Why Is My Other AirPod Not Working?

The AirPods are an awesome pair of wireless earbuds from Apple. However, it does happen that one of the AirPod stops working. You might just have to replace the defective one, or you may need to do some troubleshooting to fix the problem. There are a few steps you can try if your other AirPods is not working.

Why Is My Other AirPod Not Working

Wait and See If It Works Again

If your AirPods are still not working, then it might be time to troubleshoot. First, make sure that both of the headphones are fully charged. If they’re not, then make sure that you give them enough time for charging before trying to use them again.

Next, check if there are any obstructions between your iPhone and Apple AirPods case or between the two individual pods themselves. You can do this by opening up the lid of the case; if no obstructions exist when you look inside.

Then ensure that it’s properly closed again before testing out whether sound is coming from your AirPods (you’ll see a flashing white light when connected).

Check Whether Your AirPods Are Connected to the Right Device

This may seem obvious, but it’s important to check that your AirPods are actually connected to the right device. If you have multiple devices, make sure you connect them to the correct iPhone or iPad. In most cases, this will be the one that you are using to access iCloud and other Apple apps.

If you’re using an iCloud account created under one Apple ID and then try connecting your AirPods with another Apple ID on a different device (say, at work), your AirPods won’t connect since they’re not associated with that particular Apple ID.

To fix this issue, just go into Settings > Bluetooth on both of your devices and disconnect from each other before reconnecting them again using the same iCloud account.

Clean Your AirPods

If you’re still having issues with your AirPods, it’s possible that they’ve simply picked up a lot of dust and debris. To clean them, first use a dry cloth to remove any large chunks of dirt. Next, use a toothpick or other similarly-sized tool to clean the charging port on each AirPods (it’s located at the bottom). Be sure not to use chemicals or alcohol while cleaning—they could damage your device!

Finally, don’t use your AirPods case as a cleaning tool. It’ll do little good if you put them back in after brushing off some dust; instead, simply hold onto them for now until you can get back home and wash them properly.

Check If You Turned On Automatic Ear Detection in Your iPhone

If you have turned on the automatic ear detection feature on your iPhone, then this may be causing your AirPods to not work. This feature automatically pauses music when you remove one of the two AirPods from your ear and resumes playing once it detects that it is back in place.

To turn off this feature, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Auto-Play and switch it off (or scroll down a little bit and find “Bluetooth” under “Sounds & Haptics”). If you aren’t able to locate the setting, contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Check If You Turned On Automatic Ear Detection in Your iPhone

Turn Off Your AirPods

If you have a pair of AirPods, turn it off by pressing the button on the back of the case. You don’t want to turn off your iPhone or iPad, as this can cause problems with syncing and Bluetooth operation.

Don’t also turn off your Bluetooth device—this should be left alone as well. Finally, don’t turn off both AirPods at once and then turn them on again: although this may fix some problems in some cases, it is not guaranteed to work for everyone and could result in further issues down the road if done incorrectly.

Restart Your iOS Device and Turn On Your AirPods Again

If all the previous steps haven’t solved your problem, it might be time to restart your iPhone. Simply press and hold both “Power” and “Home” buttons until you see Slide to Power Off slider on the screen of your iPhone.

Slide it across to turn off your phone completely. Once done, press and hold both “Power” and “Home” buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Your phone should restart now.

Now that your phone has been restarted successfully, let’s try turning on Bluetooth again by following these steps:

  • Open Settings app on your iOS device;
  • Scroll down and tap General > Bluetooth;
  • Tap ‘i’ button next to one of the AirPods name listed below Connected Devices section (if there are any listed);

Disconnect Your Bluetooth Connection, Restart Your iPhone, and Re-Connect Again

If you’re having trouble with your AirPods and can’t figure out what’s wrong, try this easy fix.

  • First, turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone (Settings > Bluetooth). Then restart it by holding down the power button for about 10 seconds until it turns off completely.
  • After that, turn on Bluetooth again (Settings > Bluetooth). Make sure you’re connected to a network that has access to the internet if possible because it will automatically update itself once connected again at this point which is important.
  • Once all of that has been done, simply pair your AirPods with your iPhone again.

Reset Your Left or Right AirPod and Re-Connect Again

If you are facing the issue of one AirPod not working, then try to reset your left or right AirPod and re-connect again. This is an easy fix solution for this problem.

  • Turn off your right AirPod: – Press and hold both the volume up button + volume down button for 5 seconds until you hear a sound confirming that it has been turned off successfully.
  • Now turn on your left AirPod: Press and hold both the volume up button + volume down button for 5 seconds until you hear a sound confirming that it has been turned on successfully.

Reset All Settings on Your iPhone

Reset All Settings on Your iPhone

If your other AirPods is not working, and the issue is due to a software glitch, then try resetting all settings on your iPhone or iPad, to see if that will help fix it. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
  • Select “Reset All Settings” and enter your passcode, if prompted. Your iPhone will restart automatically after this process is complete, and you’ll see the Apple logo when it boots up again.

So, there you have it. A few easy steps to troubleshoot your AirPods. I hope you’ve found this guide to be helpful. If you still can’t get them to work, then I would recommend contacting Apple support or taking them into an Apple Store.