8 Quick Ways To Fix AirPods Keep Disconnecting

If your AirPods keep disconnecting repeatedly, the most possible causes are bugs, glitches even settings can cause that to happen.

This problem can be irritating especially if it cuts you out at intervals while listening to music, seeing a movie or on a phone call. We’ve come up with a list of troubleshooting tips and fixes that will help to resolve this issue.

1. Reconnect Your AirPods To Your iPhone

Reconnecting your AirPods with your iPhone can help out, simply put your AirPods or AirPods Max in the Charging Case or Smart Case, then wait for a few seconds, and take them out again to reconnect them. Your AirPods or AirPods Max should reconnect automatically.


2. Watch Your Distant: Keep Your AirPods and iPhone Close

Yea! This is really obvious, your AirPods will keep disconnecting once you are out of range. Keep the distance between you and your paired device(s) to under 30 feet and that should really help out, although Apple recommends that AirPods optimal range can go between 30 – 60 feets.

3. Toggle Off and On Bluetooth On Your iPhone

Toggling Off and On your Bluetooth can help remove some minor technical glitches and it may help fix AirPods connectivity issues. Bring up the iPhone’s Control Center by swiping down from the screen’s top-right corner or swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap the Bluetooth icon to toggle it off, tap on it again after 10 seconds, to toggle it on. You can also activate Airplane Mode by tapping on the Airplane Mode Icon, wait for 10 seconds and then tap on it again to disable Airplane Mode and re-activate Bluetooth.


4. Toggle Off Automatic Ear Detection

Automatic Ear Detection can cause a disconnection especially if the sensor can’t detect whether the AirPods are in your ears or otherwise. If your AirPods won’t stay connected to your iPhone, disabling Automatic Ear Detection can help.

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Info icon next to your AirPods. Then disable the Automatic Ear Detection option.

5. Toggle Off Automatic Switching

iOS 14 enabled AirPods to automatically switch between Apple devices when you start playing audio. So, if you have another iPhone, iPad, or Mac around, you’d need to disable this functionality to avoid sudden disconnects in attempt to switch between devices.

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Info icon next to AirPods. Tap Connect to This iPhone and select When Last Connected to This iPhone. Repeat on all your iOS and iPadOS device.

To toggle off automatic switching on mac, go to System Preferences > Bluetooth and select Options next to your AirPods. Then set Connect to This Mac to When Last Connected to This Mac.


6. Update The Firmware On Your AirPods

Outdated firmware might be the culprit behind the issue. To fix it, connect your AirPods to your iPhone, go to Settings > General > About > AirPods and check whether Firmware Version is up to date.

7. Update Your iPhone (If Update Is Available)

Running on an outdated firmware can cause some issues, and moreover updating to the latest iOS can always help fix some bugs and security related issues.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update to update your iPhone.


8. Reset Your AirPods

If the above guides didn’t solve the problem then, you should reset your AirPods.

Put the AirPods back in the Charging Case or Smart Case if Airpods Max. Hold down the Status button (or both the Noise Control button and the Digital Crown on the AirPods Max) until the indicator flashes amber.

The amber flashes indicates that you have successfully reset your AirPods, take them out and connect them back.


The above guides should fix your AirPods disconnecting issues and if it doesn’t, that’s a clear indication that your AirPods has a hardware related issues and you have to contact Apple Support.

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