AirPods are Blinking Red: How to fix

The red light always means that something is wrong, and when your AirPods are Blinking Red, it can be quite scary. This is because you probably bought AirPods for a lot of money, and to have them malfunction will result in your money going down the drain.

Airpods are Blinking Red How to fix

You of course do not want this, and going all the way to Apple Care is another hassle. So, if your AirPods are blinking red, all you need to do is follow a few simple steps.

Reasons why your AirPods are Blinking Red

After you unlock the case lid, check to see if your AirPods’ led is blinking red. If it is, you can calculate how much time is left to charge your priceless AirPods. The flashing red light on the AirPods serves as a warning when they are charging. As a result, you should wait a little while. If the signal turns green and your AirPods are operational, the battery is fully charged.

You can also look at the charge in the case. If the AirPods are not in, you should unlock the subject and check the pointer. While yellow indicates that the AirPods need to be charged for less than one cycle, greenlight denotes that the device is ready for usage.

The Airpods are ready prepped and connected to any device when the indicator is white.

Other instances:

  • A persistent red light shows that the user has less than one full charge when the AirPods are removed from the case.
  • A persistent red light indicates that the AirPods case is charging if it is connected to the charger. The AirPods will also charge by themselves if they are in the case.
  • A steady green light on your Airpods outside the case indicates that the patient has only received one full charge.
  • Your Airpods need to be reset to pair when the flashing red light appears to indicate a pairing fault.
  • Your Airpods and case are eventually not charged if there is no light, thus you will need to recharge them.

Airpods are Blinking Red:  How to fix

Re-pair AirPods

If you notice an amber or red light blinking on your AirPods case, there has been a pairing error. Given how simple it is to correct, you shouldn’t worry. Just resetting the AirPods is all that is required.

Here’s what you need to do to accomplish that.

  1. Close the case’s lid after reinstalling the earpieces. Open the lid after around 30 seconds, but hold off on removing the AirPods.
  2. Go to “Bluetooth” under “Settings” after unlocking your phone.
  3. Find your AirPods under “My Devices.”
  4. To “Forget This Device,” select the info I icon next to the name of your AirPods. To confirm, tap “Forget Device” once more.
  5. To unplug the AirPods from all devices, push the button on the back of the case for a long time. Follow the setup tutorial to reconnect them whenever you notice a white light on your case.

Re-store your AirPods

Incorrect earpieces may potentially cause a red light to appear on your AirPods. For instance, you might accidentally swap your AirPods or the case with someone else or mix up the AirPods’ orientation while storing them. Although the odds of the latter are extremely slim, it is nevertheless possible.


You only need to return your case or AirPods to make this right, and then the red light will stop flashing.

Airpods blinking white? Here’s what it means: Airpods are Blinking White: How to fix

Charge your AirPods

If the case of your AirPods continuously flashes red or amber, the battery is low. You can immediately determine whether the problem is with the earpieces or the case’s battery.

airpods charging

While the AirPods are not inside, the case’s red light indicates that it needs to be charged. The case has a maximum of one more charge left in it before it fully runs out of power.

Nevertheless, if the earpieces are inside the AirPods case and you notice an amber or red light there, that signifies the battery is low and the AirPods are now being charged. It’s preferable if you wait until they are fully charged and the amber light changes to green before taking them out.

Airpods blinking orange? Click on the link to resolve the issue: Why Are my AirPods Blinking Orange? How to fix it?

When you plug the case in, an amber or red light will only indicate that your case is charging. It’s best to leave the case plugged in in this instance as well until the red/amber light turns green.


Make sure the firmware is updated

Apple devices don’t often have bugs, but if you don’t keep your AirPods updated, they might. The AirPods flashing red is one example of such a bug. Just be sure to keep your AirPods updated to avoid this, and you won’t have to deal with any performance problems or bugs.

If you still require some help, check out the video below.


I have tried everything, but my AirPods are blinking Red. What do I do?

If you have followed all of the aforementioned instructions but your AirPods are still blinking white, you should think about calling Apple Care. At this time, getting expert assistance will be helpful. Moreover, your AirPods might still be covered under warranty, in which case you’d be eligible for a repair or replacement.

My AirPods are Blinking Green. What does it mean?

If there is a green flashing light, it means that there is a chance that one of your AirPods is not being recognized by the case. It’s possible that the AirPods’ battery is low or that there is a difficulty with the pairing procedure.

Why is there an amber light on my AirPods case?

We’ve discussed what a red light on a vehicle implies, but what does the orange AirPod case mean? Every shade of red, amber, or orange implies the same thing, regardless of how the color appears on different models.

There has been a pairing error, charging is in progress, or your case needs to be charged. Whether your AirPods are in the case or not, and whether the light is blinking or not, will determine this.

Summing Up

Now that you know what to do when your AirPods start blinking red, you do not need to worry anymore. 9 times out of 10, the issue will be solved by following these simple steps. If, unfortunately, the issue persists, then you should consider going to Apple Care.

Another issue that can occur with AirPods is a lack of volume. In this case, what do you do? Check out our article to find out. Why Are my Airpods so Quiet? (Solved).