Play audio on AirPods Max
When you’re wearing your AirPods Max, you can play, pause, or skip audio playing on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or Apple TV.
Play and pause audio
Wear your AirPods, and make sure they’re connected to your device.
Press the Digital Crown to play or pause audio.
Stop the audio
Remove AirPods Max from your head.
Note: If you don’t want AirPods to automatically play and stop the audio, see Turn off Automatic Head Detection.
To skip forward, double-click the Digital Crown quickly. To skip backward, triple-click the Digital Crown quickly.
Protect your hearing
You can monitor and limit the volume of your AirPods using your iPhone or iPad. See Check your headphone levels in the iPhone User Guide.
To connect your AirPods Max to an audio player with cables, see Connect AirPods Max with an audio cable.