Wireless earbuds are a convenient way to listen to music. However, some users have reported that one of the earbuds is not turning ON. This issue can happen with any brand.
Most probably, it is a technical glitch. So, you should troubleshoot the device. In this guide, we will learn how to fix your earbuds if one of them stops working. The solutions listed here are applicable to the earbuds of all brands.
1. Re-pair the Earbuds
Disconnecting and then re-pairing the earbuds can fix this problem. Here is how to do it:
- Go to the “Settings” on your mobile or PC to which the earbuds are paired.
- Open the “Bluetooth” settings and find your earbuds in the list of paired devices.
- Click the earbuds name and then tap the “Forget” or “Unpair” button.
- Restart your phone or PC and then pair the buds again.
2. Charge the Earbud Fully
The battery of the earbud might have drained out. Therefore, it is not turning ON. It happens when you use one earbud more often than the other one.
Now, put the bud in the charging case and close the lid. Let it charge for 30-60 minutes. Then, take the problematic bud out and turn it ON manually.
3. Swipe the Charging Position
This is a very useful hack and I tried it multiple times. Swiping the position of the earbuds in the charging case can do the trick. Put the right earbud in place of the left one and vice versa.
Let them charge for a few minutes and then take them out. This will help charge the earbud if it is not turning ON due to a drained-out battery.
4. Clean the Charging Points
The charging points on your charging case should be clean. Use a soft cloth and a toothpick. Clean the contact points and remove any dirt or debris as it can interfere with the charging.
Also, clean the contact points on your earbuds. Moreover, position the earbuds correctly in the case.
5. Charge the Case
Make sure that the charging case has enough power. Otherwise, your earbuds will not charge or turn ON. Connect the case to the power source and let it store power for one to two hours.
Check the battery percentage by observing the LED indicators on the case. The battery status can also be checked through the mobile app.
Furthermore, always use the original and compatible charging cable and adapter to avoid such issues.
6. Reset the Earbuds
Resetting the earbud can also resolve the issue. The reset method varies across different brands. Hence, you should read the user manual of your device.
However, I can suggest a common method. Press and hold the button or touchpad on your earbud until its LED comes ON. This will force restart and reset the bud.
7. Check for Hardware Defects
There can be some hardware defect in your earbud or the charging case. Check the case, put the earbud in its place, and notice if the spring presses down or not.
If it does not move downward, the contact is not successful and the bud will not charge. Likewise, the battery of your earbud may be damaged or expired.
Water contact for an extended period of time can damage the battery. The hardware can also be damaged if you have dropped the earbuds on a hard floor.
In such a case, you should replace the battery or the device itself. Contact the manufacturer if the device is under warranty. You can get a free repair or replacement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read the following common questions asked by most of the users to get further help regarding your wireless earbuds.
Why only one of my earbuds is working?
This issue has some specific reasons. For example, the earbuds are not synched to each other. Moreover, you may be playing in mono mode, the sound is muted for one earbud, or the battery is low. Check all these things to fix the problem.
How to troubleshoot my earbuds if they are not connecting to each other?
Some earbuds appear as two separate devices on your smartphone or computer. In this case, the right earbud pairs with your phone, and the left one syncs with it. So, you should take out (from the charging case) the right earbud before the left one. Moreover, disconnect and forget the buds from your phone, restart, reset, and then pair again.
How can I revive a dead earbud?
The most effective technique is to charge your dead earbud for 3-5 hours. Put it in the charging case and connect the case to the power source. Moreover, a reset and software update can also help unless there is no hardware defect.
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This guide has told you various troubleshooting techniques to fix your earbud that is not turning ON. These potential solutions are applicable to all brands of wireless earbuds. If nothing helps, you should contact the manufacturer of your earbuds. Freely ask us in the comment box if you have further queries.