How to spot fake AirPods Pro Only in 2 ways

How to spot fake Apple AirPods Pro? There are so many AirPods copies on the market today

When it comes to audio quality, there is no doubt that AirPods Pro are one of the best in the market. But with their high price tag, comes the risk of buying fake ones. In this blog post, we will show you how to spot fake AirPods Pro, so you can avoid being scammed.


How to spot fake AirPods Pro

There are numerous ways to identify fake AirPods, but scanning the serial number, which is located on the inside of the charging case, is the quickest method.


How to check original AirPods using Serial Number

Enter the serial number and enter the requested code

The original airpods serial number will appear

  • Done.


Checking the serial number on your AirPods Pro is finished. 

As some producers replicate the serial number of authentic AirPods, it should be noted that this method is not always effective for identifying fake AirPods. 

This likelihood is, however, slim. In addition, we’ve included specific instructions below to help you determine whether you’re looking at real or phony AirPods Pro.


How to Physically Verify the Authenticity of Your AirPods Pro

To make sure your AirPods or AirPods Pro are genuine, and not cloned AirPods, you can perform a number of physical checks.


Check original packaging for inconsistencies

There’s a reason Apple products are so popular: they pay attention to detail. One example is how their packaging will help you identify a genuine product from a fake.

If you take a closer look at the photos below, you will see the difference.


Stickers on the side

On the side, the authentic box has two separate stickers, while the fake has only one sticker running down its length. The text on the authentic box is written in San Francisco font, while it’s written differently on the fake one.

the original box has two separate stickers and is neater

Apple Logo

At the top, an Apple logo If you pay close attention, you’ll see that the Apple logo on the fake box has an odd curvature whereas the logo on the real box has crisp edges.


Checking the bottom of AirPods

Let’s head over to the base now. We’ll start with the charging contacts on the bottom of the AirPods.

The oval bottom portion of the fake AirPods is larger and more reminiscent of a circular form than the oval bottom of the genuine AirPods.


Checking Lightning Port

If you examine the AirPods port carefully, you will notice there’s a small gap between the case and the connector on a fake one, which is nonexistent on the real ones.

In addition, the edges on the false one are pointed whereas those on the genuine one are rounded. That once again demonstrates the low manufacturing quality.

That makes sense, I suppose. They have to keep costs low, which explains why they are affordable.

Lightning Port AirPods Real vs Fake

Check AirPods speaker grill

If you look closely, on the AirPods by Authentic, you can see the shape of the speakers through the grills. However, on those fakes ones, it’s almost impossible to see anything through at all.


Real vs Fake Apple AirPods Pro Comparison



AirPods Pro connect much faster and more reliably than cheaper knockoffs. Besides, you can also see the animation on your phone’s screen when it connects to the AirPods Pro.


Battery life

Fake AirPods are lower priced because they use older materials, so it makes sense why the battery life is less.


Find my AirPods Pro

Apple’s in-built app won’t work with your fake AirPods Pro. This is a surefire way to check the authenticity of your AirPods Pro.


Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)

It is very important to be aware of the differences between AirPods and fake AirPods Pro. Simply put, there is no ANC in bad copies at all, while super copies may seem to have it on your device but do not.

To tell if a device has ANC installed, make sure to listen for it. Some fake AirPods Pro won’t have any noise reduction even after the ANC is turned on. 


How to avoid fake AirPods

If you’re not sure about the origin and validity of your AirPods, the safest way is to buy them directly from an Apple Store, or through an Apple-authorized retailer.

If you don’t want to spend too much, you can find AirPods 2, AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro headsets on Amazon and eBay.

However, these often come without a guaranteed return or repair service. And if you want to save some money, you can buy used AirPods.


How can I identify fake AirPods Pro in seconds?

The makers of fake AirPods don’t intend to completely replicate the Apple chip that was in the original model and probably don’t even have access to what Apple has created, so there are some technological discrepancies between their product and the genuine one.


In order to avoid being duped by fake AirPods, take the following in mind if you choose to purchase used AirPods:

  1. Original AirPods Pro connect faster to your phone. The process of connecting headphones to the device is estimated to take no more than 10 seconds.
  2. The phony AirPods Pro’s battery life is much shorter.
  3. Some counterfeit AirPods Pro will play a female voice audio file when you connect to your device, while the genuine AirPods Pro only play one particular Apple sound.
  4. Fake AirPods are not compatible with the “locate my AirPods” feature.

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