Losing the case of AirPods and not being able to connect your AirPods to your iPhone (or Android) device is not a good feeling at all.
If you are facing this issue and don’t know what should I do, then you don’t need to worry because I’m here to help you out.
So, Can you connect AirPods without case?
The case of AirPods is required initially to establish the connection between your AirPods and your device. If you have already paired your device with AirPods, then you may not need the case to connect and pair it with the device.
Let’s talk about it in detail so that I can help you solve the problem you have right now.
How to Connect AirPods Without Case?
If the connection between your AirPods and your device has already been established, then there is no requirement of the case. If you are trying to connect the AirPods with a new iPhone or Android device, then you would definitely need the case for the pairing purpose.
The case of AirPods has two jobs to do. First, it charges your AirPods and by displaying colors, it lets you know its status whether it is charged or not. For those who aren’t familiar with the colors of the AirPods case, here’s what it indicates to you.
1. Green: When the LED of the AirPods case turns green, it means the AirPods or case has been fully charged.
2. Orange: When the AirPods case blinks orange, it means the case or AirPods is currently charging.
3. Flashing white: When this color appears on the case, it means it is ready to be paired via Bluetooth.
4. Flashing amber: It means your AirPods or AirPods Pro is facing an issue and you’ve to fix it.
And the second job of the AirPod is to pair a new device to it. With the help of the back button of Apple AirPods, you can reset or reconnect your AirPods to any iOS or Android device.
How to connect AirPods with other devices?
For those who already know the steps, you can skip this, or else you can follow this easy and simple way to connect your AirPods to iPhone or Android devices.
Connect AirPods with iOS devices (with case):
In order to connect airpods with iOS:
1. Turn on the Bluetooth in the settings
2. Bring the AirPods near your device and take them out of the case.
3. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for a few seconds and wait for the white color to blink.
4. Now you’ll get an option to connect your AirPod to your device. Follow the instructions and that’s it.
Before you do any of these steps, you need to make sure that your iPhone or iPad is upgraded to its latest version and is up to date. And this is how you can connect AirPods to Apple devices.
Connect AirPods with Android devices (with case):
In order to connect airpods with Android:
1. Go to settings in your Android device and open “Bluetooth”
2. Turn on the Bluetooth option and bring your AirPods close to your device.
3. Take the AirPods from the case and press and hold the back button for a couple of seconds.
4. You’ll get the option of “AirPods” in Bluetooth settings. Select it, follow the instructions and that’s it.
A lot of people have doubts that whether AirPods can connect with any Android device and the simple answer to this question is Yes. You can connect it with Android but you’ll be missing a lot of useful features like changing the music via Siri. You must keep this in mind.
If you still have any doubts on how to connect AirPods with any device, then I would highly recommend you watch this short and sweet tutorial on this topic by Apple itself.
Video Credits: Apple YouTube Channel
Let’s clear a few more doubts on this topic so that you don’t get confused about anything.
Can you connect your AirPods when the case is completely dead?
Of course, You can connect and use the AirPods even If the case has no charge left in it but you can use it only If AirPods have enough charging.
However, the AirPods must have already paired with the specific device because you can’t establish a new connection on AirPod with a different device without the case. I would suggest you charge the case while you enjoy your music on AirPods and then you can use the charging case later in order to use airpods without case.
Is it possible to track AirPods case If I have misplaced them?
The only way to track the case of AirPod’s is by using an accessory called Tile. You can get Tile for a small amount of $20-30 which is worth spending to keep your case safe.
Not only AirPods, but you can also connect and protect anything with Tile by using their app. You can read about this Pocket-lint which explains how you can use Tile effectively with ipod touch
How to track lost AirPods?
The easiest way to find your lost AirPods is by using Apple’s official app called “Find My”.
Here’s what you need to do in the app to find the AirPods.
1. First you need to open the “Find My” app on your iPhone.
2. Click on “Devices” and select your AirPods from the list.
3. Now you’ve three options. If the AirPods are in the same room or close to you, you can tap the “Play Sound” option to locate them. If it isn’t nearby, then you can tap on “Directions” to locate it from its last known location. If you want to unpair your AirPods, then you select “Remove this button” and that’s it.
Can I connect my AirPods with a different case?
Yes. Pairing your AirPods with a different case is pretty easy. All you have to do is place the AirPods in a new case and hold the back button for a few moments until it reset the AirPods.
Now, follow the same method to connect AirPods to your device as I’ve mentioned above and you are good to go.
If any of your friends aren’t using their AirPods or AirPods Pro for some reason, you can borrow their charging case from them to use your Apple AirPods, or else you have to buy a new case which is going to cost you around $80. There is almost no other way to use AirPods without borrowing or purchasing a new airpods case.
Can I charge AirPods without the case?
Unfortunately, you can’t charge AirPods without the case.
There are a couple of videos on YouTube that claim that an app can let you charge your AirPods but it isn’t true at all. You shouldn’t fall for it because there is no almost way to charge your AirPods without the charging case. Either you can use other people’s charging case or buy a new one for yourself. That’s it.
Can I turn off AirPods without a case?
Sorry to disappoint you but you can’t turn off the AirPods completely even with the airpods case because Apple hasn’t offered any button or option to do that. However, you can turn off the music or calls when you aren’t using it. By doing this, you are saving the battery of your AirPods which is very useful for everyone.
Here’s how you can do it.
1. Go to settings in your iPhone and open the “Bluetooth” settings.
2. Click on the “I” button next to your AirPod.
3. Scroll down and you’ll find an option of “Automatic Ear Detection”. You have to turn it on.
And that’s it. Now the battery of AirPods will consume only If they are is in use.
How long does it take to charge dead AirPods?
If the battery of your AirPods has been drained completely, then you can charge it completely in 20-30 minutes.
Which devices support AirPods?
If you have an iPhone or iPad, then you can use AirPods with iOS 10 or later in order to connect to your iphone. Mac users must have at least macOS Sierra and for using it Apple Watch, it must have watchOS 3 or later versions.
If you have misplaced your AirPods near you, then you can easily get it back by following the tips I’ve shared above.
If you can’t find it after following those steps, then I’m sorry that there is no way other than buying its replacement because even If you connect your AirPods without the case for some time, you’ll eventually need to charge your AirPods.
And airpods without the case, there is no way to charge your device. I hope this post may have been helpful to clear all your doubts on this topic. Let me know if you have any other tips to share in the comments below. Thank You.