What to do if your AirPods are not working

Why are my AirPods blinking orange? If they are blinking orange, there may be a problem with them. In this article, we will outline the most common reasons

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If you’re an AirPods user, you know that they’re not infallible. Sometimes they can act up, and when they do, it’s frustrating.

But don’t worry, there are some things you can do to troubleshoot your AirPods and get them working again.

AirPods Not Working? Here’s How to Fix Them

If your AirPods are not working, there are a few things that you can do to try and fix the problem. The first step is to ensure that your AirPods are properly charged. If they still aren’t working after charging, you may need to replace them.

If replacing your AirPods doesn’t solve the issue, you may need to try and reset them. To do this, hold down the button on one of the AirPods for five seconds until it begins blinking orange.

After doing this, try using them again and see if the issue is resolved.

Why Are My AirPods Blinking Orange?

If your AirPods are blinking orange, there may be a problem with them. In this article, we will outline the most common reasons why AirPods may be blinking orange and what to do if that’s the case.

How to Check If Your AirPods Battery Is Dead

If your AirPods battery is dead, it will not work and you will need to replace them. To check if your AirPods battery is dead, follow these steps:

  • Step One: Remove the AirPods from their charging case.
  • Step Two: Hold down on one of the AirPods earpieces and press and hold the button for 3 seconds.

If the orange light on the earpiece turns off, then your AirPods battery is probably dead and you will need to replace them.

How to Clean Your AirPods

If you find that your AirPods are not working as well as they used to, it might be time to clean them.

To do this, first remove the earpieces by pulling gently on the cables.

Next, use a damp cloth or a simple antibacterial wipe to clean both the cases and the ear tips. Finally, give the AirPods a full charge before using them again.

How to Reset Your AirPods

Check the battery life of your AirPods

If your AirPods are not working or if you wish to reset them, follow these steps:

First, try charging your AirPods. If the battery is drained, charge them for at least three hours using the included Charging Case.

To reset your AirPods, hold down the power button and wait until they turn off completely. Then, hold down the Home button until they turn back on and start counting from zero. Your AirPods should now be set to factory settings

Check if your AirPods are connected to your device

AirPods are designed to troubleshoot on their own if they’re not connecting to your device or have stopped working. However, if you still cannot get them to work or if they’re just acting weird, you can try resetting them.

To reset your AirPods:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and select “General”.
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Reset” section and tap on it.
  3. Enter your passcode if prompted and then press OK.
  4. Tap on “AIRPODS” in the main menu and select “Reset”.
  5. If asked whether you want to delete all of your data, tap on “No”.
  6. Your AirPods will now reset and should work again.

Restart your device

If your AirPods are not working and you have already tried to clean them, restart your device.

How to Connect Your AirPods to a New Device

Check the Battery Level of Your AirPods

If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods to a new device, check the battery level first. If the battery is low, the AirPods may not be able to connect to the new device.

If the battery is fully charged, try connecting the AirPods to a different device and see if that works. If all else fails, you can try resetting your AirPods by holding down the earpiece and power button for 10 seconds.

Make Sure That Your AirPods Are Connected to Your iPhone

If you have lost your AirPods, or if they unexpectedly stopped working, there are a few troubleshooting steps that you can take.

First, make sure that your AirPods are connected to your iPhone. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on “Bluetooth.”

From here, you should see an alert message that indicates whether or not your AirPods are currently connected to your device. If not, proceed to the next step.

If your AirPods are already connected to your iPhone but they still aren’t working properly, the first thing that you should do is try restarting both devices.

To do this, connect your iPhone and then disconnect it again while holding down the Sleep/Wake button on your AirPods. After a few seconds, try reconnecting your iPhone and AirPods.

If the issue still persists, you may need to replace your AirPods.

Check for Any Debris in the Connection Ports

If your AirPods are blinking orange and not working, there is a good chance that debris is blocking the connection between the device and the AirPods.

To check for any debris in the connection ports, gently clean them using a cloth or paper towel. If debris is still present, get a new set of AirPods.

Restart Your Devices

If you have just bought a new device, or if your AirPods are not connecting to the latest iOS or Android device, there are some simple steps that can help.

First make sure that you have charged your AirPods and reconnected them to the charger for at least an hour.

If that does not solve the issue then try restarting both devices: Hold down the power button on your iPhone until it turns off and then hold it down again to turn it back on.

Do the same thing with your Android phone’s power button. On many devices, pressing and holding both buttons until you see an Apple symbol will also restart them.

If neither of these solutions work then it may be time to send your device in for repairs or replacement.

Troubleshooting Tips for When Your Airpods Won’t Work

If your AirPods are not working, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue. First, make sure that your devices are both turned on and connected to the same network. If you’re still having trouble, try the following tips:

  • Try charging your AirPods for a few minutes before using them.
  • If you have a case or cover for your AirPods, try removing it and see if that helps.
  • If you have another device that you can use to listen to music with your AirPods, try using that instead.

Frequently Asked Questions About Airpods

Are AirPods water resistant?

No, AirPods are not water resistant.

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Josh Koop

My name is Josh and I have always had a fascination with headphones and later earbuds as I have focus issues.

I prefer headphones as they help me block out outside distractions and allow me to focus on getting things done while enjoying everything from audiobooks to music and movies.

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