How to Fix One “AirPod not Working” (Left or Right) Problem

    AirPods is in trend. Its wireless Bluetooth earbuds accessory from Apple is specifically developed to work with iPhone and iPad. Once paired offer stable and wireless connection, work fantastic, and sync trouble-free, right? Not all users are lucky.

    How to Fix  One "AirPod not Working" (Left or Right) Problem

    Majority of AirPods users always complaint about the issue when One AirPod is not working, it could be right or left. If you have a habit of using a pair, then could be annoying that one out of them is not working.

    Fix – One AirPod not Working (Either Left or Right)

    Fortunately, it is possible to troubleshoot and fix the issue when left or right AirPods not working. In upcoming lines, we will cover the solution that helps the majority of the users in fixing the same issue

    Play and Pause Audio Trick

    Before trying anything else, try Pause and Play audio trick. For that, just take out the AirPods pair from the charging case wait for few seconds, let’s say 30 seconds, and put them.

    Most of the time, this simple trick fix the issue related to AirPods.

    Forget and Pair AirPods

    In this solution, we will try to forget and pair AirPods again. This might bring the pair of AirPods back to normal. Here’s how you can do that:

    1. On your iOS device either iPhone or iPad go to the Settings app and click on Bluetooth.
    2. From the list of connected device, click on the “i” icon next to your AirPods
    3. Tap on Forget this Device. You have to tap on Forget button twice.
    4. Put both the AirPods in the charging case and wait for few seconds. Let’s say for 30 seconds.
    5. After following the above steps, repair AirPods with your iPhone or iPad.

    Reset AirPods

    Just like any other wireless device, you can also reset AirPods to fix issues related to it. The majority of users reported that they manage to fix the issue by performing a quick reset. Here’s how you can do that:

    1. Put pair of AirPods in the Charging case
    2. On the backside of the Charging case, there is a small white button called the Setup button.
    3. Wait for few seconds, open the case lid, and press and hold the setup button, until the light of the case turns red.

    The red light indicates, you have successfully reset your AirPods. Now, Pair them again with your Device.

    Check Whether its AirPods Charging Properly

    If your AirPods are old or are using a noise cancellation feature on any AirPod, then the battery might drain faster. It could be either left or right, so when there is no battery, it will stop working.

    To fix this, put back the AirPod in the charging case and check the battery status on your phone. If the battery level is equal then use it, or else keep it for a charge.

    In case, pair of AirPods is not charging properly, then you can check this troubleshooting guide suggested from Apple.

    So these are the possible solution on how to fix One “AirPod not Working” (Left or Right) Problem. In case, you know any other solution that we miss to cover, then feel free to share with us in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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