Why is only one of my AirPods not charging?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

One possible reason why only one of your AirPods is not charging is that it may not be inserted properly into the charging case. When you place your AirPods into the charging case, it is important to ensure that they are fully inserted and seated correctly. If one of the AirPods is not making proper contact with the charging plate at the base of the case, it will not charge.

To address this issue, you can try removing and reinserting the AirPods into the charging case. Gently take out both AirPods from the case, making sure to hold them by the stem and not the speaker portion. Inspect the charging connectors on the bottom of the AirPods to check for any debris or dirt that may be obstructing the charging process. If you notice any buildup, gently clean the connectors with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Next, carefully place the AirPods back into the charging case, ensuring that they are properly aligned with the charging plate. You should feel a slight click or snap when the AirPods are inserted correctly. It is important to make sure both AirPods are seated properly and are fully inserted into the case. If one of the AirPods is not aligned correctly, it may not charge.

After reinserting the AirPods, close the lid of the charging case and check if both AirPods are charging. The status light on the front of the case should indicate that charging is in progress. If only one AirPod is charging, try gently adjusting its position within the case to ensure it is making proper contact with the charging plate.

If you have tried reinserting the AirPods and they are still not charging properly, there may be other factors at play. It is possible that there is an issue with the charging case itself, such as a faulty charging plate or a problem with the connection. In such cases, it may be necessary to contact Apple support or visit an authorized service center for further assistance.

When only one of your AirPods is not charging, it is often due to improper insertion into the charging case. By removing and reinserting the AirPods, ensuring they are properly aligned and making proper contact with the charging plate, you can usually resolve this issue. If the problem persists, it may be necessary to seek further assistance from Apple support or an authorized service center.