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How to change songs with AirPods

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How to change songs with AirPods: Among the various features that convinced you to buy AirPods, Apple’s very famous true wireless earphones, you were particularly fascinated by the ability to manage music playback and switch from one song to another with simple touches on a single earphone. However, you have not yet been able to understand how to activate and customize this feature and you are wondering if I can help you in this regard. Of course yes, God forbid!

If you give me a few minutes of your free time, I can explain how to change song with AirPods providing you with all the information you need to succeed in your intent. In addition to the walkthrough to activate this Apple Earphones feature from iPhone, iPad and Mac, I will also explain how to use it on an Android device.

So if you can’t wait to find out more, let’s not dwell further and see how to proceed. Take all the time you see fit, dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs and try to put my instructions into practice. By doing so, I assure you that changing songs with AirPods will really be a breeze. Let it bet?

How to change songs with AirPods

For change song with AirPods Generation I and II, you need to activate the function Double tap AirPods give her Settings of iOS, iPadOS or macOS. The function in question, depending on your personalization, allows you to call up Siri, start and pause music playback or, in fact, go to the previous / next track.

To proceed, therefore, connect the AirPods to your iPhone / iPad, take the latter and tap on the icon gear wheelto access the Settings of iOS / iPadOS. Then select the option Bluetoothlocate the section My devices and press the icon of (the) related to your AirPods.

In the new screen that appears, in the section Double tap AirPodstap on one of the options available between Left And rightto change the headset controls you are interested in, and put the check mark next to the item Next trackto use double-tap to skip to the next track after the one currently playing, or Previous trackto listen to the previous track.

By doing this, when you are listening to any audio content, you can change the song by double-tapping the AirPod you have associated with the function in question.

Alternatively, you can change song with AirPods by asking Siri too. By default, second generation AirPods can call up Siri by saying the command “Hey Siri” and, consequently, change track with the controls “Hey Siri, next track” or “Hey Siri, play [titolo canzone]”.

If, on the other hand, you have the first generation AirPods, you must first associate Siri with the function Double tap AirPods. To do this, log back into Settings iOS / iPadOS, select the item Bluetoothtap on the icon (the) related to your AirPods, select the option of your interest among Left And right and, in the new screen that appears, put the check mark next to the item Siri.

Once this is done, to change song with Siri, double-tap on the AirPod associated with this function and pronounce one of the commands available among “Change song”, “Next track” And “Play [titolo canzone]”.

For change song with AirPods on Macinstead, connect the earphones to your computer, click on the icon System Preferences (there gear wheel) visible in the Dock baraccess the section Bluetooth and click on the button Options related to your AirPods.

Mac AirPods

Now, select the option you prefer among Next track And Previous trackthrough the drop-down menu relating to the items Double tap left And Double tap to the rightand click on the button endto save the changes.

Once this is done, while playing any audio content, you can skip to the next / previous track by double-tapping the single AirPod associated with the function in question.

How to change songs with AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro pressure sensor

If you are wondering if it is possible change song with AirPods Pro, you will be glad to know that the answer is yes. In fact, the earphones in question have a pressure sensor which allows you to control the audio being played.

After connecting the AirPods Pro to your iPhone, iPad or Mac, all you need to do to change songs is press the pressure sensor twice (located on the bottom of each AirPod), to skip to the next song playback, or press it to three times to listen to the song preceding the one currently playing.

Also, with a single touch of the sensor in question, you can play and pause audio content while saying the command “Hey Siri”, you can call up Siri and ask to skip to a specific song or increase / decrease the volume. Speaking of which, my guide on how to turn up the volume on AirPods might be useful.

How to change songs with AirPods on Android

AirPods on Android

How do you say? Would you change song with AirPods on Android? If so, if you have the AirPods Proyou can skip to the next or previous track from the one being played by pressing, respectively, twice And three times on the pressure sensor, as I indicated in the previous paragraphs.

As for the First and second generation AirPodsinstead, the function Double tap AirPods it cannot be activated and customized from the Android settings and, as a result, it is not possible to start music playback, change songs and invoke the voice assistant.

That said, if you have an iPhone / iPad or a Mac available, you can connect the AirPods to the Apple device in your possession and, from Settings of the latter, activate the function Double tap AirPodschoosing which option to pair with each AirPod between Previous track, Next track And Play / Pause. Once this is done, all you have to do is connect the AirPods to the Android phone and double tap the single AirPod to change the song.

Finally, I would like to point out that on Android it is not possible to call up the voice assistant (in this case Google Assistant) by double-tapping the single AirPod, even if the function in question was previously activated by the iPhone / iPad. However, it is possible to do this with some third-party applications (eg. Assistant Trigger): I told you about it in depth in my guide on how to use AirPods on Android.