AirPods are Apple’s Bluetooth wireless earbuds that include a unique, Apple-developed chip, the W1, that helps optimize battery use, enhance the Bluetooth connections and improve overall audio connectivity. AirPods also feature fantastic user interactions! For example, when you remove an AirPod from one ear, playback pauses. Your AirPods just sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out. And depending on how you set them up, double tapping either AirPod activates Siri or plays and pauses playback. So when you discover that your AirPods not working, it’s a real pain!
AirPods are compatible with devices running iOS 10 and above, and they automatically sync through iCloud so switching from one iDevice to another, to an Apple Watch, or even any Mac running macOS Sierra or higher is easy. They even work with any device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, including Android phones and tablets– AND the double tap gesture control playback on Android too!
That Amazing Chip
The W1 chip, designed and developed by Apple, produces extremely efficient wireless that makes for a better wireless connection and improves the overall sound. This chip manages battery life well, so you can listen for up to 5 hours on a single charge.
The Look and Feel
AirPods are quite similar to the shape of the elder EarPods, that were included with any iPhone purchase starting with the iPhone 5. But make no mistake, these Bluetooth-based AirPods are way more sophisticated and intelligent!
Release and Updates
AirPods were introduced on September 7, 2016, alongside the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. And the release of iOS 10.3 added AirPods to the “Find My iPhone” app so you’re are able to locate your missing AirPods within a certain distance.
Troubleshooting AirPods Not Working
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