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Why Are My Air Pods Flashing Blue Light? (Fixed)

Many people are asking the same question. Why is their AirPod flashing a blue light? AirPods flash different colors for different reasons. Do they flash blue light? If they do, what does it mean? Find out all these and more in this article.

What Does a Flashing Blue Light on The Air Pods Mean?

Original AirPods are not supposed to flash blue light. If your AirPods are flashing blue light, it can only mean one thing. You have been tricked into buying fake AirPods. The blue light is found only on cheap and fake AirPods.

AirPods are really popular. The independent sellers tend to take advantage of this and sell fake AirPods. Some of them even use the same name and don’t mention it is a spin-off of the original one. You will be fooled if you don’t know what a real AirPod looks like.

Do Real Air Pods Light up Blue and Red?

No. It is seen only in the fake AirPods. Fake AirPods usually have blue and red lights inside of them. Of course, independent sellers cannot replicate the technology of AirPods made by Apple.

When you wear these AirPods, they light up blue and red every few seconds. The real AirPods don’t do that.

How to Turn Off the Blue Light on Air Pods?

Usually, there’s no way to turn the blue light off. The manufacturers program many fake AirPods to blink blue light when connected. It may be useful if you’re troubleshooting the earbuds.

Apart from that, these lights don’t make sense. You can’t even see the light when you are wearing them. If the blue light really bothers you, you can cover it with black duct tape. But you will need a steady hand for that.

Different Colors of Lights of Air Pods and Their Meaning

The original AirPods have different colors of lights with different meanings. Let’s find out what they mean.

A Flashing White Light: When the AirPods flash a white light, it means it’s on pairing mode. When you press and hold the pair button on the back of the AirPods case, it goes into pairing mode and flashes a white light.

A Flashing Amber Light: If there are any flashing lights, something is wrong. If you are seeing a flashing amber light, there is an error in pairing. You need to reset your AirPods, and the flashing amber light should go away.

Amber when the AirPods are inside the case: If you see a solid amber light on the charging case while the AirPods are inside, it indicates the AirPods are being charged. A solid amber color indicates that the earbuds are not fully charged yet.

Amber with the AirPods out of the case: If the earbuds are out of the case and it displays a solid amber light, the charging case has less than a full charge left. You should plug it into a power source soon.

Amber when plugged into a power source: This means the AirPods case is being charged, and it hasn’t been fully charged yet.

Green when plugged into a power source: It means the AirPods case has been fully charged. You should unplug it from the power source.

Green with the earbuds inside the case: This is an indicator that both the AirPods and the charging case have been charged to their full capacity. Unplug the case, remove the earbuds and start playing some music!

Green with the earbuds taken out of the case: The AirPods case is fully charged. It does not need to be charged.

No light: The AirPods battery is dead. It needs to be connected to a power source to be able to use again. You need to charge it for some time.

So, an original AirPod will never emit a flashing blue light. It can only mean that you have been duped.

How to fix blue light on AirPods Pro?

Again, Apple AirPods Pro doesn’t have blue lights. It can only mean one thing- you have bought a counterfeit pair of AirPods. But you can try charging and resetting the AirPods, just to see if it changes anything.

What to Do if I Have Bought a Fake Air Pod?

If you have bought a fake AirPod with ‘Apple branding,’ it is completely illegal. You can contact the seller and ask for a refund. If the seller refuses, you can sue him. He will be fined if he really used Apple’s labeling and sold them as original ones.

It can also help to know how to differentiate between a fake AirPod and a real one. You should buy from authorized Apple stores or directly from Apple stores to avoid buying counterfeit AirPods.

Where Can I Check the Authenticity of My Air Pods?

There should be a barcode on the original AirPods case. It contains the serial number of the AirPod model. You can put the serial number here on Apple’s support. If the AirPods is original, the website will be able to pull out information about it.

If you don’t have the box, you can try this alternate method. 

  • Pair the AirPods with your iPhone.
  • Go to Settings and open Bluetooth options.
  • Find your AirPods from the list and tap on the I button next to it.
  • You will see a serial number of the AirPod by scrolling down.
  • Copy this serial number and put it here. 

If you want to take it to the nearby Apple store, you can do that too. The support workers will check the AirPods for you and let you know if they are real or fake.

In this way, you can check out the authenticity of the AirPods. If your AirPods are fake, Apple’s database will not be able to collect any information about your AirPods. It’s because they haven’t been manufactured by Apple, and so there is no data available to them.

AirPods are expensive and good quality stuff. If you want to be absolutely sure, be careful before buying. Follow the things we discussed.

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