This is all you have to do when an Airpod doesn't work

Apple AirPods work perfectly on any device that has Bluetooth. Whether you're using iOS, Android, or Windows, these headphones tend to pair easily and perform at their best. However, there are times when an Airpod stops working. We analyze the possible causes and give you the quickest solutions so that you can hear from the left and the right again.

Not hearing anything through an Airpod is not common, but it is true that it is a very annoying problem when the connection is cut off unexpectedly or stops working completely for no apparent reason. Before you give up and think about buying a new pair of headphones, take note of why it happens and how to fix it.

Why can't it be heard through an Airpod?

A headset stopping working can be for several reasons. For example, they may have a low battery or be dirty. Although the problem can also be linked to something more complex, such as errors in the network or audio settings. If you have not updated them, or if you have done so recently, problems may arise that affect operation. If you haven't checked its updates for a long time, the ideal is that you do so often so that it always performs at its best.

However, there can be many other reasons why an Airpod stops working. There is no single solution, so you will have to try until you find the key. It is normal to hear only from the left or only from the right when this error appears, so don't settle and learn how to fix it.

Fast solutions

There are many ways to solve it. We tell you the fastest ones and the ones that usually bring the failing headset back to life.

  • Reset the charging case. Place both Airpods inside the case and let them charge for at least a minute. Then, open the lid near the device (preferably an iPhone or iPad) so you can see if both appear on the screen. Take them out of the case and see if you can hear them both.
  • Turn Bluetooth on and off. If one of your Airpods has stopped working, it may be because the audio is not being sent from the mobile as it should. Try restarting Bluetooth. Turn it off for a few seconds and turn it back on. If it doesn't work, try turning off your phone and restarting it so that the connection is from scratch.
  • Check the battery. The most normal thing is that an Airpod does not work because it is not charged. Even if you put them both in the case, each one runs out differently. Additionally, many people use only one when they work in a crowded office and want to be aware of everything around them. So it is possible that one is sold out more than the other.
  • Clean AirPods. It may be strange, but you may not hear anything through an earphone if you have a lot of dirt built up and preventing the sound from coming out. From earwax to lint or dust, check that everything is fine and clean them regularly.
  • Restart the device. This trick works for almost all electronic devices. It may not solve the problem, but restarting your iPad or iPhone can clear cache memory and possible misconfigured connections.
  • Unpair the headphones. If after doing all the checks it still doesn't work, you can pair the Airpods again from scratch. If you do it from an iOS device, you will have to follow the following process: Settings > Bluetooth > tap the i next to AirPods > Forget this device > Forget device. Now you will have to set them up again as if they had never been paired before.