Change Automatic Ear Detection As Needed
AirPods will detect when they are placed in your ears and automatically turn on/link up. All you have to do is put them on so that the AirPods can sense proximity to your fleshy head. For most people, it’s probably best to leave it like this: It’s a handy feature, and it’s very accurate.
But you might not like this automatic feature, or you may have trouble getting it working (sometimes hair, studs, etc. can get in the way).
- If you want to turn this feature off, head to your Bluetooth section.
- Select your AirPods with the blue “i” icon.
- Turn off the Automatic Ear Detection feature that you will find there.
- However, be warned! Your AirPods won’t easily turn off when you take them out, so your music will keep playing and your battery will keep draining until you shut them back in the case.