Fake AirPods can look just like the real things.

The best way to tell if your AirPods are fake is by entering their serial number into Apple’s “Check Coverage” website.
This website will tell you if the AirPods are registered in Apple’s system, which all real AirPods are.
You should also look for typos on the packaging and misaligned plastic, and check if it connects with your iPhone in the right way.

AirPods might be Apple’s most popular product since the iPhone. But whenever a new hit product comes along, you can expect a boatload of imitators to follow.

There are hundreds of fake AirPod brands on the market, and at first glance it’s not always easy to pick out the frauds.

How to tell if your AirPods are fake using a website

There are a few ways to tell if your AirPods are fake just by looking at them, but if you’re not sure, try out the one surefire method: Ask Apple.

Apple runs a website that lets users check if their products are still under warranty. This is great for checking real products, of course, but it also has the added benefit of telling you when you’re using a fake product.

To use the site, you’ll just need your AirPods’ serial number. You can find this number in two ways.

First, if your AirPods are connected to an iPhone or iPad, you can open the Bluetooth menu and tap the i icon next to their name. The serial number will be listed on the page that opens.

Second, you can find the serial number written on the inside of the case, in the space that your left AirPod head sits in. If you have AirPods Max, you’ll instead find it underneath the left ear cushion. You might need a magnifying glass to read it clearly.

The serial number is written into the space that holds your left earbud.

Note: Depending on the model, each AirPod earbud might have its own serial number too, but this website won’t recognize them even if they’re real. The case’s serial number is what matters here.

Once you have the AirPods’ serial number, head to the Check Coverage website and enter it into the field at the top, then fill out the CAPTCHA and click Continue. 

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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