You can now get your AirPods case engraved with an emoji — here’s how to do it (AAPL)
- Apple now allows you to personalize your AirPods case with an engraved emoji.
- But you can only choose from a selection of 31 emojis, which include several animals among other popular symbols like a fist bump, a heart, and a robot.
- Apple has offered the ability to add a text engraving to your AirPods case for a while, but the option to do so with emoji appears to be new.
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Apple’s AirPods only come in one color, but the company does offer another way to personalize your wireless earbuds — by adding an engraving to their charging case.
Now, Apple is expanding this customization option with the ability to engrave an emoji into the case, as blogs such as 9to5Mac and MacRumors first noticed. Previously, Apple only allowed text inscriptions.
However, there are a limited number of emojis available to choose from. Options include the standard smiley face, thumbs up, fist bump, heart, and animals such as the unicorn, cat, dog, and bear among other symbols. Like the text engravings, the emoji options are available for free across all of Apple’s AirPods offerings, including the $250 AirPods Pro, $160 AirPods, and $200 AirPods with the wireless charging case.
AirPods have been hugely successful for Apple since the product debuted in 2016. The product has boosted the company’s growth in the wearables industry, helping to offset declining iPhone revenue. As they’ve grown in popularity, accessory makers have released dozens of different types of cases, covers, and other add-ons for Apple’s cord-free earbuds. Some retailers like Nordstrom, for example, have even started selling straps to prevent you from losing a single AirPod — which Apple charges $69 to replace for a standard AirPod and $89 for the Pro.
If you’re purchasing a pair of AirPods and want to add an emoji to the charging case, here’s how to do it:
Navigate to the AirPods product page on Apple’s website.
From Apple’s product page, choose the model you want to purchase.
Then press the “Personalize it for free” option.
You’ll see this button just above the “Add to bag” option on Apple’s website.
Choose the emoji you want to add to your AirPods case and hit “Save.”
There are 31 different emojis to choose from (yes, even including the poop emoji).