1. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Is there a specific place on the AirPods I’m supposed to tap to get the double taps to take? It seems to only work about 1 out of ever 5-10 times. Very frustrating. Seems especially bad if the bud is set to Siri. Also I can never get it to work when I’ve only got one AirPod in.

    The AirPods I demo’d at the Apple store didn’t seem to have this issue. Not sure if my AirPods are duds.
    10-24-2017 04:39 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    You’ll have to tap it with some force. It works most of the time if I tap it hard enough.
    10-24-2017 05:11 PM
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    You’ll have to tap it with some force. It works most of the time if I tap it hard enough.
    I feel like I did. I didn’t use too much force while at the store.
    10-24-2017 06:38 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I’ve had the same issue with mine. I’ve tried different speeds and with varying amounts of pressure but I’ve never had a consistent experience.
    10-25-2017 09:13 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you are having tap issues it could be a problem with one or both AirPods. But first hard reset them, remove them from your BT settings and re-pair them. To hard reset them, put them both back in the case and press and hold the pairing button until the notification light turns red/orange. When the light is back to white, bring them near your phone and re-pair them. If that does not fix your issue take a drive to the Apple Store for a replacement set.
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    10-25-2017 10:08 AM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If you are having tap issues it could be a problem with one or both AirPods. But first hard reset them, remove them from your BT settings and re-pair them. To hard reset them, put them both back in the case and press and hold the pairing button until the notification light turns red/orange. When the light is back to white, bring them near your phone and re-pair them. If that does not fix your issue take a drive to the Apple Store for a replacement set.
    Wow, did not even realize there was a button on the back of the case. I’ll give that a shot and see if that helps.
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    10-25-2017 12:14 PM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If you are having tap issues it could be a problem with one or both AirPods. But first hard reset them, remove them from your BT settings and re-pair them. To hard reset them, put them both back in the case and press and hold the pairing button until the notification light turns red/orange. When the light is back to white, bring them near your phone and re-pair them. If that does not fix your issue take a drive to the Apple Store for a replacement set.
    I just re-paired them. Same issue. I was able to get them to work a few times right after initial pairing but after they, I couldn’t get them to engage while double tapping at all. Seems like I may not be the only one having this issue so not sure if it’s a defect or if it’s just not all it’s cracked up to be.
    10-25-2017 12:56 PM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I just re-paired them. Same issue. I was able to get them to work a few times right after initial pairing but after they, I couldn’t get them to engage while double tapping at all. Seems like I may not be the only one having this issue so not sure if it’s a defect or if it’s just not all it’s cracked up to be.
    Mine work all the time, so you might have a dud. Bring them to Apple and they will swap them out for you.
    10-25-2017 12:58 PM
  9. tdelfie03's Avatar
    I have no problem with the double tap. I use it every night to start and stop my music.
    10-25-2017 01:39 PM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Mine work all the time, so you might have a dud. Bring them to Apple and they will swap them out for you.
    Thanks. I made an appt for Friday. I’ve got to go there to pickup a replacement Smart Keyboard for my iPad anyway.
    10-25-2017 06:51 PM
  11. Trigati's Avatar
    make sure you're tapping over the black dot on the side of the airpod . I think that's the proximity sensor that registers the taps.
    10-26-2017 12:34 PM
  12. eyecrispy's Avatar
    make sure you're tapping over the black dot on the side of the airpod . I think that's the proximity sensor that registers the taps.
    I am. They replaced them last night. The second pair is a little more responsive ... but still not very good. I’ve had even worse issues with the 2nd pair. I’ll start a new thread to document all the issues. Really frustrating.
    10-28-2017 08:18 PM

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