Airpods are one of the most loved and appreciated inventions that has been done by Apple. They are highly portable and efficient in terms of their use.
Even though there are very few types of Airpods, they’re still very popular and loved by every Apple user. You can use them anywhere and everywhere due to their portability and user-friendly design.
But in case, you misplace the Airpods, how would you charge them without their charging case? Can you charge a 2nd generation Airpods using the 1st generation AirPods charging case? In this article, we’re going to discuss this thing in a detailed manner.
- HOW TO CONNECT TWO DIFFERENT AIRPODS TO ONE CASE?
- HOW LONG DOES AIRPOD BATTERY LAST?
- HOW DO YOU TELL IF AIRPODS ARE GENERATION 1 OR 2?
What is the difference between 1st generation and 2nd generation Airpods?
1. Check the model number of your Airpods
The most noticeable way to know what model your Airpods are is to check their model number. The model number is located under the charging case on each Airpods. But like it has been said before, these two Airpods look almost identical and can be charged in each other’s cases.
You can also check the component number for the model number as for Generation one, the component has numbers that start with “A1___” as for generation two, the component number starts with “A2___”.
2. Check phone settings
The most effective and reliable way to identify AirPods or AirPods Pro is by identifying the model number of the device. Once you have the AirPods Model Number, you can easily get to know the details of your AirPods in detail. And, you can do this by connecting your Airpods or Airpods Pro through the Bluetooth Connection of your device.
You can follow the steps given below to know about your Airpods:-
Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Click on the Bluetooth option.
You’ll get the list of the paired devices on your iPhone. Now, select your Airpods and Click on the “i” button on the extreme right side of your connection.
You will see the Model Name, Model Number, Serial Number, and Version details of the AirPods.
3. Check your AirPods
If you’re unable to connect your AirPods to your iPhone devices through Bluetooth, then also there is an alternative way to know about your AirPods by looking under each AirPods.
The model number of your AirPods is written in very small letters within each earbud of the AirPod, so you’ll need a Magnifying Glass to read the model numbers on the AirPods.
This number is on the 1st line of information which is printed on the end side of each AirPod. Those users who’ve boxes can check the Model Number of the Airpods which is shown at the bottom edge.
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How to tell apart Airpods 1 and 2 generation?
When you look at these two Apple products side by side, you can’t tell apart from their charging cases. The only distinction or change between Airpods 1 and Airpods 2 are their added functions like enhanced connection speed, a hands-free version of “Hey Siri” and improved battery life of the Airpods
So, when you hold these two charging cases in your hands together, you won’t be able to differentiate which charging case belongs to which generation of Airpods.
Does this mean we can use the cases interchangeably?
Yes, Airpods 2 Charging Case is backward compatible. And, since the Qi standard for charging is designed into both charging cases, either one can be used to change the earbuds themselves. So, if your AirPods 2 charging case gets damaged or lost, you can simply place your Airpods 2 earbuds in your Airpods 1 charging case and you’re all set to go.
Now, if you have the Airpods Pro, then this feature won’t be compatible either with Airpods 1 or Airpods 2 charging case. The charging case for this specific device is designed distinctively for the Airpods.
Does using another case damage the Airpods?
Changing the AirPods case around will not damage the earbuds of the Airpods. Apple confirms that any standard Airpods charging case will work easily either with Airpods 1 or Airpods 2.
Can we buy either the Airpods or the case separately?
Yes, Apple allows and sells both products separately. Buying Airpods separately would save your money. In case your Airpods get lost or damaged, you can easily purchase them and use them with your current charging case and the same thing goes for the charging case, if by chance your Airpods case gets damaged or lost, you can buy the new charging case and put your Airpods in them.
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How to connect my new charging case to my Airpods?
Whether you’ve purchased a new charging case or you’re going back to your old charging case, you’ll still need to pair both the devices together before you can use them.
To make them work properly. follow the given steps properly:-
Firstly, place the left and right Airpod earbuds into the selected charging case.
After that, check the charging case to see if the Status Light is flashing its amber color tone by opening the lid of the charging case.
Now, press and hold the Setup button of the charging case for a few seconds. It is located on the back side of the charging case and should cause the Status Light to start flashing white color.
Also, check your phone device to ensure that it is unlocked and on the Home Screen.
With your Airpods still inside the charging case, open the lid of the case and hold it near your unlocked iPhone device until you see a set-up screen pop-up message on your iPhone.
Follow the instructions given on the screen and click on the Connect option when it comes up. Now, your charging case is completely set up to start charging your Airpods.
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There are several reasons why Apple’s Airpods are one of their best inventions. Apple did an amazing job by making these cutting-edge products. These can be real life-savers when you’re using them.
Being able to use cases interchangeably is handy particularly when it is very easy to lose your tiny Airpods cases. You would just have to use the wired method.
That being said, Airpods earbuds and charging cases are easy to replace and can be used interchangeably.