Why do my AirPods keep disconnecting? 5 quick fixes

If your AirPods are repeatedly disconnecting, there are number of things that may be the source of the issue.

Why do my AirPods keep cutting out and disconnecting?

  • Battery Life
  • Bluetooth interference
  • Wrong version of iOS

How do I fix my AirPods from disconnecting?

  1. AirPods won’t connect to your phone if they’re low on battery. When they run flat, AirPods will automatically disconnect from any device. To give them a bit of juice, simply pop them into their charging case.
  2. The battery of your charging case may have also drained. Plug it in using a lightning cable to charge it, then try charging your AirPods.
  3. When Bluetooth devices are placed near each other, their signals can get a little muddled up. If your AirPods are close to your WiFi router, the signal may block their ability to connect. Try taking your AirPods somewhere where there’s unlikely to be any interference and try connect to them again.
  4. You may need to update your device to the latest version of iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone, to fix the connectivity issue. To do that, head to the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap General Software Update. Then tap Download and Install.
  5. If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you need a device with iOS 16 or later. But iOS 16 is only available on an iPhone 8 and onwards. So, you may need a newer device.

How to clean AirPods

Apple recommends using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe, 75% ethyl alcohol wipe or disinfectant wipes, to gently clean the exterior surfaces of your AirPods, AirPods Pro, as well as the AirPods Max and EarPods.

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