If you have a set of AirPods that accidentally get mixed up with AirPods owned by a friend or family member, you might get an "AirPods Mismatch" error when attempting to connect the AirPods to your iPhone.

airpodschargingcase
When using your AirPods, if you see an "AirPods Mismatch alert, Apple recommends that you try to get your AirPod back from the person who you might have gotten your AirPods mixed up with. Both of you will see an "AirPods Mismatch" alert when trying to use the AirPods, so it should be clear what happened.

You can use the Find My app to find your missing AirPods and then play a sound to identify which AirPod is missing. To do this, just open up the ‌Find My‌ app, select the AirPods from the list of your devices, and then tap the "Play Sound" option.

If you're not able to locate the missing AirPod, you will need to contact Apple Support to get a replacement from Apple. In the United States, it costs $69 to replace an AirPod and $89 to replace an AirPod Pro.

Related Stories

airpods pro black background

How to Find Your AirPods Pro Using the Find My Network in iOS 15

Monday October 11, 2021 9:35 am PDT by
Apple in October 2021 updated the firmware on ‌AirPods Pro‌‌ to enable the wireless earphones to take advantage of the ‌Find My‌ network and allow them to be located through connections with the Apple devices owned by other people. This article explains how to make sure your AirPods Pro have the latest firmware and how to find your AirPods Pro using the Find My Network. Prior to...
airpods pro black background

iOS 15: How to Get Notified If You Leave Your AirPods Pro Behind

Monday October 11, 2021 9:41 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple added separation alerts to the Find My app, which let you know when you leave an AirTag or other Apple device behind. Thanks to an October 2021 firmware update, AirPods Pro now also support separation alerts. This article explains more about how they work and how you can set them up. Called "Notify When Left Behind," the ‌Find My‌ separation alerts in iOS 15 let you know ...
airpods pro conversation boost

How to Enable Conversation Boost on AirPods Pro

Friday October 8, 2021 3:32 pm PDT by
Apple's AirPods Pro in October 2021 received a software update that adds a Conversation Boost feature to the wireless earphones. This article explains what Conversation Boost does and how to enable it. Designed to help people with mild hearing challenges hear conversations better, the Conversation Boost feature uses the beam-forming microphones on the AirPods Pro to boost the volume of a...
airpods audio switching

How to Stop AirPods From Automatically Switching to Other Devices

Friday April 2, 2021 10:40 am PDT by
Apple in 2020 issued an update for AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and some Beats-branded headphones that allows them to automatically switch between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac depending on which device you want to listen to. Say you're listening to another device with your ‌AirPods‌ but you want to listen to your ‌iPhone‌ instead. If you start playing music, a podcast, or other...
AirPods Pro Beta Firmware

How to Install Apple's Beta Firmware on AirPods Pro

Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:59 pm PDT by
Apple in July 2021 began offering beta firmware for the AirPods Pro, with the software available for Apple Developer program members. AirPods Pro firmware betas are limited to developers and are quite tricky to install, with an installation guide available below. Note: Installing the firmware in an unauthorized way can put the AirPods Pro into an unusable state that necessitates an...
ios 15 mail notification alerts 1

How to Fix Mail Notification Sounds in iOS 15

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:19 pm PDT by
After updating to iOS 15, a number of users have discovered that they are no longer hearing notification sounds for the Mail app. To fix this issue, you may need to adjust your Mail notification settings. Open the Settings app, tap Mail, and then tap Notifications. At the bottom of the Notifications screen, tap Customize Notifications. Tap the desired email account. Turn on or off the...
magsafe wallet find my

How to Add Your New iPhone MagSafe Wallet to Find My

Wednesday October 6, 2021 5:51 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 13 series, Apple in September 2021 introduced a new version of the MagSafe Wallet that first came out in 2020. This updated version includes Find My network technology, which means it can now give the location where it was last separated from your iPhone in the ‌Find My‌ app. Designed to keep your ID and credit cards close at hand, the latest version of Apple's...
Recovery Contact Feature

iOS 15: How to Set a Recovery Contact for Your Apple ID Account

Thursday October 14, 2021 11:36 am PDT by
Losing your Apple ID password can make your digital life a misery, because it can leave you locked out of the account that you use to manage your Apple devices, unable to access your iCloud data and manage your app and service subscriptions. In this scenario, Apple can't just reset your password for you, especially if your have two-factor authentication enabled. Setting up a recovery is one ...
airpods max digital crown

How to Turn Off AirPods Max

Tuesday May 11, 2021 5:14 pm PDT by
If you recently acquired a pair of AirPods Max, you probably know that they have a battery life of up to 20 hours, but you may have looked at the physical controls and been left wondering how to turn off the headphones in order to preserve battery when they're not in use. Well, the truth is that the title of this article is a bit of a misnomer, because Apple hasn't included an on/off...
iOS 15 Siri Feature

iOS 15: How to Have Siri Announce Your Notifications

Monday August 16, 2021 10:43 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Siri comes with a new Announce Notifications feature that allows you to have notifications read out to you when you're wearing connected AirPods or Beats headphones. Siri has been able to announce messages for some time now, but in iOS 15, the feature has been expanded to all notifications. When enabled, ‌Siri‌ will automatically announce Time Sensitive notifications from apps ...