iOS 16 includes a dedicated section in Settings for AirPods

If you own AirPods or Beat headphones, you know that every time you want to access their settings, you have open up the Bluetooth interface on your iPhone and tap on the “i” icon next to your device. That is set to change with iOS 16. The next-generation software update for iPhone includes a dedicated section for connected AirPods and Beats headphones in the Settings app so you quickly access them.

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iOS 16 includes this great feature for AirPods and Beats

If you are not beta testing iOS 16 and are running an older version of iOS on your iPhone, you know that you still have to open up Bluetooth Settings and tap on the dedicated “i” next to the device you want to access the settings on. It is not exactly a lengthy process, but it is not the most efficient either.

Starting with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, there is a dedicated tab for AirPods/Beats in Settings right below your name, allowing you to quickly access the settings for your headphones. Note that the settings in the Bluetooth section are still present in iOS 16.

You can also still see information about your headphones by tapping on General > About. On supported variants, users can also directly set up Personalized Spatial Audio and view the AirPods in Find My. From user @eric_ampire on Twitter:

Apple’s next-generation software update for iPhone was recently unveiled with a redesigned Lock Screen experience, new capabilities in Mail, WalletMessagesenhanced intelligence with updates to Live Text and Dictation, and more.

iOS 16

iOS 16, iPadOS 16watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura will be released to the general public in the fall alongside the iPhone 14 lineup. The first developer betas of the software updates have been released for developers and a public beta will become available in July.

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