Have trouble pairing your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro to your iPhone, or has it stopped flashing white? A complete guide will tell you exactly how to fix it.
If you pair your AirPods to your iPhone for the first time, you must open the case while ensuring both AirPods are inside. Then, you hold and press the reset button until it starts flashing white.
Before doing this, ensure Bluetooth is turned on on your device. Once the AirPods start flashing white, its name will appear on your iPhone. Then, you can select the AirPods and pair them with your device efficiently.
However, we have seen several times that AirPods don’t flash white. This can give you trouble pairing, which usually happens when your AirPods are running low on battery. However, you can charge your AirPods case and then pair it again.
It can also happen when the connectors inside your AirPods have become jammed due to debris and dust. You can clean it up and then try pairing again. If that doesn’t work, we can help you figure this out.
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Why Are AirPods Not Flashing White?
If the white flashing light has stopped emanating from your Apple AirPods, here are a few possible reasons why that could happen.
- The charging case’s battery is completely drained
- The connectors in the AirPods case aren’t entirely in contact with the earbuds
- The AirPods charging case is filled with debris at the bottom
- AirPods have sustained damage
- Broken or damaged charging case
How Can I Fix an AirPods Not Flashing White?
If you’re looking for a few troubleshooting tips to solve the AirPods not flashing white problem, then you’d be thrilled to know they are effortless and attainable.
We are enlisting all the fixes, some of which we discussed earlier and more in massive detail.
Clean the AirPods Charging Case
The first thing you can do is completely clean your charging case.
For that, you need to check the AirPods and see if it has collected debris at the bottom. While at it, we should mention that the bottom of the charging case is the most integral part of these wireless earbuds.
It is integrated with a microphone, the same part that connects with the AirPods to charge them through the charging connectors. So, the AirPods must be clean to connect effortlessly with the charging case.
Use a lint-free cloth or a cotton swab to clean your AirPods gently. Next, use another clean cotton swab to wipe the bottom of the charging case. Now, put AirPods back in the case and see if the problem has vanished.
Charge Your AirPods
If your Apple AirPods have run out of battery, they don’t have the power to maintain a stable connection with your device. This is another reason AirPods don’t flash white light and cannot pair to your iPhone effortlessly.
So you have to recharge your AirPods for about 20-30 minutes and then try to pair them again.
Keep in perspective that the status light on the AirPods can also glow in two different colors. If the AirPods flash green light, then it means that it’s fully charged. But if the status light flashes amber light, it indicates the AirPods need charging.
Also, when you try to reset AirPods hard, the status light flashes amber or orange light even then. But before you factory reset to fix AirPods, here are all the tips you can try.
Charging Your Airpods
- To charge your AirPods, you must put them back in the case and close them.
- They will automatically shut down, and the status light will start flashing amber for a second to let you know the AirPods have begun charging
- If the case doesn’t flash an amber light, you probably need to change your charge case or recharge it.
- Charge the case by connecting it to a power cable. It will flash a green light once the case starts charging.
This should fix your problem, and you pair your AirPods to the device again.
Toggle Off Bluetooth
If both methods mentioned above haven’t worked so far, then turning the Bluetooth off and on would be an excellent choice. This is another one of the troubleshooting methods that usually work.
This should initiate the pairing process from the beginning, which may be able to surpass the bug that is keeping your Apple AirPods from connecting.
Follow the steps to toggle off Bluetooth on your iPhone,
- Go to the Settings menu and locate the Bluetooth settings option on your device
- Open the Bluetooth settings menu and tap the toggle to turn it off. Then tap it again to turn it back on
Try to connect your AirPods again and see if it works, and the status light flash white.
Connect AirPods One at a Time
According to some users, they could fix this problem by connecting their AirPods individually.
You can do this by,
- Just put one right AirPod in the case at one time
- Bringing the AirPods case close to your device should detect it
- Once the AirPod has connected, take it out of the case, put the second left earbud inside, and repeat
Try this, and we are hoping this should fix your problem. If it doesn’t, move on to the next solution.
Update Your AirPods Software
If the device keeps persisting issues with AirPods flashing white status lights, then chances are you need to update them to the latest software.
It has happened a lot with Apple devices. However, the issues and bugs are usually fixed when a new update arrives. So, it is worth trying.
- Go to the Bluetooth settings menu on your iPhone
- Tap the ‘i’ next to the connected AirPods on your device. This should display the firmware version of the hardware.
Update the software and then pair the AirPods again.
Reset Network Settings
Another option is to reset your iPhone’s network settings, which will make the device forget all the WiFi and Bluetooth connections.
Moreover, this process will force your AirPods and iPhone to pair from the beginning, which should eliminate interferences from other wireless networks.
Here is how you can reset your network settings,
- Go to Settings and tap General
- Select Reset and then tap Reset Network Settings
This works efficiently for iPhones, but you cannot reset the network settings on macOS.
Reset Your AirPods
Resetting your AirPods to factory default settings is the last option you can try yourself. We also suggest resetting your devices but do this before to put additional hassle at bay.
Here is how to reset Airpods.
- Insert your AirPods in the charging case and wait at least 30 seconds before resetting.
- Go to your device’s Bluetooth option, tap the ‘i’ icon, and select Forget This Device.
- Now open the charging case lid and press and hold the setup button. Initially, you will see a blinking orange light. Keep pressing the button until the light flashes white.
Keep the lid open and try to reconnect it to your device. Hopefully, this should reconnect the AirPods. If it still doesn’t work and you cannot connect AirPods to other devices, factory reset your devices to fix the pairing error.
Contact Apple Support
If you failed to fix AirPods using all these methods, you should try contacting Apple support. You can either get in touch online or through their helpline. Or visit an Apple store and let them figure out the problem with your Apple AirPods.
There is a solid chance that your AirPods are either damaged, broken, or fake. This is why you are unable to connect them to your device.
So, these are a few troubleshooting tips to help you fix AirPods at home.
But before you try these methods, you should know that once you press and hold the setup button on AirPods, it can flash different lights and tell you about the charge status.
The AirPods flashing orange or amber means the battery status is null. When it flashes green light, it indicates the case is fully charged. But when it flashes white light, you have successfully connected the iOS device with the AirPods.
Ensure your charging case is not entirely depleted when connecting different devices. Also, regularly clean your AirPods to keep ear wax out of the case.
If the same problem persists and you don’t see the status light blinking white, you must take it to the Apple store and see what can be done.
We hope these tips help you out. Thank you for reading.