AirPods tops the list of hands-free devices you can use to hear music and answer your calls without reaching for your phone every time. Several features make the AirPod one of the most remarkable hands-free devices. This post covers AirPods not working. How to fix the problem is in the highlights below.
It is frustrating answering a call only to find your AirPods mic is not working. Most people purchase the AirPod because they are products from Apple. Apple products are renowned for their premium quality and resale value.
However, you may experience a few glitches with the AirPods microphone. The post below contains content about the AirPods mic not working. How to fix it is easy, and you can read the post below to figure out how to do it.
Below is a raft of measures that you can try to fix a faulty microphone on your AirPods. The solutions are simplified, and you can do them without technical assistance.
1. Ensure your AirPods have enough charge
The first solution you should try is to check if you have sufficient battery charge on your AirPods. You can check if you have an adequate battery charge by opening the AirPods case while holding it near your iPhone. You can charge your AirPods before using them to ensure everything works flawlessly.
2. Try to reconnect the AirPods to your iPhone
Glitches with your software or firmware could cause your microphone to stop working on your AirPods. The best solution for software/firmware glitches is to restart/reset your electronic device. You can try to reconnect your AirPods to your iPhone to fix a defective microphone.
You can reconnect your AirPods by returning them to their case and closing the top. You can then take the AirPods out of their case and put them in your ears. Your AirPods will reconnect to your iPhone, and you can check if the microphone is working.
3. Try removing any debris from your AirPods
You can check the microphone opening on your AirPods for dirt or debris. The microphone can stop functioning if there is dirt or debris at the bottom of your AirPods. Your voice will sound muffled if the microphone opening has a blockage. You can use a vacuum or blow dryer to remove dirt or debris from your AirPods. You can use Isopropyl alcohol to clean any sticky dirt on your AirPods.
4. Check the settings configuration for your AirPods microphone
You can follow the steps below to check the configuration settings for your microphone.
Step 1: Take your iPhone and tap on the Settings icon to access the settings configuration page.
Step 2: Scroll until you find the Bluetooth icon and tap on it.
Step 3: Locate the My Devices section and tap on the Information icon at the far right of the AirPod connection.
Step 4: Scroll until you find the Microphone settings and tap on it. Select the Automatically Switch AirPods option.
Step 5: Check if your microphone is working on your AirPod device.
5. Try resetting and reconnecting your AirPod device
You can follow the steps below to reset and reconnect your AirPod device to your iPhone.
Step 1: Return your AirPods to their case and close the top for at least 30 seconds before opening it. Ensure you leave the AirPods in their case before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2: Take your iPhone and tap on the Settings icon before tapping on the Bluetooth icon.
Step 3: Tap on the Information icon at the far right of your AirPod connection. Locate the Forget This Device option before tapping on it. Tap on the Forget Device option to confirm your changes.
Step 4: Go to your AirPods and press the Setup button at the back of the AirPod case. Keep pressing the Setup button until the status LED light flashes amber before turning white. Ensure your AirPods are close to your iPhone when pressing the Setup button.
Step 5: Wait for the [Not Your AirPods] icon to appear on your screen before tapping the Connect button.
Step 6: Proceed to follow the On-screen instructions you complete the connection process. Tap on the Done button once you are done and check if your microphone is working.
6. Try to update your iPhone and AirPods
You can try to update the iOS on your iPhone to solve the microphone not working on the AirPod. You can access the Settings page on your iPhone to upgrade your iOS. You could also try to upgrade the firmware on your AirPods to solve the faulty microphone on your device.
The microphone fault on the AirPods could result from hardware failure. You could try to repair or replace your AirPods if all the above solutions fail to address the faulty microphone on your device. Find a certified Apple shop near you and see if they can repair the microphone before purchasing a new pair of AirPods.