AirPods Pro gain triple press gesture controls
Apple’s all new AirPods Pro introduce a slightly more complex control interface in that you can now tap them three times to make things happen.
Something, or nothing
Hidden in among Apple’s recently published AirPods Pro website we’ve spotted a new user interface iteration.
You see, while you can double-tap second-generation AirPods to play audio or to skip a track, or first generation AirPods to summon Siri, AirPods Pro let you tap three times to make them do something.
How to use AirPods Pro
Apple’s pages reveal:
- Press once to play, pause, or answer a phone call
- Press twice to skip forward
- Press three times to skip back
- Press and hold to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
- Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions.
What’s interesting about this is to what extent users can customize these controls.
Existing AirPods users can change some of the controls in Settings>Bluetooth>tap the info button, where it is possible to change what different tapping rhythms do – albeit from a very limited set of options.