If it’s your first time trying to pair new AirPod to case, it may be a bit confusing to do. When you purchase a replacement AirPod, you will need to pair it with your existing AirPod so your headphones will work perfectly.
So, here in this article, you will learn how to pair new AirPods to case.
This process of connecting your replacement only takes a few minutes, and it’s very easy to perform. This article gives you a guide on how to pair new Airpods to case.
How to Pair new AirPod to Case
Follow the steps below to learn how to pair a new Airpod to case [replacement].
- Place both AirPods in the charging case and charge for 15 minutes. Both the new replacement AirPod and the original AirPod should both be in the case.
- Connect the charging case to a power source and let your AirPods charge together for about 15 minutes before you continue.
- Open the iPhone or iPad’s Settings. You’ll find this gray gear icon on the Home screen and/or in your App Library
- Select Bluetooth.
- Tap the small circled “i” next to your AirPods. You will see it under “My Devices.“
- Tap Forget This Device. A confirmation message will appear.
- Tap Forget Device. It’s at the bottom of the screen. This tells your iPhone or iPad to forget your old AirPods.
- Open the lid of your AirPods charging case. After a few moments, the status light will flash amber.
- Press and hold the button on the back of the AirPods case. Release the button once the light changes to white.
- If the light does not turn white, plug the charging case into a power source, close the lid, and press and hold the button on the case for a few seconds. Release the button, and open the lid button once the light changes to white.
- Go to the Home screen on your iPhone or iPad. If you are holding the case close to the iPhone or iPad, you should see a display asking you to connect your AirPods.
- If you don’t see the prompt or display, bring your AirPods closer to the iPhone or iPad and open the lid.
- Tap Connect. Your AirPods will then pair together with your iPhone or iPad
- Tap Done. Your replacement AirPod will now work with your existing AirPod.
That’s it! Now this how to pair new AirPod to case.
How to fix replacement Airpod Won’t Sync or Connect
Your pair of AirPods do not have to come from the same set to work properly. You can pair two different AirPods together, provided they are the same type or model. This also applies when pairing AirPods with a different case.
Pairing two AirPods that are different may not be easy to do. This is because mismatched firmware makes them incompatible, therefore, making them work as a pair may require extra effort.
There are a few fixes you can try out when your replacement AirPod isn’t pairing correctly, Follow the steps below:
Update the AirPods’ firmware
Your old AirPod has probably already been updated to improve its performance, whereas, your replacement AirPod has none of these updates.
This firmware incompatibility is what creates connection and pairing glitches. The best way to fix this is by updating the firmware of the replacement AirPod.
You can update the firmware using the steps below:
- Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad and select Bluetooth.
- Select the Information to the right of your AirPods.
- Select “Forget This Device”.
- Remove both AirPods from the case.
- Take the left AirPod only and place it back in the case. The status light should flash green.
- Select the setup button on the case until the status light flashes white.
- Select “Connect” to pair the left AirPod.
- Take out the left AirPod and set it aside.
- Now place the right AirPod in the case and repeat the last two steps.
- The status light should flash amber, once the two AirPods are separately paired.
- Plug your device and AirPods case into their chargers to avoid interruptions due to low battery.
- Force the download of firmware updates by leaving your AirPods and device for at least an hour.
- Once the firmware updates are done, the amber status light will turn green, and you’ll now be able to pair your AirPods the usual way.
The fixes and points listed above should help to pair New AirPod to case if your replacement AirPod is the correct model and from the right source. If you are still unable to pair New AirPod to Case, you can contact Apple Support to help you resolve the problem.
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