Fix AirPods Connected but No Sound Issue

AirPods connected but no sound? Dive into the article and try the listed solutions.

Fix AirPods Connected but no Sound Issue

If the AirPods are connected, but no sound is coming, the following are a few solutions you can try.


Method 1: Connect the AirPods accurately

To ensure that the AirPods are connected, open the AirPods next to your iPhone. Go to your iPhone’s home screen. Once you see the animation, tap on Done. Your AirPods are connected.

Method 2: Reconnect the AirPods

Open Settings and turn off the Bluetooth. Now, turn it on again. Connect the AirPods. The other way: Forget AirPods and pair them.

Method 3: Fully charge the AirPods

Charge your AirPods fully. Put them in the case, and they’ll charge.

Method 4: Reset the AirPods

Step 1: Put the AirPods in the case and close the lids lightly. 

Fix AirPods Connected but No Sound Issue

Step 2: Open the lids after a few seconds.

Step 3: Now, press the setup until the lights turn white.

Step 4: Go to your iPhone or iPad’s Settings.

Fix AirPods Connected but No Sound Issue

Step 5: Tap on Bluetooth and press ‘I’ next to your AirPods’ name.

Step 6: Forget your AirPods.

Step 7: Open the lids of the AirPods and ensure it is open.

Step 8: Press and hold the ‘Setup’ button for about 15 seconds (look for it on the back of the cover).

Fix AirPods Connected but No Sound Issue

Step 9: An amber flashing light will confirm the reset. It’s done now.

Step 10: Simply reconnect your AirPods to your iPhone or other devices.

Fix AirPods Connected but No Sound Issue

Method 5: Restrict Automatic Detection

Auto-detection is a known issue, and many users have complained about the same on forums. When the Apple Watch wouldn’t receive notifications, turning off the wrist detection helps solve the issue.

Step 1: Go to your iPhone’s settings and tap on Bluetooth

Step 2: Click on the AirPods menu.

Step 3: Disable ‘Automatic Ear Detection.’

Method 6: Reset the Network Settings

If none of the above solutions are working out for you, resetting the Network settings might help solve the problem. Keep in mind that once you reset Network Settings, all the Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth, and call settings will be removed. If there isn’t any problem with the AirPods, turn to your phone.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap on General and click on ‘Reset Network Only.’

Reboot your phone and pair your Bluetooth devices. If this was originally a network issue, the problem is fixed. If not, I have listed a few more solutions below.

Method 7: Ensure your device is updated

If your device is running an older iOS/iPadOS version, then updating your iPhone/iPad might help resolve the issue. Apple AirPods are updated automatically when the paired iPhone or iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network. To update your Apple device, follow the steps:

Step 1: Launch Settings on your Apple device.

Step 2: Go to General.

Step 3: Click on ‘Software Update.’

If there’s a new update, it will get downloaded, and it might solve the AirPods issue.

Method 8: Turn off AirPods and iPhone/iPad

A simple reboot could solve potential problems. So, all you have to do is a reboot/restart your smartphone. Now, turn to your AirPods. Put them back in the case to disconnect it completely. Connect the AirPods to your smartphone and see if this method has solved the issue.

Method 9: Apple Support

If none of the above solutions work, take your AirPods to an official Apple service center.


Try all the six solutions and if they don’t work, contact Apple Support as they’ll repair or replace it.

Have you ever faced this issue? If yes, how was it solved? Let us know in the comments below.

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