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How To Skip Songs With AirPods

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It is very convenient when AirPods perform certain music functions without requiring our iPhones,iPads, or iPod touch.

Quick Answer

This usability is possible because of the force sensor and Siri that comes with all AirPods. Using the force sensor or Siri, you can let your AirPods perform several functions, such as skip forwarding.

You can set the force sensor or Siri to do other tasks: playbacks, noise cancellation, transparency, and more.

This article will teach you how to use your AirPods to skip songs forward and backward. You will see how to do it on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation AirPods, including AirPods Pro.

How To Skip Songs Forward on 1st and 2nd Gen AirPods

To skip songs forward on 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods, use the force sensor button or enable Siri to do it.

Method #1: Using the Force Sensor

Double-tapping the force sensor button on 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods will help you skip songs forward.

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Method #2: Using Siri

To use Siri to play songs forward on 1st and 2nd Generation, you should do these steps.

  1. Connect your AirPods to your device.
  2. Say, “Hey, Siri”.
  3. Say “Play Next Track” or a similar command.

How To Skip Songs Backwards on 1st and 2nd Gen AirPods

Use the force sensor of your AirPods or activate Siri to skip songs backward.

Below is an explanation of the two methods.

Method #1: Using the Force Sensor

The force sensor of 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods can also skip songs backward. However, you have to set it to cut the songs back.

To change the double-tap action and make it skip songs backward, you should follow these steps.

  1. Open the AirPods charging case.
  2. Open Settings > “Bluetooth” on your Apple device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch).
  3. Hit the “More Info” button beside your AirPods icon.
  4. Choose which AirPods (left or right) you want the double-tap action to have an effect.
  5. Select “Previous Track” to make the double-tap action skip audio backward.

Method #2: Using Siri

Here are the steps to use Siri to play songs backward on 1st and 2nd Generation.

  1. Connect your AirPods to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Say, “Hey, Siri”.
  3. Say “Play Previous Track” or a similar command.

How To Skip Songs Forward on 3rd Gen AirPods and AirPods Pro

Like the 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods, you can skip songs forward on 3rd Generation AirPods using the force sensor and Siri.

Method #1: Using the Force Sensor

Unlike the 1st and 2nd Generation Airpods, in the 3rd Generation and AirPods Pro, you don’t need to change the double-tap action settings.

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By default, the settings for the double-tap action button on the 3rd Generation and AirPods Pro are always set to play audio forward. In other words, this is the only function it can perform.

To skip songs forward on 3rd Generation AirPods and AirPods Pro, you should double-tap the force sensor button.

Method #2: Using Siri

You can use Siri to skip songs forward like the way it is done on the 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods. However, you must enable Siri on your AirPods 3rd Generation or AirPods Pro.

Here is how to enable Siri on your AirPods 3rd Generation and AirPods Pro.

  1. Open Settings > “Bluetooth” on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Click “More Info”. You will find it beside your AirPods in the device list.
  3. Under “Press and Hold AirPods”, choose which AirPods (left or right) you want to activate, and tap “Siri”.

Once Siri has been enabled, to allow it to play songs forward, simply say, “Hey, Siri. Play Song Forward”.

How To Skip Songs Backwards on 3rd Gen AirPods and AirPods Pro

In the 1st and 2nd Generation AirPods, you can only use Siri to play songs backward on your AirPods.

However, in the 3rd Generation and AirPods Pro, you can use the force sensor button or Siri to play songs backward.

Method #1: Using the Force Sensor

To use the force sensor to skip songs backward on AirPods 3rd Generation and AirPods Pro, you should tap the force sensor button three times. This action will cause it to play back to the previous songs.

Method #2: Using Siri

To use Siri to play songs backward, you should first activate it on your AirPods 3rd Generation and AirPods Pro. You should activate Siri on your AirPods through your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To start, you should follow these steps.

  1. Open Settings > “Bluetooth” > “More Info”.
  2. Select “Left” or “Right” AirPods and tap “Siri”.

Once Siri is enabled, go back to your AirPods and Say, “Hey, Siri. Play Song Backward”.

Conclusion

Using the force sensor or Siri, you can play songs forward or backward on 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Generation AirPods and AirPods Pro. Follow the procedures in this article to enable your force sensor, and Siri skips songs forward or backward on your AirPods.

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