AirPods Blinking Orange? Here’s How to Fix Them

Is the LED light on your AirPods flashing Orange or Amber? If Yes! Then you are in the right place. This post will give you a step-by-step guide on Fixing AirPods with an orange or amber flashing light. However, before diving in, let’s look at what the different LED color lights on your AirPods casing mean.

AirPods Blinking Orange
AirPods Blinking Orange

AirPods Lights Meaning

The LED light present inside and outside of the AirPods charging case indicates the status of the AirPods and the AirPod’s casing. Each color produced by this LED lighting has a different meaning. Let’s take a look at each of them.

In the Casing

  • Green: It indicates that the AirPod’s casing is charged fully
  • Solid Amber/ Orange: Indicates that the AirPod’s Case is not fully charged.
  • Blinking amber/ orange: Indicates the AirPods are not pairing successfully with your iPhone or any other device. (What we will be looking into)
  • Blinking white: This indicates the AirPods are ready to set up with your iPhone or any other device.

 

Outside the Casing

  • Green: This indicates the casing has one full charge left for your AirPods.
  • Solid amber/ orange: This indicates the AirPods have less than one full charge for your AirPods.

Now that you have a good understanding of every color produced by the LED light on your AirPods casing let’s dive in and look at how to fix the blinking orange/ amber light. We will look at several methods. Try each of them, and don’t forget to share with us in the comments which worked for you.

Forget and Reset Your AirPods

"Forget" your AirPods
“Forget” your AirPods

The trick is removing the AirPods from the paired device list and pairing it again. It is one of the solutions you should try before doing anything else to your AirPods or iPhone. Follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down, and select Bluetooth.
  2. On the paired devices listed under “my devices,” tap the ‘i’ button next to your AirPods.
  3. That will open a new screen where you will see two options. ‘Disconnect’ or ‘Forget This Device.’ Tap the latter – ‘Forget this device.’
  4. Put the AirPods back in the casing.

Up to this point, you have successfully removed the AirPods from the paired list. Now we need to reset them before pairing them again with our device. Follow the steps below.

  1. Close the lid of your AirPod’s casing for a few seconds.
  2. Open the lid again.
  3. Press and hold the button at the back until the LED status light blinks orange/ amber. Continue pressing until it starts blinking white. Release the button.
  4. Now hold the AirPods casing close to your iPhone and wait for the ‘AirPods animation display’ to pup up, as shown in the image below.
    Note: When holding the casing close to your iPhone, ensure the AirPods are inside the open Case, and the LED light blinks white.
  5. Tap the Connect button and wait for the AirPods to pair with your iPhone.
  6. After a successful pair, you will see the ‘Done’ button appear on your screen. Tap it!
Pair AirPods
Pair AirPods

You should now be good, and the blinking orange should be no more. If you had made any custom settings on your AirPods, they were removed when you pressed the button on the casing in Step-3 above. You need to configure them again.

If you get a “connection failed” error message as shown in the image below, please go read our post – How to Fix AirPods ‘Connection Failed.

Airpods Connection Failed Error

If the method above did not work for you and you are still seeing the blinking orange light, try any of the methods below.

Recharge your AirPods

This procedure is quite straightforward. After removing your AirPods from the paired list on your device and resetting them as described in Method 1, put them back in the Case. However, this time around, leave them inside the closed casing for about twenty minutes before continuing the procedure.

Closed case
Closed case

After charging your AirPods, open the lid of your casing and continue from Step-3 in Method 1, where you hold down the button at the back of the Case. When done with the procedure, you should have successfully connected your AirPods to your iPhone.

If that too doesn’t work, you need to charge both the casing and your AirPods. Follow the steps below.

  1. Put the AirPods back in the Case and close the lid
  2. Connect the charger to the casing.
  3. If your casing supports wireless charging, put it on the charging mat with the LED status light facing up.
  4. Let the devices share for around one hour.
Charging AIrPods
Charging AirPods

When done, follow the procedure described in Method 1 of resetting and pairing the AirPods to your iPhone. Hopefully, this should solve the issue and successfully connect the AirPods to your device. If that doesn’t work out, try the next method below.

Restart your iPhone/ iPad

Hold the power button on your iPhone or iPad and wait for the power slider to pop up. Slide the I/O button to the right to power off the device. Please wait for a few seconds before powering it up again. Now follow the procedure in Method-1, and hopefully, you should solve the blinking orange light issues and successfully connect the AirPods to your iPhone or iPad. That’s all! Hopefully, this article helped you fix the blinking orange light issue on your AirPods.

Karen Waliaula
Karen is a dynamic IT professional with vast experience in Linux administration and development ranging from bash scripting to Python to configuring and deploying servers on the cloud. She is also an IT Security Enthusiast and has explored and practiced on several penetration testing utilities including Kali Linux.

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