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Why Are My AirPods Not Connecting To My Iphone?

Airpods are known to be pretty convenient and even satisfying to use whenever you desire to get some peace and quiet, or even go for an early morning run while listening to your favorite podcast or audio. But what if you are currently struggling to connect to your AirPods?. Pretty frustrating, some might say. No worries! Here at HiTech Phone Repair DC, we are known to give countless tech solutions for many different problems. Pay close attention as we give you several simple solutions to your problem.

1. Make Sure Your AirPods Are Not Damaged

Before you make any assumptions, it is very important to ensure that sure that your AirPods are in good shape & working condition. For example, if your iPhone won’t show your AirPods when your Bluetooth is on, this can most likely mean that they are not charged enough. Another thing to look out for is that there can be some sort of connectivity problem with your earpiece itself. Or a component might be just damaged. You can check this yourself by looking from the outside of your earpiece and case to see if they have any scratches or damage to them.

2. Check If Your Apple Device Is Updated

A lot of Apple users tend to have complaints about their AirPods Pro not being able to connect to their iPhones while running an old or outdated iOS version on their device. Therefore, one of the easiest ways to fix your problem is by updating the iPhone. If you would like to do this, you will just have to unlock your iOS device and go to Settings > General > Software Update. Here, you will be allowed to view the latest available iOS version. Now just tap on the “Download and Install” button. And your device should restart and begin to update.

3. Turn Off & On Bluetooth Settings

If the AirPods you have won’t pair with your device, then there could be an issue with the Bluetooth settings of your Apple device. After all, to successfully pair any AirPods to your iOS device, you need the support of Bluetooth.

Therefore, if your AirPods will not connect to your IOS device, you will have to simply unlock your device and go to Settings > Bluetooth. Once you get there, you will be allowed to see the list of previous & available devices nearby to pair with your AirPods.

If you would like, you can first turn off the Bluetooth option from there, wait for a couple of minutes, and toggle it back on to reset it. Another alternative is that you can also go to the Control Center on your iPhone to be able to tap on your screen’s Bluetooth icon to enable/disable it.

4. Check Battery Your Airpods Battery Status

Even if your AirPods might be connected to your IOS device, they will only be allowed to function if they have a certain amount of battery. A lot of Apple users who have purchased or had AirPods already can’t pair them to their iPhones. The reason for this can be the lack of battery percentage on your earpiece.

If you would like to avoid this problem, you will have to connect your AirPods to your iPhone the usual way. And view the battery status of your AirPods from the notification bar. If you tap on it, it will show details about the remaining battery.

*In case if your they are not charged enough, your iPhone won’t be able to find the AirPods (and cannot pair them). To get rid of this problem, you will first place both the AirPods in the charging case and close it. You will be able to take assistance from any Qi-certified charging pad. which is of course compatible with your AirPods. When your AirPods are charged, you can view a green light indicator on the case itself.

5. Verify AirPods Connectivity and General Settings

Let us imagine that by now, you have already checked the Bluetooth settings on your IOS device and even updated it to the latest IOS version. If your still experience a problem with your AirPods not allowing you to connect to your iPhone, then we would recommend the settings of your Airpods. This reason why is because you could have configured the wrong settings on your iPhone that could have caused the technical issue.

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap on the paired AirPods information symbol next to the listed device. Once you get there, you will be allowed to view all kinds of connectivity and general settings for your personal AirPods. For example, you can set up an automatic connection, verify the device, or even manually check the left/right AirPod functional working factors.

6. Reset All Setting On IOS

As we have mentioned & shown previously, a change in your device settings could probably be the main reason why your AirPods won’t connect to your iPhone. The possibilities are that any other connectivity, network, or device settings could possibly be what is causing an issue with your AirPods.

Therefore, if your IOS device isn’t able to show the AirPods, then you can just simply erase all saved settings on your Apple device. All you will need to do is unlock your phone, go to Settings > General > Reset, and tap on the “Reset All Settings” option. Now, enter the passcode of your IOS device and simply wait as your iPhone begins to restart its default settings.

7. Try Disconnecting & Pairing AirPods

By following the previously listed methods we have shown, you will be able to fix most of the lesser or minor problems that are going on with your AirPods. Even though, if your AirPods Pro or any other AirPods will not connect to your IOS device even after what we have provided, then you can just simply pair them again after disconnecting them. To do this step, you can just tap “Forget This Device” for your AirPods straight from your iPhone and pair once again by following these steps:

Step (1): Go To Settings To Remove Your AirPods

First, unlock your iPhone and go to Settings > Bluetooth to just select the connected AirPods you want to forget. And from there, you can choose to either disconnect or forget the device entirely for your AirPods

Step (2): Pairing your AirPods to iPhone

Now, you will just have to place your AirPods in the assigned case it came with and close them once inside. Flip the case open, press & hold the Setup button at the back of the case for at least 10 to 15 seconds to reset it. Lastly, let go of the Setup button once you get the “Amber light” on your case. And voila! It should pop up on the screen requesting you to connect.

  • Take Note: That After resetting your AirPods, and while completing this step
    with the lid open, you must place or have them nearby your iPhone. Now all that is left, is that you will just have to accept the connection or go to the Bluetooth settings on your IOS to pair with your AirPods once again.