How to Connect Airpods without Case

If your AirPods are connected to your iPhone or iPad, there won’t be any issue in reconnecting even if there is no charging case. However, if you are connecting your AirPods for the first time to a device without a charging case, it can be a little tricky but very much possible.

What exactly is the case is used for?

There are primarily three functions of the charging case.

  • Charging of AirPods
  • For pairing the Airpods for the first time
  • Safety of AirPods

There is no other use for a charging case.

How to Connect Airpods without Case

For connecting without a case, the SharePlay feature comes in handy. Using this feature, one may watch videos and listen to music remotely

How to connect AirPods without a case to an Android device?

Connecting AirPods without the case on an Android device requires a few simple steps. For that to happen you shall have to have connected the AirPods previously. Here are the steps;

  • Go to the Settings
  • Then Bluetooth
  • There will be a list of connected devices.
  • Tap on AirPods

How to use SharePlay to connect AirPods without a case?

The following steps can help you for connecting your AirPods without a case;

  • Swipe down and open the control center.
  • There will be an audio card which normally is on the top right corner of the control center.
  • Then tap on SharePlay
  • Select the AirPods from the list of paired Bluetooth devices and start using them.


Can I connect my AirPods to my phone without the case?

Yes, you can connect the AirPods to your phone without the case. But for that to happen, you will have to pair with the case one time. After that, there will no more be a need for the case.

Can I connect my AirPods without the case if I have never paired them before?

Unfortunately, the answer is No. if you have never paired your AirPods before, you will not be able to connect without the case. In the case that you have lost your case, you will have to buy a new one.

Can I charge the AirPods with a different case?

Absolutely Yes, you can charge your AirPods with a different case. But if you have AirPods Pro, you can charge it with the case of any other generation but only AirPods Pro.

What if the AirPods are not showing in the list of Bluetooth devices?

If you come across a case where your AirPods are out of the case and they are not showing in the list of Bluetooth devices then there is a high chance that AirPods are out of battery and need charging.

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