphone at a time.
Cut the Wire
Compared to some other wireless earbuds, AirPods offer more customization options. Changing the name gives a personal touch, but the double-tap options are probably the most useful. Either way, now you know all the tricks to get the best out of your AirPods.
Do you use AirPods to listen to music, make calls, or listen to podcasts? Share your preference with the rest of the community in the comments below.