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legaleye3000

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When I'm in the middle of a call, I take an airpod out of the case and put it in my ear but my iPhone doesn't recognize it or switch to it. Any tips? Thanks.
 
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Arran

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When I'm in the middle of a call, I take an airpod out of the case and put it in my ear but my iPhone doesn't recognize it or switch to it. Any tips? Thanks.
Just wait. I find it can sometimes take 5-10 seconds for the audio to switch while in a call. So I'll keep the phone to my left ear so I can still hear the call while I wait for my right AirPod to connect.

You can also go to the "Audio" menu in a call and switch manually, but I find it simpler just to wait it out.
 

legaleye3000

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I would switch manually but it doesn't show in the audio list, only speakerphone...
 

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When I'm in the middle of a call, I take an airpod out of the case and put it in my ear but my iPhone doesn't recognize it or switch to it. Any tips? Thanks.

I Disagree with Arran. It shouldn't take anything over 10 seconds to connect. Mine connect almost instantaneous. That said, It depends on your Bluetooth range also. I would manually re-pair the Airpods, which should rectify the issue. Otherwise, disable Bluetooth on your iPhone and re-enable. It should clear any issues.
 

megapopular

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When I'm in the middle of a call, I take an airpod out of the case and put it in my ear but my iPhone doesn't recognize it or switch to it. Any tips? Thanks.

Have you checked to see if automatic ear detection is turned on? Take AirPods out of case, go to bluetooth setting in iPhone, tap on AirPods and check to see if option is turned on.
 
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Arran

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Have you checked to see if automatic ear detection is turned on? Take AirPods out of case, go to bluetooth setting in iPhone, tap on AirPods and check to see if option is turned on.
Good catch. I hadn't even thought of that. I always keep it turned on.

I was kind-of wondering though - why would anyone want to turn it off. I find it very useful.
 

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Have you checked to see if automatic ear detection is turned on? Take AirPods out of case, go to bluetooth setting in iPhone, tap on AirPods and check to see if option is turned on.

It's on by default, is it not? You would Manually have to disable it.
 

thekb

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Wouldn't you want to turn that off if you want to just use one airpod at a time?
 
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