In addition to the appearance, the headphones marked “pro” received several interesting software features. The new AirPods Pro are more open to customization than regular AirPods, thanks to pressure sensors built into each earpiece. By default, if you squeeze the “leg” of any headphone, you will switch the headphone between Transparent mode and noise reduction. However, if you wish, you can configure other actions – for example, asking Siri.

In this article, I will teach you how to customize squeeze functions on the new AirPods Pro. Also we talk about how to switch music, manage calls, activate noise reduction, and more.

Read more: How to Change AirPods Controls Settings?

AirPods Pro Squeeze Meaning

Using the pressure sensors built into AirPods Pro, you can stop and skip tracks, answer calls, etc. Here is the whole list of actions:

  • Press: Start, pause, answer a call;
  • Double tap: Switch track forward;
  • Triple press: Switch track back;
  • Squeeze: Toggles between active Noise reduction and Transparent mode. You can also say “Hi, Siri” and ask your personal assistant to include a specific song/album/playlist, call someone, show you the way, etc.

This is not the only way to control the headphones. You can switch between noise reduction and Transparent mode using the volume slider in the Control Center.

Read more: How to Answer the Phone with AirPods on iPhone?

Change AirPods Pro Squeeze & Press Controls

First, make sure your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 13.2 or later – otherwise, AirPods Pro will work like regular Bluetooth headphones:

  • After that, connect them in the standard way, then go to Settings -> Bluetooth;
  • Click on the (i) icon in front of them;
  • In the “Press and Hold AirPods” section;
  • Here you can separately configure actions with each earphone.
How to Change AirPods Pro Squeeze & Press Controls?

Note: Of the currently available actions, you can call Siri, enable or disable noise reduction and Transparent mode.


That’s all. Now, clamping the headphones, you will switch between the selected modes. You can configure Siri activation by holding the left earphone, and switch modes by holding the right one.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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