5 Fixes: Airpods Connected But Sound Coming From Phone

Ah, technology. Our trusty companion in day-to-day life, the provider of tunes on a mundane commute, the conduit for our calls… until it isn’t. A fine day you find yourself tangled in an auditory maze. Your AirPods are connected, but the sound insists on emanating from your phone. Been there, done that. Here’s a quick fix list, straight from my personal tinkering sessions with this pesky problem.

1. Check Your Audio Output

Often, the issue is less complicated than it appears. Check if your phone’s audio output is set to AirPods. Go to the Control Center on your iPhone and press the AirPlay icon. You should see the AirPods listed. On Android, look for Bluetooth settings or media volume sync options.

Check Your Audio Output

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2. Forget and Re-pair

Disconnecting and then reconnecting your AirPods can sometimes fix connectivity or sound issues. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to “Settings” on your iPhone.
  • Tap “Bluetooth.”
  • Tap the “i” next to your AirPods, then tap “Forget This Device.”
  • Confirm by tapping “Forget Device.”
  • Restart your iPhone.
  • Open the lid on your AirPods charging case and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashes white.
  • Your AirPods should appear in the list of devices on the Bluetooth settings page. Tap them to pair.

With these detailed steps, you’re well-equipped to troubleshoot and fix sound issues. Remember, each solution is like a key; you need to try them all to find the one that unlocks the sound conundrum. Now, with a bit of patience and persistence, you’re all set to reclaim your wireless listening experience.

3. Restart Your AirPods

As with any device, a simple restart can often do the trick:

  • Put the AirPods back in the charging case.
  • Wait for about 30 seconds.
  • Take the AirPods out and check if the problem is resolved.
Restart Your AirPods

4. Check AirPods Battery

Low battery could be the culprit behind the sound coming from your phone. Here’s how to check:

  • Open the lid of your AirPods case near your iPhone.
  • A pop-up will appear showing the battery status of both the AirPods and the case.

5. Update Your Devices

If your phone or AirPods firmware is outdated, it might be the culprit. Regularly updating your devices not only resolves latent issues but also gives you access to newer features. Check both your phone’s software update settings and your AirPods update via your iPhone’s General Settings.

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Benjamin Johnson

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