Customize AirPods’ Double Tap Gesture

AirPods are simple to use. All you need is put them in your ears and then play the music. Since they are small and simple, you will not see any button on them. If you usually use Bluetooth headphones with physical volume buttons, AirPods might be difficult to get used to. What you can is a double-tap gesture on each AirPod. Here is how to change the AirPods double tap gesture to perform other actions than just calling up Siri.

How To Customize AirPods’ Double Tap Gesture

AirPods 2 comes with Hey Siri functionality, so making the double-tap gesture is redundant. But, in fact, you might not want to use Siri on your AirPods even when you are using the first AirPods generation. There is a simpler way to use double-tap gestures more effectively. Apple gives you a few options for alternative functionality:

  • Next Track
  • Previous Track
  • Play/Pause
  • Siri
  • Off

If you like to listen to music on your AirPods, it’s recommended to change one AirPod gesture to Play/Pause and the other one to Next Track. By this way, you can quickly change the music to the next track. Follow these steps below to remap the double tap gesture.

Also see: Steps to control AirPods when you are offline

Step 1: On your connected iPhone/iPad to your AirPods, open Settings app.

Step 2: Head to Bluetooth section and locate your AirPods from the list.

Step 3: Tap on the small “i” icon next to your AirPods.

Step 4: You will see Double Tap AirPod section with Left and Right options. Tap on the Left option and select one of the available options. Next, do the same for the Right AirPod. You can also do the same action for both AirPods.

That’s all! You have successfully changed AirPods double-tap gestures.

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