AirPods are one of the most famous Apple products, and quite rightly so. They have made life really easy by getting people out of the frustrations of the wires that tangle all the time. But that doesn’t mean they are perfect. People have been complaining about the beeping problem, which is super irritating to the ears.
AirPods beep when the battery is low when moisture gets into them when there is a circuit problem, or there are some pairing issues. If you want to know the explanation of the reason and how you can solve the problem, then keep reading.
Here is the explanation of the above-described reasons for beeping AirPods.
The most common reason why AirPods start beeping is when your battery gets low. Almost 90% of the beeping people face is because of this battery issue.
Although there is no need to worry if the reason is this issue, still, you should take it as a warning alert. Ignoring the beeping and continuing using AirPods will turn them off, causing you more frustration.
Sometimes, there is an incompatibility between the AirPods and the charging case. Due to this, the AirPods don’t charge properly. Thus, they start beeping to alert you about the situation.
When the device is fully charged, and still, the beeping is on, then comes the real trouble.
Suppose you are jogging in a park and the rain starts to pour. Or your sibling or friend pranked you with a water bottle. In both scenarios, moisture can go into the AirPods. Although you may enjoy both of the situations at first, you will “face the music” when your AirPods start to beep uncontrollably.
When the pairing is not smooth, AirPods start to beep to indicate the problematic situation. You will also see a little light with the noise as well.
This problem is fairly common, but can be resolved easily. How? Well, reconnecting the pods again will save your ears from hearing the beeps again.
In the electronic system of AirPods, there is a circuit. If it faces any problem, AirPods do the beeping. Generally, circuits start creating problems if you drop them to the ground or moisture gets into them.
These are all the reasons behind your device making the irritating beeping sound.
Now, it is time for you to know how to get rid of this noisy beeping AirPods problem.
Generally, charging the case to 100% stops the beeping. If AirPods still beeps, then gear up because you will be doing some treatments.
When the AirPods’ battery is at 100% and they still don’t stop beeping, then chances are it is trying to connect to a device but is failing every time.
Follow these steps to solve this:
- Go To Settings
- There, go to Bluetooth and tap on the Airpod icon.
- Next, tap on “forget the device.”
- Now remove your AirPods and put them back in the case.
- Wait for about 20 seconds, and then re-open the case.
- After that, press the setup button at the back of the case until you see an amber flash and then a white flash.
- Next, place it near your iOS device and follow the easy instructions you see on the screen. Hopefully, your AirPods won’t beep now.
Whenever people ask, “Why do my AirPods keep beeping?” I suggest to try this method. Hopefully, reconnecting the device via Bluetooth will solve the problem.
If this method does not work, then you should try method number 2.
You can also stop the beeping by:
- Go to the “Accessibility option” in the Settings.
- You will see the “Physical and Motor” option. There, tap on the AirPods option.
- Next, go to the “Sound Accessibility” section in this menu.
- After that, go to the background sound setting.
- To turn the volume to zero, drag the bar to the extreme left, and the beeping will stop.
If both methods 1 and 2 do not work, then try method number 3.
As described above, water/moisture is one of the reasons why AirPods don’t stop beeping. Sometimes, you don’t know it, but your AirPods have contact with the water, which causes the noise.
In case your AirPods get wet, then do something immediately to prevent permanent circuit damage.
Here’s how you can dry AirPods:
- Add dry rice to a bowl or a zipper.
- Put the AirPods in there. The rice will soak up the moisture. But you will have to put your AirPods on it for several hours.
Don’t want to use rice? Don’t worry; there is another method.
- Take dry cardboard and put your wet AirPods on it.
- Also, make sure the environment is also dry and a little hot.
- Some people try to apply direct heat, but this can permanently damage the circuit. So, putting cardboard in an airy environment and during the daytime is the best option.
- After leaving the AirPods for hours, put them back in the case and charge a little.
- Next, hold the reset button you see at the back of the case.
- Now, connect the AirPods with your laptop or mobile and see if they are still beeping or not. If yes, then it’s time to buy new ones.
If there is an issue with the charging case, then you will have to replace it with a new, upgraded one. People are nowadays preferring the wireless charging case as it causes less trouble.
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Sometimes only the right or left AirPods to start beeping, it is an indication of battery low. One AirPods starts beeping and turns off to save some battery for the other one.
If you put them in the case and charge them, then you will get rid of this problem.
Yes, Apple can take your faulty beeping AirPods and give you the new ones if the warranty (of 90 days) still applies.
Make sure you bring your charging case as well because a serial number is written on it.
However, if the beeping issue arises due to your own accident (like the pods falling from your hands into the water) or anything that is not covered in the warranty policy, then you can’t replace them.
AirPods beep because of low battery, connectivity issues, when water goes in them, or there emerges circuit problems in them.
Mostly, it is the low battery issue that is behind this beeping. So, charging the AirPods to 100% can get rid of this problem. If it doesn’t, I have described different methods like reconnecting the device, drying the water in AirPods, and changing the accessibility setting.
Follow the steps described in these methods and enjoy using “beep-free” AirPods.