AirPods are one of Apple’s most popular items. In terms of functionality, they’re top-notch. However, there may be certain concerns that need to be handled with them at times. One of the most prevalent complaints about AirPods is that they become progressively quieter over time. Have you ever run into this problem?
There must be something wrong with my AirPods.
To begin, you should be aware that the AirPods’ low volume or quiet sound cannot be attributed to any one factor. There are a number of possible explanations for this, but the only way to find out for sure is to try a number of different things on your own first.
Your AirPods are clogged with earwax or dirt.
To begin with, the little aperture on the back of most AirPods lets dust and grime enter. It’s possible that a buildup of ear wax is to blame. As such, if you’re experiencing troubles with your AirPods, consider taking them out and inspecting the small holes on the backside of each pod with great attention. Before trying any other ways, try blowing air in there with a blow drier!
Keep your AirPods free of earwax by wiping them off with a tissue or paper towel. The sound will be muffled and lack bass if earwax gets inside your AirPods, therefore avoid this at all costs!
On your iPhone, you may put it into “low power mode.”
A low power mode on an iOS device can alter the volume of certain apps, even if they don’t have volume controls in the actual app that you’re using to listen to music.
When it comes to iOS, this doesn’t make any sense because AirPods have their own battery.
Try disabling low power mode and seeing if it fixes the problem if your Airpods suddenly stop working while connected to an iOS smartphone.
Your iPhone has a volume restriction.
The maximum volume setting on some iPhones may also cause this issue. This mode is designed to safeguard your hearing. It’s possible to modify the volume limit in this way by going to Settings—General—Accessibility and scrolling down until you find Volume Limit.
There is no problem if you use AirPods with an Android device, however, most devices include an audio restriction to prevent hearing loss.
It’s time to update your AirPods, iPhone, and Mac.
If your iOS iPhone and/or AirPods are acting up, it could be because of software issues if they weren’t updated when fresh updates were released. If you have the option to do so, I recommend that you do so on both devices.
In order to see if either of these devices has any accessible updates:
Settings – General – Software Update on an iPhone or iPad
Check the firmware version of your AirPods on your iPhone/iPad in “Settings” (it will show something like BTXX.00X) to make sure they are up to date.
AirPods are running low on battery.
There will be no audio output from your AirPods if they are entirely dead. Check to see if both pods have enough battery life left before using them! Keep in mind that you should also make sure that your AirPods case is charging properly and has enough battery to keep your devices charged.
However, depending on how you use them, it can be difficult to know when the battery in your AirPods is ready to run out. It’s also usual for one AirPod to run out of battery before the other. It’s perfectly typical for this to happen!
Your equalizer settings should be reset.
For those of you who don’t know what an Equalizer is, it’s a control that lets you adjust each speaker’s or headphone’s frequency response to make it seem as natural as possible. You can modify the EQ balance on each individual device if you find that something sounds too bassy or treble-y, and there is no other way to fix this other than changing the EQ balance on each individual device, so do so! Alternatively, you can just restore them to their previous state.
On an iPhone, you can change these settings:
Click on Settings > Music > EQ and then turn it off.
See if switching to “off” or a different profile makes a difference.
Problems with Bluetooth synchronization
Bluetooth issues with your AirPods can be solved by verifying that all of the settings are accurate and that both of your devices (iPhone/Mac or PC) have been successfully paired.
Disconnecting and reconnecting your AirPods may be necessary in order to fix a problem. Using Reddit, one Reddit user came up with an easy solution:
Reduce the volume to 0 while AirPods are connected and playing music.
Don’t unpair or forget your AirPods by removing them from your Bluetooth settings page. Instead, keep them in your ears as you disconnect them.
Turn down the volume on your iPhone speakers as you listen to music.
Reconnect your AirPods and dial up the volume on both the AirPods and the iPhone speakers.
The issue has been resolved. The Apple support forums have also reported this issue, so it’s worth a shot to see if it works for you.
Ensure that the volume on both AirPods is equal.
It’s possible that one of the AirPods is substantially quieter than the other. Maybe there’s a difficulty with synchronizing the two AirPods.
Re-calibrate the sound level of your AirPods if they’re too quiet.
If you’re unsure if your AirPods are at the same volume level, there’s a simple way to check it out. One of them can be taken out and put back in at any given time. Before moving on to the following step, be sure they are both connected! Your problem will be solved if one is playing audio significantly louder than the other.
To re-calibrate the volume levels of your AirPods, turn down the volume on both of them and then disconnect and reconnect them simultaneously.
Assist Siri in adjusting the volume.
When you need to modify the volume of your AirPods, you may just ask Siri to do so! It’s a lot easier than dealing with the volume buttons on your iPhone, and it’s also a lot more convenient.
Siri command: “Hey Siri, increase/decrease AirPod volume by 50%” — this controls both AirPods simultaneously!
Your AirPods have been ruined by water, heat, dust, and other factors.
The dreadful news is finally here.
A liquid or other substance may have harmed your AirPods. These devices may not function properly as a result of this issue! Within your warranty period, you should return them to Apple for repair or replacement.
If they haven’t been destroyed from the outside, they may be able to save what’s inside. Make sure you acquire an estimate before mailing anything since these repairs can be extremely costly!
There are a lot of complaints about AirPods being too quiet right now, but it seems like there are a lot of different reasons for it. If you’re still having issues after trying the suggestions above, be sure to check out the resources indicated in this post or conduct a Google search!
If you still have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section.