How to Skip Songs With AirPods

December 9, 2023
David Sunnyside

One of the most popular Apple products, airpods provide a wireless music experience for all. They feature touch controls that let you control audio playback and activate Siri without having to take out your iPhone. You can use the force sensor on the stem of each airpod to skip songs, and you can also customize the touch control settings. Whether you are jogging or commuting, skipping songs with airpods can help you navigate your playlist more efficiently.

To skip a song with AirPods Pro 2nd Gen or higher, double-tap the force sensor on the stem of either earbud. If your AirPods are already connected to another device, you can use the Siri app on your iPhone to skip a song. You can even use the Force Touch feature on Apple Watch to skip a song or go back to the previous track.

If you are using 1st generation or 2nd generation AirPods, you can activate Siri by double-taping the stem of either earbud and then saying "Hey Siri." This is the default method of controlling the touch controls on your AirPods. Alternatively, you can also use the Siri settings on your iPhone to set a different action for a double-tap on the left or right AirPod.

You can change the default setting for a double-tap on your AirPods by going to your phone's Bluetooth settings and selecting your AirPods. Select the i icon and tap the Left AirPod or Right AirPod settings to change the default double-tap setting to Skip Songs.

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