Apple AirPods excel in the wireless earbuds market due to their powerful features, sound quality and clarity, in addition to the distinctive design and comfort they provide when wearing them. But sometimes you may encounter problems with the sound, such as it is very quiet, unclear, or no sound comes from the speakers at all.
However, sound problems with AirPods can be fixed in simple ways, the most prominent of which will be explained below:
1- Update the operating system of the device paired with the AirPods:
The first step you should take is to update the operating system of the device that is paired with the AirPods, whether it is an iPhone, iPad, Mac computer, Windows computer, Android phone, or Apple Watch.
These updates are the best way to fix many bugs that can cause issues with your AirPods, including audio issues.
2- Check the sound balance:
If you need to fix your AirPods because the volume is higher than one speaker, this may be due to the activation of the Dynamic Head Tracking feature , which moves the sound in the AirPods according to your head movement.
If you have not enabled dynamic head tracking, there may be a problem with the accessibility settings and audio balance, and to make sure of that, follow these steps:
- Connect your AirPods to your iPhone or iPad.
- Go to (Settings) Settings, then select (Accessibility), then (Audio/Visual).
- Scroll down until you reach the Balance option.
- Make sure the indicator is set to 0.00 in the middle.
3- Recharge your AirPods and charging case:
Fully charging your AirPods and charging case may be all you need to do to fix audio issues with the headphones. So, put your AirPods back in the case and connect them with a charging cable until they’re fully charged. Then try your AirPods again to see if the sound issues are fixed.
4- Reset the volume and re-pair the AirPods:
You can fix many issues, including the very quiet sound issue, by unpairing the headphones and then re-pairing them again. But before you do that, play an audio clip, turn the volume down to the lowest level, and then follow these steps to unpair the speakers:
- Go to the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad connected to the headphones.
- Choose (Bluetooth), then click on the (i) icon that appears next to the name of the AirPods connected to the device.
- Click the Forget This Device option.
With that done, pair your AirPods again like you did when they were new, then turn up the volume again while the audio is playing to see if the problem with the sound on your AirPods is fixed.
5- Reset your AirPods:
If your AirPods still have issues and aren’t playing correctly, you might need to reset the speakers. You can do this by unpairing the headphones from the connected device by following the steps we mentioned in the previous point, then put your AirPods back in the charging case, leave the case open and press the button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds until the light popping up from the charging case turns white , Which confirms that the AirPods have been reset.
6- Clean your AirPods:
It’s possible that AirPods sound problems are caused by a buildup of earwax or dirt clogging the earphone grille. So; It is advised to clean the headphones carefully every now and then to ensure that dirt and earwax do not accumulate.