How To Pause Airpods Gen 2

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The Apple AirPods Gen 2 are the latest iteration of wireless earbuds from Apple and they come with a number of improvements over their predecessors. The most notable upgrade is the addition of hands-free “Hey Siri” support, as well as improved battery life and sound quality. However, one feature that many users may be wondering about is how to pause AirPods Gen 2.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how to pause your AirPods Gen 2 and some othr features you can use with them. First of all, you should know that there are two ways you can pause your AirPods: single tap or double tap. Single tapping will play or pause your current track while double tapping will skip to the next track in your playlist or library. To pause your AirPods Gen 2 with a single tap, simply press once on either the left or right earbud stem. This will pause all audio playing through your AirPods Gen 2.

To resume playback, press again on either the left or right stem to resume playback where you left off. If you would like to skip to the next track without having to manually scroll through your library, then simply double tap on either the left or right stem of your AirPods Gen 2. This will automatically skip to the next track in your playlist or library without any extra effort required from you.

It’s important to note that these features only work if Automatic Ear Detection is enabled on your device. To check this setting, go into Settings > Bluetooth and select the “i” button next to your AirPods in order to access their settings page. Here you should be able to enable Automatic Ear Detection whih allows for single/double taps (as well as voice commands) to work properly with these wireless earbuds.

Overall, pausing your Apple AirPods Gen 2 is an easy process that can be done quickly and efficiently with just a single or double tap on eiter earbud stem depending on what action you would like it to perform (play/pause or skip). Make sure Automatic Ear Detection is enabled so that these taps are recognized properly by your device and enjoy listening wirelessly with no more cords getting in the way!

Pausing Music with AirPods

To pause audio while listening with AirPods, you can remove one of the pods from your ear. This will automatically pause the audio and you can also press and hold the force sensor on either of your AirPods to quickly pause or play your audio. You can also double tap either AirPod to skip ahead or go back to a previous track.

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The Inability to Pause AirPods

If you can’t pause your AirPods, it may be because Automatic Ear Detection is turned off. This feature allows your AirPods to detect when they are in or out of your ear and adjust ther settings accordingly. Without this enabled, the AirPods will not pause music or any other apps when taken out of your ears. To enable this feature, connect your AirPods to an iPhone or iPad and go to the Bluetooth settings. Tap the ‘i’ button next to your AirPods and turn on Automatic Ear Detection.

Pausing AirPods 2 on Android

To pause your AirPods 2 on an Android device, double tap either AirPod or press the Force Sensor on the stem of your AirPods. This will play or pause whatever music you have playing.

The Inability of AirPods to Automatically Pause When One Is Removed

If your AirPods don’t pause when you take one out, it could be due to Automatic Ear Detection not being enabled. This feature pauses your music or other content when you remove an AirPod from your ear, so it’s important that it’s enabled. To check if this is the case, head to Settings > Bluetooth and tap on the ‘i’ next to your AirPods. Make sure Automatic Ear Detection is switched on. If the issue persists after trying this, then you may need to check for any software updates available or contact Apple Support for furter assistance.

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Troubleshooting AirPods That Pause But Do Not Unpause

If your AirPods pause but don’t unpause, it culd be caused by a poor connection between your AirPods and the device they’re connected to. This can be due to distance, interference from other devices, or low battery on either your AirPods or the device they’re connected to. To fix this issue, try keeping them in their case for about 20-25 seconds and then reconnecting them. You can also reconnect them in Settings: Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Tap the “i” icon next to your AirPods > Tap Forget This Device > Tap Forget Device and then reconnect them.


The AirPods Gen 2 are an excellent choice for wireless audio listening. They feature improved sound quality, longer battery life, and better connection stability. Additionally, they come with features such as Automatic Ear Detection and the ability to pause music when one AirPod is removed. They are compatible with both Apple and Android devices, making them a versatile option that can be used in many diffrent situations.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.