How To Fix Mismatched Airpods

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Are you having trouble getting your AirPods to work together? Don’t worry, it’s a common problem and we’re here to help. AirPods are designed with the latest technology and come in two generations, the W1-powered AirPod and the H1-powered AirPod 2 or AirPods Pro.

Unfortunately, due to design changes and different chips used in each generation of AirPods and AirPods Pro, you cannot match one with the other. If you’ve ever seen an alert that says “AirPods Mismatch,” then you know what this means—you may have mixed up your own AirPods with someone else’s!

Here’s how to fix mismatched AirPods:
1. Put your AirPods in their charging case and close the lid. Wait 30 seconds.
2. Open the lid of your charging case and put your AirPods in your ears.
3. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, then tap on the info button next to your device name and select Forget This Device. Doing so will remove all information about that device from your iPhone or iPad’s Bluetooth list.
4. Now take out your AirPods from their case and press the setup button for a few seconds until you see a white light flashing on both sides of the case lid. The white light indicates that it is ready for setup again.
5. Go back to Settings > Bluetooth, tap on the info button next to your device name again, then select Connect > Done to connect your AirPod again with this device (iPhone/iPad).
6. After successfully connecting both devices together, check if both of them are working properly by using them (e.g., make a call or listen to music). If everything goes smoothly, then congratulations! You’ve fixed mismatched Airpods!
7. Finally, if you still can’t get them working together after trying these steps multiple times, then it could be because one of them is defective or not compatible with the other due to hardware issues — in that case we recommend contacting Apple Support for help replacing either one of them as soon as possible!

Pairing Mismatched AirPods

To pair two mismatched AirPods, you will first need to ensure that both are charged and in their case. Open the case lid and make sure that both AirPods are flashing white. Then, on your device, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Other Devices and select the left AirPod. Once it is connected, select the right AirPod from the same list. After a few moments, you should see both AirPods listed as connected devices in your Bluetooth settings.

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Resetting AirPods That Do Not Match

If your AirPods don’t match, you can reset them to their factory settings. To do this, put your AirPods in their charging case and keep the lid open. Then, press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for at least 15 seconds until you see the status light flashing amber. Then, open the Settings app on your device and select Bluetooth. Find your AirPods under My Devices and tap the info icon next to them. Finally, tap Forget This Device and tap again to confirm that you want to forget your AirPods. Your AirPods will now be reset to their factory settings.

Can Mismatched AirPods Function Together?

No, mismatched AirPods won’t work together. The AirPods and AirPods Pro use different chips inside each generation, and these chips are not compatible with one another. The original AirPods use a W1 chip, the AirPods 2 use an H1 chip, and the AirPods Pro has a new H1 chip. Therefore, you can’t match one with the other – pairing a W1-powered AirPod with an H1-powered AirPod 2 or AirPods 3 will not work.

Troubleshooting Mismatched AirPods

Your AirPods may be saying they are mismatched if the serial number of your AirPods does not match the one in your iCloud account. This could happen if you have mixed up your AirPods with someone else’s, or if a family member has added their AirPods to your account. To resolve this issue, make sure that the serial number of your AirPods matches the one in your iCloud account. If it doesn’t, try to get your AirPod back from the person who might have it, or contact Apple Support to replace them.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.