How to Fix Loose Airpod Rubber Case

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Do your AirPods Pro keep slipping out of your ears? You’re not alone! Many people find that their AirPods Pro just don’t stay in their ears properly. The caue of this issue is usually the rubber case that covers the AirPods becoming loose over time. The good news is, there’s an easy fix for these loose rubber cases.

The first step is to identify which type of rubber case you have. There are two types: one with a slit in the back and one without a slit. If you have the second type, simply fill a pot with boiling water and submerge the AirPods case in it for about 10 seconds. This will allow the silicone to shrink and fit more snugly around your AirPods.

If you have the first type with a slit, you will need to take a slightly different approach. Get a bowl or cup filled with ice water and drop some ice cubes in it as well. Then, submerge the AirPods case in the ice water for about 30 seconds until it shrinks and fits snugly again. Be sure not to leave it in too long or else it coud become too tight and difficult to remove from your AirPods!

Once your rubber case is securely on your AirPods Pro again, be sure to check if the ear tips still fit correctly as well. Every set of AirPods Pro comes with three sets of ear tips, each a different size, so taking Apple’s Ear Tip Fit Test can help determine which ear tip size is best for you.

Remembering these simple steps can help ensure that your AirPods Pro stay securely in place while using them—so no more slipping out at inconvenient times!

Fixing a Loose AirPod Silicone Case

To fix a loose AirPod silicone case, you’ll need a pot of boiling water and some ice cubes or ice water. First, place the AirPod silicone case in the boiling water for 30-45 seconds to soften the material. Then, remove the case from the pot and use tweezers or tongs to quickly dunk it into a bowl of ice water to cool it down. This will caue the material to shrink slightly and fit snugly around your AirPods again. Once cooled, take out your AirPods and check that the fit is snug before using them.

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Replacing the Rubber on AirPods

No, unfortunately it is not possible to replace the rubber on AirPods. The rubber tips are designed to fit tightly onto the AirPods and are not meant to be removed or replaced. If you are looking for a way to protect your AirPods, you can purchase protective cases that come in various colors and designs.

Investigating the Cause of a Rattling AirPod Case

The rattling or crackling sound you hear from your AirPods Pro case could be caused by a manufacturing defect in the hinge. This could be due to a loose part that causes the hinge to rattle when moved. Another possible cause of the noise is due to dust or debris that has become trapped in the hinge mechanism, which can cause it to vibrate and make noise when shaken. If your AirPods Pro are still covered by warranty, Apple will likely replace them free of charge.

Preventing AirPods from Falling Out of the Ear

The AirPods’ silicone tips are designed to provide a secure fit, however, if your AirPods keep falling out then it’s likely because the tips are not the right size for your ears. To ensure the best fit, try using diffeent sizes of silicone tips that come with the AirPods or consider investing in EarBuds with custom-made ear tips. Additionally, make sure you twist the AirPods up around 30 degrees so the stem is more horizontal and is sticking out away from your ears to ensure a secure fit.

The Causes of a Loose Silicone Case

A loose silicone phone case is likely due to wear and tear. This can happen over time with regular use, as silicone is a material that stretches and gets softer with age. The good news is that you can fix the loose case by using boiling water. Simply submerge the case in hot water for a few minutes, then take it out and let it cool until it’s back to its original shape. With this simple trick, you’ll have your phone case fitting snugly once again.

Making a Silicone Case Tighter

To make a silicone case tighter, you’ll need to heat it up. Boil some hot water on the stove, then take it off the heat and submerge the silicone case in the water for a few minutes. After taking it out, dry it off with a towel and try it on. If it’s sill too loose, put it back in the hot water for a few more minutes until it fits snugly.

Using Silicone Tips with AirPods

Yes, you can put silicone tips on AirPods to improve the fit and sound quality. The AirPods come with three sizes of silicone tips, so you can find the size that best fits your ears. The silicone tips also help create a better noise cancelling seal, which can help reduce outside noise and distractions.


In conclusion, AirPods Pro’s rubber case can become loose over time, leading to a rattling or crackling sound. To avoid this issue, users should ensure that the ear tips fit correctly and twist the AirPods up around 30 degrees so the stem is horizontal and sticking out away from their ears. If the issue persists, Apple may replace your device to ensure you get a good fit and sound quality.

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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.