Is repairing AirPods free?

Answered by Cody Janus

Repairing AirPods can be free, depending on the circumstances. Let me explain in more detail.

If your AirPods are still under warranty, which is typically one year from the date of purchase, then any repairs needed will be covered by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider, at no cost to you. This includes both the AirPods themselves and the charging case.

However, it’s important to note that the warranty does not cover accidental damage or normal wear and tear. So if you accidentally drop your AirPods and they break, or if the battery simply wears out over time, these repairs would not be covered under the warranty.

If your AirPods are no longer under warranty, you may still be able to get them repaired for free if you have AppleCare+ for Headphones. This is an additional coverage plan that extends the warranty and provides coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage. With AppleCare+, you can get your AirPods repaired or replaced for a service fee, which is typically lower than the cost of buying a new pair.

If you don’t have AppleCare+ and your AirPods are out of warranty, then you would have to pay for any repairs needed. The cost will depend on the specific issue and whether it can be repaired or if a replacement is necessary.

In some cases, the repair cost may be close to the price of buying a new pair of AirPods. So it’s worth considering whether it makes more financial sense to replace them instead of repairing.

If your AirPods are under warranty or covered by AppleCare+, you can usually get them repaired for free or for a lower service fee. However, if they are out of warranty and not covered by AppleCare+, you would have to pay for any repairs needed.

It’s always a good idea to check with Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to get accurate information and pricing for your specific situation.

I hope this information helps!