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11 hidden hacks that you could do with your Apple headphones

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11 hidden hacks that you could do with your Apple headphones
As many of us is not getting the full from their iPhone and iPad, similarly they are not getting the maximum out of your iPhone accessories. Today we are talking about the earbuds of from Apple. Whether you have a new pair of wireless AirPods, or you're sticking with your old wired EarPods, you may not be getting the most out of your Apple headphones.

Beyond the basics, there's a lot more you can do with both of these humble tech accessories. With a couple of simple tips and game-changing shortcuts, you can master your AirPods or streamline daily tasks with your EarPods.

In this article we are going to talk about the 5 tips for Apple AirPods and 6 tips for the normal EarPods.

Check your AirPods' battery life on your Apple Watch

If you have an Apple Watch, open the Control Center while you're using your AirPods. Tap the battery icon to see the charge status of your AirPods in seconds.

Check your AirPods' battery life on your Mac

Open your charging case or take your AirPods out near your Mac. Then, click the volume button on the menu bar at the top of your Mac screen. You'll see the remaining battery life for your AirPods and charging case under "Output Device."

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Check your AirPods' battery life on your iPhone

Check the charge status of your AirPods and AirPods case with the Batteries widget on your iPhone. Just swipe right on your iPhone Home screen to see your Notification Center. Keep in mind the AirPods and AirPods case will only show up in the Batteries panel if you're currently using them.

You can also just open your AirPods case near your iPhone, and a display will pop up that shows you the battery life of both your AirPods and your case.

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Save time while listening to music

If you enable Siri through the AirPods' double-tap feature, you can control your music without using your hands when you have an internet connection. Simply double-tap the side of your AirPods, and say something like "Play music," "Skip to the next song," or "Raise volume 50%."

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Select the right or left AirPod as your default microphone

The AirPods use motion accelerometers to detect when they're in your ears, and whether you're using the right or left earbud (or both).

By default, the AirPods' built-in microphone switches automatically to the earbud that's getting the best input. If you're someone who likes to multitask while wearing one earbud, you can easily select one of your earbuds as your default microphone. Just go to your AirPods settings, as explained above, and tap "Microphone."

Tips for the Normal old wired EarPods

Now it's turn for the Apple's classic earbuds, the power's all in the volume button — yes, really. Here's how to turn that tiny rectangle into a remote control for your iPhone.

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  1. Press the center of the volume button once to play or pause a song from Spotify, Apple Music, Podcasts, or more. 
  2. Double-press and hold the center button to fast-forward a song. 
  3. Triple-press and hold the center button to rewind a song. 
  4. Double-press the center button to skip a song. 
  5. Triple-press the center button to go back to the previous song 
  6. Press and hold the center button to activate Siri.

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