AirPods were first introduced in 2016 and AirPods Pro was soon released in 2019. If you have had first or second-gen AirPods or first-gen AirPods Pro for years, the batteries are likely to wear out. Here are some ideas for what to do about dying old AirPods, including replacement, selling, and recycling.
Apple doesn''t reveal how many charge cycles to anticipate from the batteries in AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max. In large part, how long they last for you will depend on how much you use and charge your AirPods.
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Despite AirPods'' warranty, faulty batteries are covered. However, for many, batteries will plummet when AirPods are out of warranty.
Instead of buying a new pair and tossing (or hopefully recycling them) lets look at some other methods.
What to do with old AirPods
For the time being, there is no trade-in program for AirPods with Apple, but you may recycle them at any Apple Store (Best Buy and Staples too), if you''re okay with not getting any cash. Below, you can also check the trade-in value with our partner to get cash for your AirPods if they are working normal.
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With Apple''s official battery charge, you''re looking for $49 for AirPods and AirPods Pro (per headphone), and the same rate applies for any AirPods charging cases.
The AirPods Max battery service costs $79.
If you bought AppleCare+ for your AirPods, you''ll be covered for two years, and there''s no deductible for battery service inside the window.
If you purchased your AirPods with a credit card, you may have an extended warranty. This isn''t quite as seamless as if youre in Apples standard warranty window or have AppleCare, however it may be worthwhile to check into.
Reach out to your card provider to see if your card provides an additional one or two-year coverage to items such as electronics and how to proceed if youre covered.
Sometimes, you will pay Apple for the repair and then submit the receipt and other proof to your bank or card provider to be reimbursed.
The Swap Club is a fantastic way to get your AirPods batteries replaced at a discount. You may swap your gen 1 or gen 2 AirPods with dead batteries for a remodeled and sanitized pair with a restored battery life.
The Swap Club has researched how to make sure the batteries we use are identical to the original ones from Apple.
AirPods with new life can be purchased at $49.99. It''s good that new battery life, a 90-day warranty, free shipping, and the refurbished AirPods have been thoroughly cleaned and cleaned.
The Swap Club is working on offering a replacement program for AirPods Pro.
Check out people selling individual AirPods on eBay and Craigslist. AirPods and AirPods Pro are also refurbished at a discounted price, but that may be risky, given that it''s difficult to see the true condition of the battery (or the headphones itself).
If you are considering going for AirPods that have been previously renovated or used, then a UV device sanitizer might be a good investment and would be beneficial for other applications.
Check out our comprehensive guide to sell your AirPods for a quick look.
- How to Trade in Your AirPods The Ultimate Guide
You may always sell your AirPods on eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and others. Usually, you can sell them for a bit more, but that usually involves less time and potential limitations.
Thank you for reading our guide on how to do anything about dying and old AirPods!
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