While the AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds on the market, we can safely say that it helped make wireless earbuds as well known as they are today. Like any piece of technology, it is not flawless and has certain issues. This is for you if you’re baffled as to why your AirPods Pro only let the music play through one earpiece or if your AirPods Pro stopped charging.
Every problem we could think of or personally encountered with AirPods or AirPods Pro is listed below, along with some possible solutions and even a few quick how-to videos. This is the most comprehensive guide to using AirPods or AirPods Pro.
1. AirPods Pro won’t pair with your device
For some reason, the AirPods occasionally don’t show up in the list of Bluetooth options. You’ll need to do a factory reset whether you can’t connect the earbuds from a new device or if you want to gift your AirPods to someone and need to delete them from your iCloud account. Fortunately, it is not such a difficult task to do it. For an AirPods factory reset, you need to perform the following steps:
- Open the cover with the earphones still inside.
- Go to the Bluetooth settings of the iOS device without removing the AirPods from the case.
- Click the little ‘i’ symbol next to the “AirPods” option.
- Click on “Forget this device”. When the message appears on the screen.
- When your phone is no longer connected to your AirPods Pro, you can open the case of your AirPods again.
- Press the setup button on the back of the AirPods Pro case. Hold it for at least 15 seconds or until the LED light turns orange.
- Your AirPods Pro has now been reset and you can now pair it with any device you want.
2. Your AirPods Pro’s auto-pause feature isn’t working
One of the coolest aspects of the AirPods and AirPods Pro is that everything you listen to pauses immediately when you take out one of the earbuds. It does this by using tiny proximity sensors integrated into the earphones. It occasionally malfunctions and is not compatible with PC or Android.
There are two options if you are using iOS and still can’t get this feature to work. The first step is to confirm that the feature is enabled and the next step is to clean the clogged earwax in your AirPods to make sure the proximity sensor isn’t full of debris. To confirm that the functionality has been activated, you must:
- Switch to your iOS device, open the Settings app and select “Bluetooth.”
- Next, hover your cursor over “AirPods” and click the little blue “i” button to the right of it.
- Find the “Automatic Ear Detection” setting and enable it.
Check if there is anything that is preventing the proximity sensor from receiving an accurate reading if it is turned on but still not working. We recommend that you check your proximity sensor regularly for hygienic and functional reasons.
3. Your left or right earbud is not working
If you are an AirPods user, you know that audio problems with one of the earbuds are quite common. You may be able to hear the sound from your right earbud, but no sound on the left. The problem could be with your source device if your AirPods appear to be connected but you can’t get any audio out of them. It is recommended to disconnect and then reconnect your AirPods regardless of the operating system. If pairing and unpairing your AirPods Pro doesn’t help, consider the following:
- Put your AirPods back in the case for at least 15 seconds.
- Turn off your source device’s Bluetooth.
- Enable Airplane Mode on your source device.
After 15 to 30 seconds, turn off airplane mode and connect your source device’s Bluetooth to AirPods with the case open. If this doesn’t work either, you’ll need to reboot your source device (mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). You will be amazed at how often problems can be solved by restarting your device.
Another option for you is to force the audio to your AirPods by sliding down to open the Control Center and tapping the icon in the top right corner of the audio media box if you are using an iOS device. You need to select your AirPods as the audio output device from this point on.
If there is still no sign of improvement, the best course of action is to factory reset your AirPods Pro.
4. Your AirPods Pro won’t charge anymore
AirPods Pro have a longer battery life than AirPods (3rd generation), yet many users complain that their Airpods die quickly. There are a few steps you can take to make sure nothing gets damaged if your AirPods Pro stops charging.
- Try an alternative charging cable first.
- If you know the problem is not with your cable, check if there is an obstruction blocking the charging port as it charges other devices like iPhones but not your AirPods. Something small, such as a safety pin, can be used for this.
- In addition, it may be a good idea to look inside the case for dirt. The AirPods won’t charge if something blocks the magnetic connections in the case and prevents the earbuds from making contact.
- If none of the above solutions work for you, make an appointment at your nearest Apple Store to see if you can get a replacement.
AirPods or AirPods Pro, both types of earbuds are loved despite the fact that they have received a lot of criticism. While having a pair of AirPods comes with a ton of bells and whistles, Apple prides itself on making these products incredibly easy to use. Usually all you need to do is open the earbuds and put them in your ears. If you had previously paired your AirPods with your device, it would connect automatically. There may be technical issues with your earbuds that you can easily fix at home with our detailed guide. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.