With this feature, you no longer need to share an AirPod with your partner so you can watch both Stranger Things 3 on an airplane or listen to your favorite album on the bus. I will guide you through everything you need to know.
Please note that iOS 13 is still in beta and features can and will be changed before final release this fall. We update this post with the most up to date information we have. If you want to test iOS 13 or iPadOS, you can now install it. When it's published, setting up and using audio sharing takes only a few seconds, but right now it's a bit more complicated.
It is not limited to AirPods.
Apple announced the features as "audio sharing with AirPods" and applied them. However, PowerBeats Pro owners can also benefit from the new feature. Audio Sharing is compatible with both generations of AirPods and PowerBeats Pro.
Even if your iPhone or iPad supports iOS 13, you may not be able to use audio sharing with AirPods. Here is the current list of supported Apple devices:
How It Will Work
Not all features are fully implemented with iOS 13 and iPadOS, which is still under development and available through the beta program. That's the case with audio sharing.
How Full Sharing Audio Works works as follows: You need two devices logged into different iCloud accounts, each with its own pair of AirPods or PowerBeats Pro. One person begins to play music or watch a video, and the second listener brings their iPhone or iPad close to the first device. You will then be asked if you want to share audio. Accept it and you're done.
Here's how it works
Starting with iOS 13 and iPadOS Beta 3, audio sharing is still available, but you'll need to work harder to use it. If you have two pairs of compatible earphones, you can use both at the same time. However, this means that you need to share your earphones with other people.
The other option is to pair someone else's AirPods or PowerBeats professionals with your iPhone or iPad. To do this, open Settings > Bluetooth and press and hold the button on the back of the AirPod or in the PowerBeats Pro case until the earphones appear in the list of detected devices. Tap the device to complete the pairing process.
If the second earphone pair is paired with your phone, you can use the earphones to play music or watch a video. Tap the AirPlay button and then select the second pair of earbuds to start the audio sharing. Adjust the volume for each pair of earphones in the AirPlay popup using the slider bar.
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