If you can't hear well through one of your AirPods, here's how to fix it — 2022

AirPods have become a must-have accessory for many people due to the features they include and how well they integrate into the company's ecosystem. Little by little they have evolved to include more than good noise cancellation, but unfortunately they can end up failing. In the event that one of the headphones is heard more than another, we explain how you can solve it.

Solutions you can do

Before leaving your AirPods in the hands of an Apple-authorized repair service or even in the hands of the Cupertino company itself, there are a series of actions that you can carry out with more or less difficulty but that will help you so much to know the cause of the failure you are having in your headphones and, in some cases, even to solve it and thus avoid having to carry out the entire repair process.

Are the grids clean?

The dirt that can be stored in the sound outlet due to always wearing them in the ear can cause it to not be heard well. If this is your case, you should know that you never have to put the headphones under a tap with water. If you have pads, you can rinse them with water without using soap or any chemical product.



If you simply want to clean the grille, you have to use a microfibril cloth that does not release any type of lint. You must keep it moist but again without any type of chemical that can harm the construction material of the AirPods. In this way you can remove most of the suicide that can be found in the sound output and enjoy a much more adequate volume.

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Wash the AirPods Max tips

One of the great differences that the AirPods Max present with respect to the rest of the headphones in the family is that its pads are totally independent . This, in the first place, provides that ease of being able to exchange them and thus combine the color of the headset with the color of the pad itself, but without a doubt, another of the most outstanding points is that, being so easily manageable, you can remove them with total ease to do with them practically what you want, and one of all the actions you can carry out is to clean them.

Many users use AirPods Max to do sport , that can cause sweat to stain the pads or even its accumulation to the point where it interferes with the quality of the sound you hear when you use the headphones. For this reason, a recommendation that we make to all users who expose the AirPods Max to dirt a lot is to wash the pads from time to time. Obviously, when washing them you have to follow a series of tips and steps that we leave you below.

  1. In a completely clean container, mix a tablespoon of liquid laundry detergent with a 250 ml cup of water .
  2. remove the padsof the headphones. Dampen a lint-free clothwith the soapy solution, wring it out lightly and rub it gently pads for one minute each. Cleanpads with different cloths slightly moistened with running water. drypads with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth, making sure to remove any excess moisture.

With these simple steps you will already have your AirPods Max pads very clean to be able to continue enjoying headphones that, without a doubt, offer a really pleasant user experience. However, we also want to give you a series of recommendations that the Cupertino company itself makes for all those users who are going to clean the AirPods Max pads.

  • Don't put AirPods Max under the tap.
  • Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
  • In case the headphones are exposed to something that could cause stains or other damage:
    • Clean them with a cloth slightly dampened with plain water and dry them with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
    • Do not try to use them until they are completely dry.
  • It is very important that liquids do not enter the openings.
  • Don't use sharp objects or abrasive materials to clean AirPods Max.

Try to reconnect the AirPods

One of the most typical solutions that you can apply in the event that they fail you in some way, such as if one of them stops being heard well, is to reconnect them. To do this you can follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to the 'Bluetooth' section.
  • Next to your paired AirPods click on the 'i' that you will find.
  • Click on ‘Disconnect device’.

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Once this is done you can reconnect them on the same Bluetooth settings screen. This does not restore your settings or unlink you from your Apple ID, but in these cases it is always possible that there is a connection problem. With these steps you can easily force the headphones to be reconnected.

Restore the AirPods to fix the error

Just like with iPhones or Macs, you can also reset AirPods to factory settings. This way you can ensure that there is no problem with the link. To be able to do this operation you simply have to follow the following steps:

  • In Settings go to Bluetooth.
  • Click on the 'i' icon that you will find next to your AirPods.
  • Click on ‘bypass device’.
  • Put AirPods in their case and always connected to the charger while the lid is closed.
  • Open the lid after 30 seconds and press and hold the button on the back.
  • When the LED appears white, bring it closer to the iPhone to reconfigure them.

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In this way the headphones will be as if you had taken them out of the box the first day. This process solves most of the problems that you will encounter with your headphones.

Update the firmware of the AirPods

Like an iPhone or an iPad, AirPods also receive regular updates to their firmware. These updates, as usual, include important improvements such as new features and bugs are resolved as well as performance problems. Obviously it is not something of the caliber of a software update as such but this does not diminish its importance.

To keep the AirPods firmware updated, you simply have to follow the following steps:

  • Put the AirPods in their corresponding case linked to the iPhone.
  • Plug the case into a power outlet, or put it on a wireless charging pad.
  • Place the iPhone near the charging case.

At the moment the firmware will be updated. As this is a normal operation that is carried out on a day-to-day basis, it is likely that you will always have them updated to the latest version available. But although, it is important to have to update them.

Contact Apple if you can't find the solution

In the event that none of these solutions have solved the problem you have with the sound, it is possible that there is a fault in the hardware itself. The fact of having accidentally hit it is also possible that it could have caused something that you are not seeing on the outside to have been broken. This is something that can only be solved by Apple itself in its technical service. In a very easy way you can make an appointment as a result of this problem and even have the equipment picked up at home so that they can carry out the repair.

Keep in mind that the repair will not cost you anything as long as it is covered by the warranty. For this to happen, the fault must come from Apple's own factory, such as a component that is defective. In the event that the problem comes through a blow that you may have given it or misuse, it will end up causing the AirPods not to be able to enter the warranty repair program. That is why you must pay the repair in full, accepting the budget that is going to be proposed to you.

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There are many ways you have to contact Apple and send for repair. The most common is undoubtedly by telephone where the technical service will show you the steps to follow to be able to repair it as we have mentioned here and will also offer you the repair options. Here you must choose if you are interested in going to a physical store to carry out the repair or have them pick up the product at your home so that they can send it themselves. This is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable since you will not have to leave home and you will only have to prepare the case and the AirPods without any type of accessory and deliver it to the courier.

At the moment you will be able to keep track of where your AirPods are and as soon as they are repaired they will let you know through an email. This will inform you of the operations that have been carried out and they will inform you if it has been repaired or if, on the contrary, a replacement unit is being sent to you.