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Why is your AirPods blinking orange? How to fix it?

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Apple’s Airpods are one of the most popular wireless earbuds. Consumers love them for their minimalistic design, crisp sound and ultra-portable design. The Airpod case has a LED light, which shows different colours according to the situation, and a reset button.

Like any other gadget, they, too, can malfunction, and it can get overwhelming when notification lights start blinking. In this article, we explore all the different notification lights of the Airpods case alongwith how to fix if the orange notification light is blinking.

What does each AirPods notification light – green, orange, white – mean?

  • A solid orange light when your Airpods are in their case indicates your earbuds are charging from their case.
  • A solid green light with your Airpods in their case, indicates each earbud is fully charged.
  • A solid orange light when your Airpods are not in their case means the Airpods case has less than one full recharge left.
Why is your AirPods blinking orange? How to fix it?
  • A solid green light with your Airpods outside the case indicates that the Airpods case has at least one full recharge.
  • A solid orange light when your AirPods case is connected to the charger means the case is charging. If it has earbuds, they will also charge alongwith the case.
  • A solid green light when your Airpods case is connected to the charger means your Airpods case is sufficiently charged. 
  • When you see a white light blinking, your Airpods have been reset and are ready to be paired with your device.
  • When you see an orange light blinking, your Airpods face a pairing error, and it needs to reset to pair again. 
  • When you see no light at all, your Airpods and their case are completely discharged, and you will need to charge them.
You can watch the video below that explains Airpods lights and how to get rid of the orange blinking light or continue reading the fixes below the video.

Also read: How to find the serial number of your AirPods?

How to fix AirPods blinking orange light?

As we learned above, when your Airpods case starts blinking orange light even when they’re sufficiently charged; this means your Airpods are facing a pairing error, and you’ll have to reset them.

To fix the blinking orange light on your Airpods, follow the steps below and pair them again with your device.

  • Open Settings app on your device.
  • Go to Bluetooth and look for your AirPods name on the list.
  • Tap on “i” button, next to the AirPods name.
  • Select Forget This Device. A pop-up window will appear to re-confirm, tap on Forget Device.
  • Insert your Airpods back in the case and close the lid.
  • Open the lid again, then press and hold the reset button at the back of the case until you see a blinking white light. This means your Airpods are ready to be paired again.
  • On iOS device: Bring your Airpods closer to the iOS device. Go to the Home Screen of the iOS device, a setup animation will pop up. Tap on Connect and then tap Done
  • On Android device: Go to the Settings app and turn on Bluetooth. Look for and tap on the Airpods name. A pop-up window might appear to re-confirm if you want to pair the Airpods with the device; tap Pair

Please note if you have previously changed the double-tap settings of your Airpods, you’ll have to personalise it again. Here is the guide on customising the double-tap feature on your Airpods and a few other tricks and tips.

Also read: How to use Find My AirPods?

Monika Shukla

When not busy managing sports events, she tries to churn out sensible words on paper. Has an interest in tennis, photography, Hindi & Urdu poetry. You can contact Monika via email:

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