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How to stop your AirPods from falling out

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There's plenty to like about Apple AirPods: No wires to get tangled, automatic pairing with Apple devices, good battery life and solid audio performance. But there are two things not to like. There's the premium price tag and the fact that they can fall out of your ears so easily.

Though we can’t do a lot about the price, there are some low-cost solutions to help keep your AirPods where they are supposed to be: your ears!

Do the twist

Many people are suggesting that if the twist their AirPods around 30 degrees (so that the stem is more horizontal and is sticking out away from your ears), the AirPods will in.

Though this might not be ideal, it’s potentially a free solution, so worth a try.

Tape them up

No, we’re not suggesting you tape the AirPods to your head.

Lifehacker via MacRumors suggests using waterproof tape to create friction.

Protect your Apple AirPods

First, you'll need some waterproof tape. The Nexcare 3M brand is typically recommended as it's sticky and durable.

Next, you'll need a regular hole punch to cut out circular pieces of the tape. Take an AirPod and stick a piece of tape near the top and bottom of the earbud. Position the tape close to where the AirPod sticks in your ear. Do the same for the other one.

EarSkinZ AirPod Covers

The EarSkinz AirPod Covers slip snugly over your AirPods and provide a secure fit when you place them in your ears. The covers are thicker and bulkier than other covers, such as the ones from DamonLight, but they’re still comfortable and help keep your AirPods firmly in your ears so the fit won't loosen.

The main downside is that you must remove them to put your AirPods back in the charging case.

Check them out on Amazon.

AhaStyle AirPods Ear Hook Covers

AhaStyle's Silicone Ear Hooks Cover are compatible with both Apple AirPods and EarPods. And what's the hook behind these items? That's exactly it. Slipping over your AirPods, each cover comes with a little hook that catches and hangs onto your ear so they stay put. The covers include the necessary cutouts so they won't interfere with the sound or operation of your AirPods.

As with similar covers, you must remove these to put your AirPods back in the charging case. Fortunately, AhaStyle's covers are not too difficult to put on or take off.

Amazon sells 2 pairs for £11.99.

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