iOS 16 Alerts You When Using Fake AirPods


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iOS 16 now has the ability to alert you when you use a fake pair of AirPods. This report came just after the launch of the software and the 2nd Gen AirPods Pro.

Apple iOS 16

As seen in the image above, you will get an alert saying “Cannot Verify AirPods” if you try to connect fake AirPods to your iPhone. You may still connect the unverified AirPods but it will not perform as expected.

iOS 16 Still Lets You Use Those “AirPods”, with a Catch

To do this, you may simply skip the “Don’t Connect Button” and head straight to the “Connect in Bluetooth Settings” to proceed with manually linking the unverified AirPods to your iPhone.

Apple iOS16 AirPods alert banner

With this new iOS 16 feature, you can also find out how to distinguish fake AirPods from authentic ones just by opening the “Learn More” option when the alert kicks in.

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