As an owner of AirPods, I’ve recently noticed that they have been feeling a bit loose – almost as if they’re about to fall out of my ears. This was starting to become increasingly frustrating, so I decided to do some research and testing to find out what was causing this issue. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you my experience and the solutions I discovered to help you if you are also experiencing the same problem.
Likely reasons why your AirPods feel loose are because they are not designed to be plugged far into your ear like most earphones, your AirPods are not able to fit onto your ears properly, or that they are dirty.
Key takeaways and tips:
- AirPods are not designed to be plugged far into your ears like regular earphones, which can make them feel loose.
- Common solutions to this issue include getting silicon covers or hooks that latch onto your ears, switching to AirPods Pro, making sure you’re putting the AirPods into your ears correctly, and cleaning them.
- AirPods Pro stay in the ears better than regular AirPods due to their ear tips that go into your ears.
- It is important to get some ear tips that fit your ears correctly for the AirPods Pro.
- AirPods should not feel tight, but it will depend on the shape of your ear.
|AirPods not designed to go far into the ear||Use silicon covers or hooks, switch to AirPods Pro|
|AirPods not fitting properly on the ear||Use silicon covers or hooks, switch to AirPods Pro|
|Incorrect placement of AirPods in the ear||Ensure proper placement in the ear|
|Dirty AirPods and ear tips||Clean AirPods and ear tips|
|AirPods falling out due to sweat or movement||Use hooks or AirPods Pro|
Why do my AirPods feel loose?
AirPods are not designed to be plugged far into your ears like regular earplugs that have ear tips. This can help to make it feel like you are not wearing anything, but it can also make it feel like your AirPods will fall out.
The most likely reason why your AirPods keep falling out of your ears is that the tip of the AirPod is not able to hook onto your particular ear correctly.
To fix this, you can try getting some silicon covers, for your AirPods, that will increase the amount of friction and prevent them from falling out.
Another option would be to get some hooks that you can put on the AirPods which will latch onto your ear and prevent the AirPods from falling out that way. Alternatively, you could switch to the AirPods pro which do not fall out so easily.
Other possible reasons are that you have not been putting the AirPods into your ears correctly, the AirPods are dirty or your AirPods have been falling out due to sweat.
It might also be the case that you have been moving about in a way that causes your AirPods to fall out. Since the AirPods only latch onto the ear, if you move your head around enough or you move your head up and down, it can cause the AirPods to come loose and fall out.
To prevent this, you can try hooks that connect to the AirPods, silicon covers or to switch to AirPod pros.
Why do my AirPods pro feel loose?
Below are likely reasons why your AirPod pros might feel loose.
Ear tip too small
The AirPods pro stay in the ears better than regular AirPods because they have ear tips that go into your ears.
If your AirPods pro feel loose, the most likely cause is that you are using ear tips that are too small. To see if your AirPods tips are too small, you can do the AirPods fit test.
The easiest fix is to just get bigger memory foam ear tips. The advantage of memory foam ear tips is that they expand in the ear, making them much less likely to fall out.
They also have the added advantage of improving the noise canceling mode on your AirPods pro.
Not wearing them correctly
It might also be the case that you have not been wearing the AirPods pro correctly and it would help to check that you have been putting them in right.
Another possible cause is that there is no friction because the AirPods and the ear tips are dirty.
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How to get my AirPods to feel less loose?
Below are things you can do about your AirPods feeling loose.
You Can Get An Ear Hook
You can get an ear hook designed to fit the regular AirPods that fits onto your AirPods and goes around your ears.
These ear hooks will not only help you to keep your AirPods in place, but they will also make sure that the fit of your AirPods is comfortable. Various brands sell these ear hooks, and they all come in different colors.
Get silicon covers
There are silicon covers that you can get for the regular AirPods that will increase the amount of friction that they have with your ears. This will help to prevent your AirPods from sliding out.
It would also help to try cleaning your AirPods since they might have been coming loose due to a lack of friction.
Get a bigger ear tip
If you find that your AirPod pros are falling out, the most likely cause is that the ear tip you are using is not big enough. In this case, the first thing to try would be to get a bigger ear tip.
Try a different type of ear tip
Another option would be to try a different type of ear tip. If you are currently using silicon ear tips, you could try using memory foam tips instead.
The advantage memory foam tips have is that they expand when you place them in your ear. This can help to give a more secure fit.
It is also possible to get ear hooks that you can use with the AirPod pros which will give you a more secure fit.
Are the AirPods pro less loose than regular AirPods?
AirPod Pros stay in the ears better than regular AirPods. This is because the AirPods pro features an ear tip that actually goes into your ear. Whereas, the regular AirPods are only able to latch onto your ears.
If you do get AirPods pro, it is important to get some ear tips that fit your ears correctly.
It would help to try multiple sizes as well as some memory foam tips since the ear tips can make a big difference to the noise-canceling mode, sound quality, and how well they stay in your ears.