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Can you connect AirPods without the case?

This post will show you if you can connect AirPods without the case and what else the case is needed for.

You can connect AirPods to devices without the case. However, you must pair the AirPods for the first time, with a device, by using the case.

The case actually has a number of important uses for the AirPods and AirPod Pros. Unfortunately, if you lose the case, it will be necessary to get a replacement because AirPods need the case so that they can work properly.

Can you connect AirPods without the case?

It is only possible to pair AirPods, for the first time, with a device if you have the case. However, once the AirPods have been paired with the device, you no longer need the case for the AirPods to connect to the device.

If you forget your AirPods from the device’s Bluetooth list, you will need to pair your AirPods to that device again using the case.

Read more: Why are my AirPods not working with Spotify?

Can you connect AirPod Pros without the case?

You must use the case to pair the AirPods Pro with a device for the first time. However, once they have been paired with a device, you no longer need the case to connect them to the device.

Can you use AirPods without the case nearby?

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If your AirPods have already been paired with the device, you do not need to have the case nearby.

The purpose of the AirPods case is to pair AirPods with devices for the first time, to charge the AirPods, and to reset the AirPods.

In general, it is best to always have the case with you, when you are using AirPods, because your AirPods might run out of power and the case is an ideal place to put your AirPods anyway.

Can you reset AirPods without the case?

It is not possible to reset AirPods without the case. To reset AirPods you must put them in the case, open the lid, and press the button for 15 seconds until the light flashes orange then white.

What happens if you lose the AirPods case?

If you lose the AirPods case, it will be necessary for you to get a replacement. You can buy replacements directly from Apple or you can buy them from third parties.

To connect AirPods to another case, do the following:

  1. Forget your AirPods from your devices
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Open the lid
  4. Hold the button for 15 seconds until the light flashes orange then white
  5. You can now pair the AirPods with your devices using that case

Can you charge AirPods without the case?

It is not possible to charge AirPods without the case. If you lose the case, you will need to buy a new one from Apple or from a third-party.

Also, it would help to bring your case with you, if you know that you will be outside for a while so that you can charge your AirPods if they lose power.

Can you use AirPods with any case?

It is possible to pair AirPods with any case. However, the case must be the right case for the AirPod’s generation.