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Why Are My Airpods Connecting While in Case?

AirPods shut down when they are kept in their charging case. They normally do not connect to your devices while they are in their case. But if you keep your AirPods in their charging case but get a dead or drained-out battery every time, your AirPods may be randomly connecting to your devices while being charged.

If your AirPods connecting while in case, scroll below to know how to stop it on your own.

Airpods Connecting While In Case (Reasons)

Your AirPods are connecting while in case to devices because the airpods’ sensors may not be behaving properly. The connecting issue can also happen due to any software issues or network settings.

When you keep the AirPods back in their case, they are supposed to disconnect automatically and start charging immediately. However, sometimes AirPods do not disconnect from the device when they are in their case. And sometimes they keep connecting to the device frequently. It is very annoying especially when you talk on your iPhone or listen to music. Let’s look at some reasons for Airpods connecting while in case.

Such connecting issues can happen because of a few reasons.

  1. Firstly, there are two optical sensors on your AirPods. The two dot-like sensors may be covered with dirt or something else that makes them feel that the AirPods are into the ears.
  2. Secondly, your device’s software may not be up to date.
  3. Thirdly, the connecting problem is recurring for any software bug.
  4. Fourthly, there is some problem with the network settings of your device.

What Should You Do If Airpods Connecting While In Case?

However, to stop your AirPods connecting while in case, there are a few things to do. Try the following ways if your AirPods do not disconnect when you put them back in the case.

Turn Off the Bluetooth on your device

To solve this connecting issue, turn off the Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Since AirPods connect to your devices through Bluetooth, turning off Bluetooth will stop the connection immediately. To turn off the Bluetooth, go to your device settings and turn it off. However, if you face this issue again, you may have to try something else.

Turn off Automatic Ear Detection on your Airpods’ setting

Turn off “Automatic Ear Detection” on your Airpods in case it is on. Put the AirPods back in the case and check if they have disconnected from your device.

AirPods have default infrared sensors by which it can sense whether they are in your ears or not and receive the audio accordingly. When you do not wear Airpods, the audio runs on your device through the speakers if the “Automatic Ear Detection” is on.

AirPods connecting while in case may cause from sensors not functioning properly. Therefore turning off Automatic Ear Detection will solve the connecting issue.

Make sure your iPhone or iPad’s software is updated to the current software version. To check your software go to your device’s Settings. Then tap General, scroll below, and tap Software Update. Before updating your device, do not forget to keep its back up. However, if the connecting issue continues, you should reset your Airpods to get rid of it.

Reset Your Airpods

If turning off the Bluetooth does not solve the connecting issue, you can reset your AirPods to force it to disconnect. A factory reset will take the AirPods in their default settings along with fixing any bugs that are running within it.

To reset the AirPods press the setup button on your case and hold it for some time. Release the button when its status light turns orange, after that white. Now your AirPods turn to default status.

After completing a factory reset, connect the AirPods to your iPhone or iPad and then keep them back in their charging case.  They should disconnect immediately when you put them back in the case.

Reset the Network Settings of your device

If resetting your AirPods also does not work and the same connectivity issues occur, you might be having problems with your device’s network settings. To fix this issue reset the network settings of your device. When you do so, the Bluetooth, WIFI, and cellular settings of your iPhone or iPod will be reset too.

To reset network settings open the Settings on your device. Tap on General. At the bottom, you will find the Reset option.

Once you reset the network settings of your device, set up the Bluetooth connection to get the AirPods connected. Once the AirPods are connected to your device, keep them in the charging case again. The connection between your device and AirPods should close immediately after they are put back in the charging case.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Do When “Automatic Ear Detection” Stops Working?

If the Automatic Ear Detection toggle is on but does not work, you can try cleaning the AirPods. If the proximity sensors get jammed with dirt, they cannot function properly. With a soft cloth gently wipe the dirt and check if it works properly.

How to stop AirPods Switching to Other Devices?

Apple has given the option for automatic device switching on its AirPods. If this bothers you, you can turn off the feature easily.

To stop your AirPods from switching to your other devices connect them with your iPhone. Then go to the Settings>Bluetooth> info(i). Then tap Connect to this iPhone and select When last connected to this iPhone. The Automatically option allows your AirPods to connect to your other devices when they detect playback on them.

Airpods Connecting While in Case (Summary)

Therefore, you do not need to rush to the service provider store if your AirPods connecting while in case. Following above easy steps, you can fix the connecting issue on your own.

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