Fix AirPods Keep disconnecting from an Apple device

April 29, 2021

If your AirPods keep disconnecting even when you see them connected under your Apple device’s Bluetooth settings, we’ll help you get it fixed. It is one of the most common issues users report on various forums and community support pages.

Apple Devices

How to fix AirPods keep disconnecting issue for an Apple device?

The Apple Ecosystem makes pairing between AirPods and iPhone, Apple Watch, or a Mac computer seamless. However, on a few occasions, you may experience random disconnections. Read what you should do to fix this AirPods keep disconnecting issue.

  1. Remove any wireless interference.
  2. Rename AirPods
  3. Turn Off Automatic Ear Detection
  4. Reset AirPods

Why do my AirPods keep disconnecting?

There is no definite reason that explains why the wireless earphones keep disconnecting. Nevertheless, you can try the solutions given below and check if it solves your problem.

1] Remove any wireless interference

Some Bluetooth issues like your AirPods getting disconnected may occur due to wireless interference. So, we’ll suggest you avoid using AirPods near common sources of interference, like microwave ovens, power cables, fluorescent lights, or cordless phones.

2] Rename AirPods

Place your AirPods in its charging case.

Go to iPhone Settings and choose Bluetooth.


Next, under the list of devices, tap the Info icon next to your AirPods.

Tap the current name to edit it.

Change AirPods Pro Name
Change AirPods Pro Name

Change the new existing name with a new name and then, hit the Done button (This solution works in most cases).

3] Turn Off Automatic Ear Detection

To disable this feature, go to Settings of your iPhone/iPad and choose Bluetooth.

Automatic Ear Detection Off
Automatic Ear Detection Off

Next, tap on 'i' (info) button next to AirPods, and toggle the slider for Automatic Ear Detection to Off position.

4] Reset AirPods

If all the above solutions mentioned above, fail to yield the desired results, try considering this option. Note – It may fix your connection problem but will reset your AirPods to their factory settings. If you don’t mind this change in setting, reset AirPods. Here’s how!

Place your AirPods in the charging case. Close its lid.

Wait for 30 seconds.

Open its lid.

AirPods Pro Info Icon
AirPods Pro Info Icon

Switch to your iOS device, tap Settings. Go to Bluetooth and then tap the (i) info icon next to your AirPods.

Forget this device
Forget this device

Tap Forget This Device option

Restart your device.

Now, keeping the lid of the case open, press and hold the setup button for 15 seconds until the status LED light flashes amber.

AirPods keep disconnecting from Mac?

If you are experiencing this issue with your Mac, try following this hack.

Connecting AirPods
Connecting AirPods

Click the Apple menu from the upper-left corner of your Mac screen and choose System Preferences.

Next, In the System Preferences window that appears, choose Bluetooth.

Remove AirPods Pro
Remove AirPods Pro

Under the Devices list, locate your AirPods Pro, right-click it and choose Remove.

Now, restart your Mac. Then put your AirPods back in the charging case.

AirPods Pro Setup Button
AirPods Pro Setup Button

Close the lid and wait for 15 seconds. Then, open the lid and press and hold the setup button (located on the rear side of the charging case) until it flashes white.

AirPods Pro Connected to Mac
AirPods Pro Connected to Mac

When done, select the AirPods under your Mac list of Bluetooth Devices and click the Connect button.

That’s all there is to it.

Hope it makes sense!


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