When it comes to mobile accessories, AirPods have consistently ranked at the top of the popularity charts. And, your AirPods and their case will last longer if you know what to do when there are errors. For this reason, we will answer a question we receive from many of our AirPods users – Why is my AirPod case blinking red?
In most cases, the AirPods case flashing red indicates a pairing error and it can be fixed real quick. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read further to know how to fix AirPods flashing red.
Why Is AirPod Case Blinking Red?
Flashing red lights or a solid red light on your AirPods case indicate a pairing problem. You may assume the battery is dying, which is a reasonable assumption. However, if the issue persists even after charging the AirPods to their full capacity, it is due to a pairing difficulty.
Here are some other issues:
If the case of your AirPods blinks a steady red light, the battery capacity is getting low.
When the AirPods are not present in the case and a red light blinks, the case indicates that you need to charge it. At this point, the case will only allow you to extract one additional charge before its battery drains completely.
However, if you see a red light while the AirPods are still inside, it’s an indication that the battery is getting recharged. Therefore, wait until the AirPods and case are completely charged. The indicator light will turn green once the case is fully charged.
If you notice a light that is either amber or red even after connecting your AirPods case to the charger, don’t worry, the case is still charging. Even in this scenario, it is best to keep the case connected until the red-and-amber light is replaced with a green one.
Incorrectly Stored AirPods
A red light could appear on your AirPods if they are not placed properly in the case.
Although bugs are uncommon in Apple products, you risk encountering them if you do not update your AirPods regularly. The red light on the AirPods could indicate a software issue. To avoid this, ensure you always have the most recent update for your AirPods.
How to Fix AirPod Case Blinking Red?
Whenever the light on your AirPods case starts blinking red or amber, you should know that it’s time to charge your AirPods.
To stop the red light on your AirPods from flashing, try the following options:
Reset Your AirPods to Factory Settings
A red flashing light indicates a pairing error; you will need to reconnect your AirPods with your smartphone.
However, you’ll need to reset your AirPods to factory settings before you can try pairing again.
The simplest instructions for doing a factory reset on your AirPods are as follows:
- Hold down the button on the case’s rear for 10-14 seconds to begin the setup process.
- Keep the button pressed until the status light on your AirPods blinks red three times, followed by a white flash.
And it is done!
You have successfully reset your AirPods; all that remains now is re-establishing a connection between them and your mobile phone.
Pair One AirPod at a Time
If resetting to factory settings and re-pairing does not work for you, consider pairing one AirPod at a time with your device.
Here’s how you can fix the problem by pairing AirPods individually:
- Open the charging case and remove one AirPod.
- Shut the lid of the case and wait for a while. Open the case again in sometime.
- Pair the solo AirPod with your gadget by pressing and holding the setup button on the case’s rear.
- Use the single AirPod for 15 to 25 minutes.
- Put the unpaired AirPod in the case and put aside the connected one.
- Follow the same steps again to connect this one. In the Bluetooth settings, you will notice that your phone recognizes each AirPod as a different device.
- Again, use the second AirPod for 15-25 minutes.
- Put both the AirPods into the AirPod case.
- With the case open, charge the AirPods for two to three hours.
- Put the lid back on and let it charge for another two or three hours.
- If you open the case, you’ll see a green light indicating that it’s fully charged.
- Go into your device’s Bluetooth options and disconnect both AirPods.
- Reopen the charging case.
- Hold the Setup button for 10 seconds. You’ll see a red light which will turn white afterward.
- Now, connect your AirPods normally.
- You’re done.
You can easily fix the blinking red light on your AirPods in this way.
When you complete this, you will solve the problem for good. But be sure to do everything by the book.
Why Is My AirPod Charging Case Orange?
We have discussed what a red light signifies; now, let’s look at what an orange light implies on an AirPod case. The color may seem different on various models, but know that any shade of red or orange will signify the same issue.
Either your case does not have enough charge, the charging process is already in progress, or there is a pairing issue. This light is dependent on whether or not the light on the case is flashing, as well as whether or not your AirPods are inside the case.
Your AirPods case shows an orange light when the charging process begins. The orange light then turns green when the AirPods are completely charged.
However, if the indicator on your AirPods is flashing orange, the AirPods have encountered a problem. You can fix the problem by reconnecting the devices to your mobile phone or performing a factory reset.
- Go to the Bluetooth settings of your device and forget the AirPods. To do this, click the “i” button beside your AirPods’ name and click “Forget This Device.”
- If you have paired your AirPods to multiple devices, you will need to remove them from the Bluetooth options of each device.
- Place the AirPods inside their case.
- Remove the lid.
- Hit the setup button until the orange light lights up.
- Please press and hold the button until the light flashes several times.
- Now, close the case.
- Connect the AirPods with your phone again.
If the orange light on your AirPods does not stop blinking, you need to contact Apple Support to get them fixed or get a refund.
What If There Is No Color on My AirPod Case?
If this occurs in the case of your AirPods, it is a clear indicator that the battery is drained. So, what to do?
You simply need to charge the AirPods case. The longer it remains charged, the longer it will not show any color.
Other Lights on AirPod Case and What They Mean
If you see white light, your AirPods are successfully pairing. If you see red light, they need to be charged. When you see a green light, you know the battery is fully charged. The LED can cycle among these three colors that will flash continuously or remain steady to show their state.
There’s a little more nuance to it, so we’ve compiled a list of all the possible variations your AirPods might display to update you on their status.
A white blinking light means your AirPods are in pairing mode.
There’s a chance you mistakenly activated pairing mode by pushing the ‘Pairing’ key on the charging case’s rear.
Red Light With Airpods in Case
If the case of your AirPods emits an amber or red light, it means the AirPods are still charging and won’t be ready to use for a while.
Red Light While Airpods Are Not in the Case
If the charging case’s LED glows amber or red while the AirPods are still in the case, it signifies the case’s battery is not completely charged.
You must connect your case to a charger.
Green Light Flashing
A flashing green light indicates that there is a possibility that one of your AirPods is not being recognized by the case if there’s a green flashing light. Perhaps, the AirPod does not have sufficient power or there is a problem with the AirPods’ pairing process.
Red Light When the Case Is Plugged In
As long as the AirPod case is connected to a source of electricity and the LED is glowing amber or red, charging is taking place.
Green Lights With AirPods in the Case
Any time the charging case’s green light is on while the AirPods are inside the charging case, it implies the AirPods are fully charged.
Green Light While the Airpods Are Not in the Case
The AirPods’ LED will glow green when the charging case is fully charged.
Green Light When the Case Is Plugged In
As soon as the case’s green light glows while connected to an electricity source, you know it’s completely charged and ready to be removed.
You finally know the answer to the Airpods’ flashing red light issue. You’ll need to follow the instructions described in this post if you’re experiencing the same flashing amber or red light on your AirPods.
Whether you’re at the office or home, AirPods are a useful accessory. They must function as intended. We sincerely desire that you never have to deal with this problem again.