How to Prevent AirPods From Falling Out

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 2 Mar 2019

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Not all ear canals are made equal. But sadly, there’s on one version of AirPods designed to fit most people out there. But what if you’re in the 10% of the population where the AirPods just don’t fit. What if they’re too small for your ears and they keep falling out? How can you prevent AirPods from falling out? Read on to find out.

AirPods are crazy convenient. And when they work, the experience is purely magical. But you can’t really experience it if the AirPods keep falling out of your ears. Here are a couple of ways you can fix this issue.

6 Ways To Prevent AirPods Falling Out

1. First, Try A Better Method

Before you rush out to buy accessories, let’s see if you can fix the issue using a better technique. Take a look at the short video below to see if your AirPods stay in better if you press in the AirPods and twist the stem forward by about 30 degrees.

2. DamonLight AirPods Covers

AirPods Ear Covers

This is the best solution to prevent AirPods from falling out. DamonLight sells a pack of ear covers perfectly designed for the AirPods. They go over the ear part of the AirPods. They are made from an anti-slip silicone material. Not only do they add more grip and fiction, but they also give a better fit and sound to the AirPods as well.

When you’re wearing your AirPods with the ear covers, they fit more snugly inside your ear. You’ll feel more confident running or walking around with your AirPods.

But why is this our top recommendation? Because they work with the AirPods charging case. This is one of the few accessories that fit in the charging case. So you can just load them up once and forget about them. Other solutions like bigger, better fitting ear hooks are not compatible with the case.

Buy Now [Amazon] – $9.99

3. EarBuddyz 2.0 Ear Hooks

AirPods Ear Hooks

EarBuddyz’s 2.0 version is the highest-rated and the most popular pair of ear hooks on Amazon. And with good reason. They’re designed to work perfectly with the AirPods, with cutouts in all the right places so that all the sensors work as usual.

Just like the ear cover, the ear hooks are also made of soft silicone material that snugly fits in your ear. The best art though is the hook at the top. It fits right over your ear canal and gives you a lot more grip. You can run or dance with your AirPods without worrying about them falling off. The only downside? They won’t fit in the case.

Buy Now [Amazon] – $11.95

4. EarSkins 2


If you don’t like ear hooks but want way more padding on your AirPods, take a look at EarSkins 2.0. They’re designed to improve the sound quality of the AirPods and by far, they’re the best sounding accessory for the AirPods. They add extra padding around the speaker part that goes right in your ear canals. This produces a richer sound, with more base. But more importantly, it snugly fits your AirPods in the ears. Sadly, EarSkins are not compatible with the charging case either.

EarSkinz has been a popular choice since the days of EarPods. And they come in over a dozen colors. So you can choose them based on your liking. From Red to Blue to Yellow.

Buy Now [Amazon] – $9.95

5. SoundRound Foam Ear Covers

AirPods Sound Buds Foam Covers

Sometimes the best solution is the simplest. You might remember those foam ear pads or covers from the days of the old wired earphones. Ones you’d get for a better grip or protection. Turns out, they work with the AirPods and they work great. You can find a 25 pack of foam ear covers for under $5.

They’re easy to put on and they stay on. They’ll add a bit of grip and they’ll fit snugly in your ears as long as there’s not a huge gap between your AirPods and ear canals. They’ll give you the secure feeling you need when running. And they work with the AirPods charging case as well! What more do you need?

Buy Now [Amazon] – $4.49

6. AhaSound Ear Hooks 

Aha Sound Ear Hooks

If none of the above options work, you’ll have to go all out and get an in-ear earphones style accessory for your AirPods. You put your AirPods inside this cover and they’ll add a whole new, in-ear style earbud that will sit comfortably inside your ear canals. It also makes for a damn good fit. A side effect is that you end up solving another big problem with AirPods – environment noise.

Of course, these huge ear hooks are not compatible with the charging case. But they come with their own silicon cover that you can put in your keychain.

Buy Now [Amazon] $13.95

How Do You Manage Your AirPods?

How do you take care of your AirPods? Have you managed to lose a pair of AirPods yet? Share with us in the comments below.

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