AirPods are tiny and easy to lose. It also does not help that they fall off the ear without much effort. AirPods are also expensive, which means losing one or accidentally damaging one can cost you a lot of money. If you’re facing a situation in which you have either lost R or L AirPod or have lost its case, then you have come to the right place.
Good news is you can get an AirPods Replacement from Apple by paying a fee. The bad news is that fees is more than you would want to pay for a replacement headphone. In this article we will tell you how much does AirPods replacements cost from Apple, how much AirPods case replacement cost and how much you can expect to pay for AirPods repairs. We will also tell you about repairs for accidental damage and battery problems.
Things you need for AirPods Replacement:
Before going for AirPods repair or getting your AirPods replacement from Apple, you should book a Genius Bar appointment first. Doing so will save you time and guarantee that you see an Apple technician that day.
When you’re taking your AirPods in for repairs you need to tell Apple your AirPods Serial Number. For this you need to have either its charging case, proof of purchase or the original box that your AirPods came in.
How much does Apple charges to replace lost AirPods?
If you have lost your R or L AirPods or if you have misplaced your AirPods charging case, then you will have to pay Apple an AirPods lost fee to get AirPods replacement. Apple charges a fee for each AirPod you have lost. So in case you have lost both R and L AirPods, then you can expect to pay two times the replacement fee. Here’s how much Apple charges to replace lost AirPods.
Replacement Charges for lost AirPods Pro
- AirPods Pro: $89 for each side
- AirPods Pro Wireless Charging Case: $99
Apple also sells AirPods Pro ear tips. So if you have lost your Ear tips or have damaged them, you can buy a new pair from Apple for $3.95.
Replacement Charges for lost AirPods
- AirPods: $69 for each side
- AirPods Charging Case: $59
- AirPods Wireless Charging Case: $79
How much will Apple charge to repair or replace your AirPods?
In case your AirPods are still covered under 1 year warranty or you purchased AppleCare+ with your AirPods, then you can have non-accidental AirPods problems repaired for free. This includes both the AirPods and the charging case.
While the warranty covers normal repairs, accidental repairs are a different story. In case of accidental repair you can expect to pay the following prices.
AirPods Accidental Repairs in case you have AppleCare+: $29 for both AirPods and AirPods Pro
AirPods Accidental Repairs in case you don’t have AppleCare+: $69 for AirPods and $89 for AirPods Pro
AirPods Case Accidental Repairs in case you have AppleCare+: $29 for both AirPods and AirPods Pro cases
AirPods Case Accidental Repairs in case you don’t have AppleCare+: $89 for AirPods Pro case, $59 for AirPods case without wireless charging and $69 for AirPods case with Wireless Charging
How much will Apple charge for AirPods Battery services?
If your AirPods have defective battery, then they can be repaired by Apple under the Apple Limited Warranty or AppleCare+ for free. However the limited warranty does not cover battery wear from normal use, in which case you have to pay $49 for each AirPod and $49 for AirPods charging case.
If you have AppleCare+ for AirPods and your AirPods battery falls below 80 percent of its original capacity then Apple will replace it for free.
There you go folks, this is how much you can expect to pay for AirPods replacement in case of damage or loss. In this article you also learned how much AirPods case replacement cost if you end up losing or damaging yours. As we have reported costs for both charging and wireless charging cases can be different with wireless charging case repairs costing more.
If you have any questions regarding your AirPods, then feel free to let us know in the comments section below.