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Why isn’t double tap working on my AirPods?

If the double tap is not working on your AirPods, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why double-tap is not working on your AirPods are that your AirPods are out of battery, you need to reset and reconnect them, or you are not tapping them correctly. Also, you are actually meant to squeeze on the stem of AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro.

Why isn’t double tap working on my AirPods?

Below are likely reasons why double tap is not working correctly on your AirPods.

Tapping incorrectly

If you are using AirPods gen 2, you should double tap on the top of the AirPods to skip the song. If you are using AirPods gen 1, double tapping on the top of the AirPods should activate Siri.

You can look here to see more about double tap on gen 1 and 2 AirPods.

Not squeezing correctly on AirPod Pros or AirPods gen 3

If you are using AirPod Pros or AirPods gen 3, you are meant to squeeze on the bottom of the stem of the AirPods.

Your AirPods are not connected

If your AirPods are not connected to a device, tapping or squeezing on the AirPods will not do anything.

The AirPods need charging

If you are definitely pressing on the AirPods correctly, the most likely issue is that they are actually out of power. If they are out of power the tap or squeeze functionality will not work.

Broken AirPods

It is possible that the AirPods are broken.

If they will not do the double-tap when they are charged and connected to a device, it would help to try reconnecting them to the device as mentioned below.

Otherwise, it would be necessary for you to take them to an Apple store and to see what they say.

To reset and reconnect your AirPods do the following:

  1. the device you are using
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Open the lid and press the button on the case for 15 seconds until it flashes orange
  4. Wait 30 seconds
  5. Open the lid and hold the button on the case
  6. Reconnect your AirPods to your device

Read more: why does it take so long to connect AirPods?

How do I get double tap to work on my AirPods?

To get double tap to work on your AirPods, make sure that they are charged then try resetting and reconnecting them to your devices. If that does not work, try taking them into an Apple store.

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Why won’t my AirPods pause when I tap them?

If your AirPods will not pause when you tap them, it could be the case that you are not tapping them correctly.

If you are using AirPods 3 or AirPods Pro, you are actually meant to squeeze the stem. It could also be the case that the app you are using does not allow you to pause it via earphones.

It would help to try resetting and reconnecting your AirPods as mentioned above.

Where do I double tap on my AirPods?

On AirPods 1 and AirPods 2, you are meant to tap on the top of the outside of the AirPods as shown here. If you are using AirPods 3 or AirPods pro, you are meant to squeeze at the bottom of the stem of the AirPods.