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Why Does One AirPod Die Faster Than The Other?

You might be wondering why one AirPod dies faster than the other and in this article we are going to explain why this could be happening. 

Why does one Airpod die faster than the other

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Why Does One AirPod Die Faster?

There are several things that could be affecting your AirPods. One of your AirPods could be dying faster than the other because you might be using one more often, the battery or charging case could be damaged, you might keep one of the AirPods or even both plugged in to charge for way too long, you could be using the mic on one side more often than on the other side or it could be a manufacturing defect. 

All of these problems could be the reason why one of your AirPods is dying faster than the other one. Now we will look at the solutions you can enforce to fix the problem.

How To Fix The Problem Of One Airpod Dying Faster?

Here are several ways to fix this issue and we hope that by the end of this article you are going to have a fully working solution.

Solution 1: Reset Your AirPods

You can try fixing the problem by resetting your earphones. Here is how:

  1. Put the AirPods in their charging case and close them
  2. Wait for 30 seconds before opening the case
  3. Take your iOS device and go to Settings, then Bluetooth and tap on More Info button that is displayed next to your AirPods
  4. Tap on Forget This Device and do it again to confirm
  5. Now press the setup button and hold it for 15 seconds until the light turns white

With your AirPods now reset you can reconnect them to your device again while they are still in the case. 

Solution 2: Clean Your AirPods

Some debris could be interfering with the battery on your AirPods, as well as in the charging case, and you can try fixing it by cleaning them. 

Supplies that you need are cotton swab/Q tip, 70% isopropyl alcohol and a cloth. Pour some isopropyl alcohol on the cloth and clean the case. Then take the earphones and gently clean them with the cotton swab on which you previously poured a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. 

If you need help to see how it is done you can take a look at this YouTube video on how to clean your AirPods.

Solution 3: Use Both Of Your AirPods Equally

You might not even be aware that you are using one of your earphones more frequently than the other but this could be the reason why that earphone is dying faster than the other one because it can negatively affect the battery.

To fix this make sure that you are using them equally. If this is the problem then it should be fixed with this solution.

Solution 4: Don’t Use The Microphone Only On One AirPod

Why does one AirPod die faster? Well the answer to that is most often because you use the microphone only on one of your earphones. If you use them to talk it could drain the battery much faster on that side than on the other.

This issue can be solved by changing the setting to Automatic. This way, both of your earphones can act as a microphone. This is also a default setting but you might have changed it to be always on the right or left. 

Here is how you can change the microphone settings:

  1. Take your device and go to Settings
  2. Open Bluetooth
  3. Tap Microphone
  4. Choose one of these settings (in this case we recommend Automatic): Automatically Switch AirPods, Always Right AirPod, Always Left AirPod

Now your microphone should be working on both earphones and not just one. This way not only one of your earphones will be draining battery and dying faster than the other one. 

Solution 5: Update The Firmware

Sometimes an update is needed because it brings bug fixes and solutions to other problems so this could be the solution to your problem. Here are the steps required to update the firmware of your AirPods:

  1. Put the AirPods in their case
  2. Connect the case to a power source
  3. Place your device close to the case 

If there is an update it will automatically be downloaded and installed and you are done.

Solution 6: Contact Apple Support

If nothing works in helping you fix the problem of one AirPod dying faster then contact Apple Support and explain the problem. If your AirPods are still under warranty they will be able to provide you with new AirPods.

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As we saw there are many problems that could cause the issue we talked about here and that is: “Why does one AirPod die faster?” Those problems could be in the battery or in the way you use them, but most of them are easily fixable. We provided as many solutions as we could and we hope that it was helpful.