In this tutorial, we offer three tips to best prepare your AirPods for sale, get the best price, and for the more environmentally conscious, recycle them.
Prepare AirPods for their sale .
As for any device on the item being sold, we recommend that you start by resetting your AirPods. To do this :
Put your headphones in their charging case and leave it open.
Press the button on the back for 15 seconds.
Release when the LED blinks orange.
Close the housing. .
Then, clean the stem of your headphones using a slightly damp cloth and then dry with a dry soft cloth. Above all, do not put off your AirPods in their housing as long as they are not completely dry.
In regards to the charging case, just be sure to remove debris from the port Lightning using a soft bristle brush.
When and where to sell your AirPods ? .
To maximize your chances of finding a buyer, be aware that there are periods during which the sale can be done more quickly.
In the same way as for the iPhone and Mac, it seems more beneficial to wait until the end of the summer and the autumn, because of Apple’s Keynote which takes place in the month of September, for the resale of your headphones.
It may also be interesting to take advantage of the holiday period to the end of the year ; it is an opportunity for many buyers to get AirPods at discounted prices and offer it for Christmas.
There is a plethora of platforms and services that specialize in the resale of equipment in high tech, like BackMarket or Rebuy. The process is secure, free and very simple to make.
Finally, you can also turn to specialty sites such as Ebay or the Good Corner. Note that between writing ads and exchanges with potential buyers, this process will give you a little more of the work.
How many are worth your AirPods and their housing ? .
As for smartphones, the sale price of your AirPods and your case has been estimated as a function of the model and their state. It can vary according to several criteria, if they are new in blister, scratched (micro scratches, visible), like new, etc
If you choose to make a transaction between individuals, so don’t hesitate to determine a prize in the student competition and the price charged by Apple.
Identify your AirPods and the charging case .
If you have a doubt as to the model of your AirPods, be aware that it is very easy to identify. You can find their model number directly on the headphones or in your settings of your iPhone :
Go to Settings, General and then click Information.
Scroll down the screen until you find your AirPods .
Tap on the name of your AirPods to reveal the model number
Now, you can determine the type of AirPods that you have, helping you in the following table :
A2084, A2083 A2032, A2031 A1523, A1722
Year of commercialization
2019 2019 2017
For housing, here’s how to differentiate :
Charging case wireless AirPods Pro
Charging case wireless
Charging case Lighting
Rectangular shape Square shape Square shape Status indicator at the front Status indicator at the front Status light inside
Recycle your AirPods .
To recycle your Apple earphones, note that in the Apple stores, the technicians are able to resume your AirPods, subject to eligibility.
They will then make an estimate of their exact value to you then plough the money back in the form of a purchase order from Apple or by bank transfer.