One AirPod Not Working? These Steps Should Fix It

If any of your AirPods don’t play audio, don’t panic – there’s a simple solution. The same steps should be applied to the original AirPods AirPods 2, AirPods 3first generation AirPods Pro and the new one AirPods Pro 2.

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If you have problems with your AirPodsit’s also a good idea to make sure that your iPhoneBluetooth is on. To do this, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to launch Control Center. Then make sure the circle with the Bluetooth symbol is blue. If it isn’t, tap it to turn on Bluetooth.

Making sure your iPhone software has been updated may also mitigate potential AirPod issues. Software updates usually include security fixes and sometimes add new features to your AirPods, so it’s a good idea regardless. Run Settingstap General and select Software update.

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How to fix one AirPod that doesn’t work

1. Put both AirPods back in their case and check if they are charging. Let them charge for 30 seconds.

2. Open the case cover near your iPhone or iPad and wait for them to appear on the screen.

3. Place both AirPods in your ears and try playing music or a video to make sure the audio is working.

How to reset AirPods

1. To get started, make sure your AirPods located in the charging case with the lid closed.

2. After 30 seconds, open the lid to connect your AirPods to yours iPhone or iPad. Run Settings mobile device menu and tap Bluetooth.


Open the Bluetooth section of your iPhone’s settings menu.

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3. Find your AirPods in the list of Bluetooth devices and tap i symbol next to it.


You can tap the i symbol to get more information about your AirPods or to reset them.

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4. Choose Forget this device. You may need to scroll down to find this option.


Tap Forget this device to reset your AirPods.

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5. When AirPods are forgotten, open the lid of the charging case and hold the button on the back for approx. 15 seconds. The light in the front should flash white.

6. Now keep your AirPods in their charging case with lid open near your iPhone or iPad. You should see instructions on the screen to pair them again, just like the first time you set them up.

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Resetting your AirPods usually fixes this problem. However, if you’re still having problems with one or both AirPods, check to see if there’s dirt blocking the speaker grill. Check out our a guide to cleaning AirPods for instructions on how to safely disinfect the headphones and their housing.

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