How To Change Your AirPods Pro Bud Size

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AirPods Pro buds, known as tips, come in small, medium, and large sizes. You get the finest sound quality and optimum noise cancellation when you change the buds to the correct size.

Quick Answer

To change the AirPods Pro bud size, hold it in one hand and grip the tip with the other. Invert the tip and make a firm grip from the base to pull it. You will hear a click sound, and the tip will come off. Next, line up the replacement tip with the mounting surface and push in until the tip clicks into place easily. 

To make things fun for you, we took the time to write a detailed step-by-step guide on changing AirPods’ bud size. We will also discuss picking the best buds to make them more comfortable and a way to find out if you have changed the buds to the correct size.              

Changing the AirPods Pro Bud Size

Are you wondering how to Change AirPods Pro bud size? Our following step-by-step method will help you go through the entire process without any trouble.

If your AirPods Pro tips are broken or have the wrong size, use these instructions to replace them.

  1. Place the AirPods in your hand and grip the tip in the other. 
  2. Invert the tip, grip from its base, and pull until the tip clicks off
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  3. Clean the tip mounting surface if necessary. 
  4. Grab the replacement tip and align it with the mounting surface.
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  5. Push the replaced tip in until the tip clicks into place easily.
  6. If you have installed the tip inverted, push its corners
  7. Repeat the same process to change the bud size on your other AirPods Pro.

How To Test AirPods Pro Bud Size

You can find out if you have replaced your AirPods Pro bud with the correct size through your iPhone Setting app in the following way.

  1. Put your AirPods Pro into your ears after changing the buds/tips.
  2. Open Settings on your iPhone and tap the “Bluetooth” option from the list. 
  3. In the list of Bluetooth devices, tap the info symbol next to your AirPods Pro.
  4. Tap “Ear Fit Tip Test” on the next screen. 
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. Tap “Play”.

Now, the iPhone will test your AirPods Pro, so wait for the results. If the buds fit correctly, you will get a “Good Seal” message. Otherwise, the iPhone will advise you to make adjustments or choose another earbud. 

How Can I Prevent My AirPods Pro From Slipping Out?

If your AirPods Pro pair is constantly slipping out of your ears, the first thing you can try is to change its bud size. However, if they continue to feel losses, consider the following possibilities. 

  • Check that the right AirPods is in your right ear and the left AirPods is in your left ear.
  • Verify that the AirPods Pro stem is pointing down, not up.
  • After inserting new buds, try inverting them.
  • Use silicon ear hooks for a better fit.

Installing AirPods Pro Ear Hooks

To keep your AirPods Pro stay inside your ear, do these steps to install ear hooks in them.

  1. Remove the AirPods Pro bud as suggested in the method mentioned above.
  2. Align the ear hook holes with the AirPods Pro mesh grills
  3. Insert the ear hook onto your AirPods Pro and reinstall the tip afterward. 
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  4. Repeat the same process to install the second ear hook to the other AirPod. Ensure that the AirPods fit correctly in your ear this time.
Keep in Mind

When using ‘silicone ear hooks’, twist the left AirPods anticlockwise and the right AirPods clockwise for a better grip as you insert them into your ears. To get the best results, ensure the soft silicone hook tucks comfortably into both of your ears. If you get a strange sensation, you may have installed them incorrectly.


In this article on how to change AirPods bud size, we’ve discussed installing the replacement tip with a careful approach and testing it afterward with your device regarding its size. We’ve also discussed a few ways to prevent the AirPods Pro buds from falling it and the use of silicon ear hooks.

Hopefully, you got what you were looking for, and now you can enjoy listening to your favorite music or place calls without facing any irritation in your ears. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I clean the tips of my AirPods Pro?

To clean and remove debris from AirPods tips, Apple suggests using a slightly moist or dry lint-free cloth and cotton swabs. To do so, remove your AirPods Pro ear tips, and soak or rinse them in water. Avoid using soap or any other chemicals for this process. Before reinstalling the ear tips into your AirPods Pro, dry them with a microfiber towel

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