One Airpod not charging, Don’t Worry! Follow the steps in this article to get it fixed!
Whether you have the original AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, or AirPods Pro, you may experience a problem where one of your AirPods refuses to charge in the Charging Case.
It’s a regular problem that’s not only inconvenient but can also effectively put a stop to your day’s plans. Fortunately, the issue can generally be resolved at home without contacting Apple or returning the AirPods. Try the following tips before you do anything else.
1. In the charging case, check the battery level.
The Charging Case is frequently to blame when one AirPod stops charging. In general, if the case’s charge is less than 10%, it won’t be able to charge both AirPods.
Put the AirPods into the case and close the cover to check the battery level of your Charging Case. Next, open the case’s lid and pull it closer to your iPhone. On the iPhone’s screen, and AirPods card should appear, displaying the Charging Case and both AirPods’ battery levels.
You can also check the charge status of your AirPods using the Batteries widget in the Today View on your iPhone, which you can access by swiping right on the Lock screen or the first screen of apps on your Home screen.
If the Charging Case’s battery is sufficient but one AirPod still won’t charge (i.e. there’s no “lightning bolt” charging icon next to it), move on to the next section of this article.
If your problem was caused by a low battery in the Charging Case, you now know how to charge it via a Lightning cable. Because the Charging Case’s battery lasts so long on a single charge, it’s ideal to make a routine of charging it every day or every other day, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. You’ll never be without a charge for your AirPods when you’re on the go this way.
2. Replace the AirPod.
If the AirPod won’t charge despite having plenty of power in the Charging Case, it’s possible that the earpiece is seated incorrectly in the case and isn’t making adequate contact with the charging port. Remove any attachments, like foam ear tips, and try reinserting the AirPod to see if the charging icon appears when you bring the AirPods close to your iPhone.
If the AirPod still won’t charge, the contacts may be unclean, and the AirPod stem and/or Charging Case may need to be cleaned. To understand how to read the cleaning tips below.
3. Wipe the AirPod and the Charging Case Clean
The most common cause of an AirPod not charging is a problem with the charging connections on the AirPod stem, within the Charging Case, or both. This inhibits enough electrical charge from passing through, but you can fix it with the approach shown below.
What You’ll Require
- Microfiber or lint-free cloth
- Q-tip, periodontal brush, or straw cleaning
- Isopropyl alcohol, 70 percent (optional)
Clean the stem of the AirPod with the dry, lint-free fabric, concentrating on the silver contacts at the end.
Clean the internal contact points in each AirPod bay within the Charging Case with a periodontal brush or equivalent instrument. If any sticky muck remains, saturate a Q-tip with water or spritz it with isopropyl alcohol (DO NOT spray alcohol or water directly on the case) and scrub the unclean area with the Q-tip.
If you use your AirPods on a daily basis, you should clean them once a week to restore and maintain proper contact between the AirPods and the Charging Case.
4. Reset Airpods
The reset function on Apple’s original AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro resets them to their factory settings. This can be useful if you’re having issues with them, such as when one of them refuses to charge.
A video walkthrough of how to reset AirPods and AirPods Pro can be found here:
- Place your AirPods in the case’s cover and close it.
- After 30 seconds, lift the lid.
- Go to Settings -> Bluetooth on your iOS device and hit the circled I icon next to your AirPods.
- To confirm, tap Forget This Device once again.
- Press and hold the button on the back of the case for roughly 15 seconds with the AirPods case lid open until the status light flashes amber. The status light is within the case between the AirPods if your AirPods case charges only via cable connection. The status light is on the front of the case if you have AirPods Pro or if your AirPods case charges wirelessly.
- Place your AirPods close to your smartphone with the case lid open, and follow the steps on your device’s screen to reconnect your AirPods.
That’s everything there is to it. Please note that now that the AirPods have been reset, they will no longer recognize any of the devices associated with your iCloud account. When you place the AirPods case near an iOS device, the setup procedure will begin, exactly like the first time you used them.
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Get in touch with Apple Support
If none of the above solutions worked to resolve the issue of one AirPod not charging, it’s time to contact Apple Support, who will be able to assess whether your AirPod or Charging Case requires repair or replacement.
Don’t worry if one of your AirPods isn’t charging. This is a rather common problem with a few tried-and-true solutions:
1. Clean the bottoms of your AirPods and the charging case’s connectors.
2. Apple-certified items can be used to charge your AirPods.
3. Charge your AirPods and case to 100% capacity.
4. Use “Forget This Device” to reset your AirPods, then repair your headphones.
5. Update the firmware on your AirPods.
6. Replacing your broken AirPod with a new one is a good idea.
Were you able to successfully charge your AirPods again? If so, please tell me in the comments area below how you did it!