Airpods are little intelligent and beautiful headphones/earbuds that are extremely popular among Apple enthusiasts, thanks to the seamless connectivity and exceptional sound quality. Sometimes, these little fellas can run into trouble, but thankfully, they are designed in a way that we can easily detect when they are suffering from a problem or an error.
The only way to figure out what’s wrong with your Airpods is the indicator light which is a small LED light that blinks or flashes in different colors like red, white, orange, and green, and each color is an indication of an additional signal telling us the confirmation of the tasks like connecting with Apple device, resettings, low on battery, and so on.
Sometimes, Airpods run into an error which is also detected by the strange behavior of the indicating light. This article talks about airpods blinking or flashing green lights strangely or repeatedly.
Airpods start flashing or blinking green when they run into connectivity error and as a result, one or the other earbuds becomes unrecognizable to the case. To get rid of the flashing green light you can try to reset airpods, update firmware, clean airpods, or replace them entirely.
The green light indicates a full battery or successful connectivity, but sometimes, the Airpods case blinks green strangely. That is when you need to look at the Airpods because this issue is not even declared or discussed by Apple.
But, in this article, I will share a few methods that I have personally tested myself with my Airpods, and you will be able to solve your green light flashing issue with Airpods.
Again, the Airpods green light blinking issue is not that common, and there is no official solution to this problem, but I will share my findings, and there is no guarantee that these methods might work for you.
So, without further ado, let’s discuss why there is a green light on the airpods case.
Airpods Flashing Green
During my research, I found that the frequent green light flashes when one of the earbuds has connectivity issues or is unrecognizable, so I believe everyone else might be facing that. Therefore, I am going to start my discussion with this.
Why Left or Right Airpods can be unrecognizable
The most apparent reason for Airpods to be unrecognizable is when you constantly use one airpods, and the other is inside the case. One is wholly drained while the other is fully charged, and after some time, when you try to use both of them, one is just silent and shows you connectivity signals. That’s a common problem, and you can figure that out quickly because your apple device will show you a popup about the remaining Airpods battery percentage.
So, all you need to do is to put that unrecognizable earbud into the case, let it sit inside the case for a while so that it’s ultimately charged, and then you will be able to use both earbuds at the same time without any issues.
But, if the problem persists, then you need to look for if there is any physical damage that is causing the disconnectivity problem or green light blinking problem. Sometimes, there can also be a manufacturing defect, but that’s rare. Other than that, you can try different methods I have explained below to help you figure out the solution to Airpod’s green blinking.
At this point, I am assuming that you are using 2nd Gen Airpods having a light indicator outside the case, not inside the case like first Gen Airpods.
Now, let’s see what’s wrong with your Airpods and why the Green light is repeatedly blinking.
Well, this seems obvious, but sometimes, all you need to do is reset the pods, and you will be good to go.
To do that, unpair the Airpods from your Macbook or Apple iPhone, put the earbuds inside the case, close the lid, and press the button on the back side of the Airpods.
Now keep the button pressed for a while, like for 10-20 seconds, and you have to release the button when you see the orange light and then the white light. Remember that you have to wait for the white light to flash or pop because that will indicate that Airpods have been reset.
Because many people have faced this problem where the amber light or the orange light never flashes, you have to do an additional step that requires you to reset the network settings of Airpods.
To do that, open up your device like iPhone and
Settings > General > Reset
Before attempting this, you must ensure the Airpods are connected to the device, and the device is connected to Wi-Fi. Plus, do not forget to completely clean the charging points of Airpods because sometimes such little things are causing the whole machine to mess up.
Although these troubleshooting tips are familiar, I am pretty sure one of these tips will help fix the green light flashing issue permanently.
The following strategy I would recommend is to update the software of Airpods.
Update Airpods Firmware
If you hear this for the first time, relax, as it’s not a big deal. All you have to do is make sure that if your Airpods have an updated or old version of the software/firmware because not updating the firmware can also malfunction Airpods, and to fix that; you should only update the Airpods firmware with Apple released a software update.
Let’s discuss how to check the current firmware version of your Airpods and update the firmware if your airpods need one.
To check the current status of the Airpods firmware, connect your Airpods with your Apple device.
Settings > General > Airpods Firmware
This is where you will see the firmware version of your Airpods, and besides that, you will see the newest version available if airpods are not updated to the latest firmware.
To update the firmware of the Airpods, you cannot do anything yourself; this is an automatic process.
You have to initiate the process, and then it will take an hour or so, and your Airpods will be like a brand new piece of headphones, free from any errors or problems like a green blinking light issue. Remember that you can update the firmware by Macbook and by your iPhone.
To update through MacBook, go to the system preferences and select software update for your Airpods.
To update through iPhone, go to settings, then general, and then about section and hit the update button, and your Airpods will be up and ready in 60 minutes with the latest firmware.
During this activity, keep the devices close to each other to make sure the process doesn’t get interrupted. Also, do not try to remove Airpods until the update process has been completed.
Cleaning airpods seems so apparent or tedious sometimes because some people are just reluctant to get close to the nastiness inside the airpods, like the ear wax that has been accumulated for ages or the dirt or debris stuck inside the casing or earbuds.
The cleaning process of Airpods is a sensitive process that requires a lint-free cloth, a brush with soft bristles, and some liquid like Isopropyl alcohol. You can also use cotton swabs to clean inside the metallic charging points of the Airpods so that the earbuds are charged efficiently without any issues.
Be gentle while cleaning earbuds, especially the speaker and mic, because these are the most sensitive parts of the earbuds, do not let the liquid go inside, or you will ruin the airpods.
Once you have completed cleaning the case and earbuds, now try to reset Airpods and see if the problem goes away or not.
If the problem persists after doing everything possible, that is the time to get a replacement for your Airpods and visit any official Apple store, and if it’s been less than 12 months old, you will get the replacement for free. If the guaranteed time is over, you may have to pay a little extra fee, but you will get a brand new replacement of Airpods.
So that was all about airpods flashing green and how to fix that. I hope all the above methods will help you figure out what’s wrong with the Airpods and why they flash green frequently and strangely. If you get a solution from this article, do not forget to share it with others.
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