As an AirPods owner, I was frustrated when my AirPods kept falling out of my ears. After doing some research, I wanted to share how I solved the problem, as well as other solutions I discovered. In this post, I’ll be discussing why my AirPods keep falling out of my ears and what I can do to prevent it from happening.
Likely reasons why your AirPods fall out of your ears are that they do not latch onto your particular ears properly, you have not been putting them on right, they are dirty, your ears are sweaty or you have been moving your head about in a way that causes them to come loose.
There are a number of things you can do about your AirPods falling out of your ears.
It is also the case that AirPods pro can fall out of the ears, but they stay in the ears much better for the most part and you can get them to stay in easily by getting bigger memory foam ear tips.
Key Takeaways and tips:
- 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 remedy 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.
- If you have AirPods pro, try getting bigger memory foam ear tips or ear hooks to get a more secure fit.
- Cleaning your AirPods can also help to increase the amount of friction.
Why do my AirPods keep falling out of my ears?
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 remedy 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 causes 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 could 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.
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Why do my AirPods pro keep falling out of my ears?
Below are likely reasons why your AirPods pro keep falling out of your ears.
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 have been falling out, 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 could 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 stay in your ears
Below are some options you have when getting your AirPods to stop falling out.
Wear them differently
Instead of wearing the AirPods so that the stem is pointing straight down, try wearing them so that the stem is angled more towards your mouth. A number of people have found that doing this results in them fitting much better.
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 that 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.
Do AirPods pro stay in the ears better than regular AirPods?
The AirPods pro definitely stay in 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.