AirPods Blue Light Blinking

Fake AirPods Blue Light Blinking – Fix

Is there a blue light that keeps blinking on your newly bought AirPods or its charging case, but you don’t know what that means and how to fix it?

To give you a better idea, we’ll explain all of this in detail below and show you the ways to resolve this issue. We’ll also discuss how to tell fake and genuine AirPods apart and what to do about it.  

Why are my AirPods showing a blue light? 

A blue light on your AirPods Pro and its charging case means that the product is not original, and the battery of the fake pair is either low or the settings are corrupt and need a reset.

How do I get rid of the blue light on my Airpod?

1. Charge AirPods Pro

The first fix is to fully charge your fake AirPods Pro to get rid of the blinking blue light. To do this:

  • Use the supplied lightning cable to charge the case. 
  • Once the case is fully charged, place the AirPods in it.
  • Close the case lid.
  • Finally, wait until the earbuds are charged, and the blue light will be gone. 

2. Reset AirPods Pro 

If the above methods fail, try resetting your fake AirPods Pro with these steps: 

  • Open device “Settings.”  
  • Select “Bluetooth.”
  • Tap “i” next to your fake AirPods Pro name and select “Forget This Device.”
  • Tap “Confirm.”
  • Place the fake AirPods in their charging case, close the lid, and wait 30 seconds.
  • Open the case lid and long-press the “Setup” button on it for 15 seconds.
  • Pair the gadget again with your device under the “Bluetooth” Settings and see if this fixes the blinking blue light. 

How can you tell if AirPods Pro are fake?

Go to your iOS device “Settings” > “General” > “About,” note the AirPods product ID, and compare it with the serial number on the box. If both numbers don’t match, you’ve got a fake product. 

Why are my AirPods failing to pair?

Most of the time, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch shows a “Not your AirPods Pro” when it detects a fake copy and fails to pair. On the flip side, your device will display AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max when you connect it for the first time. 

Can fake AirPods still have a real serial number?

Fake AirPods can have a real serial number because the fake sellers buy the original pair and use their serial number on the package. You can conveniently figure that out if the “About AirPods” doesn’t show up when you connect the gadget or the serial number in the device settings doesn’t match the one on the box. Here’s how:

  • Head to “Bluetooth” Settings and pair your fake AirPods with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. 
  • Open “Settings.”
  • Select “Bluetooth.”
  • Tap “i” next to the name of your connected AirPods.
  • See the Serial number and match it on the box to verify whether they are fake or real.

Can you change the name on fake AirPods?

You cannot change the name on a few fake AirPods under your device’s Bluetooth settings. You also don’t get to perform some other customizations that the original AirPods offer. These include failing to connect to the device and the battery indicator not popping up when you put them in the charging case with the lid open.

Why don’t my AirPods have noise canceling?

If your AirPods Pro doesn’t have a noise-canceling feature, this probably means they are fake. However, many latest fake AirPods do come with this function, but it can be detected by checking the serial number.

What does Apple AirPod packaging look like?

Apple AirPods packaging comes with a peel-off to unwrap the plastic, but you’ll need a scissor or knife to cut the plastic for the fake one, although tightly wrapped. 

What do fake AirPods Pro look like?

The fake AirPods Pro LED indicator looks like it’s on the charging case surface, with a wired mesh on top for protection. Genuine Apple AirPods, on the other hand, feel like the LED indicator is pushed or engraved inside a clear hole. 

Do AirPods have writing on the case?

The original AirPods Pro writing on the case is small, with a light gray color, the font is San Francisco style, and the overall design color scheme is off and pale white. However, the color scheme on fake AirPods is usually plain or glossy white, and the text color is more on the black side with a bigger font size.   

What to do if your AirPods are fake?

If you suspect your AirPods or AirPods Pro is fake, contact the seller and ask for a genuine replacement or a refund. If the seller hesitates, you can take legal action because selling clone products using the original brand name is illegal and punishable. 

Quick Tip: You can initiate a dispute with the fake seller on various online stores like Amazon. Their customer support can help you get much-needed assistance for a refund or genuine replacement. 

What are the best places to buy genuine AirPods from?

The best places to buy genuine AirPods Pro are from an authorized Apple seller or the Apple online store. This way, you can be sure that you are not getting a fake product that may cause connectivity or customization issues afterward.  

You can also find sellers on Amazon and Best Buy to procure genuine AirPods Pro, but make sure to check a seller’s positive rating and reviews before purchasing.


In this article, we’ve explored the meaning of the blue light blinking on AirPods and its charging case and explained the product might be fake because a genuine pair only emits green, white, or amber colors.

However, you’ll find a couple of solutions in this article to fix the blue light on your fake pair.

We hope this article helped you understand and differentiate between an original and a fake Apple gadget and that you can find a way to either use it or replace it with an original product.