How to Turn Off Ear Detection on AirPods for Android Devices?

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Are you an Android user looking to get the most out of your AirPods? One of the most useful features of AirPods is their ability to detect when they’re in your ears and turn off automatically when removed. This is known as “in-ear detection”, and can save you battery life and provide a more comfortable listening experience.

In-ear detection works by detecting changes in the audio levels inside your ear. When it detects a significant change in sound, it triggers the AirPods to turn on or off. This means that if you take one AirPod out of your ear, the music will pause until you put it back in.

If you’re an Android user, there are two different ways to turn on or off in-ear detection for your AirPods. If you have a Pixel phone with Android 10+, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the settings icon by your paired Pixel Buds name. If you have another type of Android device, open the Google Pixel Buds app and scroll down and tap More settings. Then tap the toggle button to turn on or off In-ear detection.

In-ear detection is an incredibly useful feature for anyone using their AirPods with an Android device because it makes listening more comfortable and efficient by automatically turning them on and off depending on whether they’re in your ears or not. So if you want to maximize battery life for your AirPods while also getting a better listening experience overall, make sure to use this feature!

How to Turn Off Ear Detection on AirPods for Android Devices? 1

Turning Off Ear Detection on Android

To turn off Ear Detection on Android, first, open the Google Pixel Buds app. Then scroll down and tap More Settings. Finally, tap the toggle button to turn off In-ear detection. On a Pixel phone with Android 10+, you can also open Settings > Bluetooth, and tap the Settings icon by your paired Pixel Buds name to turn off In-ear detection.

Turning Off Automatic Ear Detection on AirPods Pro and Samsung

To turn off Automatic Ear Detection on your AirPods Pro for Samsung, open the Settings app on your phone. Then, tap Connections and select Bluetooth. Find your AirPods in the list of connected devices and tap the circled “i” icon. From there, scroll down to the bottom of the page and toggle off the switch next to Automatic Ear Detection. That’s it! Your AirPods Pro will no longer automatically detect when they’re placed in your ears.

The Benefits and Challenges of Automatic Ear Detection

The Automatic Ear Detection feature is designed to detect when your AirPods are in your ears and then automatically switch audio playback from the phone to the AirPods. This means that if you’re using a different device during the day, and then reconnect your AirPods to your phone, the Automatic Ear Detection may be re-enabled. To prevent this from happening, you can disable the Automatic Ear Detection on your phone.

The Benefits of Automatic Ear Detection on AirPods

Automatic Ear Detection is a feature available on Apple AirPods that detects when the earbuds are being worn and will play or pause audio accordingly. When enabled, audio will pause when AirPods are removed from the ears, and resume playing when the earbuds are placed back in. This feature can be disabled manually if desired, allowing audio to continue playing regardless of whether or not the user is wearing their AirPods.


In conclusion, AirPods are a great choice for listening to music, making phone calls, and more. They are easy to set up, with automatic pairing available on Apple devices and manual pairing available on Android devices. The sound quality is excellent and they provide a good fit in the ears with comfortable ear tips. Furthermore, their additional features such as noise cancellation and in-ear detection make them an even better choice for everyday use. So if you’re looking for a convenient way to enjoy your music, take calls, and stay connected, AirPods are an excellent option.

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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.