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Airpods keep cutting out or not working correctly, so what gives?

If you're like most people, you've probably been really excited to try Apple's Airpods. But after buying them and trying to use them, you may have noticed that they don't seem to be working right.

We figured out why Airpods are glitching, and we have a solution.

In this blog post, we'll explore some of the possible reasons for this issue and provide some solutions to help you get the most out of your Airpods.

Why are Airpods glitching?

Glitchy sounds are sounds you observe when you hear a crackling, popping, or other strange sounds coming from your Airpods. It's likely due to internal software issues, dust, debris, or ear wax buildup in the speaker mesh.

The first thing to understand is that Airpods are essentially like tiny computer headphones; like all computers, they can experience software issues.

There are a few possible reasons for this:

  • If you've recently updated your iPhone or iPad to a new version of iOS, it's possible that the new software isn't compatible with your Airpods. This is especially likely if you're using an older model of Airpods.
  • There's a problem with the Bluetooth connection between the Airpods and the iPhone or iPad. This is often caused by interference from other devices that use Bluetooth, such as microwaves or cordless phones. It can also be caused by moving too far away from the device you're trying to connect to.
  • There's a problem with the Airpods themselves. Sometimes, the issue is with the Airpods themselves and not with the iPhone or iPad. i.e, The Airpods themselves may be experiencing a hardware issue.
  • Obstructed Airpods. If something is blocking the grooves of your Airpods (ear wax, for example), it may cause audio issues.

If you're having trouble with your AirPods, it's likely due to one of these issues.

How can we fix Airpod glitches?

If you're experiencing Airpods glitch issues, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem:

  • Restart your iPhone or iPad. This can often fix software glitches.
  • Update to the latest version of iOS for your devices. If there's a new version of iOS available, it might fix the issue.
  • Delete the Airpods from your device and then reconnect them. This can often fix Bluetooth connection issues.
  • Reset your Airpods. This will delete all connection settings from your Airpods and start fresh.
  • Charge the Airpods. As basic as this sounds, some people forget to charge the Airpods and assume the worst. So, placing the Airpods in their charging case and charging them by plugging the case into a power outlet may simply solve the issue.
  • Contact Apple Support. If none of these solutions work, you should contact Apple Support for help troubleshooting the issue.

Hopefully, one of these solutions will help you fix your Airpods glitching issue.

Can you wear Airpods pro without tips? (Answered)
Yes, you can but the Airpods Pro is designed to be used with the silicone tips. The tips create a seal in your ear, which improves sound quality and helps to block out ambient noise.

How do I reset my Airpods?

If you want to reset your Airpods, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Put your Airpods in their charging case.
  • Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds.
  • The LED light on the front of the case should flash white from Amber, indicating that your Airpods have been reset.
  • Then, open the case and connect the Airpods to your device by following the on-screen instructions.

You can also use these steps to delete all connection settings from your Airpods and start fresh with a new device.

Placing Airpods Pro to charge in its case

How to prevent your Airpods from glitching in the future

There are a few things you can do to try and prevent your Airpods from glitching in the future:

  • Keep your Airpods up-to-date. If there's a new version of iOS available, make sure to update your Airpods.
  • Avoid using other devices that use Bluetooth. If you're using a microwave or cordless phone, it can interfere with the Bluetooth connection between your Airpods and iPhone.
  • Keep your Airpods within range of your iPhone or iPad. If you move too far away from the device you're trying to connect to, it can cause problems with the connection.
  • Store your Airpods in their case when you're not using them. This will help keep them clean and protected from potential damage.

Do I need insurance for my Airpods before it starts becoming glitchy?

You might not need insurance for your Airpods if the AppleCare+ warranty covers them. If you have AppleCare+, you'll get two years of hardware coverage and 24/seven technical support from Apple.

If your Airpods glitches can't be repaired or the Airpods are damaged, you can also use AppleCare+ to replace them for a fee. If you don't have AppleCare+, you will need to replace them for an out-of-warranty fee. Learn more about what Applecare covers.

What to do if your Airpods completely stop working

If your Airpods, or the left or right Airpod is not working anymore, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:

  • Check the battery life of your Airpods. If they're low on battery, charge them for at least 15 minutes before using them again.
  • Make sure your Airpods are turned on and connected to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Try connecting the Airpods to a different device.
  • Update to the latest version of iOS.

If none of these solutions work, you should contact Apple Support for help troubleshooting the issue.

Airpods pro buttons (Everything you need to know)
Airpods Pro do not have physical conventional buttons on them but they do have touch-sensitive force sensors on their stem. These force sensors have a rectangular shape and they serve as buttons for the Airpods Pro.

Can Airpods Glitching be harmful to my ear?

Even though it can be quite annoying, Airpods glitching will not harm your ear in any way. So if you're experiencing this issue, don't worry. Airpods are made with the highest standards of health safety by Apple.

The volume of Airpods produces decibel levels that the human eardrum can easily handle. Before the release of the Airpods, extensive tests were run by Apple to ensure this. Also, regulatory bodies in the US also conduct checks to enforce the safety standards.

However, if you are worried about health safety issues associated with using working or glitchy Airpods, see your ENT doctor for a consult.

Airpods Pro connected to an iPhone

Frequently Asked Questions about Airpods glitches

Q.  Why are my Airpods glitching?

A. There can be a few reasons why your Airpods are glitching. It could be because you have a bad connection with your iPhone or iPad, or it could be because there is something wrong with the firmware of your Airpods.

Q. Why does my left Airpods sound different than my right Airpod?

A. If one of your Airpods sounds different than the other, it could be because the speaker on that Airpod is not working properly. You can try resetting your Airpods to resync them, which might fix the problem.

Q. Why does my Airpods case not charge?

A. If your Airpod case does not charge, it could be because the lightning cable port on the case is dirty or damaged. Try cleaning the port with a soft, dry brush and see if that helps. If not, you may need to replace your Airpod case. You can also change the lightning charger to see if this will solve the problem.

Q.  Why won't my Airpods connect?

A. If your Airpods will not connect, it could be because they are not paired with your iPhone or iPad correctly. Make sure that your Airpods are in their case and that the case is close to your device when you try to connect them. You may also need to forget the device and then pair it again.

Q. Why won’t my Airpods play music?

A. If your Airpods will not play music, it could be because the audio output on your iPhone or iPad is set to something other than "Airpods." Go to Settings on your iPhone and make sure that "Airpods" is selected as the Output Device. You can also try restarting your iPhone or iPad.

Wrap up

In conclusion,  Airpods glitching can be quite annoying, but it can be resolved in various ways. You can do a few things to try and fix the issue, but if none of those work then you may need to contact Apple Support.

If you have any other questions about Airpods or Airpods glitching, feel free to leave a comment below.

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