7 Common AirPod Problems and How to Fix Them

If you’re a regular user of Airpods, it’s likely that you’ve already run into some problems like fading audio, unexpected pauses or even not being able to turn them on at all. Fortunately, there is a quick fix to most problems and a few other tricks you can try if they persist.

So today we bring you some common Airpod problems and how to solve them.


AirPods not working as they should? As is often the case with wireless technology, it can be difficult to know what to do when something goes wrong. These Apple headphones are no exception. First of all, can choose to reset the Airpods since, in most cases, it solves whatever the problem may be.

How to reset Airpods

Following the classic “off and on” philosophy, you can reset AirPods to a “like new” state – by restarting them. After that, just pair them with your iPhone again and everything should work as normal.

To reset AirPods:

  • Press and hold the Setup button on the charging box for 15 seconds until the LED flashes. Depending on your charging box, the LED may be inside the lid.
  • Open your AirPods case near your iPhone and follow the pairing procedure.
  • You won’t need to pair them with all Apple devices as the headphones automatically pair via iCloud. By the way, if you run into problems frequently, you should also check to see if you have genuine AirPods.

If you still have problems with your AirPods, the following troubleshooting tips can help.

1. How to find your AirPods

You can use Apple’s “Find” tool to locate your AirPods, but there are some caveats to doing so. If they are still connected, “Find” will use the device it is connected to for a fixed location. If AirPods are in the box or have run out of battery power, you’ll see their last known location.

1. To find them go to iCloud.com in your web browser.

2. Log in and click “Find iPhone”.

3. At the top of the screen, click on the “All Devices” drop-down list.

4. Select your AirPods to view their location.

2. Troubleshooting audio problems

If you’re having audio problems with your AirPods, you may be too far away from the machine they’re connected to. These have an impressive range of around 30 meters, but it can drop drastically when obstacles are encountered in between, such as walls or sources of interference.

If you manage to put your source device (such as an iPhone) in your pocket, this won’t be a problem anymore. For static sources like a computer, you’ll need to stay within range for optimal audio quality.

It is also possible that the interference sources reduce their range. In particular, Wi-Fi is known to interfere with the W1 chip inside AirPods.

3. AirPods pause and resume wrongly

AirPods have proximity sensors, which detect when you put them on or off your ears. If you do, the content will automatically play or pause unless you specify otherwise. If you’re wondering why your AirPods keep pausing while they’re still in your ears, it’s possible there’s a problem with the sensors.

You can disable this feature in Settings > Bluetooth. Click on the info icon next to your AirPods and disable “Auto Detect” – Please note that you must have your Airpods connected to a device. This will reduce battery life as they will use the same amount of energy whether you are using them or not, but at least solves the problem.

4. Automatic ear detection does not work

Auto In-Ear Detection pauses your music or other content when you take AirPods out of your ears. If this doesn’t happen for you, first check that you have the feature enabled. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, click the info icon next to your AirPods, then make sure “Auto Detect” is turned on.

Then make sure the headphones are clean. The proximity sensor will not work if dirt is covering it. This will make them behave as if they are constantly in your ear. Don’t forget to clean the box. (a cotton swab can help).

5. AirPods don’t connect to iPhone

If you can’t connect the AirPods to your iPhone, try putting them back into the charging box and wait about 15 seconds. Remove them again, then try to reconnect them. You can manually force the connection by opening the Control Center, clicking the top right corner of the speaker, and manually selecting your AirPods.

The problem can be isolated to your iPhone. Try turning off Bluetooth by turning Airplane Mode on and off again. If this still doesn’t work, resetting your iPhone may work. Also, don’t forget that if you don’t see any LEDs, your AirPods are out of battery. Charge them for a few minutes and try again.

6. Apple AirPods do not charge

Some users have reported that their AirPods do not charge correctly. Apple recommends that you check your charger first, which you can do when trying to charge your iPhone with it. If this works, go to the AirPods charging port check.

Since many of us carry our AirPods in pouches and backpacks, the charging port can gain fluff and other debris. You can clean them using a thin object such as a paper clip or a pin. Just scrape the inside and remove anything that shouldn’t be inside but is needed be very careful not to damage any of its delicate metal connectors..

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If you’re confident the charger works and there’s nothing concrete to stop the AirPods from charging, leave them plugged into a power source for 15 minutes. If even after this they are dead, it may be time to contact Apple for repair or replacement.

7. Battery runs out too fast

You can optimize battery life by leaving “Auto Detect” turned on. If it’s already on and nothing changes, a software quirk may be causing your problem. In this case, you must restart the AirPods as detailed above.

Don’t forget that the battery in your AirPods and charging case are the same as the battery in your iPhone. The more cycles these devices complete, the lower the total battery charge will be..


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