Fix – One AirPod not Working (Either Left or Right)

AirPods is the best accessory available for iOS devices that offer a faster and stable wireless connection. Although, the pair works in sync trouble-free, and fantastic, right? That’s not the case all the time.

Fix - One AirPod not working

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation when you experience that One AirPod is not working, it could be left or right. If you made up to this page, then chances are you’re facing the same issue.

Fret not in this blog post, we’re going to share with you a possible solution on how to fix left or right AirPod not working”. Let’s start with the first solution:

Initial Workaround

Take out the pair, put them back in the charging case. Wait for few seconds and then put them back in your ears. Most of the time doing this fixes the issues.

So before doing anything else, try this workaround. The trick is to pause the audio and play it again.

Check if Both Charing Properly

Sometimes battery of one of the AirPod (it could be left or right) drain faster. It happens if AirPods are getting old, using noise cancellation feature on one or using one for Voice calls.

Due to all these reason, sometimes one AirPod stop working by giving you battery alert issue.

To deal with this situation, you need to put back the AirPod pair in charging case and check the battery status on your device. Once both have equal battery status, only then use it.

In case, AirPods are not charging properly, then you can check this troubleshooting guide from Apple.

Forget and Pair AirPods

Another solution that you can try is Forget the AirPods and then Pair them again. Here’s how you can dot hat:

  1. On your iOS device, whether it’s iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Here, locate your AirPods and then tap on the (i) icon.
  3. Next, tap on Forget this device twice.
  4. Now put AirPods back in the charging case and wait for 10-20 seconds.
  5. Repair AirPods with iOS devices.

If there’s any glitch or bug with one of AirPod, then this will bring it back to normal

Reset your AirPods

Reset feature is a life savior that every gadget, device or accessory has and so do the AirPods. The majority of the users facing the “One AirPods not working” issue suggested that resetting their AirPods fix the issue for them.

So it’s better to reset your AirPods if the solutions discussed above fail to fix the issue. Whether you’re using AirPods or AirPods Pro, you can check our detailed guide on how to Reset your AirPods.

In case, you know any better solution that we fail to include in our post and worked for you, then feel free to share with us in comments.

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