Double-tapping an AirPod, by default, invokes Siri so you can say things like “turn the volume down” or “skip this song”. If you don’t find Siri useful, you can either disable double-tap completely or use it as a quick way to play/pause.
Any changes to the settings of your AirPods only applies to the device you’re currently using, so you can have different settings depending on the device they’re connected to.
- Open Settings
- Tap Bluetooth, then the i icon in the “AirPods” list item
- In the section “Double-tap on AirPods”, select whether you want to use Siri, Play/Pause, or disable the functionality entirely