Apple’s AirPods have been a huge hit since they were released in late 2016. They are the perfect blend of style and functionality and have revolutionized the way we use headphones. However, like all products, AirPods do have their share of problems. In this blog post, we will discuss four of the most common problems with AirPods, and how to fix them!
The thing of the future, with some past issues
Despite the incredible advancements in technology, we still have to deal with some old issues. AirPods are a perfect example of this. Even though they are one of the most popular headphones on the market, they still have some common problems. So, if, by any chance, you have issues with your AirPods, there are things you should know to help you deal with them. We are going to discuss some of the issues that occur commonly, but can still cause a big inconvenience for the user.
The first common problem is that they can lose their connection. This usually happens when they are far away from your iPhone or another device, or if there is interference from another electronic device. If they keep losing their connection, make sure to keep them close to your iPhone or another device, and turn off any bluetooth devices that could be causing interference. Furthermore, if this connection loss keeps occurring even when within the distance of the device, you should visit the nearest repair shop.
Another common problem is that they can stop working altogether. This typically happens because the battery has died. If your AirPods have stopped working, simply put them back in their charging case and wait a few minutes for them to charge up again. If they still don’t work after being charged, you may need to reset them by holding down the setup button on the back of the charging case. However, you should remember that the more you use the pods, the more the battery life will decrease. When bought, fully charged pods would have around five to six hours of listening time.
Sound quality issues
Another common issue is poor sound quality. This can happen for a number of reasons, but most often it is because the AirPods are not properly seated in your ear. Make sure that you insert them firmly into your ear and that they are snug and comfortable. If you still experience sound quality issues, you may need to clean or reset them. If you experience a sudden sound quality drop, make sure that they have enough battery power. Generally, if the sound quality issue continues, you should seek out professional assistance with repairing them.
AirPods falling out
One final common problem is that they can fall out of your ears. This usually happens because they are not inserted properly or because they are not snug enough. To avoid this issue, make sure to insert them firmly into your ear and twist them until they are snug. You may also want to try using the included ear tips for a more secure fit. Because our ears differ, differently sized tips help find the ideal size for the pods. This is very important if you use them regularly for jogging, or exercising, as you would want them firmly in place during these activities.
Is it worth having them?
All in all, AirPods are still one of the best headphones on the market and have caused a revolution in the way we use headphones. They are easy to carry around, have great sound quality, and are very stylish. However, like all products, they do have their share of problems. Are they major? No, in most cases they are not. Of course, there is a lot to take into account, like the human factor and how we affected the pods themselves. If, for instance, they fall and hit the ground, there is a high chance there might be something wrong with them. While we cannot pay our utmost attention to protecting them, we can certainly make a little more effort in keeping them safe. For the majority of the time, they will not fail to work by themselves, but due to an outside factor. Essentially, their longevity will depend highly on how we take care of them.
Overall, while most of these problems are not major, some can be more difficult to fix. The main issues that people seem to have with AirPods include losing connection, battery issues, sound quality issues, and them falling out. In order to avoid these common problems and get the most out of your experience, make sure to follow the tips we’ve provided in this article.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism