Apple upgraded old Earpods to the wireless AirPods. The AirPods delivers incredible sound compare to any other headphone or old Earpods. With excellent sound, it allows you to manage music without pulling out the iPhone from your pocket. All you need to do is tap on the AirPods. Besides, you can customize the settings of the AirPods such as when you tap thrice the song should be changed, when you tap twice the song will be paused or vice versa and much more. This customization can be done right from your iPhone.
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I‘m so confused it literally worked 3 hours ago, then I put it in the case and didn’t touch it until now. Tried restarting, didn’t work. It does charge but it doesn’t connect or show up, the right one works perfectly.
after this, Recently also, the users are complaining that their left AirPod stopped working suddenly. They got confused why left AirPod stopped working whereas the right is working perfectly. I have listed a few tricks that might help you to fix left Airpod not recognized.
Left Airpod not working Properly: Fix Left AirPod Speaker Stopped Working
Solution #1: Make sure the AirPod is charged [Check Airpods Battery Life on iPhone]
most of Airods died and users noticed Airpods won’t work but check Airpods battery life and them judge next solution. AirPods are totally dependent upon the battery, without battery AirPods will stop working. To charge the AirPods, you need to put back in the case and if the case isn’t charged then connect the case with the provided lightning Cable.
To Check AirPods Battery Status on Android smartphone
Suppose you are using Android mobile, for example, my wife has Google pixel 3 mobile so she uses Airbattery App (link to download)which is available free on Google Play Store.
in case if you have AirPods 2, then alternatively you can download and install Assistant Trigger App from here, both Applications are amazing to use for Android AirPod users. According to App description, All possible Android users can access double-tap, play/pause song using mentioned Apps. Major important is to check Airpods is power status percentage.
We got, lots of user comments on our youtube channel howtoisolve they say, left Airpods stopped working on Android phone but they dont know that the left Airpod charged or not. That’s why we suggest first check out battery status and then go fo next solution.
Sometimes Airpods showing Red Exclamation Mark ERROR on Left OR Right Airpods instead battery percentage. So you can fix error red exclamation mark with the bottom video clip.
Solution 2: Charge the AirPods Charging Case
If left AirPod is still not working, then you must charge the case first and after the case charged to 100% put the left AirPod in the case and give some time to get a Charge.
in more, make sure your iPhone iOS is up to date, now iOS 12.4 is the latest firmware.
Left Airpod Sound Low or Right Airpods Sound Low or Mute
iPhone users keep customer settings for other sound device or iPhone front speaker in that case when you connect your Airpods to your iPhone. Settings for Sound balance between left and right also applied to your Airpods. That’s the reason you should check these settings on your iPhone to listen best sound quality or fix low Volume problem on left airpod or right airpod.
Note: in case of your device running on iOS 13 then follow this way to adjust audio balance in iOS 13. you can get more about this as a video on our youtube channel Howtoisolve. Open youtube App and search Howtoisolve to access our channel. Thanks for reading us!
Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on general > Accessibility > Scroll to Left or Right Volume slider bar. Set the Position at a Center like in the above image, you can get a live volume effect on paired airpods just check if it’s worked for you. if not then follow the next solutions.
Watch this video to get more help to fix Left AirPods not working on iOS, macOS, Android
Solution 3: Unpair and Re-Pair the AirPods
Most of the time, by un-pairing and Re-pairing the left AirPod stopped working get fixed. There is no harm in doing this, to do so,
Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
Step #2: Tap “Bluetooth”.
Step #3: Next to the AirPods, tap on (i).
Step #4: Choose “Forget This Device”.
Now your AirPods are unpaired with your iPhone. Restart the iPhone and again pair the AirPods. The pairing process is different so look at it,
Step #1: Put the AirPods back into the case.
Step #2: Close and after few Seconds open the lid of charging case.
Step #3: When you open the lid, the yellow type light will be visible.
Step #4: Now, Press the button which is located on the backside of the case.
Step #5: Press until you see White light instead of yellow light. The light will blink about 3 to 5 times.
Step #6: White light indicates the AirPods are ready to pair.
Step #7: Next, go in the “Bluetooth” settings of iPhone and tap on AirPods to pair.
Solution #4.Left Airpod Automatic Ear Detection Not Working
Automatic Ear Detection is one of the latest sensor technology which does work to stop or pause music, podcast or any other content that you listening when you remove the Apple AirPods from your ears.
in case of Your, Airpod doesn’t stop music then you should check out the setting for Automatic Ear Detection is toggle ON- Green. let’s see the following steps to check it out
Open the Settings App > Tap Bluetooth > Tap AirPods, now tap on the i icon next to your AirPods Name, and then make sure that Automatic Ear Detection is on.
if the settings are already On/green then make it off and wait for 15 seconds and do turn on. now try again to check.
unluckily, doesn’t work for you then Next, You will have to confirm that your Left AirPod or both airpods are clean! Because of the proximity sensor won’t work in this situation ear wax or other gunk is covering it.
So you can also see below video how to clean Apple Airpods and AirPods charging case.
Solution #5: Try Connecting AirPods with other iPhone
To make sure that your iPhone is working properly and the problem is with the left AirPod, you need to connect the AirPods with other iPhone or any other smartphone that have Bluetooth. Still, you find that left AirPod is not working then probably the AirPods are damaged.
Solution #6: Contact Apple Support
Call the support, I think you will have to put your Airpods in service. In the previous trick, you have concluded that left AirPod is damaged or facing any hardware problem. So now all you need to do is, check if the AirPods are under warranty and visit the Apple Store to fix left AirPod not working.
You can replace your one Airpod on $69 that is tag price. So let’s take a trip and solve your left Airpod stopped working problem.