There’s nothing as annoying as settling in for a long commute, putting on your music…and realizing AirPod static is ruining the sound quality.
Of course, this is one of many frustrating experiences AirPod users complain of. So, in this guide, we’re revealing common fixes to Airpod problems, including AirPod static, charging issues, and bad audio quality.
So, let’s dive in!
Common AirPod Issues
If you’re asking any of these questions, you’re not alone. These are some of the problems many AirPod users are looking for answers for.
- How to fix AirPods that won’t connect to the Mac
- How to fix AirPod Static
- How to fix AirPods that won’t connect
- How to fix AirPods Battery Life
- How to reset AirPods
Many of these issues are easily fixable. Sometimes it just takes a quick reset. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top fixes for these problems.
Restart Your Device
“Turning it off and on again” is still a viable approach to many issues. If your AirPods are dropping out while music is playing, you can attempt to fix the problem by restarting your paired iOS device.
Re-Pair your AirPods to Fix Connectivity Issues
If your AirPods aren’t working as advertised, a simple connection reset could fix many of your woes.
For example, if they aren’t appearing in the sound output list or are experiencing frequent disconnects. What you need to do is make the paired device “forget” their connection with the AirPods, and then repair them once more.
- Click settings > Bluetooth > AirPods
- Tap the information button next to the AirPods
- Tap “forget this device.”
- Re-pair the AirPods. For this, unlock your iPhone and hold the AirPods near until a pop-up message appears on your phone. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
On Mac, you can find your Airports in the Bluetooth Section within System Preferences. Click the X next to the AirPods and confirm that you want to forget this connection. Then re-pair the Mac with the AirPods.
Tip: If this automatic pairing process doesn’t work, you can also pair your Airpods manually. Open the AirPods case with the AirPods inside and press the small button on the back of the case.
When the LED lights turn white and start flashing, you can select the AirPods on the device you wish to pair with.
If this doesn’t work, you can find more fixes on this article about common AirPods problems: https://setapp.com/how-to/how-to-fix-common-airpods-problems.
Turn on Automatic Detection to Save Battery
Your AirPods should last about five hours on a full charge. If they are not providing the battery life promised, check if automatic detection is on. This will pause your AirPods when they are not in your ear and save battery life in the long run.
For this, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Tap on the “i” next to your AirPods. Toggle Automatic Ear Detection on.
Reset Your AirPods
Resetting AirPods takes about fifteen seconds and can fix many connectivity issues and glitches. Follow the following steps for a reset:
- Return the AirPods to their case
- Press the button on the back for 15 seconds
- Wait for the small LED to flash orange
- Open the case next to your iPhone and reconnect
Switch to One AirPod to Fix Call Disconnect Problems
Some users report issues with their AirPods disconnect during calls. This can be an exceptionally troublesome problem when you are trying to maintain important conversations.
The first fix to try is only activating one AirPod, as this mirrors the primary manner in which we make calls.
Go to: Settings > Bluetooth > Tap on the “i” next to your Airpods. > Microphone > choose left or right.
If this doesn’t work, you can try to reset your AirPods as described above, or try turning off Automatic Ear Detection to check if it relates to this feature.
Fix AirPod Static
Static and audio problems can be harder to diagnose, as they may be a result of several issues. A connectivity issue can cause interference, which can cause AirPod static and reduced audio quality.
If the issue always occurs in one place, it might be that a different device is interfering. Track down potential devices and shut them off to narrow down the problem.
Wi-Fi can cause interference with AirPods, especially during calls. You might want to turn Wi-Fi off for essential conversations. If you are getting stuttering sound instead of static or noise, you can also try turning off Automatic Ear Detection.
Low Volume for Android Users
If you use your AirPods with an Android device, you might have a problem with a much lower volume compared to iOS devices. This is often because many AirPod features use the W1 chip to interact with iOS devices.
Volume control is one of them, and sometimes, Android devices might therefore not work as ideal. You might need to take a few extra steps for your AirPods to work with your Android phone.
However, sometimes it’s possible to fix this by sliding up the right volume control. On Android devices, tap the volume up or down. Find the slider for Bluetooth and adjust as needed to get better volume.
On Samsung Galaxy phones, go into Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
Tap the three dots in the top right for more options, and turn on Media Volume Sync. Now the volume control on your device should match that on an iOS device.
It might not be the fix you are after, but sometimes it is good to remember that if your AirPods are not working at all, Apple’s support team should help you.
Contacting them or your nearest Apple Store might be your best bet if none of these fixes have solved your issue. If your AirPods are still within their warranty, you might be entitled to a replacement that could fix significant issues you are experiencing.
Ready to Fix Your AirPod Problems?
We hope that having read this article, you’re better positioned to fix common AirPod-related problems like AirPod static, low volume, short battery life, etc.
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