• April 2, 2021 •

My AirPods is playing in only one ear, What to do?

During the pandemic, I was watching “FRIENDS” on Netflix in order to get stress-free, and suddenly the table turned. My AirPods was playing only in one ear, and that completely ruined my experience. I did a research and figured that I’m not the only one.

If you’re victimized with the same type of consequence. Follow the troubleshooting guide that will help you to resolve the issue related to AirPods.

Did you know? You can easily keep track of your AirPods using this amazing tool: Find my AirPods

Clean your AirPods

Cleaning your AirPods is the major thing you can perform on your own. There’s might be Dirt, lint, or ear wax-filled up in the AirPods that is preventing the sound. If there’s any debris present on the gadget, you can wipe it out with clean clothes.

Sometimes, AirPods gets wet due to sweat, use a microfiber cloth to soak and let it dry. If your earphone was dropped in water, keep it in the container filled with rice for a day to absorb water.

Check stereo balance

Make sure that your stereo balance settings are set right.

Adjust stereo balance on iPhone

Step 1: Visit Settings > Accessibility.

Step 2: Scroll down and search for the Hearing category option, tap on Audio/Visual and keep the sidebar in the middle between L and R.

My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Step 3: Trun Mono Audio toggle to off, above slider.

My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Adjust stereo balance on Mac

Step 1: Visit System Preferences > Sound > Output.

Step 2: Select the name of your AirPods from Sound Output menu.

Step 3: Keep the slidebar in the middle of Left and Right.

My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Step 4: Visit System Preferences > Accesibility.

Step 5: Uncheck Mono Audio from checkbox from the same page.

Disconnect, reset, and restart

Follow the steps mentioned below to disconnect and resetting wireless AirPods:

Step 1: Visit Bluetooth menu on your device, and tap on Forget This Device.

My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Step 2: Now, keep lid open of the AirPods case.

My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Step 3: Hold the reset/setup button present back of the case until you see light beneath the lid blink in amber.

Step 4: The AirPods have been reset.

Step 5: Restart your device and pair them as new.

Reset device settings

It might possible that there’s a problem with your device, and not in AirPods. Resetting the device setting will help to resolve the issue.

Step 1: Visit Settings.

Step 2: Go to General.

Step 3: Now, click on Reset and tap on Reset All Settings.

My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Left AirPods is weaker than right one?

This is because of the mic position on the left side of AirPods, and this default setting. You can manually keep the right mic selecting an option. Here’s how to do that:

  • Settings > Bluetooth > Your AirPods > Microphone.
My Airpods Playing In Only One Ear, What To Do?

Now, check the issue. Setting the option on Always Right AirPod will not use more power and help you to save battery on the left AirPod.

What if Nothing works?

If the solutions mentioned above won’t work for you, then it’s time to contact Apple Support.

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