How to Spot Fake AirPod Charging Case

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Are you looking for a reliable and affordable way to charge your AirPods? Do you know the difference between an authentic AirPod charging case and a knock-off? If not, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between an authentic AirPod charging case and a knock-off one.

When it comes to charging your AirPods, it’s important to use the official Apple charging case in order to get optimal performance. The official Apple charging case is designed specifically for your AirPods and has specific safety features that help protect them from damage. It also comes with a lightning cable so you don’t have to buy one separately.

Unfortunately, there are many companies out there that make knock-offs of Apple’s official charging cases. These cases may look similar but they don’t have the same quality or safety features as the original ones. They also usually don’t come with a lightning cable so you would have to buy one separately if you wanted to use it with your AirPods.

The best way to tell if a charging case is authentic or a knock-off is by looking at the serial number on the inside of the lid. If it matches the serial number on your authentic box, then it’s likely an original Apple product. If not, then chances are it’s a knock-off and should be avoided.

It can be tempting to buy a cheaper knock-off charging case instead of spending money on an original one, but in general, it is best to avoid them as they will not provide optimum performance or protection for your AirPods. Investing in an authentic AirPod charging case is always worth it if you want optimal performance out of your device!

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Can Knockoff Cases Charge AirPods?

No, it is not recommended to charge your AirPods with a knockoff case. While AirPods are compatible with many different charging cases, it’s important to use one that is specifically made for the model of AirPods you own. Knockoff cases may not be as reliable and could cause damage to your AirPods or even be a fire hazard. It’s best to stick with an official Apple charging case for your AirPods.

Identifying Fake AirPod Cases

To tell if an AirPod case is fake, you should first check the serial number. Authentic AirPod cases will have a serial number printed on the inside of the charging case’s lid. Look for an Apple logo near the speaker holes and make sure the serial number matches the barcode at the back of the box if you have it. If there is no serial number, then it’s likely a fake. Additionally, look for any signs of poor craftsmanship or odd logos. Fake AirPods may also be missing features like wireless charging, which authentic cases will have. Lastly, compare prices; if you find a pair of AirPods at an unbelievably low price, it’s probably too good to be true!

The Effects of Using a Different Case for AirPods

If you put your AirPods in a different case, they will still be able to pair and charge normally. To ensure a secure connection, the AirPods use a specialized pairing protocol that allows them to recognize the charging case they are placed in, regardless of the make or model. This means that you can safely use any compatible charging case and still enjoy the same great audio experience.

Identifying a Fake AirPod Pro Case

A fake AirPod Pro case can look very similar to the original Apple design, but there are several tell-tale signs that it is a fake. The case is usually made of plastic instead of metal, and it may have some slight imperfections on the surface. The inside of the case and each earbud is printed with a darker ink than what Apple uses. The bottom cap below the charging contacts also has a noticeably rougher texture than the originals. Additionally, the ear tips on fakes are slightly stiffer than Apple’s silicone tips.

Can Apple Detect Fake AirPods?

Yes, Apple has the ability to detect fake AirPods. When a pair of fake AirPods is connected to an iOS device, a warning message will appear notifying the user that the headphones could not be verified as genuine AirPods and may not behave as expected. While this feature helps protect users from using counterfeit products, it does not prevent users from pairing or using fake AirPods.


In conclusion, it is important to have the proper charging case for your AirPods. While you may be able to temporarily use a friend’s case to charge your AirPods, it is not recommended as the wrong case could damage your AirPods. If you happen to lose your charging case, then you will need to purchase a replacement. To find the correct replacement, make sure that you double-check the serial number on the inside of the lid of the charging case or on the barcode at the back of the box that came with your AirPods.

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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.