How to Connect Your Replacement AirPods?

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Replacing your AirPods can be a hassle, especially if they won’t connect to your device. If you’ve recently replaced your AirPods, but are having trouble connecting them to your device, here is what you need to do to get them working again.

First of all, make sure the case and the AirPods are both charged. To do this, plug the charging case into a power source and leave it there for at least 20 minutes before attempting to pair them.

Once the case and AirPods are charged, open the case with the AirPods inside and hold it close to your device. A setup animation should appear on your screen – tap ‘Connect’ then ‘Done’. If nothing happens after a few seconds, try resetting your AirPods: press and hold the setup button until the status light flashes white.

If you’re still having trouble connecting after resetting, try pairing manually: go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad and select ‘AirPods’ from the list of available devices. Tap ‘Connect’ then wait for it to finish connecting before tapping ‘Done’.

If none of these methods work, contact Apple Support for help troubleshooting or replacing your AirPods.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues with Replacement AirPods

If you’re having trouble connecting your new AirPod to your device, it may be because it was not reset before pairing. To reset the AirPod, plug it into a charger and leave it for 20 minutes. Then open the case and hold the setup button until the status light flashes white. This should allow you to pair your AirPod normally.

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Pairing a Replacement AirPod

To pair your replacement AirPod, begin by going to the Home Screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Then open the case with your AirPods inside and hold it up to your device. You should see a setup animation appear on your screen. Tap Connect, then tap Done once the connection is established. Your AirPods should now be paired and ready to use.

Pairing Replacement AirPod Pro to Case

To pair your replacement AirPod Pro to your case, first, make sure that the AirPod Pro is in the case. Then open the lid of the charging case, press and hold the setup button located on the back of the case until you see a white light flashing between the two contacts visible on the inside of the case.

Once this is done, open your Bluetooth settings on your device and select “AirPods” from the list of available devices. Follow any additional prompts to complete pairing and you should now be connected!

Can I Use a Different AirPod in My Case?

Yes, it is possible to put a different AirPod in your case. All AirPods use the same pairing process, so you can use any AirPod with any charging case. To ensure a successful pairing, make sure your case is fully charged, then open the lid and hold it close to your device. The light on the case should begin blinking and you should see an alert on your device asking you to pair with the AirPods. If you follow these steps, you should be able to pair your new AirPod with your existing charging case without any problems.

Syncing a New Single AirPod with an Old One

First, make sure your old AirPod and the new AirPod are both in your charging case. Close the lid of the case and then open it again to check that the indicator light is flashing amber. Then press and hold down the setup button on the back of the case until the indicator light flashes white. Once this is done, your new single AirPod should now be synced with your existing one.


In conclusion, if your replacement AirPods won’t connect to your AirPods Pro case, the first step is to open the case and hold the setup button until the status light flashes white. After that, you should be able to pair your AirPods normally. If this doesn’t work, try forgetting the device on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and then place the AirPods in their charging case. You may also need to update iOS or macOS. Fortunately, Apple AirPods are designed to pair safely with different charging cases so you should be able to get them connected with a few simple steps.

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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.