Only one AirPod works at a time

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dmontopoli, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. dmontopoli macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2016
    Yesterday, I listened to a podcast with only my right AirPod. The left AirPod was in the case. I then charged both AirPods overnight.

    This morning, the left AirPod refused to work: no audio, no chime when inserted, and no Siri when double tapping. The right AirPod worked fine.

    I tried rebooting my iPhone, disconnecting and reconnecting the AirPods, turning off/on Bluetooth and toggling on/off Automatic Ear detection in settings. Nothing worked.

    After fiddling around I was able to get the left AirPod to work, but then the right AirPod stopped working. And when I checked battery levels, only the battery level for the working AirPod would show.

    When I tried another Bluetooth headphone, it worked properly. Only the AirPods have this problem.

    I've used my AirPods for several days and this is the first problem that I have had.

    Any suggestions?
  2. omgitscro macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    This sounds a bit like an issue I had last week. See if the solution to my own problem helps you.
  3. dmontopoli thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2016
    UPDATE: I was able to fix my problem by disconnecting the AirPods from my iPhone ("forget this device" in settings) then reconnecting.

    But in reconnecting the AirPods you have to keep pressing and holding the Bluetooth setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes amber a few times and then finally flashes white.

    It must flush amber first to fix the problem.

  4. pommie82 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
    I haven't come across this problem yet with my mine but thanks for the input nice to know

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