The first step in taking control of AirPods is to toggle the device's double tap function to invoke Siri. While AirPods lack a physical button or switch, each earbud contains an accelerometer that triggers a predetermined manual control function when a sharp double tap is detected.
By default, the double tap feature is set to activate Siri, but users can also configure the gesture to play or pause music. Alternatively, double tap can be switched off completely. The configuration is universal, meaning a double tap on one earbud activates the same feature as it does on the other.
To change double tap settings, connect AirPods to an iOS device, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth and tap on the "i" icon next to the AirPods listing. In this case, select Siri under the Double-tap on AirPods menu option.
Alternatively, users can activate Siri using only their voice if iPhone's "Hey Siri" function is turned on.(The article continues...)