Can you purchase a charging case and an Airpod bud? You can buy replacement parts for each part of the AirPods, so it is possible.

Because of their simplicity and easy integration with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, AirPods are among our favorite Apple products. However, as with all wireless devices, they are prone to be misplaced when you’re out jogging or when your loyal dog misinterprets them for a crunchy treat.

Do you bravely continue using just one pod, or is there a way to get just one pair of Apple earbuds? You’ll be relieved to learn that there is a solution, and in this article, we’ll show you how to replace a lost AirPod.

How to Replace Your Lost AirPod, Case, Or Ear Tips

Go directly through Apple

In fact, Apple offers a service specifically for those who want to replace just one earpiece at a time. This suggests that you are not alone in having an incomplete set of AirPods. Unsurprisingly, this isn’t free, but it significantly lowers the cost of replacing a complete set of AirPods and prevents the single unit and its case from being thrown out and ending up in a landfill.

At the time of writing, these were the costs for replacing a lost AirPod:

  • AirPods – £65/US$69/A$109 each
  • AirPods Pro – £85/US$89/A$139 each

If you’ve damaged or lost your AirPod Charging case, then this can also be replaced for the following prices:

  • AirPod Charging Case – £55/US$59/A$95
  • AirPod Wireless Charging Case – £75/US$79/A$125
  • AirPod Pro Wireless Charging Case – £95/US$99/A$155

Unfortunately, AppleCare+ does not provide replacement coverage for lost AirPods; in this case, you will need to order a new pair. If the store is open, you can call to order a replacement AirPod, or you can place your order online by visiting the AirPod Support page and selecting which ear the new AirPod will go in.

Buy first- and third-party replacements at retailers

With the exception of a few eBay listings, you’ll essentially need to contact Apple to replace a single AirPod. If you choose to take that route, keep in mind that many of these listings are for reconditioned models that may have previously been used by someone else. Fortunately, there are a few more choices available, both from Apple and other companies, for your new case and eartips.

The standard AirPods wireless charging case from Apple is currently available on Amazon for $67. Most stores don’t sell the AirPods Pro case separately, but there are a few decently well-rated third-party AirPods Pro cases available (including this $37 model). Just be aware that we haven’t tested these and can’t attest to their dependability.

  • AirPods Wireless Charging Case ($66.99, originally $79;
  • TBGHz AirPods Pro compatible case ($36.99;

Finding replacement AirPods Pro ear tips on the internet is much simpler now that there are so many well-liked options available, such as this $12 set that includes six pairs or this $25 black foam option that has a different appearance and feel from Apple’s tips.

  • Link Dream 12-piece AirPods Pro ear tips set ($11.99;
  • Comply Foam AirPods Pro Black ear tips ($24.99;

Replacement Parts for Other Top Wireless Earbuds

We’ve discovered replacement parts for some of the most well-known earbuds on the market, including some of our top picks for the best true wireless earbuds, but they’re sadly pretty scarce and hard to come by. Additionally, we’ve provided a few case cover options for your current charging cases, which add features like extra toughness and keychain clips that can help prevent them from disappearing. We’ve largely chosen some of the more well-liked and well-reviewed models on the web because we haven’t actually tested these options out.

Replacement cases

  • Jabra Elite Active 75t charging case ($39.99;
  • Jabra Elite Active 65t charging case ($69.99;

Protective cases

  • Spigen Rugged Armor case for Galaxy Buds 2/Pro/Live ($15.99, originally $24.99;
  • SaharaCase Silicone Case for Galaxy Buds 2/Pro/Live ($19.99;
  • Spigen Rugged Armor Designed for Jabra Elite 85t ($18.99;
  • SaharaCase for Beats Studio Buds ($24.99;
  • SaharaCase Silicone Grip Case for Bose QuietComfort Earbuds ($24.99;
  • Surbuid Cover Case for Sony WF-1000XM4 ($7.98;

How to Find Your Lost Earbuds

It’s worthwhile to make an effort to locate the lost items before spending money on a new case or set of replacement earbuds. Thankfully, most high-end earbuds have some sort of tracking feature that lets you check their approximate location on your phone. Here are some of the available choices; take note that you will need to enable some form of location tracking on your phone in order to use any of them.

  • Apple: Open the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to find your AirPods or Beats headphones. From there, choose Devices from the bottom of the screen to see a list of your paired devices, along with information about their most recent location on a map and when they were last ping-ed. This is also true for a few third-party, Find My compatible earbuds, like the Belkin Soundform Freedom.
  • Samsung: On your Android phone, launch the Galaxy Wearable app and choose Find My Earbuds to locate your Galaxy Buds. You will then be prompted to download Samsung’s SmartThings app, which will display the last known location of your buds on a map. Although only available for the Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live, the Find My Earbuds feature is present in the Galaxy Buds app for iOS.
  • Jabra: Select Find My Jabra in the Jabra Sound+ app on your iOS or Android smartphone. After that, you’ll see a map showing the last known location of your earbuds and the time at which they were last in contact with your phone.
  • Bose: Using the Bose Connect app for iOS and Android, you can locate your lost Bose earbuds (like the QuietComfort or Bose Sport).


Use the Find My iPhone app, which can track AirPods, before pulling out your credit card. Or you can buy one directly through Apple or Purchase first- and third-party replacements from merchants.