How to Use the Accessibility Menu to Customize Your AirPods Settings

In addition to the AirPod settings in your iPhone’s Bluetooth menu, Apple’s AirPods Pro have many features to explore in the Accessibilty menu that provide different ways on how to customize your AirPods and change the settings on your AirPods Pro. Whether it is adjusting your AirPods’ click speed, click duration, or noise cancellation features, you are one step closer to customizing your AirPods for your next long-distance run or lunchbreak at work. In the AirPods Pro settings in the Bluetooth menu, users can adjust Noise Control options and take an Ear Tip Fit Test, but in this article, we will teach you how to customize your AirPods and how to change settings on AirPods Pro through the Accessibility menu in your iPhone’s Settings.

How to Access the AirPod Menu in Accessibility Settings

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
  3. Scroll down and tap on AirPods.

How to Adjust Your AirPod Settings in the AirPod Accessibility Menu 

To adjust your AirPod settings on your iPhone, you will see three additional sections of settings in the AirPods’ Accessibility menu: PRESS SPEED, PRESS AND HOLD DURATION, and NOISE CONTROL. Each section has a note describing how changing one of the features will affect your AirPods.

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Under the PRESS SPEED section, you are given three options:

  1. Default
  2. Slower
  3. Slowest

These different settings allow you to adjust the speed required to press two or three times on your AirPods, as your iPhone indicates. Once you tap any of these, a blue checkmark will appear next to the word on the right side of the screen, indicating that option is now selected.

 

Under the PRESS AND HOLD DURATION section, you are given three options:

  1. Default
  2. Shorter
  3. Shortest

These different AirPod settings allow you to adjust the duration required to press and hold on your AirPods, as your iPhone indicates. Once you tap any of these, a blue checkmark will appear next to the word on the right side of the screen, indicating that option is now selected.

Under the NOISE CONTROL section, you are given the option to toggle on or off the AirPod setting which allows AirPods to be put in noise cancellation mode when only one AirPod is in your ear, as your iPhone indicates. When the toggle button is green, this feature is turned on.

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.