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What does it mean when AirPods beep?

I’m an AirPods owner who was recently frustrated when my AirPods started beeping randomly. After doing some research and improving my expertise, I’m here to share what I learned about AirPods beeps and other solutions I discovered. In this blog post, I’ll explain what AirPods beeps mean, why they occur, and how to stop them. I’ll also provide tips on troubleshooting AirPods beeps and other helpful advice. So read on to learn more about AirPods beeps and how to solve them!

The good news is that, in most cases, the beeping sound is nothing more than an alert to let you know the AirPods battery is low and will need to be charged.

If, however, the AirPods continue to beep when fully charged, that could mean there is another more serious issue that needs addressing. 

Key Takeaways:

  • AirPods beep when their battery is low to signal that it will require charging.
  • If only one of your AirPods beep, it might be because the battery on that particular AirPod has become damaged.
  • AirPods beep when they have been connected to a compatible device.
  • AirPods Pro may beep when switching between noise canceling and transparent mode.
  • Beeping after getting wet could indicate that the battery has become damaged.
  • Popping, crackling, or static sounds from your AirPods could indicate an interference, issue with an app, or a sign that the AirPods are malfunctioning.
  • The low battery beep usually happens two times in a row to give you a distinct warning.

Why do my AirPods beep?

The most common cause of your AirPods beeping is to signal that the device has a low battery and will require charging.

The beep will occur when the device’s battery level reaches 10-percent. Once the AirPods battery level reaches 1-percent, the AirPods will give off a power down chime and then automatically turn off.

Another reason why the AirPods may beep is to alert you that they have been successfully connected to a compatible device. This is known as the connection chime and will occur whenever the AirPods connect to an iOS device. 

If you have AirPods pro, a long beep can signal that you are switching between noise canceling and transparent mode.

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Why do one of my AirPods beep?

If only one of your AirPods have been beeping, it might be because the battery on that particular AirPod has become damaged. This would be more likely if the beeping has been occurring since that particular AirPod got wet or was dropped.

It could also be because that AirPod has been losing battery a lot faster than the other one. It is not uncommon for AirPods to lose battery at different rates.

To check this it would help to check the battery of both of your AirPods by placing them inside the case then opening the lid near an iPhone, mac or iPad.

In the case of just one AirPod beeping, some users have been able to get a replacement by taking it to the Apple store.

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Why does my AirPods beep when the battery is charged?

If your AirPods are beeping even when the battery is charged, there may be interference with the connectivity of the device.

To correct this issue, go into the Settings section on your iOS device. Click on Bluetooth and then tap on ‘Forget This Device’ next to the AirPods name.

Place the AirPods in their case and close the lid. Let them sit in the case for about 15 to 30 seconds before opening the lid. Locate the setup button on the back of the AirPods case.

Hold this button down until its light flashes amber several times before flashing white.

Position the AirPods next to your iOS device and then follow the instructions on your device’s screen to reconnect your AirPods.

If your AirPods are still beeping after reconnecting them, reach out to Apple Support via their 1800 number or their app for further assistance. 

Why are my AirPods beeping after getting wet?

If your AirPods are beeping after getting wet, it might be because the battery has become damaged. It would help to make sure that your AirPods have been able to fully dry first.

However, if the beeping does not go away, the most likely cause is that the battery has gotten damaged, and your best option would be to try to get a replacement.

Why are my AirPods popping?

Popping, crackling, or static sounds from your AirPods could indicate an interference, issue with an app, or a sign that the AirPods are malfunctioning. 

The first thing you should check is to ensure you have the latest software installed on your connected iOS device.

If the software is updated, the next troubleshooting option is to make sure the connected iOS device is close by, and that there are no obstructions between the connected device and you.

Wireless interference can also result in a popping sound. To see if this is the cause, move yourself, the iOS device, and the AirPods to a different location where there are no wireless devices nearby.

The app you are using may be the cause of the popping sound, so try the audio in a different app to confirm whether or not the issue is caused by the AirPods or an app.

If you’re still experiencing popping noises from the AirPods, contact Apple Support for further assistance as this may be an internal issue with the headphones. 

What Does It Mean When AirPods Pro Beep?

AirPods and AirPods Pro devices usually beep when there isn’t much battery life in them. They do that to let the owner know that it’s time to charge them. You can check your battery life to verify that your AirPods Pro needs a charge.

The way to check your battery life is to open the AirPods case somewhere where you are very close to the phone. You will see a battery health icon and indicator once your phone connects to the AirPods.

Alternatively, you can view the battery life by wearing one AirPod in your ear and leaving the other one out. The “batteries” widget is another way to view your battery life.

Furthermore, Siri will quickly assist you if you ask it to state how much battery life your unit still has. 

You’ll need to give your units some time to charge if you see low battery life. You should hear much less beeping after you charge them, however.

If you still hear beeping after you’ve charged the device, you’ll need to consider that your trouble might have come from a different source. You’ll then have to troubleshoot and go through the trial and error process until you figure out the issue. 

Why Does One of My Airpods Pro Beep?

If only one of your AirPods is making a beeping noise, it could be that only one of them needs a charge. Please use the process mentioned above to check the status of your AirPods batteries.

Charging issues can usually be resolved within 30 minutes unless something additional is wrong with the device. 

Why Are My AirPods Pro Beeping After Getting Wet?

The AirPods devices have water-resistant elements.

However, they are not 100 percent waterproof. You may have gotten water into a sensitive part of the unit’s components. You can try a few things to see if you can dry them and resolve the beeping issue.

Pour some rice into a large bowl and put your AirPods in the bowl because the rice will absorb the moisture.

If you don’t have any rice, you can lay your AirPods down on a flat surface so that they dry. Leave them where they are for at least 24 hours, as Apple recommends.

There’s a high chance that your AirPods will return to their original functionality. A technician may be the right option if nothing you do seems to stop your AirPods from beeping.  

What Does It Mean When AirPods Beep Twice?

The low battery beep usually happens two times in a row to give you a distinct warning. If you hear several beeps, you should be concerned that your AirPods might stop working very soon.