It can be shocking to find only one AirPod pro working on your MacBook especially when you’ve just finished installing the latest macOS update. So, if you’ve already checked the Bluetooth status of the device it is connected to and still getting sound in mono out of the other earbud, try fixing it. This guide will help you out!
How to fix only one AirPod Pro working on MacBook
There’s no hard and fast rule to keep your AirPods locked to your iPhone. Like any other Bluetooth-enabled headphones, you can connect AirPods to many other devices, including your MacBook. But, when the earbuds are showing as connected and you’re still not getting audio out of one of them, it signals something wrong. Follow these steps to fix only one AirPod Pro working on MacBook issue.
- Make sure AirPods pro is connected to MacBook Air.
- Click the Apple menu.
- Choose System Preferences.
- Go to Sound Icon.
- Switch to the output tab.
- Choose your AirPods.
- Check the Balance settings.
- Adjust it to the center again.
This should fix the sound output problem of your AirPods completely.
What to do if one AirPod is not working?
When your AirPods are nearby and not connected to your iPhone, you can readily pair them with your MacBook to listen to music or handle phone calls. So, if you notice only one AirPod working on MacBook Air, the problem could be related to the audio-balance bug that shifts the sound balance to one side. You can readily fix it by resetting the balance. Here’s how!
How to fix AirPod Sound
Firstly, make sure your AirPods Pro is connected to your MacBook Air. You can see its icon on the Menu bar or under the Bluetooth devices list.
Next, click the Apple icon on the menu bar, and from the list of options displayed, select the System Preferences entry.
When the System Preferences pane opens, locate the Sound icon. When found, click to open it.
Then, switch to the Output tab. Here, choose your Airpods name to check its Balance settings.
If you find the cursor fixed at one end, drag the slider to adjust it to the center again.
This will balance the audio and you should find the AirPods Pro working fine again.
AirPods won’t turn on
If your AirPods stopped working or won’t turn on, check AirPod Battery. Place both earbuds in the charging case, and plug the charging case into a USB charger or port. You can plug the charging case directly into a MacBook for the fastest charging times or use an iPhone or iPad USB charger.
Airpods connected but sound coming from phone
This is another problem that can drive you crazy. To fix this, go to your iPhone Settings, choose Bluetooth and tap the Info icon(i). Then, select the Forget This Device option. When done, hold the button on the back of your AirPods charging case with the lid open for ten seconds to pair it with your MacBook.
Hope that makes sense!