Learn more about your AirPods with charging case

Learn how to change the name of your AirPods, change what happens when you double-tap an AirPod, clean your AirPods with charging case, and more.

Adjust the features of your AirPods

Open the AirPod Case, then go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iOS device. Tap next to your AirPods in the list of devices. Here's what you can do:


Name your AirPods

Tap the current name. Then enter a new name for your AirPods and tap Done.

Change your double tap

Select the left or right AirPod in the Bluetooth screen and then choose what you want to happen when you double-tap the AirPod:

  • Use Siri to control your audio content, change the volume, or do anything else Siri can do
  • Play, pause, or stop your audio content
  • Skip to the next track
  • Go back to the previous track

Turn Automatic Ear Detection on or off

By default, AirPods sense when they're in your ear and receive the audio from your device. AirPods also pause and resume playback when you remove one of your AirPods, or stop playback—and won't resume—when you remove both. When you have Automatic Ear Detection on and you're not wearing your AirPods, audio plays through your device's speakers.

When you turn off Automatic Ear Detection, these features are off and all audio plays to your AirPods whether or not you're wearing them.

Set Microphone to left, right, or automatic

There's a microphone in each AirPod, so you can make phone calls and use Siri. By default, Microphone is set to Automatic, so that either of your AirPods can act as the microphone. If you're using only one AirPod, that AirPod will be the microphone.

You can also set Microphone to Always Left or Always Right. These set the microphone to either the left or right AirPod. That AirPod will be the microphone even if you remove it from your ear or put it in the case.

Find the serial number

The serial number of your case is on the underside of the lid.

If your AirPods are connected to your iOS device, you can also go to Settings > General > About > AirPods for the serial number.

If you don't have your charging case, but you have the original packaging, find the serial number by the barcode. You can also find the serial number on the original product receipt or invoice.

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