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Will AirPods fit in small ears? (Or AirPods Pro)

As someone who has always struggled with small ears, I can relate to the frustration of not being able to find earbuds that fit comfortably. After doing some research, I wanted to share my findings on whether or not AirPods fit into small ears. In this blog post, I’ll discuss the different ways to make AirPods fit into small ears, as well as some other solutions that may work better for those with smaller ears. I’ll also share what I found worked best for me.

Key PointDescription
AirPods DesignOne-size-fits-all design that fits comfortably and securely in most people’s ears, regardless of size.
Making AirPods FitUse the EarTip Fit Test sticker, small piece of tape, order free silicone tips, or create custom tips to make AirPods fit better in small ears.
AirPods ProComes with silicone tips that help create a seal in your ear canal, making them more comfortable for longer wear.
Solutions for AirPods ProIf AirPods Pro doesn’t fit, use ear hooks, clean the tips with warm water and soap, or use Sugru to create a custom fit.
Comfort for Small EarsAirPods are designed to cater to small ears, providing a secure fit without the need for in-ear tips.
Fit TestAirPods have a fit test that helps determine if the earbuds will stay in your ears during physical activity.
Compatibility with DevicesAirPods can connect to multiple devices, seamlessly switching between Apple devices. They cannot be used with multiple devices simultaneously.
Overall SuitabilityAirPods are a great choice for those who want wireless earphones that can be worn all day long, regardless of weather conditions or activity. They can fit in small ears with the right adjustments.

Do AirPods fit in Small Ears?

Third-gen Airpods comes with a flexible silicone tip that is more compact than Apple’s original silicon tips. The flexible tip can stretch around the inner ear canal without being too snug or uncomfortable. The feature makes it possible to use AirPods in smaller ears without buying new tips.

The main body of the earbud is wider at the front, where it houses the speakers and tapers down toward the base. They become smaller toward the end that enters your ear canal.

It’s important to note that they don’t come with silicone ear tips as other true wireless earbuds do. The AirPods design relies on your ear’s natural anatomy to hold them in place, so a tight seal isn’t necessary for them to stay in your ears without falling out.

Read more: Can AirPods be used in the rain?


How to make AirPods fit Small Ears

If you have small ears and AirPods don’t fit well, try placing one of the EarTip Fit Test stickers over the speaker grille of an AirPod and then putting it in your ear. Provided it stays in place, AirPods should work for you.

If it falls out, you could try using a small piece of tape to keep it in place. Alternatively, AppleCare staff can order you a free set of silicone tips for your AirPods or EarPods.

You can only get them by taking or sending your AirPods to an Apple store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. You can’t order them online.

Read more: Can I charge AirPods with a Macbook charger?

Will AirPods Pro fit in Small Ears?

The AirPods Pro is smaller than the original AirPods, but they still stick out of your ears. The silicone tips in the AirPods Pro help them stay in place, though. 

The AirPods Pro comes with silicone tips that help create a seal in your ear canal and make them comfortable to wear for longer periods. It also helps them stay in your ear when jogging, working out, or moving around.

What to Do if AirPods Pro Doesn’t fit in My Ears?

The AirPods Pro has a shorter design than the AirPods and provides a secure fit with three available silicone ear tips. You may have an odd-sized ear canal, and the standard tips just won’t work for you, but there are some clever hacks to make sure you have a tip that fits.

Create Your Custom Tips

You can use the silicone tips with AirPods Pro or make custom ones using molds. The best way to do this is to create a mold of your ear yourself, then send it off to a third party specializing in ear molding. 

You Can Get Different Earbuds

The AirPods Pro comes with three silicone tips: small, medium, and large. The default medium size will be the best choice for most people. If you find that the Pro sits loosely in your ears, try swapping them with a small or large size.

You Can Get An Ear Hook

You can get an ear hook designed to fit the AirPods Pro. These ear hooks will not only help you to keep your AirPods Pro in place, but they will also make sure that the fit of your AirPods Pro is comfortable. Various brands sell these ear hooks, and they all come in different colors.

You Can Clean the Tips with Warm Water and Soap

When wax or build-up is getting inside your AirPods Pro, you can use warm water and soap to clean off the silicone tips. Make sure to rinse them well before putting them back on!

Grab Some Sugru

Sugru is the incredible new air-curing rubber that you can sculpt by hand. The play-doh-like substance molds over almost anything, bonds to it, then turns into a pliable, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Press the Sugru around each nozzle firmly so it fills in all the space around the AirPods Pro’s nozzle and extends slightly outwards.

Are AirPods Comfortable for Small Ears?

The design of the AirPods is unlike any earbud. There’s no silicone or rubber on them at all, just plastic and speaker mesh. It has no tips sticking into your ear canal. Instead, the AirPods sit in a hard-plastic cradle that extends down into your ear. 

The tip has a rubber-like material that provides a good seal. It also prevents the AirPods from falling out even while running or jumping around in VR.

How Do You Know If AirPods Will Fit My Ears?

AirPods have a fit test that helps you understand if the earbuds will stay in your ears or fall out with physical activity. The fit test is simple: AirPods play audio through AirPods and then measure the sound level in your ear. 

If you can hear the AirPod audio, it means the fit is good; if you can’t hear it, there’s a good chance your AirPod won’t stay in your ear very well. If one AirPod fits better than another, it will tell you which one to wear on which side.

After the fit test, keep moving around while wearing AirPods and listen to music at full volume (but not maximum volume). You can determine if AirPods will stay put during physical activity.

Are AirPods Good for Small Ears?

While they may seem too big, their design caters towards small ears. Many people have trouble keeping in-ear headphones from falling out. It is because the size of your ear canal varies from person to person, and Apple was smart to make AirPods a one-size-fits-all solution.

AirPods have a unique design with a tip that goes right into your ear canal, unlike traditional in-ear headphones that rest inside your outer ear. This means that they’ll stay put no matter how small your ears might be.

Will AirPods Fall Out of My Ears?

The AirPods are designed to fit comfortably and securely in your ears. They feature a new design that’s customizable to fit your ears. They also come with multiple sensor technologies that allow them to detect when they’re in your ears when you’re talking, walking, or doing any physical activity.

All these features make it easy for literally anyone to use them.

Will AirPods Work with Other Devices?

You can connect AirPods to multiple devices and if they are Apple devices, the AirPods can seamlessly switch between them. However, it will not be possible for you to listen to multiple devices at the same time using AirPods.

In summary, AirPods are comfortable to wear and produce clear sound, two things that users will value immediately. They were designed to fit a large variety of ear sizes and shapes, something Apple found by fitting as many people as they could.

A great choice for those who want wireless earphones that they can wear all day long, regardless of weather conditions or activity. So, yes, Airpods can fit in small ears. You just need to get the right fit.