Star in your own AirPods ad like Harry Styles with this funky new TikTok filter

Harry Styles Airpods Ad
Harry Styles Airpods Ad (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has made a new TikTok filter available that helps you look like Harry Styles in the latest AirPods ad.
  • The filter includes music from Styles' latest album.

Have you ever wished you could star in your very own AirPods ad, complete with funky filters and eye-catching colors? Now you can, with a new filter that's available on everyone's go-to viral video platform — TikTok.

Apple recently ran a new AirPods ad with Harry Styles and now you can get that same psychedelic look by taking advantage of a new TikTok filter called AirPods Silhouette. It's an official thing, too, with Apple now leaning into TikTok more than ever.


Alongside all those colors you'll also find yourself dancing along to music from Styles' latest Harry's House album, so make sure to get your best dancing shoes out before hitting the record button!

Trying the new filter out is pretty simple, although the dancing part might be more difficult for those of us with two left feet!

  1. Tap the (+) button to begin creating a new video.
  2. Tap the Effects button and then enter a new search for "AirPods silhouettes" and you're done!

Now you just need to put your AirPods in and get dancing!

The new filter is part of a larger promotion that included Styles, AirPods, and Spatial Audio. The original ad was first shared earlier this month and has since been used online and on TV.

The magical listening experience of AirPods with Spatial Audio meets Harry Styles' new album "Harry's House." With dynamic head tracking, to hear sound all around, you'll hear Harry Styles like never before (Spatial Audio works with compatible devices and supported content).

It was later confirmed that Styles donated his fee for the ad to the International Rescue Committee, an outfit that helps refugees in more than 40 countries around the world.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.