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One AirPod Keeps Disconnecting (Causes and Fixes)

If one of your AirPods keep disconnecting, this post will show you how to fix one AirPod disconnecting.

Likely reasons why one AirPod keeps disconnecting are that you need to reset and re-pair the AirPods, you need to reset the network settings or that the AirPod is faulty.

There are a number of other possible causes that will be mentioned below.

Why does one AirPod keep disconnecting

Below are likely reasons why one of your AirPods keeps disconnecting.

Bad connection

It is likely that the issue is due to a bad connection between that AirPod and your devices. To fix this, it would help to try resetting the AirPods.

To do this, do the following:

  1. Forget the AirPods from the Bluetooth settings on your devices
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Open the lid
  4. Hold the button for 15 seconds until the light flashes orange then white
  5. Reconnect your AirPods with your devices

You need to reset network settings

A number of users have found that it is necessary for them to reset their network settings. To do this on an iPhone, go to settings, then general, then reset, and then go through the steps to reset network settings.

Broken AirPod

If the issue is still happening, it could be due to a faulty AirPod. This would be more likely if it has started happening after you dropped the AirPod or it got wet. It would also be more likely if the AirPod has been malfunctioning in some other way as well.

Need a software update

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AirPods do receive software updates and it might be the case that your AirPods need to be updated. To update your AirPods, you just need to put them in the case, charge the case, then put an iPhone, iPad or Mac near to the case and the AirPods should then automatically update.

Low power

It is also possible that the issue is due to the AirPod having low power. This would be more likely if it only happens when your AirPod is actually at low power. You can see how much power is in the AirPod by putting them both in the case, then opening the lid next to an iPhone or iPad where a popup should appear showing you how much charge is in the AirPod.

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How to stop one AirPod from disconnecting

Follow the steps below to fix one AirPod disconnecting:

  • Reset the AirPods
  • Reset the network settings
  • Update the AirPods
  • Charge the AirPods fully
  • Take the AirPods to an Apple Store to be fixed or replaced