AirPod is not only a great way to listen to music on your iPhone, but you can also use it as a headset for phone calls, video conferencing, Siri, voice memos, audio messages, and more. Even though each ‘Pod has an internal microphone, they are not used together, and your AirPod will automatically choose which one to use. If you only want to use a mic from one Pod or another, there is a way to do it.
Apple’s AirPods (generation 1 and 2) and AirPods Pro are pretty good at choosing which microphone inputs to use during audio and video calls. So, for the most part, saving it in the default settings so that the best is chosen automatically will be the way to go. But if people can’t hear you properly, Siri doesn’t understand you, your voice recording can’t be understood, and your audio message is broken, you might want to manually replace the microphone.
If you only use one AirPod, it uses that mic. So an easy answer is there to exchange AirPod. But if you have both and are connected to your iPhone, open the Settings application and tap “Bluetooth.” You can also use the Control Center shortcut to get there. Next, tap the icon (i) next to your AirPods under My Devices.
By default, your AirPods will automatically choose the best microphone when you have both. If, however, you only want a microphone that always acts as a microphone, tap the “Microphone” field, then change from “Automatically Change AirPods” to “Always Left AirPod” or “Always Right AirPod.”
Needless to say, if you only have one AirPod, the microphone will be active no matter what. This setting only applies when you have both Pods.
Adjusting the default microphone is one way you can change your AirPod to personalize it.