Change the name of your AirPods and other settings on iPad

Change the name of your AirPods and other settings on iPad

Change the name and other settings for AirPods Max

  1. Remove AirPods Max from the Smart Case.

  2. On iPad, go to Settings  > Bluetooth.

  3. In the list of devices, tap the Actions Available button next to your AirPods Max.

  4. Do any of the following:

    • Change the name: Tap the current name, enter a new name, then tap Done.

    • Change which modes you can select with the noise control button: (iPadOS 14.3 or later) Tap a mode. A checkmark indicates that you can select the mode.

    • Turn Automatic Head Detection off or on: (iPadOS 14.3 or later) Tap Automatic Head Detection.

      When Automatic Head Detection is turned on, AirPods Max sense when they’re on your head and automatically play the audio from your iPad. When you remove AirPods Max from your head, playback stops.

    • Change the rotational direction for increasing the volume: (iPadOS 14.3 or later) Tap Digital Crown, then choose an option.

    • Unpair AirPods Max from your iPad: Tap Forget This Device.

Change the name and other settings for AirPods Pro

  1. Open the AirPods case, or place one or both AirPods in your ears.

  2. On iPad, go to Settings  > Bluetooth.

  3. In the list of devices, tap the Settings button next to your AirPods.

  4. Do any of the following:

    • Change the name: Tap the current name, enter a new name, then tap Done.

    • Change what happens when you press and hold the Force Sensor: Select Left or Right, then choose whether to summon Siri or change the noise control mode. Tap a noise control mode to turn it on or off.

    • Turn Automatic Ear Detection off or on: Tap Automatic Ear Detection.

      When Automatic Ear Detection is turned on, AirPods sense when they’re in your ears and automatically play the audio from your iPad. Playback is paused when you remove one of your AirPods. When you remove both, playback stops.

    • Set the microphone to Always Left, Always Right, or Automatic: Tap Microphone, then choose an option.

      When you choose Automatic, either of your AirPods can act as the microphone. If you use only one of them, it acts as the microphone.

      When you choose Always Left or Always Right, the one you choose becomes the microphone even if you remove it from your ear or put it in the case.

    • Unpair AirPods Pro from your iPad: Tap Forget This Device.

Change the name and other settings for AirPods (1st and 2nd generation)

  1. Open the AirPods case, or place one or both AirPods in your ears.

  2. On iPad, go to Settings  > Bluetooth.

  3. In the list of devices, tap the Settings button next to your AirPods.

  4. Do any of the following:

    • Change the name: Tap the current name, enter a new name, then tap Done.

    • Change what a double tap does: Select Left or Right, then choose an option.

    • Set the microphone to Always Left, Always Right, or Automatic: Tap Microphone, then choose an option.

      When you choose Automatic, either of your AirPods can act as the microphone. If you use only one of them, it acts as the microphone.

      When you choose Always Left or Always Right, the one you choose becomes the microphone even if you remove it from your ear or put it in the case.

    • Unpair these AirPods from your iPad: Tap Forget This Device.

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