How to Charge AirPods Without the Case

There are so many reasons behind the runaway success of the AirPods, the hottest product of Apple Inc. The long battery time and clear and crisp voice are key factors, along with it being wireless.
The Apple AirPods are so beloved that loyal users cannot even think about spending a day without them. Most people misplace their charging cases and wonder if they can charge their AirPods without the case. If you also want to know if there are any alternative methods that you can use to charge your AirPods without the charging case, then read this article till the end.

Can I charge my AirPods without the case?

Even the diehard fans of AirPods might have loads of questions regarding the technology. What most people don’t know is that Apple uses its technology which makes the Airpods and its case dependent on each other. So, the simple answer to this question is no, as the manufacturer has provided no provision regarding charging the AirPods without the case. However, they can still be used independently.
The internet is full of free guides and videos with supposed hacks to charge AirPods without the case but beware of those fake methods, as they’re just scams to lure users into clicking on the pages and don’t work. Downloading an app to charge the AirPods or charging the AirPods with a tiny pin charger are two popular myths circulating on the internet.

Can I charge my AirPods with a generic brand case?

Like most people, you might not be interested in paying $80 for an original Apple replacement case. The good news is that you can purchase an affordable case from any generic consumer electronic brand. Make sure whatever case you buy supports your AirPods model; otherwise, your AirPods won’t be charged by the case.
However, Apple manufacturer doesn’t recommend using cases of other brands and cannot vouch for their quality and reliability. It is better to check customer reviews before buying a replacement case from another brand.

How to charge AirPods with a generic brand case?


Whether you use your friend’s charging case or buy a new one from Apple or any other brand, you must pair it with your AirPods first. You can do this by tapping the “Forget This Device” option in your Bluetooth setting.

Open the charging case lid and insert your AirPods into the case. Hold the case next to your iPhone. If the AirPods case is not charged, charge it for at least 15 to 20 minutes with a lightning cable or Qi-approved charging mat.

Press the setup button on the back side of the charging case for a couple of seconds and release your finger when the status lights begin flashing.


A message will appear on the Home Screen of your iPhone or iPad. Tap ‘Connect’ to pair your new charging case with the Apple device. Tap ‘Done’ at the end. Now you can use this case to charge your AirPods. The same method applies to all the AirPods models.

Can I do anything to stop losing my AirPods?

The good news is that Apple sends you separate alerts if you leave your AirPods behind. The ‘Notify When Left Behind’ feature is available in iPhone 12 and newer models and alerts you when you leave your AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd Generation) at an unidentified place.

Open the ‘Find My’ app on your iPad or iPhone, tap AirPods, and toggle on the switch for Notify When Left Behind.

Another effective way to keep your AirPods safe is to attach a Bluetooth tracker to your AirPods. For this, you need to buy a specially designed case for your AirPods with a slot for a Tile tracker or Apple AirTag. The tracker makes it easy for the user to track down the AirPods in case you misplace them.

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