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How to Enable AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation with Just One Earbud

Apr 8, 2020 - 1 Comment
AirPods Pro noise cancellation and transparency features

Did you know you can use the AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancellation feature even if you only have one of the earbuds in? Indeed you can use ANC on a single earbud. This is a great feature if you use a single AirPods Pro earbud for phone calls, conversations, podcasts, or listening to audio. If … Read More

How to Change How Long You Need to Squeeze & Press AirPods Pro

Jan 1, 2020 - 1 Comment
AirPods Pro noise cancellation and transparency features

Squeezing the AirPods Pro are how you can interact with the earbuds in different ways, but have you ever thought to change the squeeze duration to be longer or shorter to activate the feature you intend to use? You can change all kinds of things about how they work, like how long you need to … Read More

iPhone Sound Not Working with Headphones? Loud Buzzing Sound in Earbuds? How to Troubleshoot

Jul 15, 2017 - 5 Comments
iPhone sound not working with headphones

A friend of mine recently plugged their Apple Earbud headphones into their iPhone to use, and rather than having normal sound and audio come through the earbuds, they experienced a ringing buzzing sound coming out of the headphones instead. Their first thought was “My iPhone is broken, the sound isn’t working!” but with a little … Read More

Use Apple Earbud Headphones with Xbox One Controller Without the Buzzing Feedback Sound

Mar 2, 2016 - 18 Comments
Use Apple Earbuds with Xbox One Controller

The Apple Earbud headphones are pretty great for a free set of earphones, and the Xbox One is a great gaming console with a controller that allows Xbox players to plug a headphone set directly in to the wireless controller, so naturally it’s not surprising that some Xbox One players would like to use a … Read More

Use Mono Audio When One Side of iPhone Headphones & Speakers Stop Working

Jun 27, 2013 - 11 Comments

The famous white Apple earbuds are great, but anyone who has had any pair of headphones and heavily used them for a long time knows they can damage over time, and sometimes you’ll wind up with a set that no longer plays sound out of both ear pieces. The problem with this is that many … Read More

Quick Fix iPhone Stuck in “Headphones” Mode & Speakers Not Working

May 22, 2013 - 490 Comments
iPhone speaker stuck on Headphones mode

Ever had your iPhone get stuck in Headphone mode? The symptoms are fairly obvious; you go to change the volume level and the little volume indicator says “ringer (headphones)” like shown below, and no audio our sound works through the normal speaker output.

Use the White EarBuds to Control iTunes in Mac OS X

Mar 11, 2013 - 9 Comments
Control iTunes in Mac OS X from Apple earphones

You probably know the white earbuds that come with iPhones and iPods can control music volume and skip songs on your iOS devices, even take pictures or summon Siri, but did you know those famous white Apple earbuds can also control iTunes on the Mac? Yup, the white in-ear headphones are useful far beyond iOS, … Read More

Activate Siri Directly from the Earbuds

Oct 8, 2012 - 8 Comments
Launch Siri with nothing but your classic white Earbuds

Siri is much more useful than many realize, and one of the best ways to use Siri while on the go is through your earbuds or earpods, the classic white headphones that come with all iOS devices. All you need is Siri enabled, and then connect the earbuds to your iPhone or iPad as you … Read More

Take an iPhone Photo Remotely Using the Earbuds

Jul 7, 2012 - 7 Comments
Take a picture with Camera app by pressing the volume up button on iPhone earbuds

Did you know those white Apple earphones that come bundled with an iPhone can double as a remote shutter button for the iPhone camera? With the additional length of the earbud cable, you can end up taking better group pictures, better selfies, and even better low-light photos because it can dramatically reduce camera shake. There … Read More

Make iPhone & iPod Earbuds Stick to MacBook Pro with a Silly Mac Trick

Mar 25, 2011 - 12 Comments

Now here’s a seemingly stupid Mac trick that is actually kind of useful: grab your iPhone or iPod earbuds (the white ones that ship with the devices), and place them about an inch inward on the corners of a MacBook Pro… they’ll stick! Seriously, the white Apple earbud headphones will stick to the corner of … Read More

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