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AirPods Pro have great features like noise cancellation and a Transparency mode with an in-ear design. And to switch between those and other features, Force Sensors in the AirPods Pro (and AirPods 3) stems offer easy control. Read on for how to change AirPods controls including press speed, press duration, what your left and right Force Sensors do, and more.

AirPods gen 1 and 2 use double taps on the earbuds for controls. But AirPods Pro and AirPods 3 use a squeeze of the Force Sensor built into the stem of each earbud. Transformer Input And Output Voltage

How to change AirPods controls including Siri and speed - 9to5Mac

We’ll look 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, and tips on using the volume swipe control with AirPods Pro 2.

We’ll also cover how to customize the force sensors on AirPods 3.

Another option at the bottom of this screen is to customize how the microphones in your AirPods Pro work.

AirPods Pro 2 introduced volume control via swipe on the earbud stem, but it can be a bit touchy. For some tips and tricks, check out our full guide:

If you’re not already familiar, here are all of the controls possible with AirPods Pro:

And here are the default AirPods 3 controls:

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