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Just bought airpods, case lid makes a click when moving side to side


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Sep 27, 2013
Is this normal? There is a little play in the lid of the case where it moves left and ride making a click.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2010
Mine has also always done it. I put a cheap rubber cover on it that I bought off amazon and that keeps it from making the noise (and protects the case).


macrumors 68040
Dec 22, 2016
The sideplay on mine’s tiny. Like a micro-meter.

I use it to deal with micro-stress.

The Airpod lid open/close ‘click’ is used for more heavy duty stresses. :p
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macrumors member
Aug 17, 2011
Montreal, Quebec Canada
My Airpods 2 (with wireless charging case) also clicks when moved side to side whether the lid is opened or closed

So far, I've read several forum posts here and on Reddit about the gen 1 cases and more recently the gen 2 cases exhibiting the same clicking sound when the lid is moved side-to-side.

It's a little annoying and unApple like but from all what I've read, it seems normal.

I passed by the Apple Store and I was told it was normal. Compared it with a unit they had on hand and it clicked as well.

I've read only one instant for each generation of case where the lid didn't click but those might be the ones with issues lol
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