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Reasons People Can't Hear You on Your AirPods
The Mic Is Damaged
One common problem with AirPods is that the microphone has stopped working. If people can't hear you when you're on a call, your AirPod microphone is likely damaged. There are a few signs that you can look for to determine if your AirPod microphone is damaged.
First, if people can only hear you if you're speaking very loudly, or if they can only hear you sometimes, your AirPod microphone is probably not working correctly.
Additionally, if the people you're talking to say that your voice sounds muffled or distorted, that's another sign that your AirPod microphone might be damaged. If you think your AirPod microphone is damaged, the best thing to do is replace your AirPods. You can do this by going to the Apple Store or contacting Apple Support.
The Battery Is Low
Low batteries are the bane of any electronic device, and AirPods are no exception. If you're using your AirPods and people can't hear you well, it may signal that your battery is low. Another common symptom is that your AirPods will stop playing audio altogether.
Sometimes, you may also see a warning message on your iPhone or iPad that says your AirPods need to be charged. If you're experiencing any of these issues, it's time to juice up your AirPods!
The Mic Is Dirty
If people can't hear you using your AirPods, it might be because your AirPod mic is dirty. There are a few signs that your AirPod mic is dirty, including reduced sound quality and muffled audio. If you notice either of these things, it's time to clean your AirPod mic.
Luckily, cleaning your AirPod mic is a quick and easy process. Start using a soft, dry cloth to remove debris from the microphone mesh.
If there's still dirt or grime build-up, you can use a cotton swab dipped in distilled water to gently clean the mesh. Once you've cleaned the mesh, blow into the microphone opening to remove any moisture.
Finally, wipe down the exterior of your AirPods with a dry cloth. With just a few minutes of cleaning, you can ensure that your AirPod mic is clean and working correctly.
There Is a Software Glitch
If people can't hear you on your AirPods, your microphone may have stopped working. A software glitch could cause this, so the first thing to do is check for any updates. If there's a new update available, install it and see if that fixes the problem. If not, try restarting your AirPods by holding the button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds.
If that doesn't work, you may need to reset your AirPods. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone, then go to Bluetooth and tap the "i" next to your AirPods. Finally, tap "Forget This Device" and reconnect your AirPods to your iPhone. Hopefully, this will fix the problem, and people will be able to hear you again.
There Is an Issue with the Bluetooth Connection
If people can't hear you on your AirPods and you suspect there may be a Bluetooth issue, there are a few signs to look for.
First, check to see if the audio is turned up loud enough on your device. If it is, the next step is to ensure that your AirPods are correctly paired with your device. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod and go to Bluetooth.
Find your AirPods in the list and tap on them. If you still can't hear people on your AirPods, you may need to reset them. To do this, press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case for at least 15 seconds.
Once they're reset, try pairing them again with your device. You may need to contact Apple support for further assistance if you're still having trouble.
What You Can Do
If people can't hear you on your AirPods, there might be a problem with the microphone. To fix this, try the following:
- Make sure that you're wearing your AirPods correctly. The microphone is located on the stem of each AirPod, so if you're holding them incorrectly, people won't be able to hear you as well.
- Check to see if your AirPods are clean. The microphones could block the sound if dirt or debris is on the microphones.
- Try using Siri. If people can hear you when you use Siri but not when you make phone calls or talk to people in person, there might be an issue with the software.
- Make sure that your iPhone is close to your AirPods. If they're too far away, the signal might be weak, and people won't be able to hear you.
- Restart your iPhone and your AirPods. This will fix any software issues that might be causing the problem.
- Update your iPhone and your AirPods. If there's a new version of the software available, it might fix the problem.
- If none of these tips work, contact Apple support for more help.
Although AirPods have excellent sound quality, their design can make it difficult for people to hear you, which can be frustrating for the other person but more frustrating for you. Moreover, the Apple AirPods also don’t come cheap, and the slightest issue can be concerning.
If you're having trouble being heard by others when wearing your AirPods, try one of the following tips.
First, turn up the volume on your AirPods. You may also want to adjust the microphone setting so that it's closer to your mouth. Finally, if all else fails, try using an earbud instead of AirPods.