Are your AirPods not operating as they should? It might be difficult to know what to do when anything goes wrong with wireless technology. The AirPods and AirPods Pro from Apple are no exception.
Fortunately, most difficulties have an easy resolution, and there are a few extra tactics you may try if your troubles linger. The issue might not always be with your AirPods, but with the AirPods case, its battery, ear wax, etc.
Upgrading to new AirPods is a thrilling experience with the best sound quality. When your AirPods quit working, you get the opposite sensation, especially if something least expected happens. Continue reading to learn about the most frequent issues that AirPods users have encountered and what fixes you can apply to get your AirPods functioning again. You do not have to worry, as the majority of the repairs are simple and quick!
Your AirPods lost connection
Begin by checking if you are at a distance from where your device can get a proper connection. If sounds are uneven even while you are close to your device, it can be that the nearby devices are causing a lot of distortion. Try relocating everything and see if it helps.
If none of these works, you can try resetting your device. For that, you need to put your AirPods back in their case and close them. Wait around 10 seconds before reopening the case to check whether you are able to reconnect.
If this simple reset does not work, disconnect your device’s Bluetooth and your AirPods and reconnect them to your smartphone.
If this does not resolve the issue, turn off Bluetooth on your device, shut it down, reboot your device, and then turn Bluetooth back on.
If nothing works, you may have a malfunctioning AirPod, especially if just one of the Pods is having connectivity issues. This means that you should visit an Apple Store or a connected affiliate for repair. You may be able to receive an additional AirPod for free if you are a subscriber to the AppleCare plan.
Your AirPods have no sound
The first thing that you should do is check your device’s volume settings. There can be situations where your sound is muted, the volumes are low or accidentally adjusted, and it can be easily restored to resolve this issue.
If it does not work, you should try to turn your device’s Bluetooth off and on again while at the same time putting your AirPods in its case and closing it for at least 10 seconds before trying again.
Disconnecting and reconnecting Bluetooth may also help.
Are you still experiencing issues? Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth > AirPods > Automatic Ear Detection section. Switch it off and check to see whether your AirPods are now responding. If it starts working, turn back on the Automatic Ear Detection option and verify if your AirPods continue to operate. If Automatic Ear Detection is producing a long-term issue, it may be time for a service call.
You lost an AirPod
Worried about how to find lost AirPods? Well, fortunately, you no longer have to fret about losing an AirPod because there is an app to find your lost AirPods. Navigate to the ‘Find My’ app on your iPhone or iPad, and make sure that you have signed in with your Apple ID. This will bring up a map and your devices associated with your Apple account. Select your AirPods, and the case will appear on the map.
You can also try the option when you can make your lost AirPod emit an audible chime if it is within the Bluetooth range. Note that the audible chime only works if the lost AirPod has enough battery. So, act quickly before the battery runs out.
AirPod keeps coming out of ears
AirPods Pro users have an added advantage because they come with three extra tips of different sizes. So, you can choose the tip that suits your ears. If this is not a possibility, keep in mind that everyone’s ears are different, and even tiny changes between your own ears might cause a Pod to fall out, especially if you wear them while walking or talking.
Consider obtaining an inexpensive AirPods strap to keep track of dropping AirPods. If you ever need to upgrade, AirPods Pro can be a better fit for you.
AirPods are not charging
Many AirPods users have complained that their AirPods are not charging properly. Apple suggests that you first test your charging cord by charging your iPhone with it. If this succeeds, go to the charging port of your AirPods and try charging the case again.
It is very common for dirt and debris to collect in the charging port of your AirPods, as the case is carried in bags and pockets. You can try cleaning the charging port with a thin paper clip/pin. You can even use the SIM key that you get to remove the SIM tray on your device. Remove the dirt that is collected inside carefully, so you do not harm any of the sensitive parts of the case.
If you are sure that even now, your AirPods are not charging, you may have to contact the Apple Store.
AirPods battery is draining fast
You may extend the battery life of your AirPods by keeping the Automatic Ear Detection option turned on. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > AirPods > Automatic Ear Detection to confirm. If it is turned on, a software bug might be causing your problem. In this scenario, you should consider resetting your AirPods as previously described.
Remember that AirPods and their charging case have the same battery as your iPhone’s battery. The greater the number of cycles completed by these gadgets, the weaker the battery gets. All batteries undergo wear and tear.
Fortunately, Apple service provides AirPods Service and Repair, which allows a user to change their AirPods for $49 each and the charging case’s battery for an additional $49.
Nobody likes dealing with customer service, but if you are having problems with your AirPods that are not listed above, or if they are not working even after using the above fixes, your best chance is to call Apple Support or visit your nearest Apple Store. Fortunately, if one Pod stops operating or is lost, you can purchase a single replacement rather than getting a pair.