AirPods Mic Not Working? Try These 6 Tips
Have trouble with your AirPods’ audio recording capabilities? Since many of us rely on our AirPods for personal and professional communications, this can be highly inconvenient. It would be premature to declare the situation hopeless before exhausting all possible solutions. Repairing the microphone on your AirPods is the subject of this piece.
First, Make Sure Your Air Pods Are Charged
If the microphone on your AirPods isn’t functioning, the problem may be as simple as a lack of battery. First things first, make sure your AirPods are fully charged by opening the case and checking the status on your iPhone. Low batteries can prevent the microphone from working properly.
If your AirPods’ microphone still isn’t working after charging them, try replacing the battery. Even if your AirPods aren’t charging, you can fix the problem in a few simple steps.
Relink Your Air Pods to Your Electronic Device
Reconnecting your AirPods to your device is another simple and fast solution if the microphone stops working. Putting the AirPods away is as easy as removing them from your ears, placing them back in the case, and closing the lid.
Your AirPods will become deconnected from your device and then reconnect. If you think the problem may have been fixed, please retry using the microphone on your AirPods. Consider subscribing to our Tip of the Day newsletter to uncover more creative uses for your AirPods.
Remove the Mic Dust from Your Air Pods
Prior to attempting more extensive repairs, examine your AirPods’ microphone to determine whether it appears to be blocked or unclean. Doesn’t the AirPods have a microphone? Microphones for the AirPods and AirPods Pro may be found at the very tip of the earbuds’ wires.
If your AirPods get dirty, here’s how to safely clean them so you can use them again. Any leftover dirt can be wiped away after the microphone holes have been cleaned. Take extreme caution not to damage the microphones by squeezing into the openings. After you’ve given your AirPods a thorough cleaning, reattach them and run a mic test again.
Turn Off and Back On Your Apple Device
Turning it off and on again is here to help us out again. When the AirPods microphone stops working, you may find that rebooting the device to which they are connected does the trick.
Configuring the Microphone on Your Air Pods
If the microphone on one AirPod is malfunctioning but not the other (say, if your right AirPod’s microphone is functioning normally but the left AirPod’s is not), the issue may be rooted in the AirPods’ configuration. It is recommended that you insert your AirPods and verify their connection to your iPhone before proceeding.
- Reboot and reconnect your AirPods, number 6.
- Resetting your AirPods and then re-pairing them with your device is the last ditch effort before giving up completely.
- To charge your AirPods, place them in their case, snap shut the lid, and wait 30 seconds.
- To activate Bluetooth on an iPhone, simply navigate to the Settings menu and then tap Bluetooth.
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Fix or Get New Air Pods!
If you’ve tried all of these solutions and your AirPods are still broken, you may need to either get them fixed or get a new set. Even while AirPods can withstand a lot of wear and tear, they are still fragile devices. Normal use, including accidental drops, can lead to deterioration.
If you’re having issues with your AirPods, you might want to contact Apple Support or bring them in for maintenance. If your iPhone is having problems connecting to Wi-Fi for any reason, this troubleshooting guide should assist.