Apple AirPods are one of the company’s most popular accessories. Some consumers do not live a day without their Apple AirPods. They provide a deep sound, are simple to use, and are exceptionally easy to link with many Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But what if the AirPods are connected but the sound coming from iPhone? What if the Apple AirPods are connected to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, but the sound still comes from the phone?
This situation can be infuriating for a pair of Apple AirPods. The good news is that while this is undoubtedly a frustrating situation, it can also be remedied by looking at a few different issues. The first thing you will want to do is check the AirPods charging case to ensure that the case is charging the AirPods.
What is AirPods?
AirPods is a new product of Apple. They are headphones that connect to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac wirelessly. They play audio and connect using Bluetooth technology. AirPods also have sensors that detect when they are in your ears. This information can tell the device to play or pause the audio on any Apple device connected to them. With a double tap on an AirPod, you can use Siri or ask it for news, weather, or directions.
Way to fix it:
1. Reset your iPhone:
Press and hold down the (Home) and (Power) buttons until the phone turns off.
2. Reset the AirPods:
For iPhone owners, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Ensure the AirPods are on and the pairing switch is set to On. Then, turn your iPhone Bluetooth off and on. Now, turn the AirPods Bluetooth off, count to five, and turn it back on again.
For users with an iPad or Mac, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Choose the AirPods and turn Bluetooth on.
3. Reset your HomePod:
Go to Settings, then to AirPods. Make sure that the Double-Tap to Wake feature is on. Follow the onscreen prompts (like the white light sequence). For the HomePod, go to Settings, then double-tap to wake. If the HomePod is on, it will start playing Apple Music. Follow the onscreen prompts.
4. Try Updating The iPhones Software:
Go to Settings, then General and tap on Software Update.
5. Restore the iPhone:
Press and hold down the (Home) button and (Power) button together until the phone turns off. Plug your iPhone into a computer, launch iTunes, and perform a factory reset on your iPhone under the Summary tab in iTunes.
6. Plug the AirPods into a computer:
If you use your Mac, plug one AirPod into a nearby Mac computer and follow the prompts. If you are using your iPhone, plug both AirPods into a nearby PC or Mac and follow the prompts on both devices. Restart all of your devices, and it should resolve the issue.
7. Reset your AirPods:
For iPhone owners, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Ensure the AirPods are on and the pairing switch is set to On. Then, turn your iPhone Bluetooth off and on again. If this resolves your issue, you do not need to perform this step again. If the issue persists, re-insert the AirPods into a different charging case. For users with an iPad or Mac, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Choose both AirPods and turn them on. Then, choose both in a different device and turn them back on again.
Q: What if none of these steps work?
A: If none of these steps works, try more troubleshooting. It may be an issue with Apple Support if it still doesn’t work. Make sure you charge both AirPods in the charging case and sync them with your computer or phone. Then, stick to this troubleshooting guide until the problem is resolved.
Q: How do I return to playing audio on my iPhone?
A: Double tap on the right earpod twice quickly and then pause before reconnecting. Your iPhone will switch the sound back to your iPhone after syncing with the Airpods again.
Q: I keep getting errors with my iPhone and AirPods; what should I do?
A: Try turning your phone off from the lock screen, then turn your iPhone back on, and it should get past this error. Suppose it does not use a different charging case.