Many people are now listening to music and audio through Bluetooth. Whether you listen on a Bluetooth speaker or AirPods, Bluetooth has become the most popular way to listen.
Bluetooth is obviously handy; no cords, unlimited connections, and good quality audio. The only times Bluetooth is annoying, is when you are having troubles connecting or when your phone doesn’t know what kind of Bluetooth device you are connecting to.
Apple’s recent update (iOS 14.4) changes that. You can now classify your Bluetooth devices for better use. This guide will tell you why you should do this and how to do it.
Why Classify Bluetooth Devices?
One of the best things about AirPods, is that your phone knows that they are headphones, and treats them as such. When your AirPods connect, your phone knows to set an appropriate headphone volume, and when they disconnect, your phone knows not to continue playing audio.
However, if you are using a Bluetooth device that is not made by Apple, your phone has no way of knowing what that device is. That is why you will connect to your speaker and find the volume is way too low, or connect headphones and get blasted by volume.
Classifying the Bluetooth devices that you use most frequently will solve this problem. Here is how to do it.
How To Classify Bluetooth Devices
You can classify your Bluetooth devices as: Car Stereo, Headphone, Hearing Aid, Speaker, or Other. Follow along to learn how this is done.
1. Open the Settings app and tap on Bluetooth.
2. You will see a list of Bluetooth devices that you have connected to in the past. To classify your Bluetooth device, press the blue ‘I’ button.
3. Tap on Device Type.
4. Choose from Car Stereo, Headphone, Hearing Aid, Speaker, and Other.
That’s all there is to it! You can repeat this process with all the Bluetooth devices that you frequently use.
Final Thoughts on Classifying Devices
This small change to iOS is definitely a positive one. If you have questions about using Bluetooth or classifying Bluetooth devices, let us know.
Hopefully, Apple will let us name our Bluetooth devices whatever we want, so that we don’t have so many similarly named devices stored in our phones.