“Why Do My AirPods Keep Disconnecting?” Solutions and Fixes

Why Do My AirPods Keep Disconnecting? Solutions and Fixes

Apple’s AirPods are renowned for their seamless connectivity and good-quality audio, but just like any other wireless earbuds, they’re prone to error.

It’s fairly common for them to disconnect randomly sometimes, especially if you’ve been using them for a long time. Luckily, many solutions help you stop your AirPods from disconnecting.

Keep the AirPods Nearby

AirPods use the H1 chip, which makes their Bluetooth connectivity much better than other wireless earphones, but they still have their limits, and your AirPods shouldn’t be too far away from your device.

To get the best sound quality and avoid interruptions, ensure your device is nearby and there are no objects between your AirPods and your device.

Turn your Bluetooth off and on again

AirPods that are disconnecting suggest a Bluetooth connection error. Turning your Bluetooth off and then on again is one way to reset the connection.

  1. Tap Settings.

    Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap Settings.

  2. Tap Bluetooth.

    Bluetooth Settings on the iPhone
    Tap Bluetooth.

  3. Tap the toggle button next to Bluetooth to turn it off.

    Turning Off Bluetooth to Reset AirPods
    Turn Bluetooth off.

  4. Tap the button next to Bluetooth again to turn it back on.
    Turning On Bluetooth to Reset AirPods
    Turn Bluetooth back on.

    The connection between your device and the AirPods will now be reset.

Reconnect your AirPods

Another way to reset your AirPods is by disconnecting and connecting them again. To do this, put your AirPods back in the case and don’t take them out for 10-15 seconds. Once they’ve disconnected from your device, take them back out and reconnect them to your device.

Make sure your AirPods are sufficiently charged

If there’s not enough charge on your AirPods, they’ll disconnect from your device automatically. To prevent this from happening, make sure you charge your AirPods. If you charge them for 5 minutes by keeping them inside the case, they’ll last for an hour.

You can check the battery level of your AirPods and the case by opening the lid and bringing the case near your phone.

Battery Level of AirPods
Check the battery level of your AirPods.

Unpair your AirPods and pair them again

If nothing works, you’ll have to pair your AirPods with your device again.

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings and tap on Bluetooth.

    Bluetooth Settings on the iPhone
    Tap Bluetooth.

  2. Tap the info icon next to your AirPods.

    AirPods Setting Where Users Can Unpair Them from Their Phones
    Tap the info icon.

  3. Tap Forget This Device.

    Forgetting AirPods to Unpair Them from a User's Phone
    Tap Forget This Device.

  4. A confirmation box will pop up. Tap Forget Device to unpair your AirPods from your phone.

    Confirmation of Unpairing AirPods from Phone
    Tap Forget Device.

  5. Return to your Home Screen and open the AirPods case to see an animation on your phone. Tap Connect.

    Option to Connect AirPods to the iPhone
    Tap Connect.

  6. Press and hold the button on the back of your AirPods case. Your case will show a white light.

    Holding the Button on AirPods Case to Pair Them
    Press and hold the button on the back of your AirPods case.

  7. Once your AirPods have finished pairing with your phone, tap Done.

    Setting Up AirPods
    Tap Done.

Phoebe is an HR assistant in her day job, but is also a web blogger that loves writing guides and sharing her experiences. When she is not out with her friends, she enjoys traveling or binge-watching Netflix. She graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Utah, and is a chief editor at TechObservatory.

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