Starting with iOS 16, users may see an “Unable to verify AirPods” alert on their iPhone if they try to connect fake AirPods to the device. Apple today shared more information about this alert in a new support document spotted by the developer. Steve Moser.

AirPods Not Verified Alert for iPhone iOS 16
The support document states that unverified AirPods can still be connected to an iPhone, but may not work as expected.

Apple’s alert has a “Don’t Connect” button, but users can tap the smaller “Connect in Bluetooth Settings” link to continue connecting unverified AirPods if they wish. Twitter User “Tommy Boi” shared a video of the alert in action a few days ago after they connected fake AirPods to their iPhone (NSFW warning: the background music of the video contains profanity and viewer discretion is advised).

The alert was first discovered in iOS 16 release candidate code last week.

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