You may notice that the volume of your AirPod is very low or perhaps silent at times. Because the Airpod itself does not have an integrated volume control, this may be a bit of a clumsy solution for some people. Most of the time, consumers are perplexed by this predicament.
In this essay, I will explain why this happens and walk you through some basic steps on how to have the issue repaired.
So, what’s the deal with my AirPods being so quiet? This might happen for a variety of reasons. The causes might be as simple as the fact that the volume on the iPhone or the associated device is low; earwax from your ear obstructing the speaker; or a mismatch in the calibration.
Whatever the source, the good news is that these issues are solvable. In the section below, I will offer a full step-by-step guide on how to diagnose and resolve these difficulties. The following repair is for AirPods, AirPod2, and AirPod Pro.
Why are my AirPods so quiet?
There might be different causes that make your right or left Airpod quiet. Here are some common causes that make your AirPods quiet.
- Connection Error
- The AirPods are not properly connected to each other, and one AirPod has been muted.
- Both AirPods have been muted.
- The volume is too low
- The AirPod has been harmed
- The AirPods are out of battery
- Something is obstructing the AirPods.
- Out of the range
- There’s gunk build-up in the earbuds
Connection Error that makes Airpods quiet
If one of your AirPods is louder than the other, there is most likely a defective connection between them.
This can happen if you accidentally touch or move one of the AirPods while they are charging.
If this occurs, try disconnecting and replugging the AirPods into their charging case.
The AirPods are not properly connected to each other, and one AirPod has been muted.
If both AirPods are equally loud but only one is operating, the problem might be that the two AirPods are not properly linked to each other.
To resolve this issue, push the top of the AirPods until you hear a click sound. Then, gently press the Airpods together until they make contact. When the AirPods are fully linked, a little light should show at the bottom.
Both AirPods have been muted
If just one AirPod is generating noise, it’s possible that it’s been silenced. To silence an AirPod, press and hold the button for roughly 10 seconds, or until a little red dot appears.
When the AirPod is muted, the Manage Center app no longer allows you to control volume.
The volume is too low
If both AirPods are equally loud, but one is noticeably louder than the other, the volume may be set too low. To adjust the volume, launch the Control Center app, hit the AirPods symbol, and then pick “Volume.” To change the volume, use the up/down arrows.
The AirPod has been harmed
If one of your headphones is unusually quiet, it might be because it has been destroyed. Replace the AirPods by doing the following steps:
- Remove both AirPods from your iPhone.
- Detach the protective plastic shell from the AirPods.
- Remove the earpiece from the AirPods.
- Firmly press the AirPods’ body until it clicks.
- Place the new AirPods in their charging case.
- Reconnect the AirPods to the iPhone.
The AirPods are out of battery
If your AirPods aren’t making any noise, it’s possible that you need to charge them. Follow these procedures to see if your AirPods need to be charged:
- Launch the Control Center application.
- Select the AirPods symbol.
- Choose “AirPods.”
- Tap the “Battery Level” icon (the battery icon).
Something is obstructing the AirPods
If the AirPod’s right side is silent, it might be because something is blocking the speaker.
Out of the range
If the left side of the AirPods is silent, it might be because the AirPods are out of range.
There’s gunk build-up in the earbuds
It may sound strange, but junk buildup is one of the most prevalent causes of your AirPods being so silent.
Physical impediments, more than anything else, may make any headphones look quieter.
Because these immediately obstruct your device’s sound route.
Gunk on the AirPods may come from a variety of sources, including:
- Flakes of dead skin
And these items normally accumulate when the perspiration on the earbuds speakers evaporates.
When running or working out, some folks utilize their AirPods.
And their sweat can occasionally go into the AirPods speakers.
Sweat, if not cleaned immediately, can dry up and quickly acquire dust and filth.
“But I don’t exercise, so…” If that’s the case, the gunk buildup in your AirPods could be due to earwax and dirt.
Even if you’re not exercising out, it’s a good idea to clean your AirPods on a regular basis.
This prevents earwax and grime from accumulating on the earphones’ speakers. What are the factors that make your AirPods look quieter?
How to fix my left or right AirPod when it’s quiet?
You can fix the AirPods when the sound in the Airpods is too low. Follow our suggestions to fix your AirPods.
Check that the AirPods are in good working order.
Check that the AirPods are not damaged. Put them back into their case if they feel loose or stiff.
Examine the AirPods’ speakers for obstructions.
Try moving your phone around or shaking it hard to see if the AirPods can then create sounds.
Disable Airplane Mode
When you enable airplane mode, the AirPods are no longer able to connect to the smartphone. This implies that you will be unable to utilize them when in airplane mode.
Connect the AirPods to an Additional Device
You can try connecting the AirPods to another device, such as a computer or television, to see if the problem remains.
Reset your AirPods
Resetting the AirPods clears all settings, including the ability to pair with a device. After resetting, you’ll need to couple them again.
Energize the AirPods
The sound quality of the AirPods improves while they are charged. It also strengthens the link between the two devices.
Unplug and reconnect
Disconnect and reconnect the AirPods from the device.
iOS Software Update
The firmware that controls the AirPods is updated when the iOS operating system is updated.
Make Use of a Third-Party App
Some apps enable users to customize the AirPods’ audio output. These apps do not necessitate the activation of airplane mode. You can use the Equalizer Fx app on your iPhone. It will boost the bass of your song on Airpod.
Swap out the AirPods
If the AirPods become broken, just changing them will cure the problem.
Replace the batteries in your AirPods
The problem is resolved by replacing the AirPods’ battery.
Airpods should be cleaned.
Cleaning the AirPods eliminates dust and grime that might cause difficulties. Cleaning the AirPods, on the other hand, is not advised unless you’re having problems with them.
Restart the Airpod.
The cache data stored on the device is cleared when the device is restarted. After that, the gadget should function normally.
Reset Network Configuration
The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are reset when the network settings are reset. This will aid in the resolution of interference-related difficulties.
Experiment with Different Headphones
It’s possible that the AirPods aren’t working because of a problem with the headphones themselves. Alternately, try using other headphones.
Restore Factory Settings
Restoring the factory default settings will return everything to its pre-AirPods state. Any modifications made since the previous time you used the device will be lost.
Speak with Apple Support
For additional details about the issue, contact Apple Support. Their team of specialists will be able to assist you in resolving the problem.
Apple provides a warranty replacement program for faulty items. For additional information on how to return the AirPods, contact Apple Support.
Turn the equalizer setting off.
If all of the above methods fail, turning off the equalization may be the solution. Most equalization settings are designed to automatically adjust the levels of sounds being played, which can occasionally diminish the audio of your Airpods and cause them to play at a very low volume.
When this occurs, the best solution is to disable the equalization option, which will cure the problem.
Calibrate your AirPods with your iPhone.
There may be a lack of synchronization between the AirPods and the iPhone at times, making it impossible for both devices to distinguish between their respective “Full Volume” Status.
To resolve this issue, you must calibrate both devices, which may be accomplished by doing the following steps:
- Put on your AirPods and listen to a song.
- Turn down the volume on your iPhone until you can’t hear anything via your Airpods.
- To reach the control center, swipe down from the top right.
- Turn on Bluetooth from the control panel.
- Remove the AirPods from the charging case and play a music via your iPhone’s speaker.
- Reduce the volume on your iPhone until it is completely silent.
- Connect the Airpod to your iPhone by going to the control center and activating Bluetooth. Before you can connect them, you may need to go to the Bluetooth settings and link the Bluetooth to the Airpod.
After that, you’ve effectively calibrated the Airpod and the iPhone, making the Airpod louder if that’s the issue. If the problem remains, proceed to the next solution.
Fixing gunk build-up in the Airpods
Examine your AirPods speakers for dirt accumulation.
Typically, the accumulation begins near the corners. As a result, make sure to properly inspect such pieces.
If you see any accumulation, clean your AirPods right away.
Because it is an electrical device, avoid cleaning it with water or any other liquid material.
Instead, clean your AirPods speakers using a microfiber cloth, a dry toothbrush, or a Q-tip.
Tip: If you use your AirPods on a daily basis, clean them at least twice a week. Also, clean your ears to prevent earwax from accumulating on the earbuds’ speakers.