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How to fix AirPods pop-up not showing up on iPhone

Everyone who uses Apple’s wireless headphones knows how easily they connect to the iPhone. So, the user doesn’t need to spend a lot of time and effort, because the AirPods will connect to the smartphone almost instantly.

Users have noted that over several years of use, cases, where the wireless headphones didn’t automatically connect, are actually rare. And even then, trivial removal of them from the phone and reconnection helped to correct the problem.

It’s safe to say that over the years, AirPods have shown that they are ready to work seamlessly with any Apple device, as well as with gadgets from other manufacturers. However, if everything is so rosy, then why is there a problem of the iPhone not seeing AirPods, and many are looking for how to fix it?

So, here is how to fix AirPods when the pop-up isn’t showing up on your iPhone.

What are the reasons why AirPods don’t connect to the iPhone

There may be several reasons why wireless headphones don’t connect to your smartphone. However, first of all, try to disconnect the AirPods from your iPhone and reset them. In case that doesn’t help solve the problem, look into other possible problems:

  • The first and most obvious is that your AirPods may be drained.
  • Not updated software.
  • Check that the Bluetooth function is enabled on your iPhone.
  • Airplane mode.
  • Your wireless headphones may not be original (if you didn’t buy them from an official Apple store), as now on the market you can come across a lot of Chinese copies, which are as similar as possible to the headphones from Apple.

How to unlink and reset Airpods

In fact, the only solution to the problem is to unlink AirPods on your iPhone and reset AirPods. And if these methods don’t help you, then with a 90% probability the cause of the failure is mechanical.

First, you need to remove the AirPods headphones in the settings. To do this, you have to follow these steps:

  • Go to the main settings menu and select “Bluetooth”.
  • In front of the AirPods headphones, there should be a mark “i”, which you should tap.
  • After that, select “Forget this device” and confirm your actions.

The second step is to reset the AirPods. On all versions of AirPods, this procedure is exactly the same.

  • You need to put the two earpiece in their places in the case.
  • Hold the case open and press the button continuously for 15 seconds.
  • After the indicator on the case lights orange 4 times, the settings will be reset and the button can no longer be pressed.
  • Try reconnecting the wireless headphones to your iPhone.

How to connect AirPods to iPhone for the first time or after reset

To connect the AirPods to your iPhone for the first time, you simply unlock your smartphone and open the case with the wireless headphones. Make sure that the light on the case is white, and if nothing blinks, just press the button for a couple of seconds.

Next, a notification should pop up on the smartphone that prompts you to connect the wireless iPods. Tap “Connect”.

After that, the light on the case will turn green and your smartphone will display data about the connected AirPods, such as the charge level of the accessories and the case.

When you press the “Done” button, you can easily use the AirPods for their intended purpose. In the future, they will be able to connect to your smartphone by themselves after you take them out of the case and put them in your ears.

What to do if the AirPods don’t automatically connect to the iPhone

If you have completed the process of pairing the AirPods to your smartphone, but when you put the AirPods in your ears, they don’t connect, don’t worry.

First of all, see if they are charged. Next, turn off and on the Bluetooth on your phone again. Eventually, you can try resetting your smartphone.

If these methods didn’t work and the iPods still won’t connect to your smartphone, try doing a reset and “forget the headphones” and then perform the connection process again as described above.



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