Go back to the AirPods options screen. Click on Right. Select Play/Pause from the five available options for double-tap on the right AirPod. Check if double-tap on the force sensor works for playing or pausing your track.
How to press AirPods to pause music. When you have configured either your Right or Left AirPod to act as a Play/Pause button, all you have to do is tap on it. It's a toggle so if music is playing, one tap will pause it. If music isn't playing, that tap will start it.
Tap the More Info button next to your AirPods. Select the left or right AirPod to choose which AirPod you'd like to double-tap for Siri, playing or pausing audio content, or skipping between tracks.
You can select which modes the press-and-hold action switches between:
Your AirPods won't pause music, podcasts, or any other apps if Automatic Ear Detection is turned off. If this trick isn't working, connect your AirPods to an iPhone or iPad and check the Bluetooth settings to enable this feature: Open the Settings app and go to Bluetooth. Tap the i button next to your AirPods.
AirPods Pro only allows you to adjust the press-and-hold action, not the double-tap. So you'll only be able to change the double-tap settings if you're using the standard 1st generation or 2nd generation AirPods.
Here's how to answer or decline calls: To answer with AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation), press the force sensor. To answer with AirPods (1st or 2nd generation), double-tap an AirPod. To decline an incoming phone call and send it directly to voicemail, double-press the force sensor.
To set your AirPods' double-tap functionality, open your AirPods case or place one in your ear and go to Settings > Bluetooth > Your AirPods and tap the “i” next to your AirPods name. Locate the section DOUBLE-TAP ON AIRPODS and choose the options you want.
There are no “tap” functions on the AirPods Pro. The AirPods Pro uses a new force sensor that you press (what you call squeeze) to activate its functions.
Almost all of your AirPods Pro's basic controls are based around the force sensor, a small touchpad built into the stem. To use the force sensor, you need to lightly squeeze the stem. Just tapping or pressing it won't do anything.
There are no “tap” functions on the AirPods Pro. That is a function of the 1st and 2nd generation AirPods. The AirPods Pro uses a new force sensor that you press (what you call squeeze) to activate its functions.
Read on for how to change AirPods controls including press speed, press duration, and what your left and right Force Sensors do, and more. AirPods gen 1 and 2 use double-taps on the earbuds for controls. But AirPods Pro and AirPods 3 use a squeeze of the Force Sensor built into the stem of each earbud.
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Double-tap on AirPods (First or second generation)
AirPods Keep Pausing and Playing Erratically Your AirPods have proximity sensors on them, which detect when you put them in or take them out of your ears. Doing so will automatically play or pause content unless you've specified otherwise.