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How listening on your AirPods work

Updated: Feb 20



When you take your AirPods out of the case, they're on and ready to use. When you put them in your ears, your AirPods automatically play the audio from your device. If you take an AirPod out, audio pauses. Take them both out and audio stops. If you're listening with one AirPod and you take it out, the AirPod pauses. If you put it back in your ear within 15 seconds, play resumes automatically. AirPods are connected to your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. Sound automatically switches between them.

When not using AirPods or AirPods Pro, store them in the charging case. Storing AirPods loose in your pocket or bag can result in damage.

Follow these steps to use your AirPods to play audio from a different device or to switch the audio to different headphones or speakers. On your iOS device 1. Open Control Center. 2. Touch and hold the audio card in the upper-right corner of Control Center to control audio. 3. Tap the image below


then choose the device you want from the list.

On your Mac

Click the volume control in the menu bar and choose your AirPods Pro or other speakers under Output Device. Still confused with how it works? Don't worry. We can fix it!