iPhones are among the most sold products these days, if not the most. It has features different from Android and those who get a hang of it do not go back to using android phones. But there is one little drawback to this highly successful product. . The biggest of them faced by customers and put forward as a question is, “Why do my AirPods keep cutting out?”
It is not compatible with the hands-free that is usually sold in the market. For one, the pin is not compatible with iPhone ports and for two, you have to buy an additional connector (called a dongle) to connect hands-free or other devices with an iPhone.
What are AirPods?
But of course, Apple would never let its customers wail about not being able to enjoy music or other audio just because they can’t connect to it. It created its own wireless hands-free which it named AirPods. They come in versions just like their device and are compatible with almost any type of iPhone.
But all that glitters is not gold, and AirPods also have their own drawbacks and technical issues
What does it mean to cut out?
During the smooth playing of music and audio, there suddenly comes distortion and static that ruins your entire fun. Complete cutting of audio may also occur after which you can not hear the slightest of sounds. This is called cutting out of AirPods which is no rare occurrence.
In this article, we will go through the reasons point by point and give a solution that will help prevent this technicality.
Reasons for AirPods to cut out
It may be the source or the hearing device. In any case, these reasons may occur that cause your AirPods to cut out:
Your internet or Network connection may not be stable
By internet, I mean Wi-Fi or any other 3G or 4G device that provides your source device the necessary transmission needed to play a certain audio or video.
And by Network, I mean the Bluetooth stability that connects your AirPods with the source device. Either one or both of these conditions can cause your AirPods to cut out. This happens when you are either out of Wi-Fi range and your internet stability causes the audio of the source device to distort, or your Bluetooth no longer is stable enough to connect your source device and your AirPods. The standard range of AirPods connectivity ranges between 30 ft to 60 ft after which the audio starts to crackle.
Issues with your software and sensor
AirPods work in an efficient way. If you have audio on play and both the earpieces are in, your audio will work smoothly. As soon as you take one earpiece out of your ear, the audio will automatically pause. The same is the case for taking out both earpieces from your ears.
While this is an efficient way to operate, there is one technical drawback. The software of the sensor doesn’t work properly and stops detecting your AirPods, even if both earpieces are fixed in your ears. This causes AirPods to cut out.
Your AirPods are not compatible with your iPhone
Even though this is an issue faced by very few, it is one of the reasons AirPods keep cutting out. Usually, the device doesn’t sense the AirPods it is compatible with, and in case it does and your device gets connected, your happiness will be short-lived as the connection will drop after a few seconds, if not moments.
Your AirPods are out of life
Remember to charge your AirPods before connecting them to a source device. They usually do not need to be charged too much and too many times, but they will cut out once their battery is dead.
Usually, charging your AirPods for half an hour or a few more minutes will last you up to 5 hours or more, which is more than enough even for a long drive.
Your AirPods aren’t the problem
Sometimes, your iPhone is the one causing glitches and crackles in the audio which you hear through your AirPods. In that case, it is better to disconnect your AirPods and listen to the audio through your iPhone so you can identify the problem properly.
Ways to prevent your AirPods from cutting out
Instead of spending a few hundred dollars on new AirPods, try doing the following:
- Reconnect your AirPods to your device
- Check your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection
- Update your firmware
- Charge your AirPods
- Call Apple Care
The last tactic should be the last resort. Because Apple Care usually takes responsibility for iPhones and not AirPods. But you can give it a try.
Are AirPods compatible only with iPhones?
AirPods can be connected to any Apple device, including a Macbook. In fact, there are AirPods out there that can connect to devices that aren’t even manufactured by Apple.
There is no end to technical issues. Once you buy an electronic device, you must be prepared to face these problems. What you must also know is how to treat them without freaking out. I hope this article gave an overview of what AirPods are, why they keep cutting out, and how to prevent them from doing so.