How To Fix Your AirPod Microphone With Easy And Quick Steps

TechHow ToHow To Fix Your AirPod Microphone With Easy And Quick Steps

Microphone on your AirPods not working? This can really be frustrating, especially if you are on an important meeting at work, school, or simply having a call with your friends and loved ones. Imagine the struggle of changing to speakers just because your AirPod’s microphone is not working. There are many reasons—from simply dirt, minor bugs, or something wrong with the settings. The good news is, even if you are not a techy person, you can certainly do some simple troubleshooting that may help it work again. If you want to learn some simple tips on how to fix your AirPod’s microphone, then this article is for you.

6 Simple Tips To Fix Your AirPod Microphone:

How to resolve your AirPOD microphone issues?

Follow these 6 simple tips to resolve your microphone issues.
1. Put your AirPods back in the case and reconnect
2. Charge your AirPods
3. Restart the Apple device you are using
4. Check the settings
5. Reset the Airpod device and reconnect it
6. Clean your AirPods’ microphone
If the said tips still won’t work, then you might want to get your AirPods repaired or get a new replacement. But, you’ll never know, unless you try these simple tips. Stay in this article as we elaborate further.

1. AirPods- Put it back in the case and reconnect

Airpod not working

If your microphone worked perfectly fine before it began to not work, then you just might need to refresh and try to establish a new connection with your iPhone. Simply, put it back in the case and then reconnect it.

2. Charge your AirPods

Airpod microphone not working

Sometimes we missed even the small details. Many still forget to recharge their AirPods, resulting in its microphone not fully functioning. You should check if the battery level if it is low, and if it is, then you might want to charge first and then try it again. However, if you check the battery level and it is still good, yet your microphone is still not working, then proceed to try the other tips listed.

3. Restart the Apple device you are using

The oldest trick in the house. If you know that your AirPods worked perfectly fine before, then you just might need to restart your apple device. After you shut down your device, wait for a few moments, and then turn it back on to reconnect to your AirPods. Sometimes, a quick device refresh is just the key to having your AirPod connection go seamlessly.

4. Check the settings

Sometimes when your microphone is only functioning on one side— causing the inconsistent quality, all you need to do is to check your settings. Go to settings, tap the AirPods icon, and then tap Microphone, you need to make sure that the check mark is on the Automatically Switch AirPods. 

5. Reset the AirPod device and reconnect it

Airpod microphone not working

Down to the 5th and still no good news? Well, you should try resetting your AirPods. Put them in the charging case or smart case then press and hold the status button indicated in the charging case/smart case until it turned in the color amber. After that, it means that you have reset your AirPods! You can now grab your apple device and connect. After you should run a test if the microphone is working.

6. Clean your AirPods’ microphone

This tip may sound cliche since it is common sense to clean your AirPods, but sometimes even this smallest thing can fix the malfunctioning of your device’s microphone. If you have been a long-time user, of course, there are instances where you are forgetting to clean your device, unlike the time when it is still brand new and newly used. You might want to check the mic of your AirPods. Where to find it?

You can find the microphone at the end of the stem of your AirPods. Check the bud-like end if it has grimes and all by using cotton swabs, or cotton balls, also use rubbing alcohol to fully diminish the grimes and dirt if ever. Sometimes, specks of dirt that are stuck on the microphone make the sound of your mic muffled and inaudible, so there’s no hurting in trying to clean it to initially fix your microphone problems.


Hope these 6 simple tips enlighten your queries about your AirPods microphone not working. Always remember to make sure that you keep your AirPods microphone working, especially since ever since the Pandemic, people have been used to doing video conferences, or online meetings, which requires you a good working microphone. You don’t want to be not heard on important matters, right?

Mary Julcel
Mary Julcel
Mary is a technical writer from a lovely town in the Philippines who loves technology. She enjoys explaining complex stories in a simple way.
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