Why Do AirPods Keep Cutting Out and What To Do
1. Connection Interference
Convenience is one of the key benefits of true wireless earphones. You won’t have to worry about tangled wires or your device dropping because you unintentionally tugged the wires. There is a catch, though: since they rely on a wireless connection, they are more vulnerable to wireless interference.
Your headphones communicate through Bluetooth, and in some circumstances, a Bluetooth signal may be reduced or interfered with. Checking for Bluetooth-related problems is always a good idea because the AirPods depend on Bluetooth when connecting to your devices.
You can start by turning off Bluetooth and then turning it back on. Unpairing your AirPods from other devices that they may be attached to is another good idea. When you switch the Bluetooth back on, check to see whether the AirPods immediately reconnect. A radical solution would be to forget your AirPods on your device and pair it again. Keep in mind that by doing this, they will also be unpaired from other devices that are connected to that iCloud account. Here’s how to unpair your AirPods from your mobile device.
- Launch Settings.
- Click Bluetooth.
- Then, on the list of devices, hit the “i” button to the right of the AirPods.
- Then tap on “Forget this device.”
- Restart your iPhone.
Now reconnect your iPhone to your AirPods. Follow these steps:
- Ensure that the home screen is visible and that your iPhone is unlocked.
- Hold your iPhone close to the case with your AirPods inside while leaving the lid open.
- An animation for setup will show.
- Select “Connect” by tapping it.
- Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in the Bluetooth settings on your Android.
- Go to Settings > More Connections > Bluetooth.
- Turn on your Bluetooth. Now you should see all the devices your phone has connected to in the past.
- Select the settings button beside your Airpods
- Tap “Forget.”
Now reconnect your Android to your AirPods. Follow these steps:
- Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
- Navigate to Settings > More Connections > Bluetooth.
- Open the cover of the charging case while your AirPods are inside.
- Press and hold down the setup button until the status light flashes white.
- Select your AirPods when they appear.
You should disable the Wi-Fi on a specific device if you experience a disconnection problem on that particular device. Remember that you are performing this action as a step in the troubleshooting process to determine if disabling Wi-Fi resolves the issue because even If you find out that the Wi-Fi is the issue, you’ll still have to turn it back on.
If it turns out that the problem is with your WiFi, you should move the AirPods as close as you can to the connected device. Additionally, make sure the AirPods aren’t too close to wireless cameras, baby monitors, or microwaves.
In comparison to audio stored on your smartphone, streaming audio may cause your headphones to lose their connection faster. Try to use your headphones to listen to audio files or music that are stored on your device rather than streaming when it’s a little far from you. Open your Music app, and select a song that you’ve already downloaded. If your headphones don’t cut off now, here are a few tips that may be useful for future circumstances when you want to stream songs:
- Keep your device close by so that there are no barriers between you and it, such as walls or floors.
- Stay away from crowded areas, hotspots with a lot of Wi-Fi traffic, inadequately shielded cables, wireless speakers, and even microwaves.
2. Hardware Problem
Apple stated that a “small percentage” of their AirPods Pro are faulty and that it may have faulty Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), or exhibit crackling sound. These AirPods were said to be produced before October 2020. If you got your AirPods before October 2020 and you are experiencing issues with your AirPods, such as it cutting out, then you might want to get it checked.
Thankfully, Apple offers a free check to see if there are any hardware issues with your AirPods. To get your AirPods Pro serviced, locate an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Before beginning any service, your AirPods Pro will be inspected to make sure they qualify for the program. Replacements will be made for any AirPods Pro (left, right, or both) with a known problem. The casing for the AirPods Pro is unaffected and won’t be changed.
You might also want to check if you got yourself a fake AirPods. Generally, fake AirPods lack the correct Apple software. The majority simply have poor construction quality and look-alike features, which creates issues.
3. Low Battery
When the AirPods’ battery runs out, the Bluetooth connection is lost, making it unable to continue listening to audio through them. However, the audio might still keep playing from your device. Your AirPods may stop working if there is not enough power, often when the power is less than 20% of the entire battery life. After all, devices require sufficient power to function at their best.
So, maybe you should put those AirPods back in their charging case and juice them up a little bit before you continue using them.
4. Automatic Wear Detection
Automatic Wear Detection is an interesting feature that essentially does what it claims. With Automatic Wear Detection activated, the music stops when you remove your AirPods from your ear. And the music comes on when you put on the earphones. However, Automatic Ear Detection occasionally causes certain users more issues than it solves and the disconnection problem is also attributed to this feature.
If you completely turn off Automatic Ear Detection, your AirPods will continue to play music even when you are not wearing them. This could help your AirPods stop cutting off as a result of this. If you are looking to stop this, here’s how to go about it:
- Go to Bluetooth Settings.
- Select your AirPods there, then hit the tiny “i” icon in a blue circle on the right side.
- Press the toggle button to disable Automatic Ear Detection.
These are the most likely reasons for AirPods to keep cutting. It is different for different AirPods. All you have to do is see which issues your AirPods usually exhibit and follow the guidelines we’ve outlined. You should be fine.