AirPods blinking orange? Here’s how to fix it!

AirPods are very popular, and many errors/bugs are surrounding them. With so many people using AirPods, it’s no surprise that there are some problems with the product. The blinking orange light on your charging case is one of the most common issues you might come across while using AirPods. Keep reading this blog post to learn more about this common issue and how to fix it!

Also, there are many other common issues with the AirPods, such as the AirPods randomly disconnecting from your phone, the case not being charged, or the audio cutting out. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, make sure to check out our other blog posts for help!

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Airpods blinking orange – What does each color mean?

Each color represents a different status with your AirPods. Let’s get started with that.

  • Green: Both the AirPods and charging case are fully charged
  • Green with AirPods out of the case: the charging case has more than one recharge left
  • Blinking green: Uncommon charging issue that affects 1 or both AirPods
  • Amber/orange: The AirPods are charging inside the case
  • Amber/orange with Airpods out of the case: the charging case has less than one recharge left
  • Blinking white: Airpods are ready to be paired
  • Blinking orange/amber: Pairing error
  • No light: Airpods and charging case are entirely out of battery

As you can see, if you have an orange flashing light on your charging case, it means that the AirPods and charging case are having some sort of pairing error. Luckily, in most cases, this is an easy fix!

How to Fix the Orange Flashing Light on AirPods Charging Case

There are a few things you can do to try and fix the orange flashing light on your charging case. Let’s go over each one of them.

Unpair and Pair your Airpods again

The first thing you can do is unpair your AirPods from all of your devices, then pair them again. In some cases, this might be a quick fix to get your Airpods working correctly.

To do this, go to your phone’s settings and tap on Bluetooth. From here, you will see a list of devices connected to your phone. Tap on the AirPods from this list and select “Forget This Device” from the options listed under it.

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After that, put your Airpods in pairing mode. You can do this by holding down the button on the back of the charging case for about five seconds. Once they are in pairing mode, open up your Bluetooth settings again and select “Add Device.” Select “AirPods” from the list and follow the instructions to pair them.

Restart your iPhone

Sometimes it’s better to restart your phone before you try anything else. Restarting can clear up any bugs or errors that might be stopping the AirPods from working correctly and could potentially fix this error by itself!

Even better, restart your iPhone after unpairing your Airpods before pairing them again.

To restart your iPhone, hold down the power button on the right side for a few seconds until you see “slide to power off.” Do not press cancel or skip this step, as it will turn off your device completely. If you have an iPhone X or newer, press and hold both the side button and volume up or down buttons until you see the power off slider.

Once your phone has turned off, wait about 30 seconds, then turn it back on by holding down the power button until you see the Apple logo. Now proceed to pair your AirPods again.

Factory Reset your Charging Case

If you’ve tried unpairing and pairing your AirPods multiple times and nothing has worked, the next step is to factory reset your charging case. This will erase all of your saved data on the charging case.

To factory reset your charging case, open up the lid and press and hold the button on the back for about 15 seconds. Once the white light changes to orange/amber, release the button.

We recommend unpairing your Airpods before factory resetting the charging case. This way, you can pair them with your iPhone as if they were brand new without any issues. Once the case is factory reset, pair it again and see if this fixes your error!

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Make sure both AirPods and Charging Case are charged

This might be an obvious solution, but make sure both the AirPods and the charging case have enough battery before trying to unpair or resetting them. If one or both of them are completely dead, they won’t charge correctly.

If you’re not seeing any lights on your charging case, plug in the USB cable that came with it and let it charge for a few hours. Once it’s charged, try pairing your AirPods again.

Update your Airpod’s firmware

If you’re still seeing the orange flashing light on your charging case, the next step is to update your Airpod’s firmware. This will ensure that your Airpods are running the latest software and might fix any errors you’re experiencing.

To do this, open up the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on “Bluetooth” from the menu. Under “My Devices,” you will see your Airpods listed. Tap on the “i” label and check the firmware version.

If there is an update available for your Airpods, they will be updated if you leave them charging in the case. After updating the firmware, we recommend restarting your iPhone and pairing your AirPods again.

Reach out to Apple support or go to an Apple Store

If you’ve tried all of the above and are still experiencing problems with your Airpods, we recommend reaching out to Apple support or going to an Apple store. They will be able to help you figure out what’s wrong and might have a solution that doesn’t involve resetting or unpairing your devices.

Worst case scenario, they will replace your Airpods with a new pair if there is something wrong with the hardware.

Why are my Airpods flashing orange? – The bottom line

Hopefully, one of these solutions resolves the flashing orange light on your charging case! If not, keep trying or take them into an Apple store to get some help.

AirPods are very popular, and there are many bugs around them, so don’t feel bad if you’re experiencing this issue. You’re not alone.

Let us know if you have any other questions about the orange light in the comments below.

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