AirPods can be paired to a different case by following these simple steps:
- Place the AirPods in the new case.
- Open the case.
- Press and hold down the pairing button, located on the back of the AirPods case.
- When the indicator light blinks white, unlock your iPhone and keep the case open.
- Ensure that your Bluetooth is turned on.
- An animation will pop up on the iPhone and you will click connect.
- Your AirPods are now paired with a different case.
This article will cover how AirPods can be paired with another case and the different configurations for charging AirPods.
Replacement Case Setup
AirPods are a fantastic way to listen to music, talk on the phone, and even interact with Siri. However, if you lose or break your charging case and can’t charge your device, AirPods lose all functionality.
Whether you are pairing your brand new AirPods to your phone for the first time, pairing a friend’s AirPods to your phone, or using a refurbished or replacement case, the setup is quick and straightforward.
Instructions for pairing your new AirPods can be found in the Apple user manual, but if you are on the go and need to charge your AirPods in an alternate case, the process is the same as the original setup.
Connecting AirPods to Your iPhone
Once you have completed the pairing process, using your AirPods case, you should be able to automatically connect with your paired AirPods when the lid is opened and at least one AirPod is placed in the ear.
You can access your Bluetooth settings by unlocking your iPhone, finding the Settings app, and clicking Bluetooth. Your AirPods should come up in the list titled My Devices.
Once you open your AirPods case, take out your AirPods and put them in. You will hear a chime, and the word “Connected” will appear on your My Devices list.
Disconnecting Your AirPods
If you ever need to disconnect an AirPods case from your iPhone, you can open your Settings app and find the Bluetooth section. Click the blue “i” to the right of the word “Connected” or words “Not Connected.”
To disconnect your AirPods and case completely, you should click Forget This Device. This will make your AirPods disappear from the My Devices list. If you want to reconnect them, you must follow the steps above to pair your AirPods and case.
Charging Your AirPods Case
Apple makes charging AirPods quick and easy. First, your charging case must be charged. To charge your case, simply plug in your USB adaptor setup into the case and then into an outlet.
You can charge your case while your AirPods are inside, or you can use your AirPods, as long as they have power, and charge the case separately.
You can check the status of your AirPods charge by checking the indicator light on the case. If the light is green, the AirPods case is charged. If the light is red, the case is low on charge. If the light does not come on, the case is entirely dead.
Charging your AirPods
AirPods must be charged in an Apple AirPods case. Unfortunately, there are no other ways to charge them, but the case doesn’t have to be yours. You can actually charge your AirPods in a friend’s or family member’s case without connecting to their iPhone.
Some users even bring fully charged backup cases with them on long trips to charge their AirPods without needing to plug in the case.
How do I know if my AirPods are charged?
To check the status of your AirPods charge, dock your AirPods in their case, connect via Bluetooth, and open up the lid of the case. If there is a charge, an animation will display the percentage.
If the AirPod case is completely dead, you will not see the percentage, and the device will not be able to be connected to your iPhone. The individual AirPods may still be able to connect.
Additionally, when they are connected to your iPhone, you can check the charge status by swiping to the left of your home screen and accessing your widgets shortcuts. There will be a section that displays the charge status of each AirPod, Left and Right, and the case.