By design, changing the volume on Apple’s AirPods requires either using the volume buttons on your phone, or using Siri to increase or decrease the volume. While your iPhone adjusts the volume in six per cent increments, Siri adjusts the volume in 12–13 per cent increments. Obviously that reduces the number of times you need to request a volume change, but it also removes fine-grained control. How do you get it back?
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On yesterday’s rumour that we won’t be seeing second-gen AirPods until the fourth quarter of 2019, I hurried to the Apple store and bought myself a pair. Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that I am one of those people who is not going to be raving about how the AirPods seem magically cemented to my ears. I will not be able to cycle in a winter wind or do a flip on a snowboard without them falling out.
I love my Bluetooth earbuds, and considering the runaway success of Apple’s AirPods, I’m not alone. But every once in a while I run into a situation where I wish I still had some headphones with a good ol’ 3.5mm cable.
Apple's one-size-fits-all AirPods design may work for most people, but if you have particularly large ears you may be struggling to keep your wireless earbuds secure. Don't worry, you aren't alone - and one Apple fan found a clever way to fix the problem.