When you replace an AirPod or AirPod Pro, it won’t work with the old AirPod right out of the box. You’ll need to pair the replaced AirPod with the existing one and sync them. In this post, we’ll show you how to connect a replaced, sync and pair a replaced AirPod.
Connecting a new AirPod is really easy and you can do it on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Before getting a new AirPod, try using the ‘Find My’ app on your phone to locate the missing one. However, if the AirPod doesn’t have enough battery life to play the sound, or you had no luck finding it, you can get a new one from Apple.
Luckily, you can use two AirPods together even if they didn’t come in the original pair.
Keep in mind though that in order to use the different AirPods together, they need to be the same type and generation to be able to connect and work. So, you can’t use an AirPod 1 and AirPod 2, or one AirPod 2 and one AirPod Pro.
To connect your new AirPod to the existing one, you need to reset the original one in order to pair it with the new one and make them work.
When you reset the old and the new AirPods, they become a matched pair, and then you can connect your AirPods to your iPhone.
Resetting turns the old and new AirPods into a matched pair, and you can then connect the AirPods to your iPhone or Mac.
To connect a replaced AirPod to the old one:
Quick tip: If the light doesn’t flash, make sure the case is charged or plugged in. Then remove the AirPods, put them back in and make sure they are fully inserted.
Quick tip: If the light doesn’t turn white, plug the charging case into a power source, close the lid, and press and hold the button on the back of the case for a few seconds. When the light starts flashing white, release the button and open the lid.
And that’s it! Now your replacement AirPod will work with your existing one as a matched pair.
If you did the steps above and still have issues with connecting your replaced AirPod, again put the old AirPod in the charging case together with the new, reset them both and pair them with your iPhone.
If the replacement AirPod still can’t connect, you can try resetting your AirPods:
The replacement AirPod still can’t connect to your phone, it may have firmware preventing it from connecting. If this is the case, contact Apple for help or take your AirPod to the Apple Store.
Bonus: You might also like to read how to check AirPod battery on Android.
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