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Why are my AirPods disconnecting from my laptop?

If your AirPods have been disconnecting from your laptop, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why your AirPods disconnect from your laptop are that there is an issue with the Bluetooth on your laptop, broken battery on the AirPods, a weak connection, other devices are taking the connection away or because you need to modify the connection settings on your laptop.

There are a number of possible reasons why your AirPods have been disconnecting from your laptop. However, it is not an uncommon problem, so there are a number of fixes that have been found.

Why do my AirPods keep disconnecting from my laptop?

Below are a number of possible reasons why your AirPods or AirPod Pros have been disconnecting from your laptop.

Bluetooth

The cause might be that there is an issue with the Bluetooth on your laptop.

It would help to try connecting different devices to your laptop’s Bluetooth and to see if they also get disconnected.

If they do not, it would mean that the issue is specifically between your laptop and the AirPods.

It might also be the case that your laptop is turning its Bluetooth off when it goes to sleep.

Battery

It might also be the case that there is a problem with the battery.

This would be more likely if you recently dropped your AirPods allowed them to get wet or allowed them to be at 0% charge for more week or longer. It would also be more likely if your AirPods run out of power very quickly.

In this case, the only option would be to return them or to buy a new set of AirPods since you cannot replace the battery.

Connection

It could also be the case that there is a weak connection between your AirPods and the laptop.

If there is a lot of distance between them or there are walls in the way, it will make it more difficult for the AirPods to stay connected.

Other devices

If there are other devices connected to your AirPods at the same time that your laptop is connected to your AirPods, it would be possible that they are interfering with the connection.

It would help to try forgetting your AirPods on all of the other devices you have connected them to and to see if they work better with your laptop after that.

Software fix

If you are using Windows 10, there is a fix that has been found that works as follows:

  1. Go to the Device Manager
  2. On the “devices by type” section, click the Human Interface Devices
  3. Next to both of the lines for the AirPods, right click and choose Properties
  4. Go to “Power Management”
  5. Uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” box.
  6. Click OK

Read more: Can you find lost AirPods using Android?

Why do my AirPods keep disconnecting from my pc?

Your AirPods might be disconnecting from your PC for any of the same reasons they might be disconnecting from a laptop mentioned above.

It would help to see if other devices are connecting to your PC ok and to disconnect your AirPods from other devices. It could also be the case that your PC is turning the Bluetooth off when it goes to sleep.

Read more: Why does my Apple Watch keep disconnecting my AirPods?

Why do my AirPods keep disconnecting from my laptop while charged?

To get your AirPods to stop disconnecting from your laptop it would help to try the following:

  • See if other devices are able to connect to your laptop
  • Disconnect and forget your AirPods on all other devices that might be trying to connect to them
  • Make sure that there is no interference between your AirPods and the laptop
  • Forget your AirPods on the laptop and then reconnect them

Why are my AirPods not staying connected to my laptop?

If your AirPods are intermittently losing connection, it would be likely to be due to a weak connection, because other devices are connecting to your AirPods or because your laptop is turning its Bluetooth off when it goes to sleep.