Can two different AirPods work together? This is a common question many AirPod and AirPod Pro users ask.
Some wonder if they can pair two different AirPods when a single AirPod is missing or even when there is a mix up, especially in families where everyone is invested in the Apple ecosystem.
This article answers this question and other AirPod related questions many users ask.
Now, can you connect two different AirPods? Let’s find out.
Two different AirPods can work together, but…
Yes, two different AirPods can work together. You can use the left AirPod from one set, and the right AirPod from another set.
In fact, you can pair two different AirPods with a different charging case.
Just know: It’s not possible to pair two right AirPods, or two left AirPods because the charging case is designed to hold one right AirPod and one left AirPod. During pairing, the right AirPod has to fit into the right port, while the left AirPod seats in the left port. This is the only way to pair two different AirPods successfully.
The two AirPods you’re trying to use must be compatible. That is, the replacement must match the generation of the existing AirPod.
Again it is worth noting, however, that before using two different AirPods, you have to re-pair them.
How do I pair two AirPods with different sets?
Here’s how to connect two different AirPods:
Step 1: Place the AirPods in the charging case. The left AirPod should be in the left hole and the right AirPod in the right hole.
Step 2: If both AirPods are placed properly in the charging case, the status light should flash amber.
Step 3: Hold down the setup button for a few seconds. You should see a white flashing status light. A white flashing light implies that your AirPods are ready to connect to your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or other compatible devices
Step 4: Navigate to the Home screen of your device.
Step 5: With the charging case open, and the AirPods inside, hold the charging case close to your device.
Step 6: Click Tap to connect. That’s it.
Can you use two different AirPods in one case?
It is possible to use two different AirPods in one case. As mentioned previously, the two AirPods must be compatible. You have to redo the pairing for the AirPods to work.
Can you pair AirPods with a different case?
Yes, you can pair AirPods with a different case.
Why are my AirPods failing to connect?
Your AirPods won’t connect if they are not charged, or if Bluetooth isn’t turned on. Of course, naturally, your AirPods won’t connect if they are defective.
Now you know that two different AirPods can work together. So next time there is a mix up, or a single AirPod is missing, all you need do is re-pair the AirPods as you would when you first purchase new AirPods, assuming they are compatible.