AirPods Pro 2nd Generation Ear Tips Replacement and Ear Tip Fit Test: A Step-by-Step Guide

The AirPods Pro's revolutionary design has undoubtedly set a new benchmark in the realm of wireless audio. However, for optimal audio performance and comfort, it's vital to use the correct-sized ear tips and ensure they fit properly. Apple understands the variety of ear shapes and sizes, which is why the AirPods Pro comes with three sets of silicone ear tips - small, medium, and large. This guide will walk you through the steps to replace your AirPods Pro 2nd generation ear tips and conduct an ear tip fit test.

Replacing Your AirPods Pro Ear Tips

Replacing the ear tips on your AirPods Pro is a simple and straightforward process that involves four steps:

Step 1: Flip the Silicone Earbud Tip Out

Begin by carefully flipping out the silicone tip of your AirPods Pro. This action helps avoid any accidental damage to the delicate end of the AirPod Pro ear tip.

Step 2: Detach the Old Ear Tip from the Base

To remove the old ear tip, gently but firmly pull it from the earbud, focusing on the area where it connects. This step might require a bit of force, but don't be overly concerned — the ear tips are designed to withstand this level of pressure. However, refrain from pulling at the delicate end of the ear tip, as that might cause unnecessary damage.

Step 3: Attach the New Ear Tips

Next, you'll need to attach the new ear tips. Ensure that the "L" or "R" on the new ear tip aligns with the black stripe on the AirPods Pro earbud. Then, snap the new ear tip into place. You should hear a subtle snap, confirming that the ear tip is securely attached. Finally, fold back the silicone ear tip to its normal position.

Make sure to keep the old ear tips safe; you never know when you might need them again.

Conducting an Ear Tip Fit Test

The AirPods Pro improves on the one-size-fits-all approach of the standard AirPods by providing three different ear tip sizes, ensuring a comfortable fit for various ear shapes and sizes. To ensure the best sound quality and secure fit, perform an Ear Tip Fit test.

To do this, first attach one pair of the ear tips to the base of each AirPods Pro. Insert both AirPods into your ears. Then, on your iPhone, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth > [Your AirPods info icon] > Ear Tip Fit Test. This test will help determine which of the three ear tip sizes offers the best seal and sound for your ears.


Using the right-sized ear tips on your AirPods Pro 2nd generation will not only enhance your listening experience but also ensure your AirPods remain secure and comfortable in your ears. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can effectively replace your ear tips and conduct an ear tip fit test, allowing you to enjoy your AirPods Pro to their fullest potential.


AirPods Pro Ear Tip Fit Test

Continue to the screen to test the fit of your ear tips, then touch the Play button. A little music clip is played. Following that, the app will inform you if your existing tips are a good match. If not, it will suggest that you tweak your tips or try a new size. Continue through all three sizes until the app indicates that both AirPods have received the Good Seal of Approval.

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