Apple is known for high-quality manufacturing products and known for providing excellent services to its customers. Whenever Apple manufactures any product and sells it to the market, it is sure to be the best-selling product globally.
AirPods is one of the products launched by Apple which soon became popular after its release. AirPods are one of the best wireless earbuds that you will ever witness in the market, not just because of their good built quality but also because of the features they provide.
However, it comes up with a fair share of issues and one of those would be AirPods getting paused frequently while in use.
Why do my AirPods keep pausing?
There are many factors that might keep your AirPods pausing while they are in use. But, the two most likely factors which cause the issue of AirPods to pause while playing any audio would be poor Bluetooth connection and malfunctioning of the Automatic Ear Detection Sensor.
Fortunately, we do have solutions to both of the issues which will soon be covered in this article.
Also below are some of the issues which can be fixed easily by you.
- A low battery of your AirPods
- The glitch of the Apps which you’ve been using to listen to songs, podcasts or any audio.
- If you are constantly moving around while using your AirPods which triggers auto-pause.
How to fix the pausing of AirPods while they are in use?
It’s difficult to pinpoint the cause of your pausing AirPods, so you might have to do a trial-and-error method and try every solution mentioned below and one of them might work for you.
Turning off automated ear detection is the first thing you should do because it’s the most likely because of your AirPods pausing and the most likely solution.
Turn off Automatic Ear Detection
You can turn off Automatic Ear Detection to resolve the issue of your AirPods using your iPhone settings. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so.
Step 1 – On your iPhone, go to the Settings app.
Step 2 – Into the Bluetooth option, look for your AirPods and Tap on the ‘i’ button.
Step 3 – There would appear a Toggle switch for “Automatic Ear Detection”, turn it off.
And that’s how you disable Automatic Ear Detection, however, keep this in mind that now you won’t be able to pause any audio you’ve been playing over any app or switch ears over your AirPod with ease. So, it’s actually better to keep this feature off if your music is constantly pausing.
Resolve the Bluetooth Connectivity Issue
Bluetooth can also be a reason for having trouble with your AirPods. For instance, if your iPhone is connected to many devices via Bluetooth, it might cause an issue with sending audio to your AirPods through your iPhone.
In the case where you have connected your iPhone to any Bluetooth speakers and AirPods, it won’t be able to properly transfer audio over your device. To make sure it does not happen, make sure you are not connected to any other Bluetooth device. If you do so, it is most likely that the problem has been resolved.
Make sure to Cleanse your AirPods (Proximity Sensors)
Your AirPods must be frequently cleaned, as once they get dirty it’s most likely that they underperform or might cause a technical issue.
AirPods have Proximity Sensors that help them in detecting touch and are used for touch navigation, without Proximity Sensors we could not play/pause any audio, play the next track or the previous track, trigger Siri, or other purposes with ease.
After constant use of your AirPods, it is most likely that they are covered with ear wax or dirt present in the air around you which leads to a random pausing issue. It is a good thing that cleaning your AirPods is not a tough task and can be done quickly.
Cleaning of AirPods can be done with the help of a cotton swap, an alcohol cleaning wipe, or a slightly damp cloth, this is what Apple recommends using to clean your AirPods. Make sure that your inside of AirPods is cleaned and your AirPods are shiny just like new ones.
After you are done with cleaning, it is not really assured that your AirPods are fixed, they might have or might not but it certainly does impact the performance of your AirPods, and keeping a habit of cleaning your AirPods will increase the life span of your AirPods.
How to Reset AirPods
If you have any issues no matter what the device is, the first thing you can actually do is reset the device, in most cases, this really works as if your device is on factory reset and does perform like any new device.
To reset your AirPods follow the steps below.
Step 1 – First make sure you have placed your AirPods in their charging case, and close the lid.
Step 2 – Wait for 30 seconds and open the lid of the charging case and put on your AirPods in your ears.
Step 3 – Now head to Settings and open Bluetooth or look for your AirPods in your settings.
- If your AirPods are connected, tap on the ‘i’ button which indicates more Info next to your AirPods, then tap on forget this device and confirm.
- If your AirPods name is not displayed, continue with the next step.
Step 4 – Keep your AirPods in the charging case and leave the lid of the charging case open.
Step 5 – After that keep on pressing the setup button located on the back of the case for 15 seconds until a light present on the case flashes amber which will then turn white.
Step 6 – Then, reconnect your AirPods to your Apple device while the AirPods are in the charging case with the lid open.
Hopefully, this will make your AirPods perform well and if it does not, do head to your nearest Apple store and you can leave this job to the professional or they can simply get a new one.