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Is One Airpod Louder Than The Other? (Reasons With Solutions)

Is One Airpod Louder Than The Other? (Reasons With Solutions)

Are you irritated because of your AirPod’s poor performance? I can understand your problem as I’ve also been through this. When one Airpod sounds louder than the other, you can’t even enjoy listening to music or watching a video.

Apple AirPods is one of the best headphones. They are very accessible and easy to use, particularly for Apple users who use iPhones and iPads. To solve the problem, we’ve to look for the exact solution.

If your AirPods are dirty, you’ve to clean them for better performance. If there is a connection problem, you should try to re-pair your AirPods with your phone. There could be a technical issue. In this case, please return it to the manufacturer.

In this article, you’ll find the reasons for your AirPods poor performance. I’ll also make sure to discuss the solutions too.

Why is your one Airpod louder than the other?

There’s no one reason for this problem. You have to keep in mind that AirPods are machines. After long-term use, there is a high chance that they won’t have as high performance as they had before.

But if they are causing trouble in such a short time of use, you have to fix it. In case of a manufacturing issue, you must return the AirPods to the manufacturer. Also, ask him to replace them with the new one.

Continue reading for detailed information and solutions.

Clean your AirPods carefully using delicate stuff

1. Grubby AirPods

Keeping your things neat and tidy is a healthy activity. If you don’t have a habit of keeping your electronic devices clean, you’ll suffer a significant loss.

AirPods don’t have the ability to resist dirt and dust. That’s why we need to clean it to avoid inconvenience. Not only dirt but also ear wax can contaminate the AirPods.

It’s necessary to keep it clean for better voice results. Dirt accommodation could be why one Airpod is louder than the other.

How to clean your AirPods?

Accommodation of earwax shortens the lifespan of the electronic device. This also leads to its complete damage. Let’s see how to clean them.

  • Use a cloth to wipe the upper surface of the pod.
  • To clean it, you should use earbuds. Avoid using toothpicks as they may damage your Airpod.
  • Use dry stuff to clean your AirPods as water may damage them.

Remember that AirPods are not waterproof. Throwing the AirPods in the water might be why your Airpod is not working.

To clean the AirPods, you may use 70% isopropyl alcohol or Clorox disinfecting wipes. Don’t use bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or any Soap materials. All instructions are present in the guide.

2. Connection Problem

A poor connection may lead you to a problem in which the voice of one Airpod is louder than the other. You should check your Bluetooth settings.

AirPods are wireless devices, and they connect to our phones through Bluetooth. We usually face a problem in which the pods connect the device, but we can’t hear any voice.

To solve the connection problem, we may re-pair the AirPods or try reconnecting with the phone.

How to re-pair AirPods with the phone?

Pairing AirPods with the phone is a simple and easy method. See the steps given below.

  1. First, disconnect your AirPods from the device by putting them back in the case.
  2. Open your device “Settings” and click on “Bluetooth.”
  3. Press the “I” button next to your Airpod.
  4. After that, tap on Forget device.
  5. Again click on the “Pair button.”
Learn easy steps to fix your Airpod

How to reconnect your AirPods?

Is your problem not yet solved? Let’s try reconnecting! If you don’t know how to reconnect your AirPods, then follow the given steps.

  1. Place the AirPods inside the case.
  2. And then close the lid of the case.
  3. Click on “Settings” and press “Bluetooth.”
  4. Please turn it off. After five to ten seconds, please turn it on.
  5. Click on “Connect.”

If you’re still facing the problem, then no need to worry. We can come up with different and exciting solutions.

3. Audio Volume Imbalance

You should try adjusting the volume of the AirPods through your mobile. Check whether the audio balance change is proper or not on the device that you are using. Many people use AirPods nowadays. Their different sound levels can be very frustrating.

Let’s see how we can adjust the volume of the AirPods.

  1. Open “Settings.”
  2. Go to “General” and click on “Accessibility.”
  3. Tap on “Hearing.”
  4. Under the Balance section, you can adjust the volume.

The audio balance is the amount of sound coming from your earphones when you’re listening to music or viewing your favorite TV show. If the balance is moved to the left or right, your AirPods will sound louder on that side. So adjust it in the middle.  

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Adjust the volume in the middle for better sound

For AirPods pro and third-generation AirPods, the volume change method is different. Let’s see the difference.

  1. Go to the “Settings.”
  2. Press “Accessibility” and then click on “Audio.”
  3. After that, tap on “Transparency Mode.”
  4. Turn on “Custom Transparency Mode.”

Apple has launched many AirPods, and this contains the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation AirPods. Make sure you follow the steps according to the AirPods model you’ve.

AirPodsModel NumberYear IntroducedBattery life
1st GenerationA152320175 hours
2nd GenerationA203220195 hours
3rd GenerationA256520216 hours
AirPods ProA208420194.5 hours
AirPods Different Generations

4. Resetting The Device

Sometimes there is an error in your phone software. That’s why your one Airpod volume is higher than the other. It’s not your Airpod fault, but it’s because of your phone software.

There are different ways to reset your phone. The first one is straightforward.

A. Power Off Your Phone

  • In this method, you can solve the issue by turning the power off or on.
  • To power off your phone, hold the side button and the volume button at the same time.
  • This is an easy way to reset a phone.

Let’s move on to the next step, which is simple but takes time.

B. Reset Network Setting

This is a second way to reset your iPhone. Reset network setting removes all previous actions. It also disconnects you from all the active networks you are using at that time.

There are four steps to reset your phone using the network setting. Let’s take a look at these steps.

  1. Go to your phone “Setting.”
  2. Then, scroll down to “General.”
  3. At the bottom of the settings, select the option “Reset.”
  4. Finally, you’ll see the option of resetting the network setting.

This way was also as simple as the first one.

5. Technical issue 

If you have tried all the methods, including cleaning your AirPods, resetting your phone, updating your phone, and many more.

However, if you still don’t find any improvement in your AirPods volume, try connecting your AirPods with another device. It can be your laptop, iPad, or PC.

Once the AirPods connect to another device, try playing a song or a video. If you find any difference in the sound of your AirPod, then there is a chance that your AirPod is damaged.

It’s difficult to determine the issue if the voice of one Airpod is louder than the other Airpod. Such errors may be the result of a software or hardware issue with your phone.

If your Airpod doesn’t work even after trying all the solutions, you’ll have to replace your AirPods. Like other products of the world, AirPods also has warranty years.

If your AirPods have stopped working, you must contact the manufacturer.

Return them, and ask for a replacement. 

Don't put one Airpod on charge as you are using the other.
The normal battery life of AirPods is 5 hours.


Final Thoughts 

  • If our AirPods are not working, it becomes irritating to use them. We must take care of them if we want our devices to work.
  • There could be specific reasons why your one Airpod is louder than the other. You should follow some precautions to avoid inconvenience.
  • Don’t let your AirPods get dirty.
  • Update the software of your phone.
  • Rest your AirPods and your phone.
  • Try reconnecting your AirPods with your phone.
  • If you are facing some technical issues, return them immediately.
  • Adjust your volume for better sound results.
  • If AirPods are still under warranty, they will be fixed for free; else, you’ll be charged a repair fee.

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