Do you own a pair of AirPods? Great! Do you frequently use them? Even better. Are they one of your favorite gadgets? Fantastic. Do you experience muffled audio, static noise, and crackling sound from them? Oh no… How about that? Disappointed by the sub-standard audio and frustrating performance? Does it feel like you’re listening to AirPods instead of AirPods? Have you tried all possible ways to fix muffed AirPods but nothing worked for you yet? If yes, then don’t worry – you’re not alone! There are hundreds of thousands of users who have faced similar issues with their AirPods. But don’t worry, we’ve got everything covered in this article. We will be talking about all the troubleshooting steps and solutions to tackle this issue – that too in the least possible time so that you can get back to enjoying your favorite tracks sooner than later.
How To Fix Muffled Airpods
Reset Your AirPods
If you’ve already tried all of the above-mentioned troubleshooting fixes and still facing this issue, then we recommend you reset your AirPods. Yes, you heard it right. You can solve this issue by resetting your AirPods. By resetting them, you will be removing all the previous settings and pairing information that could be causing this issue. Once you’ve reset your AirPods, you’ll have to pair them with your device again. So, make sure you’re pairing them with the device which they were first paired with. This could be the trick that you were looking for. To reset the AirPods, follow these steps: Hold down the button on the back of the charging case for at least 15 seconds until the LED turns off.
Clean and Dry the Earbuds
If resetting your AirPods didn’t work and you’re still facing this issue, we recommend you clean and dry the earbuds. You can use a small amount of rubbing alcohol to clean them. It’s possible that moisture from your ear is causing the muffed sound issue. So, clean the earbuds and let them dry properly. This may fix muffed AirPods issue.
Try Different Ear Tips and Find Out Which One Fits You Best
If cleaning and drying the earbuds didn’t work, we recommend you to try different ear tips and find one which fits you best. According to research, wearing the right ear tips can amplify the volume and reduce static noise by up to 48%. Finding the right ear tips is important.
Check If Your Airpods are Updated To Latest Version
If you’ve tried all the above-mentioned fixes and still facing this issue, we recommend you check if your AirPods are updated to the latest version. Sometimes, a software update can fix muffed AirPods issues. Make sure you update your AirPods to the latest version.
Try Different Audio Sources to Fix Muffled Sound Issue
If you’ve tried all the above-mentioned fixes and still facing this issue, we recommend you to try different audio sources and find out which one is producing the best audio. Some audio sources may produce better sound than others. You can try playing the same track from different sources and check which one sounds the best. For example, you can try playing the same track from your computer, iPhone, or iPad and see which one produces better sound. This could be the trick that you were looking for.
What Is Causing The Muffled Sound Issue?
- We’ve found a lot of users complaining that they are facing muffled sound issues. This is because the AirPods are not in good condition. The AirPods can be damaged by water, dust, or other debris. So, you should take care of your AirPods and clean them regularly to avoid this issue.
- Another reason for muffled sound may be the headphones’ cable. The cable may develop a hole or crack over time due to wear and tear or because it is not well-maintained. If your AirPods are damaged beyond repair, we recommend you replace them with new ones. You can buy new AirPods from the Apple Store for about $159 (Rs 12,000 approx).
- It’s also possible that your earbuds are not properly connected to each other properly due to dirty ear tips or a bad connection between the cables and the earbuds themselves.
- This could be why you’re hearing muffled sounds when listening to music on your iPhone or iPad in certain environments (such as while traveling in an airplane). You should make sure that your ears aren’t clogged up with dust and debris when you use your AirPods on public transportation or while traveling so that they work optimally when connected to your iPhone/iPad/Macbook Pro etc.
- Another reason for muffled sound may be due to battery issues within the headphones themselves.
- If you are using your AirPods for a long period of time, the battery inside may not last as long as it should. The battery inside the AirPods will drain faster if you’re listening to music with the headphones for a longer period of time.
- If you are using an iPhone or iPad that has a low storage capacity and is running out of space, your AirPods will stop working properly due to a lack of space. You should create more space on your iPhone/iPad by deleting some unwanted apps or files (such as music, photos, etc.) and free up more space on your device.
- If your AirPods are not placed within the right earbud, they can be damaged easily because there is less protection within the right earbud than within the left earbud.
- We’ve also found a lot of users complaining that they are facing muffled sound issues after installing an update to their iPhone/iPad/Macbook Pro etc.
How To Take Care Of Your Airpods?
- Make sure you don’t use your AirPods with a cracked or damaged cable. If your AirPods have a crack or hole in the cable, please take them to an Apple Store and get them repaired as soon as possible.
- Take care of your AirPods by cleaning them regularly. Keep the charging case clean for optimal performance. Clean the ear tips, y-split, and lightning port with a cotton swab and alcohol-free rubbing alcohol on a regular basis so that they stay in good condition. You can also use these silicone ear tips if they are dirty and worn out (sold separately). For best results, you should clean your AirPods every time you remove/insert them from their charging case.
- If you are experiencing muffled sound problems, we recommend that you charge your AirPods to 100% battery before using them for the first time after being charged fully (or within 2 hours of being completely drained). This will ensure that your device is completely charged before using it with the new pair of AirPods so that there is no interruption in sound quality when switching between devices.
- If you are experiencing muffled sound issues while traveling on public transportation or while taking long flights, we recommend that you disable Bluetooth on all devices so that there is no interference between your iPhone/iPad/Macbook Pro, etc., and the devices connected to it (such as other passengers’ cell phones). You can also turn off the noise cancellation feature on your iPhone/iPad/Macbook Pro etc. so that there is no interference between your AirPods and the device.
- If you are experiencing a lot of background noise while using your AirPods, we recommend that you change the track on your iPhone/iPad/Macbook Pro, etc. to one with less background noise such as “Noise Cancelling Off” or “Noise Reduction” (iPhone) or “Muted” (iPad).
If you’re wearing your AirPods and facing the muffled sound issues, don’t panic! We recommend you follow the steps mentioned above to troubleshoot and fix muffed AirPods. Do check if you’re wearing the right ear tips and wearing them properly. Also, ensure that they fit snugly in your ear. If you’ve tried all the above-mentioned fixes and are still facing this issue, we recommend you to try different audio sources and find out which one is producing the best audio. Try playing the same track from different sources and check which one sounds the best. Thereafter, follow the steps mentioned above and you can fix muffed AirPods issue.
Which AirPods are compatible with iPhones?
The AirPods are compatible with iPhone 7, 6S, 6, 5S, and 5C.
Which AirPods are compatible with iPad?
The AirPods are compatible with iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 10.5-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2nd generation), iPad mini 4, and mini 3, iPad mini 2 and mini 1).
Q: What is the warranty period of the AirPods?
A: The warranty period of the AirPods is one year from the date of purchase or service from an Apple Authorized Service Provider; whichever comes first (1 year or 15 days). Please note that if you have used your AirPods with a non-Apple device for more than 60 minutes per day for a total of more than 24 hours per week for a period of more than six months, Apple will charge you an out-of-warranty fee to repair or replace your headphones.