Why Are My AirPods Beeping? Quick and Easy Fixes
If your AirPods keep beeping, it usually is due to low battery, although connectivity issues and faulty hardware are also possible causes.
This annoying beeping sound happened to me recently, and after some research, it appears I found the right solution, because they haven’t beeped since.
This annoying sound can get in the way of music while working out, it can keep you up at night when trying to sleep, or worse, it can happen in the middle of a work interview or meeting (this is what happened to me).
In this article, I’ll cover the various reasons why your AirPods are making a high pitched beeping sound and offer you some simple fixes to get you back on track.
Why Are My AirPods Beeping?
AirPods might beep for several reasons. While it may be incredibly annoying, this beeping is actually be helpful because it can indicate that there are some issues that you need to fix.
Let’s explore some reasons for this:
Battery Low Signal
One of the reasons your AirPods are making this sound is because the battery is running low. Apple has designed AirPods to alert users when the battery drops below a certain percentage. This is usually comes in the form of a high pitched beeping sound. While obnoxious, it is just warning you.
Another common reason for the AirPods beeping noise is connectivity issues. If your AirPods are struggling to maintain a stable connection with your device, they might beep to alert you.
Audio interference from other electronic devices can also cause the AirPod beeping noise. These devices emit signals that can interfere with the Bluetooth connection, prompting the beeping sound.
This is the least likely reason for your AirPods beeping, but it’s still worth mentioning. It is possible that your AirPods have a malfunctioning speaker, or other hardware, that is causing them to make a high pitched noise.
How to Fix AirPods Beeping
Now that you know the reasons for why your AirPods keep beeping, it’s time to fix the problem. Here are some basic troubleshooting steps that’ll get your AirPods working again:
Charging Your AirPods
If the beeping is due to a low battery, the fix is quite simple: charge your AirPods.
Reset Your AirPods
Resetting your AirPods can be a one-solution fix-all for reasons such as audio interference, Bluetooth connectivity issues, and software glitches that could cause the beeping sound.
- Put your AirPods in the case and close the lid. Wait for about 30 seconds, then open the lid.
- On your device, go to the Bluetooth settings and “Forget” the AirPods.
- Press and hold the button on the back of the case until the LED light flashes amber and then white, usually about 10-15 seconds.
- Reconnect your AirPods in the Bluetooth settings.
Keep in mind that if the issue is hardware related, the above fixes won’t work.
Contact Apple Support or Buy New AirPods
If you’ve tried all the steps above and none are working, you may have a hardware issue causing your AirPods to beep. In this case, contact Apple Support.
If there is hardware damage, you’ll need to buy another pair of AirPods. Here is a link to grab yourself another pair:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are my AirPods Pro making a beeping sound?
AirPods Pro might make a beeping sound due to low battery, failed Bluetooth connection, or device notifications. Make sure to fully charge your AirPods Pro, check the Bluetooth connection, and reset them.
Why is my AirPod beeping after getting wet?
AirPods are not waterproof and exposure to liquid can damage them, leading to issues like beeping sounds. If your AirPods got wet and are now beeping, turn them off and let them dry completely before turning them on again. If the beeping persists, contact Apple Support.
AirPods beeping but not low battery
If your AirPods are making the beeping sound but not low on battery, it could be due to a Bluetooth connection issue or fault hardware. Reset your AirPods, then ensure they’re properly paired with your device.
Ken is a Data Analyst in the Healthcare industry and the owner and sole contributor to The Wearable Guy.