iOS 16 is designed to make it easier to manage your connected AirPods and Beats headphones by adding a new section to the Settings app when accessories are connected.

In iOS 15, accessing the AirPods settings requires opening the Bluetooth interface and tapping the “i” next to the AirPods listing, and it’s a hidden menu and harder to find for those who aren’t particularly familiar with the iPhone.

With ‌iOS 16‌ and iPadOS 16, if you pair a set of AirPods to your iOS device, you can see a new AirPods setting app directly under your name, making it much easier to access the different setting options.

You can still access the same settings in the Bluetooth menu and see AirPods information under General > About.

AirPods settings have changed, and on supported models there are direct options to configure custom spatial audio and show AirPods in Find My.

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