Why don’t my AirPods work during an ongoing call? This question is one of the most general ones that have come to mind of those users who’re using Apple AirPods. AirPods are arguably the best earphones that have ever been built by Apple but still, some software issues create some difficulty during calls.
To know more about how to resolve this issue or why Airpods are unreliable during calls, I highly suggest you keep reading this article as it will provide all the answers to your questions.
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Why can’t callers listen to the voice on AirPods?
Wireless headsets are popular for the convenience, and functionality they offer in tasks like making phone calls. Here are some reasons why your AirPods aren’t working while making calls and you can use some possible fixes before taking them back to the shop.
The reasons which I’ve discussed here, in this article, are only from the experiences of a small number of people who’ve experienced this issue on their Airpods. Hence, if a solution may not work for you to resolve the problem, you can also try out another one.
If your AirPods microphone is damaged or blocked, callers can’t hear your voice from the other side. If people can’t hear your voice when you’re using your Airpods or AirPods Pro, then there may be an issue with the Airpods mic. If the person on the other end can still hear your voice but is not completely clear, then it could still be caused by a problem with your AirPods’ microphone.
Sometimes, the reason for them not working properly is due to too much wear over the month or even years of using the Airpods. Generally, there is no way to fix this issue. Although, you can take the Airpods to the nearest Apple Store and see what they can do for you.
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If your AirPods battery level is too low, then also your microphone won’t work properly as your battery is trying to save the power of the AirPods and if you use the mic for phone calls, then your battery will drain rapidly.
If the battery level of the Airpods is too low and you want to use the mic for audio calls, then you’ll immediately need to put them in the charging case so that they could be recharged completely. This process will only take a couple of minutes. After the Airpods are fully charged, you can again use the Airpods for making calls.
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Software bugs or glitches
Another reason why people can’t hear your voice when you’re on making FaceTime calls on your iPhone with the AirPods is due to a software glitch. Sometimes, there is a Software Glitch that makes it tough for the users to hear your voice on calls or FaceTime properly. But, there is nothing to worry about as Software Glitch with your AirPods happens all the time. You can fix this by updating the software of your Airpods through the System Update.
Audio is routed somewhere else
If your audio is being routed elsewhere, it may not hear you when you’re on a call with someone. Audio can be diverted through any other Bluetooth device. You just need to check if the headphones are properly plugged in or if there is another Bluetooth device that isn’t connected to your AirPods to know if the audio isn’t being routed elsewhere.
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One of the most general reasons for someone to not hear your voice while being connected on Airpods is that your microphone might be dirty. More often than not, small dust particles and lint gets clogged in the microphone at the bottom of your Airpods which created problems like these. Therefore, You just need to clean them off and your Airpods will be good to go. You can do this with the help of an anti-static brush and smoothly brush the mic at the bottom left to remove the lint from the Airpods.
When we use an older operating system, they can also cause some problems like while on call it may create some functioning problems. If you have an outdated or older OS system in the AirPods, then it can be a reason that you can’t hear any voice on AirPods while making a call. To avoid this issue, simply update the AirPods with the latest software which will help your device work better during calls also.
Disable Automatic Ear Detection
Disabling Automatic Ear Detection can help you to resolve a lot of glitches from your phone that might be creating problems during calls. To turn it off, you just need to follow these small steps given below:
Firstly, go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
Now, click on the Bluetooth option.
Now, tap on the “i” button next to your connected Airpod device
And, then click on the toggle to turn off the automatic ear detection feature.
Restarting your device
One of the most common yet beneficial solutions is to restart your device. This will reset the operating system software and will help us to start new and fix any small common issues that the software was facing.
Resetting your Airpods
To do that, you must follow the steps given below:
Firstly, You would need to put your Airpods back in their charging case and close the lid.
Then, after 30 seconds you need to open the lid back again.
Now, go on your iOS device’s settings app and click on Bluetooth.
After that, click on the ” i” icon next to your Airpod’s name.
Now, Tap on the “FORGET THIS DEVICE” option and tap again to confirm it.
Then, keeping your Airpod case’s lid open, press and hold on the button on the backside of the charging case for about 15-20 seconds till you see the amber light flashing on the case.
This will help you to reset your Airpods and this also may help you in fixing all the problems regarding the same.
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Airpods are quite frankly one of the best things ever but like every technical device, they too have their fallings now and then for which we are here to help you out.
These fallouts should not scare you off from buying a pair for yourself if you don’t already have them.