AirPods are not perfect. From the start, disconnection issues have been a problem for AirPod users. Even though their sales numbers are incredible, there is still room for improvement with this product.
Though the occasional disconnection may not be a huge issue at first, over time it can become more irritating. All the more so if this problem happens in the middle of an important phone call that could turn out to be unnecessarily long and drawn-out.
Today, we’re going to explore some of the reasons your AirPods may be disconnecting and how it can be fixed.
Why My AirPods Keep Disconnected?
The AirPods will disconnect from your device for a variety of reasons, some easier to fix than others. One is that their battery may be low and needs charging.
Another is that they are out of range or have lost Bluetooth connection with the device you’re trying to connect them too. There might also be other factors like if an object blocks the signal between your phone and AirPods, or if there’s interference from nearby devices such as microwaves in close proximity to your phone.
Bluetooth interference from other devices
One of the most common reasons for your AirPods to disconnect from your iPhone is interference from other Bluetooth devices.
If you’re having problems with your AirPods, the first thing you should do is put some distance between your device and the Bluetooth gadget.
The next step would be to unpair any nearby Bluetooth devices and then reconnect them in a different order, or even try turning them off and on again. If you have a number of devices that use Bluetooth technology nearby, it could be worth investing in an external Bluetooth receiver . This will help to eliminate any interference from other devices that are connected via Bluetooth.
The battery of your AirPods is only rated to last for 5 hours of constant use, which means you’ll want to keep an eye on the battery life if you’re planning on using them for a long period of time. If the battery runs out completely and you try to connect them back to your iPhone, they won’t be able to connect and will disconnect automatically.
There’s also a chance that the low power could be causing your AirPods to disconnect or drop their connection as Bluetooth doesn’t work well when it’s low on power. The best way to avoid this issue is to make sure you have enough charge left in your AirPods before using them, especially if you’re going somewhere that there might not be a power source nearby.
If your AirPods are constantly disconnecting while they are charging try getting a replacement charging case. There might be something wrong with the charger or cable that’s causing it not to work properly.
Hardware gets damaged
If your AirPods keep disconnecting from your iPhone, it’s possible that there is a hardware problem with the earphones.
The first thing you should do is to check if there are any obvious signs of wear and tear on the earbuds. If one or both of them has become damaged, then you can try replacing them for a new set.
If you’ve already replaced your AirPods or if they don’t appear to be damaged in any way, then the next thing you should do is to reset your Apple device.
How To Reset Your AirPods And Re-Connect Them With Your Phone
If you’re still having problems with your AirPods and are unable to restore a connection to your iPhone, it’s worth trying a reset.
If you’re using an iPhone 7 or later, you can perform a software reset by going to Settings > Bluetooth and tapping the menu icon in the top right hand corner. Scroll down to the bottom of this menu and tap “Reset Connections.” Your AirPods will now be reset.
If you’re using an older iPhone, you’ll need to hold down both buttons on the back of your AirPods case at the same time for around 15 seconds. You should then see a green light on one of the pods flash, indicating that they’ve been reset successfully. After this, try reconnecting them with your phone again.
If all else fails, it’s time for you to contact Apple Support . They have great customer service and will be able to help get things working correctly again if there is an issue with your AirPods or your iPhone.
How to Fix AirPods Keep Disconnecting
1. Forget the AirPods on your iPhone
This is a common reason why your AirPods keep disconnecting. If you forget the AirPods on your iPhone, they will disconnect automatically.
2. Check that the Bluetooth is turned on and connected to your device
If there’s no Bluetooth connection between your iPhone and the AirPods, they won’t be able to communicate properly. To fix this, turn off and turn on the Bluetooth again. You can do this by opening Settings and going to Bluetooth option in General settings. Then tap on the toggle for Bluetooth until it turns green.
AirPods keep disconnecting on my Mac
If you’re having trouble using AirPods with your Mac, check the sound setting in System Preferences on your Mac.
Open the Sound menu and select either Built-in Output or Bluetooth Output. Make sure you have selected the correct output as there might be a conflict between the two devices.
AirPods keep disconnecting on Apple Watch
We have a really easy fix to troubleshooting your AirPods and Apple Watch.
It’s pretty simple:
1. Check if your AirPods and Apple Watch are paired Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone, Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone Pair the AirPods with Apple Watch
2. Try restarting your device and reconnecting the AirPods and Apple Watch
A simple restart can fix many issues with your device, including AirPods disconnecting from Apple Watch.
Reba is the founder of M2TechAudio.com, a site dedicated to providing honest and unbiased reviews of audio products. She’s been an audiophile for over a decade and has a deep understanding of how to get the best sound out of speaker systems and headphones.