In this article, we at iLounge will guide you on how to pause AirPods when listening to your favorite music. We will share two well-known methods to pause your AirPods. Therefore, you may decide what method you wish to use after reading the steps listed below.

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One of the methods is by using the double-tap feature on the AirPods that allows you to play and pause music. While some may find this uncomfortable when listening to music,  Apple has added another feature that allows users to stop their music just by removing one of the AirPods from your ear. There, simply remove one of the AirPods from your ear and the audio should stop playing right away.

Although, such features may need to be enabled on your iOS device in order for them to work. Check out the steps below to know how you can enable them on your iOS device.

Here’s how to pause AirPods with the double-tap feature

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Go to Bluetooth.
  3. Make sure your AirPods are connected to your iOS device via Bluetooth.
  4. Under “Double-Tap On AirPods” on the Bluetooth page, select Play/Pause.
  5. Now you can stop your music by double tapping your AirPods.

Pause AirPods with Double-Tap

Here’s how to stop your AirPods audio when removed from your ear

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Go to Bluetooth.
  3. Make sure your AirPods are connected to your iOS device via Bluetooth.
  4. On the Bluetooth page, you should see “Automatic Ear Detection”.
  5. Enable “Automatic Ear Detection”.
  6. Your music can now be stopped as soon as one of your AirPods are removed from your ear.
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