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Quick Fixes to Top AirPods Pro Problems

Although the AirPods were not the first truly wireless earbuds on the market, it is safe to say that it helped the wireless earbuds become as well-known as it is today. Like every piece of technology, it is not faultless and has certain issues. This is for you if you are baffled as to why your AirPods Pro only lets the music play via one earpiece or if your AirPods Pro won’t charge anymore.

Every issue we could think of or have personally encountered with AirPods or AirPods Pro is listed below, along with some potential solutions and even a few quick how-to videos. This is the most comprehensive manual for using AirPods or AirPods Pro.

1. AirPods Pro is not pairing up with your device

For some reason, the AirPods occasionally fail to appear in the Bluetooth options list. You will need to do a factory reset whether you are unable to connect to the earphones from a new device or you want to gift your AirPods to someone and need to remove them from your iCloud account. Thankfully, doing it is not that difficult a task. For an AirPods factory reset, you need to execute the following steps:

  • Flip open the case cover while the earphones are still inside.
  • Go to the iOS device’s Bluetooth settings without taking out the AirPods from the case.
  • Click the tiny ‘i’ symbol beside the “AirPods” option.
  • Click on “Forget This Device.” When the notification appears on the screen.
  • When your phone is not connected to your AirPods Pro anymore, you can open the case of your AirPods again.
  • Press the setup button located at the back of the AirPods Pro case. Hold it for at least 15 seconds or until the LED light turns amber.
  • Your AirPods Pro is now reset, and you can pair it with any device you want to now. 

2. The auto-pause function of your AirPods Pro is not working

One of the coolest aspects of the AirPods and AirPods Pro is that whatever you are listening to pauses immediately when you take one of the earbuds out. It does this by using tiny proximity sensors that are integrated inside the earphones. It occasionally malfunctions and is not compatible with PC or Android.

There are two options if you are running iOS and are still unable to make this function work. The first step is to confirm that the function is turned on, and the next is to clean the clogged earwax in your AirPods to make sure the proximity sensor is not filled with dirt. To confirm that the functionality is activated, you need to:

  • Switch to your iOS device, open the Settings app, and select “Bluetooth.”
  • Next, move your cursor over “AirPods” and click the tiny blue ‘i’ button to the right of it.
  • Find the “Automatic Ear Detection” setting and toggle it on.

Check to see if anything is preventing the proximity sensor from receiving an accurate reading if it is on but still won’t operate. We advise checking your proximity sensor frequently for hygienic as well as functional reasons.

3. Your left or right earbud is not working

If you are an AirPods user, you will know that facing audio issues with either one of the earbuds is pretty common. It might happen that you are able to hear the audio from your right earbud, but there is no audio to your left. The issue may be with your source device if your AirPods seem connected, but you cannot get audio out of it. It is recommended that you disconnect your AirPods and then connect it again regardless of the operating system. If pairing and unpairing your AirPods Pro is not helping, you should consider doing the following:

  • Put your AirPods back in its case for at least 15 seconds.
  • Switch off the Bluetooth of your source device.
  • Enable the Airplane Mode in your source device.

After 15 to 30 seconds, switch off the Airplane Mode, and connect your source device’s Bluetooth with AirPods while the case is open. If this also does not work, you should restart your source device (mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). You will be amazed at how frequently problems may be resolved 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 on the symbol on the top right corner of the audio media box if you are using an iOS device. You need to select your AirPods from this point onwards as the audio output device.

If still there is no sign of improvement, the best course of action is to factory reset your AirPods Pro.

4. Your AirPods Pro is not charging anymore

AirPods Pro has a better battery life than AirPods (3rd Gen), but still, many users complain about their Airpods dying fastYou may take a few measures to ensure nothing is damaged if your AirPods Pro is not charging anymore.

  • Try an alternative charging cable first, please.
  • Check to see if there is any obstruction blocking the charging port if you know the problem is not with your cable since it charges other devices like iPhones but not your AirPods. Something tiny, such as a safety pin, can be used for this.
  • Additionally, looking inside the casing for any debris could be a good idea. The AirPods will not charge if something obstructs the magnetic connections in the case and prevents the earphones from making contact.
  • If none of those mentioned above fixes works for you, you might want to book an appointment at your nearest Apple store to check if you can get a replacement.

Conclusion

AirPods or AirPods Pro, both of these earbud types are well-liked despite receiving substantial criticism. Although having a pair of AirPods comes with a tonne of bells and whistles, Apple takes pride in itself for making these products incredibly simple to use. Most of the time, all you have to do to use the earbuds is open the case and insert them into your ears, and if you had paired your AirPods to your device earlier, it would automatically connect. There might be technical issues with your earbuds that you can easily solve DIY-style at home with our detailed guide. If you have any queries, please feel free to reach out to us. 

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