Why Do My AirPods Keep Cutting Out?

March 13, 2024
David Sunnyside

There are a few reasons why your AirPods may be cutting out. The most common is simply a jammed-up Bluetooth connection. The AirPods use Bluetooth to talk to your iPhone or other device, and Bluetooth shares the same frequency as Wi-Fi connections, so if you're in a place with lots of wireless stuff going on (like a gym, shopping mall, or busy office) it can cause your audio to cut in and out.

Aside from keeping them as close to your ears as possible, you can also try to move away from busy areas or disable any wireless connections on your iPhone. You can also try adjusting the audio frequencies in your music player or streaming service to reduce interference from other songs and sounds.

Another possibility is that the AirPods themselves are defective or damaged. This can happen if they are dropped, exposed to water, or gather dust in their sensors. If you've tried the troubleshooting steps above and the audio still cuts out, this might be a hardware issue that requires service or replacement from Apple.

If you haven't done so already, make sure the AirPods are fully charged. You can check the status of the battery by opening Control Center and tapping the battery icon. If the AirPods aren't fully charged, they won't have enough power to maintain a solid Bluetooth connection and you'll encounter frequent disconnection issues. You can also try resetting the AirPods by opening the case, closing it, and waiting for half a minute before trying to connect them again.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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