AirPods Pro come with some great features like noise cancellation and a Transparency mode with a new in-ear design. Along with the updated form, Force Sensors in the AirPods Pro stems offer new controls. Read on for how to customize AirPods Pro controls including press speed, press duration, and what your left and right Force Sensors do.
AirPods gen 1 and 2 use double-taps on the earbuds for user controls. But AirPods Pro drop that design and use a squeeze of the Force Sensor that is built into the stem of each earbud. A long squeeze (Apple calls it a long press, but you really need two fingers) switches between noise cancellation and Transparency mode, while single, double, and triple squeezes control audio playback.
We’ll look below at three ways to switch between noise cancellation, Transparency, and off, how to customize your Force Sensors including press speed and press duration, and how to enable noise cancellation when using just one AirPod Pro.
Another option at the bottom of this screen is to customize how the microphones in your AirPods Pro work.
If you’re not already familiar, here are all of the controls possible with AirPod Pro:
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