What to Do When Your AirPod Case is Broken

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Are you dealing with a broken AirPod case? We feel for you and want to help you out.

The AirPod case is an important part of the Apple AirPods experience. It helps keep your AirPods safe and organized, allowing you to easily transport them from place to place. But what happens when the case itsef breaks?

Fortunately, Apple has got you covered. If your AirPod case is damaged or broken beyond repair, Apple offers a replacement service at a reasonable price. This service includes a new and unopened replacement for your broken case—so you don’t have to worry about ending up with a used product.

The cost of this service depends on the model and generation of your AirPods. For example, if you have the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation), it costs $89 USD to replace the case. On the oter hand, if you have the regular Apple AirPods (1st generation), it costs $69 USD to replace the case.

Replacing an AirPod or Charging Case is easy — all you need to do is visit an Apple Store or contact Apple Support online or by phone. From there, they will be able to provide more information about pricing and availability for your specific model and generation of AirPods so that you can get back up and running in no time.

No matter what model or generation of AirPods you have, we hope that this blog post has helped clarify how to go abot replacing your broken case!

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What to Do If Your AirPods Case Breaks

If your AirPods case breaks, you may be covered by the Apple Limited Warranty for Accessories. This warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship when used normally in accordance with Apple’s published guidelines. If your case is found to be defective and covered by the warranty, we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. If your situation isn’t covered, you’ll need to pay a fee for the repair or replacement.

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Can I Still Use My AirPods If the Case Is Broken?

Yes, you can still use your AirPods without the case if the case is broken. You will not be able to charge them, but you can still use them to listen to audio or take calls. To pair them with a device, you’ll need to put them in pairing mode manually. To do this, press and hold the setup button on the back of each AirPod for a few seconds until the LED indicator light begins flashing white. Once they are in pairing mode, you can connect them to your device as normal.

Cost of Repairing a Broken AirPod Case

If your AirPods Pro (2nd generation) or case is out of warranty, it will cost you $89 USD to replace the case. This fee covers all repairs and replacements for the case, so you don’t have to worry about any additional costs or charges. If you are loking for repairs for the AirPods Max, then you will need to get that pricing information from a service representative since the fee depends on the repair.

Replacing an AirPods Case

Yes, AirPods cases can be replaced. You can purchase a replacement from the Apple Online Store or an authorized Apple Retail Store. The replacement will be new and cost $59 USD. Additionally, you may be eligible for AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss, whch provides coverage for lost or stolen AirPods and the Charging Case. If you are enrolled in AppleCare+, you can receive up to two replacements at no additional charge.

Can AirPods Survive Without a Case?

No, AirPods cannot survive wihout their case. Without their case, they are prone to being lost or damaged, as well as having their battery drained. The AirPod case is designed to protect and store the earbuds when not in use; it also charges the AirPods when connected to power. If you leave your AirPods out of the case for an extended period of time, you risk losing battery power and potentially damaging them. Additionally, if your AirPod case is not fully charged, you won’t be able to use your AirPods until both the case and earbuds are charged. To ensure that your AirPods stay in top condition, it’s best to always keep them stored in their protective case when not in use.

The Durability of AirPods Cases

No, AirPods cases are designed to be durable and can withstand everyday wear and tear. However, if your AirPods case is dropped at a height of more than three feet it could cause damage to the case or even the AirPods themselves. To help protect your AirPods and their charging case from any potential damage, it’s best to have a protective cover or carrying case that you can use to keep them safe when they’re not in use.

Charging AirPods Without a Case

Unfortunately, it is not possible to charge your AirPods without a charging case. The charging cases are specifically designed to safely and effectively charge your AirPods. To charge your AirPods, you will need to insert them into the charging case and use a Lightning cable to connect the case to a power source. Once connected, the LED light on the front of the case will turn white to indicate that your AirPods are charging. The light will turn off when the AirPods are fully charged.

Charging Earbuds Without a Case

To charge your earbuds without a case, you can use a USB port on your laptop or desktop computer. Start by connecting your earbuds to the USB port with a USB cable. Then, depending on the type of earbuds you have, the charging process will vary. For some earbuds, the light may turn on or flash whle they’re charging. For others, you may need to press a button to activate the charging process. Lastly, make sure to leave your earbuds plugged in until they’re fully charged.

Connecting AirPods Without a Case

To connect your AirPods without a case, you will first need to make sure they are properly paired with your iPhone. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone and select Bluetooth. If the AirPods apear under the list of devices, they are already paired. If not, press the small white circle on the back of the AirPods charging case and then tap Connect under the AirPods in the Bluetooth menu.

Once your AirPods are paired with your iPhone, access the Control Center by swiping down from the top right-side corner of the screen. Now press and hold the audio card on the top right side of the Control Center. This will bring up a list of available audio output devices and you can select your AirPods from there to connect them without having to use thir charging case.

Are AirPod Repairs Covered by Warranty?

Yes, repairs for AirPods Pro made within the affected date range are free of charge at your local Apple store. If the AirPods Pro were made outside of the affected date range, then a standard fee may be charged for any repair services.

Can I Get My AirPods Repaired for Free?

Yes, you can get your AirPods Pro repaired for free. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will service the affected AirPods Pro (left, right or both) at no cost. To initiate a repair request, simply bring your AirPods Pro to your nearest Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. You can also contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service. Please note that you may need to provide proof of purchase in order to receive free repair service.

The Cost Comparison of Repairing vs. Replacing AirPods

It is usually cheaper to repair a AirPod than to replace it. If you have minor damage, such as a loose or broken connection in the AirPod or charging case, you can have it repaired for around $40. This includes diagnosis and cleaning of the AirPod, as well as any necessary repairs. However, if your AirPod or charging case is lost or severely damaged, it is usually more cost-effective to purchase a new set of AirPods. Each new AirPod will cost $69, as will a replacement charging case. If you lose more than one of the three components, you migt as well spend an extra $21 and buy a brand new set of AirPods.


In conclusion, if you have an Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) or the case that is out of warranty and needs to be replaced, it will cost you $89 USD. If the repair required is for the AirPods Max, the cost will vary based on what is needed. If you have lost an AirPod or Charging Case, replacements are available to purchase. All replacements are new and come with a one-year warranty from Apple. Even without the case, your AirPods will still work and be able to reconnect with devices previously paired with.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.