Questions & Answers for AirPods
784 Questions from the Community
Can you run with AirPods in your ears?
- Asked by Andrew L from Irvine
- 09 8, 16
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Will there be more than a "one size fits all" for the Airpods?
- Asked by Natasha S from Beaumont
- 09 8, 16
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Will they stay in your ear unlike, earpods, which have a similar design, do they offer any shock resistance for when they do? Pricing is great though!
Obviously a very cool new type of 'intelligent' headphones but are they practical for every day use? Seems that like the earpods they would fall out easily, as they dont seem to have different size molds to fit different ear shapes. If they do fall, as there are no wires to hold them back, would they suffer damage when hitting the ground? Not trying to be pessimistic, they seem great, can imagine myself scrambling around a busy street or train looking for a lost one though.
It says that Airpods are compatible with iPhone 6S Plus, but it also says that you need iOS 10. Will there be an upgrade from iOS9 to iOS10 for this?Answer
iOS 10 will be a free update released on September 13th to all upgradeable devices.
Are they compatible with my Sony Bluetooth receiver at 4.2?
- Asked by Michele G from Lyndeborough
- 10 22, 16
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Mine work about 20-30 feet away from my phone.
- Answered by Robin S from Tucson
- 04 28, 17
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can i answer a phone call without touching my airpods
- Asked by Pablo C from El Paso
- 03 17, 17
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No, you can't, you have to double tap the side of an Airpod like you would access Siri. To hang up simply double tap again when your call has finished.
- Answered by Connor S from Marburg
- 03 19, 17
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will they work with my mac book pro?
- Asked by Ed M from Topeka
- 09 8, 16
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Yes, as long as it is on MacOS Sierra
- Answered by Izzy A from Los Angeles
- 01 1, 17
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could I ride my Harley and hear the audio? Any noise reduction feature?
- Asked by Louis M from Newberry
- 04 11, 17
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Will the AirPods work with MacBook Air 13" or with iPhone SE(updated to iOS 10)? Can I control the volume or skip a song from the AirPods?
I'm interested in buying.
Is there a way to protect my AirPod ? I already drop them twice and it scratch already :(
I did not have my I AirPod that long I had them since last Christmas last year and this year I have drop them twice on the floor and I have scratches on them on both my AirPod left and right but left is more damaged then right so there a way to protect them so I won't drop them when I have them in my ear ?
- Asked by Judy H from San Francisco
- 01 13, 17
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Buy an attachment that no longer makes them fully wireless. I think Spigen sells a version - have a look online
Or...... don't drop them
There is a microphone on both the left and right AirPod and it is located on the outside of the AirPod near the top ear piece.
- Answered by Robby W from Phoenix
- 12 30, 16
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I would like the specifications on the actual speakers in airpods. Size, frequency range. Also... When are there going to be color options?
What are speech-detecting accelerometers?
- Asked by Berwin X from Long Grove
- 09 8, 16
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The "speech-detecting accelerometer" is an Apple invention, patent filed April 3, 2014, and granted (US9313572 B2) April 12, 2016: "System and method of detecting a user's voice activity using an accelerometer".
The abstract says:
"A method of detecting a user's voice activity in a mobile device is described herein. The method starts with a voice activity detector (VAD) generating a VAD output based on (i) acoustic signals received from microphones included in the mobile device and (ii) data output by an inertial sensor that is included in an earphone portion of the mobile device. The inertial sensor may detect vibration of the user's vocal chords modulated by the user's vocal tract based on vibrations in bones and tissue of the user's head. A noise suppressor may then receive the acoustic signals from the microphones and the VAD output and suppress the noise included in the acoustic signals received from the microphones based on the VAD output. The method may also include steering one or more beamformers based on the VAD output. Other embodiments are also described."
Hope this answers your question.
- Answered by Gerardo G from Portici
- 12 23, 16
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Will these come with a USB Power Adapter or just a cable?
- Asked by Joel E from Fishersville
- 10 11, 16
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The AirPods do not come with a USB power adapter. The box includes: the charging pouch, the two Airpods and one USB to Lightning cable.
- Answered by Ivan S
- 11 3, 16
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Do these work with other devices?
Much like the old headphones they would work as regular headphones but lacked the features available on them like the microphone? On this model being wireless, did Apple make these AirPods features work with any smartphone or model?
- Asked by Ryan P from Jacksonville
- 09 9, 16
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AirPods can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device like other wireless headphones. However, you may lose some control functionality (like Siri) on non-Apple devices.
- Answered by Joseph B from Easton
- 09 12, 16
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