Here's the best way to remove AirPods from their case

Daring Fireball whiz John Gruber is here to school us all with the best way to remove AirPods. No, it's not to curse and yell while you try and pinch them out of the case.

The best way, truly, is a light pull-and-press from the inside (near the indicator light) to the outside of the case. You can watch John's video (replete with a mesmerizing patterned background) to get the full experience.

I've been doing it this way subconsciously about 50% of the time, and getting really annoyed when I fail to do it correctly and it doesn't work. Now I know better.

Hopefully now you do, too.

Serenity Caldwell

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

  • Thanks! That is simple and it works well
  • I've been doing something similar, but the other way around, pushing in from the front, right where the little dot is. The bud just turns and swivels on up.
  • Nice!
  • Sad testament to common sense when a video like this has to be made...
  • Cannot agree more. Sent from the iMore App
  • Glad i'm not the only one who watched this and said aloud. "...okay?.."
  • I was hoping something interesting lol Sent from the iMore App
  • You're not. I was like "that's it??" Lol.
  • Thanks sooo much, works perfect. Sent from the iMore App
  • Are those the pre-production models? My reset button is white not black and a little further down on the case than Grubers. Sent from the iMore App
  • is this really a video?? wow
  • Sorry but you must have not had anything to do. To tell people how to remove their air pods from the holder is a wast of time and I can not believe I watched it. Shame on me
  • Bonus points if you recognize the background (It's the carpet pattern from 'The Shining')
  • Well, that is 45 seconds of my life I will never get back........
  • You've just spent another 10 reading this comment.
  • You have got to be kidding. How simple and effective. Thanks!
  • Thanks for this, but the problem is the AirPods are the wrong direction to go into your ears. Instead forget about your thumb and they will spin around, so they're the correct direction and they also pop up, so it's very easy to pull them out of the case.