If your Apple AirPods have suddenly gotten disconnected and ruined your music mood and you notice the AirPods flashing orange light out of your AirPods case, it might have a problem.
However, do not run to an Apple store just yet! We are here to make sure that two Airpods work perfectly without any blinking orange light, the problem might seem tricky, but luckily, we have laid out the complete step-by-step process in this article that would help you fix the issue on your own.
What Do the Light Colors Indicate?
Before we move on to the first steps of fixing the led light flashes, let us take a quick look at the different color lights that are there and what they might mean.
These lights are known as ‘status lights’ and refer to the battery life of your AirPods or AirPods pro. Lights can mean different things depending on the placement of AirPods inside or outside the case.
Solid Green Light
The solid green light means that the Airpods are 100% sufficiently charged. You can remove them from the charging case or the power source if that’s the case. It also indicates that one fully charged line remains in your Airpods if they’re outside the case.
Flashing Amber Light
Flashing amber light refers to the exact problem we will be addressing in this article; it indicates that your Airpods are not connected to your iPhone or any other device.
Solid Amber Light
This means that your Airpods are not charged at 100% and not fully charged, so grab the charging case and charge it! However, this also means that less than one full charge remains when the AirPods are outside the case.
Flash White Light
The flashing white light means that the Airpods are receiving signals and are ready to connect with your phone.
Solid Orange Light
The AirPods firmware differs. A flashing orange light means that the Airpods have not been connected to any of your devices.
We have now let you know what each led light color indicates; thus, let us move on to the point!
How to Fix AirPods Flashing Orange Light
Right now, you are already aware that AirPods blinking orange refers to the issue of connectivity of other devices with your AirPods; therefore, here are clear guidelines you must follow to solve this issue quickly!
Step 1: Repairing and Resetting Airpods with Your IOS Device
Get ready to fully disconnect and reconnect your AirPods with your iPhone at first. Here is how it is done:
- Access and open the Settings section of your iPhone and then go to the Bluetooth settings section when it appears on the pop up window.
- Then press the “i” button around your AirPods and select “Forget this Device.”
- Now, set up your AirPods Pro again inside the case.
- Make sure not to keep the lid open, rather keep it closed.
- Go ahead and re-open the lid.
- Then, find the setup button on the backside of the charging case and keep holding it unless the status lights give a flash of amber and keep holding it as long as it does not flash white light.
- Finally, connect your AirPods or AirPods Pro back to Your iPhone
After you follow Step 1, simply continue and follow the steps below.
- Get to your iPhone screen and AirPods nearby as they stay in the AirPod case with the lid opened. Make sure the light is white when you do so.
- Try to find the connect button down the screen as an AirPods animation pop on the screen.
- Tap “Connect” as the devices get access to each other.
- After the procedure has ended, choose “Done.”
You should be good to go without the presence of any flashing orange lights if you follow these steps thoroughly. However, remember to re-do the custom settings you had previously set up on your AirPods before you went through the procedure of fixing the flashing orange blinks of your AirPods pro.
Step 2: Recharging Up your AirPods and AirPods Charging Case
To avoid AirPods flashing, you can also try simply charging them. Please do this by repeating the previous process we mentioned. But, in this instance, you have to leave the AirPods back in the case and wait for about 20-30 minutes before you follow the other steps.
This should work, but in case it does not, go for recharging the AirPods and its case. The next step will give you more insight into repair and reset AirPod options and procedures.
Step 3: Recharging Up your AirPods and AirPods Charging Case
To recharge both the AirPods and its case, go through this procedure below with us.
- Set the Airpods back inside its case and have the lid closed.
- Now, plug in the lightning cable with the lightning connector found downwards on the case; while doing this, attach and plug the other side of the cable with a USB charger or any other PC ports available.
- Then, by having the status light facing towards above with a closed lid, put the AirPods on a wireless charger’s mat. Do this only if your AirPods are suitable with such settings.
- Start waiting for 60 minutes afterward.
After doing this, go back, open Settings, follow Step 1 from our article, and repeat the procedure. If, unfortunately, that fails to work as well, there might be a problem with the device you want to connect to.
For example, an android device might show problems when connecting to apple devices like Apple AirPods. In such a scenario, you can try to reset both the AirPods.
But, if you are trying to connect your AirPods to an iPhone or iPad, we might have some additional troubleshooting tips for solving the AirPods flashing orange light problem for you!
Step 4: Resetting your Apple Device (iPhone/iPad)
Firstly, make sure to shut down all apps on your device before resetting AirPods or even repairing them. Then, follow these steps:
- Keep a hold to the power button as a red line or slide appears. Then, swipe the line across the home screen to shut it down.
- Keep waiting for a while, and then turn the power of your device back on.
Again, repeat Step 1 of our article here, and the best-case scenario is that it will work.
On another note, random bugs from the internet can also create such problems as giving out orange light inside the Airpods, following and reading the final step to understanding it better.
Step 5: Updating Firmware of your AirPods
If you are here, this means the other steps did not work for you. Sadly, all AirPods have different firmware, and there are no fixed or definite ways to enforce updates.
However, we can provide an alternative.
- You can use one earbud while keeping the other one inside the case.
- Play music on the outside for five to ten minutes and then take the other earbud and repeat this step.
- Then, put them both inside the charging case while opening the lid.
- Afterward, keep them in charge as close the lid of the AirPods case and keep them charging for about 60 minutes.
- Go back to the Bluetooth option and unpair the previously paired AirPods.
Finally, open the AirPods case again and newly pair the reset AirPods with your iOS device. Hopefully, the orange light will turn white, hoping that the process of resetting works.
We hope to have helped you with the thorough process of how to fix AirPods flashing orange; thanks for reading the steps with us! By following our tips, you can easily troubleshoot your phone at home; isn’t that amazing?
Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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