AirPods 3 Alternatives User Guide / Instructions

Tips To Get The Best Out Of Your AirPods 3 Alternatives

The provided instructions are ok to get you started, but just like Apple’s, they are not the most comprehensive. Therefore, we have put together this list of tips to help our customers get the best out of their AirPods 3 Alternatives. 

Important - You will need to ensure your IOS is fully updated (V15 at least) in order to get the full functionality from your Airpods 3 Alternatives.


Basics

  • Not sure which pod goes in which ear?  They have L and R printed on the stems to help. :o)
  • Make sure the AirPods 3 are next to your device when trying to pair them together.
  • Your AirPods 3 can only be connected (paired) to one device at a time.  Each time you take the pods out of their charging case, they will automatically reconnect to the last paired device if possible.  
  • This is brilliant if only using one device.  However, if you want to connect to a different device (such as laptop or watch), you are best turning Bluetooth off on your original device (so Airpods can’t automatically connect) and then pair again to the new device with Bluetooth on.
  • Once music is running you can pause it simply by taking one pod out of your ear.  Replace in-ear to automatically start the music again.
  • You can connect with just one pod if so desired.
  • You can connect 2 different sets to the same device if you want to share music with someone else (Sharing)

Battery Levels

  • Different devices will drain the Airpod’s battery at different rates. 
  • The higher the volume, the more the batteries are depleted.
  • Unfortunately, as stated on our product page, the battery percentages displayed are not completely accurate.  They do provide a general idea of the remaining battery levels but should not be completely trusted.  


To be clear, it does not affect the actual battery performance, which should last many hours before needing to go back in the case for a quick charge.  The charging case should be good for a few days before it will need charging again.


Samsung / Android Guidance

Whilst our AirPods 3 work fine with Android based smartphones, some of the features in this guide are IOS only.  However, there are a few Apps that can be dowloaded to replicate Apple functionality.

For your convenience, here are links to a couple of the most popular Apps available.  Please note, we take no responsibility for their performance.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=friedrich.georg.airbattery&hl=en

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pro.vitalii.andropods&hl=en

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tk.xwin.pods


Music Preferences

Whilst the standard Equaliser settings are fine for most people, some may prefer to adjust them to cater for their personal musical preferences e.g. less base, more vocals, etc.

These settings can usually be adjusted from within your music app or streaming service. For example, on IOS, you can go to “Settings” >> “Music” >> “EQ” to experiment with different sound variations.

My personal favourite is the Late Night setting but you should experiment for yourself...


Controls

The touch/force sensors do take a little getting used to if you have not used them before. Our recommendation is to try and handle the pods by the bottom of their stems, so as to avoid accidentally pressing the touch sensors on the side of the stem.  

  • Short press the sensor once to play, pause, or answer a call.
  • Short press the sensor twice to skip forward.
  • Just pop them back in the case to turn them off.
Plus, you can say “Hey Siri” at any time to do more with your AirPods 3, including things like playing a specific song, album or playlist, making a call, getting directions, etc.

Name & Control Settings

You can adjust some of the settings for the touch controls on your phone by going to Bluetooth settings and tapping the info icon on the "AirPods” connection.  Here you can adjust the controls to suit you.  You can also adjust the name here too!


For example, it may be best to turn off the in-ear sensors that control playback (remove to pause, replace to play) if they are causing playback to stop unnecessarily.

Please note that these settings refer to AirPods Pro and not Airpods 3 as they should.   This is not an issue, it just means that some of the options are not necessarily available on Airpods 3.  For example, ignore the settings for Noise Cancelling and Ear Tip Fit Test as these will not actually do anything on your Airpods 3 Alternatives


           


GPS Tracking

Our AirPods 3 have built-in GPS so you can attempt to locate your earphones if you lose them, or god forbid, have them stolen!  If you are on Apple you can track the Airpods location via the Find My app.  If you are on Android then you need the Google Find My Device app.


Resetting

If your AirPods 3 get confused for any reason, or stop behaving as you would expect, you can easily reset them which usually resolves the issue.

Reset instructions, assuming you are pairing to a phone...
1. Delete all the Airpods records on the phones bluetooth (forget device)
2. Switch off your phone's Bluetooth
3. With the lid open and with the pods inside, press the case button for 8 - 15 seconds, wait for white light to stop flashing
4. Close the case and leave for around 1 minute
5. Now you can begin pairing again.  You may need to repeat this a few times if it does not work first time.

 

Hopefully that answers any questions you may have on our Airpods 3 Alternatives.  If there is anything else you wish to know please feel to post a comment below or contact us at CustomerCare@WirelessGadgets.co.uk

Many thanks,

Rich.