Apple has equipped the AirPods Pro 2 with unrivaled functionality, but it’s easy to get swept up in mainstream features such as active noise cancellation (ANC), Adaptive Transparency, “Hey Siri” voice activation, Personalized Spatial Audio, and Find My integration for locating lost buds. Although these are unquestionably great features, they only scratch the surface of capabilities for Apple’s latest flagship earbuds. Here are some lesser-known features that can enhance your experience with the ubiquitous white earbuds.

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1. Create Your Own EQ

Apple’s iOS platform offers plenty of preset EQ options (Settings > Music > EQ) to configure the sound to a particular music style or to boost (or cut) certain frequencies. However, there’s a hidden customization option called Headphone Accommodations that personalizes the sonic output of your AirPods or Beats headphones to your hearing. This feature analyzes your hearing capabilities to create a unique sound profile optimized for you. It can be tuned for a Balanced Tone, or enhanced for Vocal Range or Brightness. To try it out, select Custom Audio Setup (bypass the audio gram option) and complete the hearing test, which takes about 3-4 minutes.

Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Headphone Accommodations

2. Use Noise Cancellation with One Earbud

Most wireless earbuds require both buds in place for ANC mode to work; removing one automatically disables the feature. Apple has engineered the AirPods Pro 2 differently, allowing for ANC use with one bud. This means you’ll get some noise neutralization rather than none when using a single earbud.

Settings > Accessibility > Noise Cancellation with One AirPod

3. Add the Batteries Widget to Your Home Screen

This is the most practical solution for checking your AirPods battery life. It will show the power levels for both buds and the MagSafe charging case. To install the Batteries widget from the widget menu, long-press a blank area on the home screen of your iPhone or iPad, then tap the “+” icon at the top left of the display. Scroll down the widget options to find Batteries and drag your preferred widget to your home screen.

Long-press a blank area on the display > Tap the “+” icon on the top left > Select Batteries widget

4. Manage AirPods Controls on a macOS Device

Those running macOS Ventura on their Apple desktop or MacBook should have the AirPods icon located on the top right of the menu bar. If not, check your software and update to the latest version. With the AirPods icon on your desktop, you can activate and customize all your AirPods controls easily.

5. Open This Listening Mode Shortcut

Swipe down on the top right of your iPhone or iPad screen and long-press the AirPods icon on the volume bar. This will open a shortcut to toggle between ANC modes, as well as Spatial Audio. It’s a much quicker process than going through the AirPods menu or Bluetooth settings.

Swipe top right of your iDevice screen > Long-press the AirPods icon on the volume bar > Toggle between ANC modes and Spatial Audio

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By utilizing these hidden features, you can enhance battery management, sound quality, and overall usability of your AirPods Pro 2, ensuring you get the most out of your investment. With each iOS update, the list of capabilities continues to grow, so keep exploring to discover new ways to optimize your experienced.

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Usman Kashmirwala
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