Are you having trouble with your AirPods? Do they keep randomly pausing? You’re not alone—many users of Apple’s popular wireless earbuds have encountered this issue. Whether you’re a seasoned AirPod user or this is your first time dealing with such a problem, troubleshooting your AirPods can be a tricky and time-consuming task. In this post, we’ll explore the possible causes of why your AirPods keep pausing and provide helpful tips for resolving the issue. With a little patience and some troubleshooting, you can get your AirPods back in working order. Read on to learn more about why your AirPods keep pausing and how to fix the problem.
Why Do My Airpods Keep Pausing?
That sounds really frustrating! There are a few things that might be causing your AirPods to keep pausing, so let’s take a look at some of the most likely culprits. The most common cause of AirPods pausing is that the sensor on the AirPods is detecting that they have been taken out of your ears. This can be caused by something as simple as you move your head.
Common Reasons AirPods Keep Pausing?
- There are a number of reasons why your AirPods could be pausing, including signal issues and a low charge on the in-box charging case. If you notice that audio is cutting out and stopping during phone calls or music playback, it could be due to one or more of the following:
- Interference: AirPods use the Bluetooth standard to connect to your phone or another device. If you’re near devices that emit a strong Bluetooth frequency, such as a wireless security system or a pair of Bluetooth headphones, it could cause interference and result in a drop in audio quality. This could trigger your AirPods to automatically go into antenna mode, causing them to pause sound until the interference has passed.
- Device compatibility: Before purchasing AirPods, you should make sure they’re compatible with your device. In order to use the AirPods, you must have a device that runs iOS 10 or later, macOS Sierra or later, or watchOS 3 or later.
- Device settings: Your device’s Bluetooth settings may be set to a level that interferes with the AirPods. Try adjusting the settings to see if this resolves the problem. You can also try resetting the AirPods. If the problem persists, it may be due to a weak battery.
How To Fix Your AirPods?
Clean Your AirPods
One of the first things you should try when you experience the pausing problem is to clean your AirPods. AirPods are incredibly small and can get easily get clogged with earwax, dust, and dirt. This can cause the two pods to create static electricity, which in turn affects the connectivity between the pods and the iPhone. A simple cleaning can solve this issue and get your AirPods back in working order. To clean your AirPods, start by removing both pods from your ears and placing them in the provided carrying case. Make sure you do not store your pods in the case without removing the ear tips as it can cause damage to the tips. Next, take a soft cloth and dip it in warm water with a small amount of soap. Then, wipe both pods with the cloth and dry them with a clean cloth. This will remove any debris or dirt from the ear tips, which will improve the connection between the pods and your iPhone.
Reset Your AirPods
If cleaning your AirPods does not solve the pausing issue, you may have to reset your pods. Resetting your AirPods is actually a very simple process. You just have to follow these instructions: Remove both pods from the carrying case. Hold down the “button” on the back of the case for at least 15 seconds. This will reset both pods. After the pods are reset, place them back in the case until they are connected to your iPhone. You should notice that the pods should be connected to your iPhone within a few seconds after resetting them. If the pods still don’t connect to your iPhone, you should try resetting them a few more times to make sure they are completely reset.
Check Your Bluetooth Connection
Your AirPods use Bluetooth technology to connect to your iPhone. Bluetooth is a very efficient technology that is used in many different devices, including headphones and speakers. However, Bluetooth technology can occasionally have issues connecting and staying connected. If you experience any issues with the connection between your AirPods and your iPhone, it is likely that Bluetooth is having issues. If you are experiencing the pausing problem, it may be a Bluetooth issue. To troubleshoot your Bluetooth connection, you can follow these easy steps: Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Select “Bluetooth,” then make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. You should see a list of all the Bluetooth devices currently connected to your iPhone. Your AirPods should be listed there. If your AirPods are not listed, you can tap on the “i” button beside your AirPods name to manually connect them to your iPhone. After you have checked your Bluetooth connection, you can go back to the Settings app and select “AirPods” under “Bluetooth” to check the connection between your AirPods and your iPhone. If the connection seems to be working properly, you can try using your AirPods again to see if the pausing problem still persists.
Another thing you can do to troubleshoot the pausing problem is to update your AirPods and iPhone to the latest software version. New software updates may contain patches that fix glitches and issues that may have occurred with older versions of the software. If you use AirPods regularly and have experienced the pausing problem, it is likely that there is a solution in a newer update of the software. To check for updates and install them, you will need to follow these simple steps: First, make sure that your iPhone is connected to the internet. Go to your “Settings” app, then select “General.” After that, select “Software Update.” If there is an update available, it will appear on your screen. Make sure to download and install the update as soon as possible.
Check Your Volume Settings
If the pausing problem occurs while you are listening to music, you may want to check your volume settings. It is possible that your volume is too loud and has caused your AirPods to pause. If you find that your volume is too loud, you can easily adjust the volume on your iPhone. To adjust the volume settings, follow these steps: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone. Select “Control Center”, then select “Play/Pause” to adjust the volume slider. After that, select “Sound” to adjust the overall volume settings. When you are done adjusting the volume settings, you can test your AirPods to see if the pausing problem has been resolved.
Tips For Troubleshooting Your AirPods
- If your AirPods are still having issues after performing a hard reset, we recommend taking them to an Apple Store or an authorized service provider. Make sure to bring your device with you so that the technicians can check for any potential device issues.
- If your AirPods are under warranty, you can also get a replacement for free. If your AirPods are out of warranty, the repair or replacement will cost an additional fee.
- If the technicians find a device issue, you’ll likely need to pay for repairs. If you think your AirPods are experiencing issues due to something other than a device issue, try plugging your headphones into a different device to see if the same issues occur.
- If your AirPods are experiencing interference from other Bluetooth devices, you may be able to use the AirPods’ built-in noise-canceling feature to reduce the interference. To do this, open the Settings app on your device and tap on the “Bluetooth” section. Select “Audio Assist” and tap “AirPods.”
When it comes to using AirPods, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Fortunately, there are also a lot of things that you can do to troubleshoot your AirPods and get them working again. While some issues can be resolved by resetting your device or charging your AirPods in their charging case, others will require a replacement. To avoid future issues, we recommend always charging your AirPods in the charging case when you’re not using them.