How to Skip Songs With AirPods Pro

December 13, 2023
David Sunnyside

Apple's AirPods offer a convenient and easy-to-use way to control music playback and access Siri without having to grab your iPhone or iPad. But, like all devices, they can occasionally run into issues that require troubleshooting. If your AirPods Pro 2 or 1st Generation AirPods aren't skipping songs as expected, there are several ways to fix the problem.

First, make sure that your AirPods are properly connected to your device and that you're playing music through a compatible app, such as Apple Music or Spotify. You can also activate Siri by saying "Hey, Siri" or pressing and holding the touch controls on the stem of either AirPod.

You'll find the touch controls on the stem of each AirPod, and you can customize them to do a variety of different actions by going to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad. Tap the info icon next to your AirPods, then tap left or right beneath the Double-Tap on AirPod section to set an action for each individual AirPod.

To skip songs with your AirPods Pro, simply double-tap the earbud on the right side. You can also double-tap to start or resume audio playback, change the volume, switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode, or make a phone call. In addition, you can activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or using the built-in microphones on the earbuds to ask Siri questions or for help.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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