Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting?
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting due to low battery, loose connections, automatic ear detection, device issues or wrong settings.
- Low Battery
- Loose Connections
- Automatic Ear Detection
- Device Issues
- Wrong Settings
- Outdated Software
- Outdated Firmware
- Dust or Damage
As mentioned above, outdated software, outdated firmware or dust or damage can also cause the AirPods Pro to keep disconnecting.
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If your AirPods Pro has a low battery, they will automatically get disconnected from your paired devices. AirPods Pro tends to keep disconnecting when the battery is less than 10 percent.
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting if the Bluetooth automatically disconnects. Improper or loose connections are the most common reasons for the sudden disconnection of AirPods Pro.
Automatic Ear Detection
If you face this disconnection issue during calls, it means the Automatic Ear Detection mode is on. This is likely the cause you should check if the low battery and loose connections aren’t the problems.
Whichever device your AirPods Pro is connected to, be it your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, connectivity issues in these devices can cause random disconnection. The solution to this problem depends on which device is connected.
Sometimes, setting issues also lead to this problem. If you have mistakenly changed the settings of your AirPods Pro, it could be the reason for disconnection several times.
If the software of your AirPods Pro gets outdated, it can lead to this disconnection issue. Outdated software can make it a problem for the connected device to pair with your AirPods Pro.
AirPods Pro receives firmware updates, which usually take place automatically without any user intervention. If your device is unable to update the firmware, it can lead to this issue.
Dust or Damage
Finally, if none of the above causes are leading to the disconnection issue, it could be dust or damage due to regular wear and tear.
How do I stop my AirPods from disconnecting?
To stop your AirPods from disconnection, you can try checking the battery level, putting it in the charging case or reconnecting Bluetooth.
You can also turn OFF the Automatic Ear Detection mode, restart the connected device, reconnect AirPods Pro, reset AirPods Pro, update the software, update the frameware and clean the AirPods.
- Check the Battery Level: The first thing you need to do when your AirPods Pro keeps disconnecting is to check the battery level of your AirPods Pro. I would recommend you give a full charge and then use.
- Put It in Charging Case: If your AirPods Pro is getting disconnected due to a low battery, you need to put it in the charging case for at least 5 minutes. Once charged, you can take it out and use it further.
- Reconnect Bluetooth: You need to turn the Bluetooth connection of your paired device OFF and then again turn it ON to make a reconnection. Most of the time, this method solves the disconnection issues of AirPods.
- Open Settings>Bluetooth.
- Tap on the toggle to turn it OFF.
- Tap on the same toggle to turn it ON again.
Turn Off Automatic Ear Detection
Sometimes, AirPods Pro gets disconnected during calls. To fix this issue, you need to turn the Automatic Ear Detection mode of your AirPods Pro OFF.
- Open Settings>Bluetooth.
- Click on the “i” next to the AirPods Pro name.
- Scroll down to turn OFF the Automatic Ear Detection
- Click on Microphone>Always Left AirPod or Always Right AirPod.
Restart the Connected Device
Sometimes, restarting the connected iPhone, Apple Watch, MacBook or iPad can help you to resolve the disconnected issue of AirPods Pro.
Also, you can try restarting these devices at least once a week to prevent this issue.
- Reconnect AirPods Pro: You can also try reconnecting your AirPods Pro from the connected device to solve this issueGo to Settings>Bluetooth.
- Select the “i” next to the AirPods Pro name.
- Click on the Disconnect
- Go to Bluetooth settings and click on the AirPods Pro name to reconnect.
Reset AirPods Pro
Another method to fix this issue is to reset your AirPods Pro. Follow this method below to do it:
- Put the AirPods Pro in its charging case with lids closed.
- Wait for 30 seconds and then open the charging case’s lid.
- Without taking the buds out, go to the Settings
- Click on Bluetooth and the “i” icon beside the AirPods Pro name.
- Click on Forget This Device and then confirm your choice.
- Press and hold the button behind the charging case. A setup instruction will follow up on the iPhone screen.
- Follow the instructions to reset your AirPods Pro.
If the cause is outdated software, you need to update the software on the connected device. You can follow the methods below:
Go to Settings>General. ClickSoftware Update followed by Download and Install.
Click the Apple logo followed by System Preferences. Click Software Update and then Upgrade Now.
If you don’t see any update suggestions, it means that your device is already updated and the disconnection issue isn’t happening due to a software update.
Just like software update, your device connected to the AirPods Pro also requires a frameware update. Here’s a method that you can try:
- Go to Settings>General>About.
- Select the latest firmware version to be updated.
Clean the Buds
Finally, when none of the above methods work for you, you can clean the buds with a soft cotton cloth. If the disconnection issue is still there, it could be damaged. You can consider calling or mailing Apple’s customer care team to assist your further.
Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from MacBook Pro?
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting from your MacBook Pro due to Bluetooth disconnection, outdated software, pairing issues, Mac memory and settings or SMC and PRAM issues.
- Bluetooth Disconnection: If the Bluetooth randomly turns OFF while your AirPods Pro is connected to your MacBook Pro, it can cause a disconnection. Make sure the Bluetooth is connected properly to avoid this problem.
- Outdated Software: An outdated software in your MacBook Pro can be the reason for this disconnection issue. You can resolve it by updating the macOS. Here’s how you can do it:
- From the Apple menu, select About this Mac>Software Update.
- Once it shows you the latest updates, follow the instructions to download them.
- Pairing Issues: There can be pairing issues causing this trouble. You can try unpairing your AirPods Pro from your MacBook and reconnect by following the steps below:
- From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
- Select the Bluetooth pane and choose your AirPods Pro listed.
- Right-click on it and select Remove.
- Confirm your action by choosing Remove again.
- Put the AirPods Pro in its case.
- Press and hold the button present at the back of the charging case till you notice it flashing.
- Select System Preferences>Bluetooth on your MacBook.
- Select the AirPods Pro and click on Connect.
- Mac Memory Settings: You may need to clear the system memory of your MacBook Pro to solve the disconnection issue. You may also have to delete other apps that require audio outputs as well as launch agents or extensions. There are many troubleshooting apps for Apple that you can consider to address and resolve the issue.
- SMC and PRAM Issues: If the problem keeps repeating, you may need to reset the PRAM and SMC of your AirPods Pro.
Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from my iPhone?
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting from your iPhone due to poor battery, Bluetooth problems, outdated software or activated Automatic Ear Detection mode.
- Poor Battery: If the battery on your AirPods Pro is low, it can disconnect from your iPhone automatically. You need to put the buds back in the charging case and give a full charge to resolve this issue.
- Bluetooth Problem: Sometimes, the Bluetooth may get disconnected randomly on your iPhone. You need to reconnect the AirPods Pro to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Here’s how you can do it:
- Click Settings>Bluetooth.
- Turn the associated toggle button to the OFF position.
- Click on the same toggle button again to turn it back ON.
- Outdated Software: Outdated software could be the reason for this disconnection. All you need to do to fix it is go for an update. Follow the steps below for that:
- Go to Settings>General.
- Click on Software Update and then tap on Download and Install.
- Automatic Ear Detection: If the AirPods Pro is getting disconnected during phone calls, it can be due to the activated Automatic Ear Detection You can turn it OFF by following the steps below:
- Go to Settings and click on Bluetooth.
- Tap on the “i” on the right side of the AirPods Pro name.
- Scroll a little down and turn OFF the Automatic Ear Detection toggle button.
- Tap on Microphone>Always Right AirPod or Always Left AirPod.
Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from the iPad?
The reasons for your AirPods Pro getting disconnected from your iPad could be outdated software, low battery, Automatic Ear Detection or Bluetooth issues. You can follow the steps I’ve mentioned in the above answer (for iPhone) to solve this problem.
Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from Windows 10 laptop?
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting from your Windows 10 laptop due to Bluetooth issues, outdated software or low battery.
- Bluetooth Issues: The Bluetooth setting of your Windows 10 laptop can be the reason. You can resolve it by uninstalling all Bluetooth devices and reinstalling them including your AirPods Pro.
- Outdated Software: If you haven’t updated your Windows 10 laptop recently, the disconnection may occur due to this reason. You need to look for the latest update for Windows 10 and download it to fix this problem.
- Low Battery: If your AirPods Pro is running out of battery, it can get automatically disconnected from your Windows 10 laptop. To fix it, you need to charge the AirPods Pro using the charging case.
Why do my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from Windows 11 laptop
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting from your Windows 11 laptop due to poor battery, outdated software or Bluetooth connectivity issues.
- Poor Battery: Low battery of your AirPods Pro can result in random disconnection. You need to charge it for at least 5 minutes to check if the connectivity problem is still there.
- Outdated Software: If you haven’t opted for new updates of Windows 11, it can cause this issue. Installing the latest update may resolve this connectivity problem.
- Bluetooth Connectivity Issues: If the Bluetooth of your Windows 11 laptop is wrongly set, it can cause this issue. You need to reinstall your AirPods Pro from the laptop and reinstall it to check if it has resolved.
Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from my Android phone?
Your AirPods Pro may keep disconnecting from your Android phone due to outdated software, Bluetooth connectivity problem, low battery or any other cause that I’ve already mentioned. You can check the fixes mentioned earlier to solve the issue.
Why does my AirPods Pro keep disconnecting from my laptop even when fully charged?
If your AirPods Pro keeps disconnecting from your laptop even when fully charged, the reasons could be outdated software or a Bluetooth problem. You can read the above answer (for Windows 11) to solve this problem.
Why is only one Airpod working at a time?
If only one Airpod is working at a time, it could be due to dirt or balance settings.
- Dirt: Clean your buds and see if the problem has gone.
- Balance Settings: If the sound balance is set incorrectly, it can lead to this issue. You can resolve it by following the steps below:
- Click on Settings>Accessibility>Audio/Visual>Balance.
- Set the balance in the middle position.
Why does my Left AirPod keep disconnecting?
If the left AirPod keeps disconnecting, it can be due to earwax, balance settings or Bluetooth issues.
- Earwax: Clean the buds with a soft earbud or cloth to check if the issue prevails.
- Balance Settings: Set the sound balance midway by following the instructions below:
- Open Settings>Accessibility>Audio/Visual>Balance.
- Set the balance midway so that it’s neither too high nor too low.
- Bluetooth Issues: Unpair and repair the AirPods Pro from and to the connected device and see if the issue is resolved.
Why does my Right AirPod keep disconnecting?
The causes are earwax or balance settings. You can follow the steps below to solve this issue.
- Clean Earwax: You can clean the buds and check if the issue is still there.
- Balance Settings: Configure the sound balance in the middle by following the instructions below:
- Go to Settings>Accessibility>Audio/Visual>Balance.
- Adjust the balance at the midpoint.