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The AirPods microphone doesn't work. Here are 5 tips for fixing the problem


AirPods allow you to listen to high-quality content and deliver sounds clearly when you talk to others, yet after long use, you may have trouble stopping the microphone from working, as others can't hear you while making calls or can't send voice messages, and only use it to listen to content.

There are a lot of reasons why the AirPods microphone is not working properly, including dust and dirt accumulating inside the microphone slots, incorrect speaker settings, simple errors such as: a pairing problem, or not charging, and more.

Here are 5 tips for fixing the microphone's shutdown problem with AirPods:

1. Put AirPods in the charging box:

Creating a new connection to your iPhone can solve most audio problems in AirPods wireless speakers, especially if they work well before, so all you have to do is put the speakers in their charging box and then take them out again.

2- Clean it from dirt:

If you've used AirPods for months and found that you're having a hard time hearing you, or the sound quality is a little low, then the microphone slots may have accumulated a lot of dirt inside, requiring you to clean them.

To do this, spray the alcohol on a piece of cotton, then wipe the microphone openings at the bottom of the speakers — the silver part at the bottom of the speakers — to remove any suspended materials or accumulations, then remove the particles you see with the naked eye using a toothpick or tweezers, and you must press the microphone slot so that it does not damage the copper mesh that covers the microphones.

3. Driver update:

Sometimes the microphone stops working on the AirPods because the driver's version is not updated, and to do so, place the speakers in their charging box and then connect them to a charging source and leave them next to the iPhone that must be connected to the Internet for at least 30 minutes.

To find out the version number of the AirPods driver you installed to make sure they're up to date, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Click on the General (General) option.
  • Click on the (about) option about.
  • Click on the name of your AirPods.
  • Check the numbers displayed next to the Firmware Version version.


Note: Apple doesn't release driver updates for speakers periodically or at close intervals, so don't be surprised if you find that the same version as a month ago is the same.

4. Reset AirPods:

If you're still having trouble with the microphone, you can reset the speakers, and to do so, place the speakers in their charging box, then press at length the button in the charging box until the charging indicator light turns amber, then take them out and pair them with your iPhone again.

5. Buy new AirPods:

Sometimes with repeated drops of the speakers, especially if they are on a solid floor, they may have malfunctioned or damaged, in which case, if the speakers are guaranteed to go to the nearest certified center to fix them, otherwise buying new speakers may be the best solution.