Only One AirPod Working At a Time? Here’s the Fix

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

I’ve been hearing a lot of complaints about the AirPods, and AirPods Pro about being disconnecting, not charging, keeps stopping, won’t working during calls, and a lot more. But the one that surprises me is Only One AirPods Working. Even though following the same procedure to pair the AirPods with iPhone or iPad, why only one AirPod is working or playing? That’s a big question. Apple has designed AirPods and AirPods Pro to work over Bluetooth and for most people, AirPods, and iPhone make a pretty solid combination without any issues.

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However, it’s not the same for all, like I said, there are few users who are harassed by AirPods because it randomly stops working for no reason. If you’re that unlucky fellow, kindly read this article and try to fix the only one AirPod is working problem.

Fix Only One AirPod is Playing At a Time

Step 1: Disconnect and Forget AirPods

Our first step is to remove the existence of AirPods from your iPhone or iPad. Doing this will eliminate the buggy files from the iPhone that could cause such terrible errors.

  1. Go to the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad with which your AirPods is paired and connected.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. Locate the AirPods under the list of Paired devices.
  4. Tap on the (i) button next to the AirPods.
  5. Hit the Forget This Device.

Step 2: Reset AirPods [Follow the Steps]

Once you’ve disconnected the AirPods from iPhone or iPad, it’s recommended to Reset AirPods just to ensure that everything goes in rhyme when you pair the AirPods with iOS/iPadOS.

  1. Keep note that both the AirPods are in the charging case and the lid is closed.
  2. Also, make sure the charging case is charged.
  3. On the backside of the charging case, look for a small button, it’s hard to see with naked eyes, so move your finger on the lower bottom side of the charging case; you’ll feel the presence of that small button.
  4. Open the case lid.
  5. Now press and hold that small button located on the back of the charging case for at least 15 seconds until the light flashes white and amber. If you’ve AirPods 1st Gen then you’ll find this light inside the case while AirPods with wireless charging case has this light on the front side of the charging case.
  6. Close the charging case’s lid while leaving the AirPods inside the case, and reopen the charging case.
  7. You should see the AirPods Pairing Card on the iPhone screen if the iPhone is closer to the AirPods.
  8. Read the on-screen options and Connect AirPods to iPhone.

Step 3: Reset Network Settings

If disconnecting and resetting the AirPods didn’t work, try resetting the network settings on the iPhone or iPad. This will remove Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and APN settings from the device, but won’t affect the personal media or data.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap on Reset.
  4. Select Reset Network Settings.
  5. Enter the iPhone Passcode and confirm Reset.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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