Turning it off on any one device of yours is enough. For example, if you disable Automatic Ear Detection on your iPhone, it’s also switched off for your MacBook.
- Make sure your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max are connected to your iPhone or iPad.
- Open the Settings app and tap your AirPods from the top. If you don’t see it, tap Bluetooth, then touch the info button ⓘ next to your AirPods name.
- Turn off Automatic Ear Detection. For AirPods Max, disable Automatic Head Detection.
That’s it. From now, your AirPods won’t pause music when you take one (or both) of them out of your ear.