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How to pair AirPods and other Bluetooth audio devices with Nintendo Switch

Pairing AirPods with Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch has a built-in audio system so that you can game on the go, but when your surroundings are obnoxious enough, you won’t get to enjoy it as much as you could in a quiet setting. Fortunately, you can pair Bluetooth audio devices with your Nintendo Switch to help immerse you in your game’s sounds, such as AirPods, or better yet, Apple’s flagship noise cancelling AirPods Pro 2.

How to stop music from pausing when you take one AirPod out of your ears

iPhone with music playing and two AirPods showing play and pause icons signifying automatic media playback and pause due to ear detection

All AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max have automatic ear or head detection. Because of this, when you pull out one or both AirPods from your ear, it automatically stops the media playback on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch.

If you don't like this, we'll show you how to turn this feature off. After that, music, video, or podcasts won't pause even when you take out one AirPod out of your your ear.