Customize the Tapping Feature
By default, a double-tap on an AirPod (while in your ear) will activate Siri so you can ask a question. Siri can pause, control volume, and play specific playlists, etc. It’s handy unless you don’t use Siri much.
You don’t have to use the tapping feature to control your AirPods if you don’t like it – it’s not necessary for AirPod management and it’s easy to do everything right from your iPhone. But you should at least be trying it out to see what tapping does and if you can customize it to be useful.
Keep in mind that AirPods Pro utilize a unique squeezing method, although it achieves the same results.
To start, make sure double-tapping is turned on in your AirPods’ settings.
- Head to Settings.
- Tap Bluetooth.
- Find your AirPods, and select the blue “i” icon.
- Find Double-Tap on AirPod or Press and Hold AirPods where you can select separate commands for each earbud.