Why wont my AirPods pop up on my screen?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

There could be several reasons why your AirPods are not popping up on your screen. Let’s explore some possible solutions:

1. Check Bluetooth connectivity: Ensure that Bluetooth is turned on both on your iPhone and AirPods. You can do this by going to the Control Center on your iPhone and tapping on the Bluetooth icon. If it’s already turned on, try toggling it off and on again to refresh the connection.

2. Restart your iPhone: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve connectivity issues. Press and hold the power button on your iPhone until the slider appears. Slide it to power off your device, and then turn it back on after a few seconds.

3. Reset AirPods: If restarting your iPhone didn’t work, you can try resetting your AirPods. To do this, hold down the charging case’s back setup button for about 15 seconds, or until the light on the case flashes amber, and then white. This will reset the AirPods’ connection settings. After resetting, you can try connecting them to your iPhone again.

4. Update iOS: Ensure that your iPhone’s operating system is up to date. Go to Settings > General > Software Update and check if any updates are available. If there are, download and install them. Sometimes, outdated software can cause compatibility issues with your AirPods.

5. Forget and reconnect AirPods: If none of the above steps work, you can try forgetting your AirPods from your iPhone and then reconnecting them. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, find your AirPods in the list of devices, tap the “i” icon next to them, and then tap “Forget This Device.” Afterward, put your AirPods back in the charging case, open the lid, and follow the setup process to reconnect them to your iPhone.

6. Check AirPods battery: Ensure that your AirPods have enough battery power. If they are low on charge, they might not show up on your screen. Place them back in the charging case and make sure they are properly charged.

7. Clean AirPods and case: Dirt or debris on the AirPods or charging case can interfere with the connection. Clean them using a soft, lint-free cloth and ensure that there is no obstruction in the charging ports.

If none of these solutions work, you may want to consider contacting Apple Support or visiting an Apple Store for further assistance. They can help diagnose any hardware issues with your AirPods or iPhone that might be causing the problem.

Remember, these troubleshooting steps may vary slightly depending on the model of your AirPods and iPhone, so be sure to refer to the respective user manuals or Apple’s support website for specific instructions.

I hope these suggestions help you get your AirPods to show up on your screen again.