How to Skip Songs on AirPods?

Key Highlights
  • On AirPods Pro and AirPods 3rd Gen: Double-tap the force sensor (on the stem) to skip a song.
  • AirPods 1st or 2nd Gen: Double-tap the right or left AirPod.
  • To change default settings: Go to Settings > Bluetooth > select AirPods > tap right or left AirPod > associate another action.

Today, we will be discussing how you can skip songs on AirPods using gestures as well as other methods. The below-mentioned tutorial will work with AirPods Pro, AirPods 3rd generation, AirPods 2nd generation, and AirPods 1st generation.

How to skip Songs with AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation)

Most of us use the AirPods to listen to songs or take calls. So, if you are someone who listens to a lot of music on your wireless earbuds, then this tutorial will be very helpful for you.

Apple has implemented a few gestures through which you can control the audio playback from the AirPods themselves. These gestures include quickly skipping songs, playing and pausing the audio or you can skip ahead.

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You can also control the volume while wearing the AirPods Pro or AirPods 3rd generation. The AirPods pro and AirPods 3rd generation have a built-in force sensor located in the stem of these AirPods.

  1. A pressure-sensitive force sensor is built into the stems of both sides of the AirPods Pro and 3rd gen. To control the audio, you can double-tap the force sensor to skip a song. On double tapping the stem, it will take you to the net song of the playlist or shuffle the song.
  2. You can tap on the sensor once to play the music and tapping it again will pause the music.
  3. to skip to the previous song which you were playing or if you want to sip to the start of the song currently being played then you can do a quick triple-tap on the force-sensitive sensor.
  4. For AirPods Pro users, you can also switch between ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and transparency mode, by pressing and holding the sensor for 2-3 seconds.
  5. While the AirPods 3rd gen as well s Airpids Pro users can control the volume by using the volume slider in the app or simply say, ” Hey Siri”, turn up the volume to increase the volume. Similarly, say “hey Siri”, turn down the volume” to decrease the volume.

How To Skip Songs with AirPods (1st and 2nd gen)

If you have the older AirPods 1st generation or the 2nd generation which is the same as the 1st generation except with the addition of wireless charging in the case.

Then you can also enjoy some of the gestural controls for music playbacks. You can skip songs by double-tapping on the right or left AirPod.

How to Skip Songs on Airpods

If the double tap gesture isn’t working on your AirPods then you need to set the default setting of double-tapping the AirPods.

To set the default action of your AirPods you need to go to the Bluetooth settings of the iPhone with which the AirPods are connected and then you can follow the tutorial below.

  1. On your iPhone go to the settings and then tap on Bluetooth.
  2. From the list of paired devices, tap on the AirPods that are currently connected to your iPhone (tap on the i icon).
  3. Now, under the ‘Double-tap on AirPod’, select your right or left AirPod to change its double-tap default settings.
  4. From the options, you need to select Next Track to make the double-tap to skip a song gesture work on your AirPod.
  5. Alternatively, you can also set a double-tap gesture to wake Siri. Then you can select Play/Pause to make the double-tap action play or pause the audio being played on your AirPods, or you can also select the previous track to make the double-tap action default to playing the previous song.

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