AirPods – Only One Ear

I am a big fan of Apple’s AirPods. They have worked flawelessly since the day I got them.

My only gripe has been the inabiltiy to use just one of them at a time (see below for why).

Turns out the issue was with how I was testing using just a single AirPod. By default, when you take an AirPod out of your ear, your music/etc stops playing. However, if you only take one AirPod out of the case at a time, music will keep playing as long as the other is in your ear.

Just in case you are wondering, why one ear?

I call this the kid mode. This allows me to listen to a podcast/book while still being able to easily hear the kids.