How to do an Ear Tip Fit Test for AirPods Pro

A set of AirPods Pro and an iPhone 13 Pro Max on the keyboard of a MacBook Air
(Image credit: Future)

You'll want to know how to do an Ear Tip Fit Test for AirPods Pro if you've just bought a pair of Apple's flagship earbuds.

While they're some of the best headphones around, the AirPods Pro won't offer their full performance unless you make sure the earbuds themselves are properly seated and properly fit in your ear. Noise cancellation won't work as it should, sound will be subpar and you may even run the risk of dropping your earphones if they're too loose. On the flip side, earbuds that are too tight will cause you discomfort and stop you wanting to use them.

Thankfully, Apple includes a set of differently-sized ear tips for you to use with the AirPods Pro. All you have to do is figure out which ear tips are right for you. 

While that may sound simple, if you're anything like me, you may straddle two different sizes. Or you may be new to earbuds and unsure about how they should feel or sound. In either case, you'll want to turn to the Ear Tip Fit Test to tell you which ones work best. 

We're here to show you how to do an Ear Tip Fit Test for AirPods Pro using your iPhone or iPad.

Note: The Ear Tip Fit Test only features as part of iOS and iPadOS. You can't run this test using macOS.

How to do an Ear Tip Fit Test for AirPods Pro

1. With your AirPods connected to your device and in your ear, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and tap your AirPods.

(Image credit: Future)

2. Tap Ear Tip Fit Test.

(Image credit: Future)

3. Tap Continue.

(Image credit: Future)

4. Tap the play button and wait for the sound to finish playing.

(Image credit: Future)

5. If you have a good seal, you'll see green text. Tap Done to finish.

(Image credit: Future)

6. If you have a bad seal, you'll see yellow text. Try adjusting the earbuds in your ear to form a good seal or use different sized earbuds, then repeat these steps again.

(Image credit: Future)

That's all there is to it. Now you can enjoy your AirPods Pro to the fullest.

If you'd like more Apple-themed tutorials, we have you covered. Need to share your screen? Check out our guides on how to screenshot on iPhone or how to screen record on iPhone. Wondering how to get your AirPods hooked up? Learn how to connect AirPods to an iPhone or iPad. Want to cut out all the noise? Read our guide on how to activate noise cancellation on AirPods Pro. New iPhone? Make sure you know how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone so everything gets moved over safely.

Peter Wolinski
Editor, How To & Cameras

Peter is Editor of the How To and Camera sections at Tom's Guide. As a writer, he covers topics including tech, photography, gaming, hardware, motoring and food & drink. Outside of work, he can usually be found telling everyone about his greyhounds, obsessively detailing his car, squeezing as many FPS as possible out of PC games, and perfecting his espresso shots.