How to Wear Airpods (Apple Earbuds)

Apple Earbuds are a great way to listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. Apple earbuds are a staple of the Apple ecosystem. They’re also necessary for anyone who loves listening to music on their iPhone or Macbook. But, as we all know, those pesky wires can be a little annoying! We’ve put together this article to help you solve your wire woes and show you some cool ways to wear Apple Earbuds – from draping them around your neck like a scarf to using them as an accessory at weddings and parties. So without further ado: let’s get started!

The tips and tricks for this guide will help you get the most out of your Apple EarPods. This article has covered you, from choosing the right earbud size to wearing them on your left or right ear! In addition to these valuable tips, we’ll also go over some common issues with Apple’s new design, such as inserting the wire correctly and getting a secure fit.

How to Wear Apple Earbuds

Wearing Apple EarPods can be a little confusing at first, but you’ll be able to put them in like a pro with a bit of practice. There are multiple ways to wear them, so choose the most comfortable one for you. The wire loop over your ear method is the most popular way of wearing them, but don’t forget about wearing them behind your ears! By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to wear Apple Earbuds like a pro.

Step 1: Ensuring proper fit inside the ear

The first step is to set your EarPods inside your ears properly. With all designs taking advantage of bone conduction technology, the seal of the earbud is essential to achieve the best sound quality. Thankfully, Apple has made it easier than ever to find the right size for your ear. The EarPods box includes three different-sized silicone tips: small, medium, and large. Find the size that fits snugly inside your ear canal and results in a tight seal, and you’re good to go!

For those who have difficulty finding a good fit with the silicon tips, Apple has also included a pair of foam tips which you can see in the little white box that comes along with your EarPods. The foam tips create an even better seal and are great for active users who move around a lot.

If you are still having difficulty finding a good seal, you can buy replacements tips from other brands that better fit your ear. 

Step 2: Determining left or correct ear placement

The next step is figuring out which side the EarPods should be worn on. For most people, this is simple enough- simply find the cord with the microphone and plug it into the right side of your device. However, some people have a dominant ear (which they predominantly use to hear/listen with). If you are one of these people, it is vital to wear your EarPods on the ear you use the most, resulting in a more positive audio experience.

If you are not sure about this or simply want to wear the Earbuds with either side and switch between them, that is perfectly fine. While some people claim that wearing your device on one ear can affect how sound will play off of your eardrum, I have found no effects from doing so myself. Just be sure to find a comfortable fit and go for it!

Step 3: Removing the wire loop

When Apple first announced removing the headphone jack from their devices, many people were quick to assume that the EarBuds would fall out of your ears all the time without a cord wrapped around your device. Fortunately, this is not true- there are multiple ways to get the wire loop over your ear for a secure fit.

The traditional way of wearing Apple EarPods is to get one earbud in and then slide the wire over your earlobe until it rests on top of your ear. This method will ensure a tight fit with no wires flopping around. However, some people find this uncomfortable due to pulling on their earlobes or restricting blood flow from being pulled upwards rather than against gravity when worn below the lobe. For these users, it may be advisable to wear your device behind your ear instead!

To wear it behind your ear, simply put the loop over your ear and let the rest of the wire hang down. This will create a more relaxed fit that is still secure. Plus, it looks pretty slick if you’re going for that “Hollywood starlet” look.

Step 4: Controlling volume and playback

Now that you have your EarPods in and properly fitted, it’s time to control all of your audio settings! The EarPods come with a built-in remote on the wire near the microphone. By default, this prevents your volume, but you can also use it to play or pause music, answer or end calls, and even activate Siri.

Go into your device’s settings and select “Control Center.” You will be able to customize what each button on the EarPods remote does. For example, if you want to use the volume buttons to change the brightness of your screen instead, simply toggle the “Audio Effects” switch on.

A few third-party apps also allow you to customize the controls even further. So whether you want to control your music with just one hand or change your audio settings without looking at your phone, there’s an app for that!

Step 5: Dealing with common issues

While most people have no problem using and fitting the new EarPods, some common issues can occur. The first is inserting the wire correctly. It can be easy to mistake which side is up and insert the wire upside down, which will cause the EarPods not to work at all.

Another issue that people sometimes experience is with getting a secure fit. If the EarPods are not in tightly, they may fall out or become loose over time. This can be combatted using one of the methods described in Step 3 or third-party earplug foam tips.

Finally, some users complained about a low volume and tinny sound when using the EarPods. You can often fix this by adjusting the equalizer on your device or using an app like myTuner Radio to customize your listening experience.

You can change the remote functions by going into “Control Center” in your device’s settings and selecting what each button does. If it doesn’t fit, try inserting it with one end up instead of down. If there is still no luck, consider using foam tips for a more secure fit or myTuner Radio for enhanced audio controls. Dealing with everyday issues like low volume and tinny sound can often be fixed using certain gestures on your phone or an app.

So there you have it! Everything you need to know about wearing and using Apple’s new Earbuds. Be sure to try out different methods until you find one that is comfortable and works best for you.

Some people prefer to wear them over their ears, while others like wearing them under their chin. What you do is up to you, but make sure they do not dangle down your back! With these few easy steps, you will wear and use Apple Earbuds like a pro. So have fun listening to your favorite music!


Now that you know how to wear and use Apple Earbuds, we hope your listening experience will be more enjoyable. You can also feel confident in knowing that you’re doing the best thing for your ears! So have a great day, and thanks for reading about using and wearing Apple’s new earphones. And most importantly, have fun listening to your favorite music! 

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