Apple’s AirPods and AirPods 2 have an option called “Automatic Ear Detection.” When you put your AirPods in your ears, they automatically connect to the device playing the audio. The AirPods now control the audio output, and all the available features are ready to use.
Sometimes the AirPods resume the last audio being played when you put them in your ears, similar to the function when the music is stopped when you remove them. This function can be disabled, but once the AirPods are connected to your device, you’ll have to control the audio output manually.
AirPods, once connected, not only provide you with excellent sound, but also some important notifications. People started seeing these notifications after the Find My App update and when the Airtags were released and had been reporting it since then. Apple was questioned about this as many people were concerned about their privacy issues with the newly launched Airtags. Now they are working on improving the Find My App and making it more user-friendly.
If there are AirPods in your range that you do not possess but have an iPhone with iOS 15, or above, you will have to show tolerance when you receive these notifications. Of course, you will get these notifications if you also own a pair. This is because you don’t own the Airtag, so you cannot disable them. The best solution is to turn off the AirPods Pro Detected notification. In this article, we will discuss how you can do this.
How To Turn Off AirPods Pro Detected Near You?
You can turn off the “AirPods Pro Detected Near You” notification by forgetting your AirPods on your iPhone and then hard resetting them. If doing this doesn’t work, check whether your AirPods are connected to someone else’s Apple ID. Always use your AirPods with your own Apple ID to prevent issues.
People are nowadays constantly annoyed by the “AirPods Pro Detected Near You” notification on their iPhones. It is not a matter of whether you own the headphones; you will still get the notification if they are detected near you. This notification pops up if the AirPods are compatible with your device and allows the user to see its location. Users being distressed by the notification constantly were not able to do anything to disable the feature. There are multiple reasons why this happens.
One of the reasons could be that you purchased used AirPods that are still linked to the seller’s Apple account. Being a part of the iCloud family, you use a different Apple account on your phone than the one used on your AirPods.This can happen for many reasons, but you can always resolve them and get them back up and running.
Forget and Reset Your AirPods Pro
If you are getting the “AirPods Pro Detected Near You” alert on your phone, the first thing to do is to forget and reset your AirPods Pro. You will first have to forget it from your phone and then hard reset your AirPods. To forget it from your phone, you can take the following steps.
- Go to Settings > Tap Bluetooth.
- If your AirPods are showing paired on the phone. Tap the more info ‘i’ button alongside your AirPods.
- Tap on the Forget this Device button.
- Tap again for confirmation.
After forgetting it from your iPhone, you must hard reset your AirPods too. To reset your AirPods Pro, you can follow the below-mentioned procedure.
- Place your AirPods in their case, wait for about 30 seconds, and keep the top open.
- Press and hold the setup button at the back for 15 seconds.
- Wait until the light in front of the case turns amber, then white.
- After that, keep them close to your iPhone and pair them back.
Once the reset process is complete and you have successfully paired them back, check if you are still getting the notifications. AirPods use only one Apple ID. If you are using someone else’s AirPods, you must first remove the AirPods from their Apple ID and try logging in with your own. Remember that whenever you reset your AirPods, you lose all the settings you made for your AirPods. You can always go to the settings menu and change them back.
Reminder About Forgotten AirPods
Monitoring all electronic accessories is hard, especially if you have different devices. You need to keep track of your AirPods because you might use them from time to time. Putting them into your ears, taking them back out, and keeping them somewhere you might forget easily.
Apple introduced the feature “Notify When Left Behind” in iOS 15 phones which are designed to keep track of your AirPods and other devices and provide you with your accessories’ location no matter where they are. You can quickly check where you left your AirPods by an alert on your phone through the “Find My” app linked to your Apple account.
This feature works perfectly, but many users were unsatisfied with it as they knowingly left their AirPods at home and were still receiving the notifications. You can revert this feature by following the steps mentioned below.
- Access the “Find My” app and then go to Devices.
- Find and select your AirPods.
- Look for “Notify When Left Behind” and turn it off.
- Tap the Done button.
Following the steps above will turn off these types of notifications or alerts. There may be better solutions for this issue, but it has proved successful for many without causing any problems. But you need to be careful, as you will not receive alerts for your AirPods after turning the notifications off if they are left behind.
In this article, we talked about how to be free of the unwanted notifications that show up on your phone because of the AirPods. There is one other feature that you can change. This feature interrupts the music or any other audio you’re listening to on your AirPods, and sometimes if you receive a text, the feature starts reading it. This feature is termed “Announcements.” Some people are fond of this feature, but many are bugged by it. It is possible to change the setting for this too. Simply follow these steps:
- Go to Setting.
- Choose Notification.
- Select Announce Notifications.
- There you will find a headphones option; turn it off.
Turn Off AirPods Notifications for Particular Apps
While people are interested in turning off alerts for their emails or texts, almost every other app sends alerts nowadays, so you don’t miss out on the fun. Social apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, and many others, send multiple alerts to their users, which can also cause disturbance while you are using your AirPods. You can get rid of this issue as well by taking the following steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Choose Notifications.
- Select Announce Notifications.
- Then scroll down; you will see several apps.
- Turn off the feature for the apps that you don’t want to receive the notification from.
By following the steps above, you can use your AirPods without any disturbance from third-party applications.
Apple has not yet provided a feasible solution for the “AirPods Pro Detected Near You” alert. The only solutions you can try are discussed in this article. You can turn off all these alerts and use your AirPods without interruptions. However, turning off these notifications comes with a few drawbacks.
For example, turning off the “Notify When Left Behind” notification on your iPhone will increase your risk of losing them. We advise you to turn off the notifications only if you think it’s necessary. Otherwise, leaving them on is best since they bring value to our overall AirPods experience.
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I quit my full-time job and started my journey as a freelance copywriter and content writer, and I believe it was one of the best decisions I’ve made so far because I absolutely love it. I’ve been writing tech-related guides, how-to’s, articles, and informational pieces for a long time, and I especially love testing and reporting on various types of headphones.