How to Fix Keeps Disconnecting Issue on AirPods Pro 2

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Let’s be honest. We all pay up extra money to Apple to receive easy-to-use and unproblematic technology from their end. 

And if that isn’t enough reason to provide devices that aren’t prone to frequent issues, the situation can get pretty frustrating. 

The same happens when your AirPods Pro 2 keeps disconnecting from your device.

The problem could be in either your iPhone or AirPods, or both. The reason could range from a poor Bluetooth connection to outdated firmware, and more. 

Read on as we explore the reasons and fixes for the disconnectivity issue in your AirPods Pro 2.

So let’s dive right in!

1. Reconnect Your AirPods.

The first and simplest fix if your AirPods Pro 2 keeps disconnecting is by reconnecting them to your device. This will disable the connection between the two devices and re-establish it. All you need to do is put your AirPods back in their case and take them out after several moments for them to reconnect.

Keeps Disconnecting Issue on AirPods Pro 2

2. Keep Both Devices Nearby.

If the connection between the AirPods and your device is unstable, it can cause them to disconnect. So, to avoid this issue occurring at random times, keep your device and AirPods nearby. This will ensure a secure and fast connection between them.

iphone and airpods

3. Check the Battery.

Another cause for your AirPods Pro 2 to keep disconnecting is low battery levels. Since the battery percentage of a device determines its working, it may be the reason behind your AirPods’ inability to secure a smooth connection with the device. 

So, to check the battery of your AirPods, perform the following steps:

  1. Bring your AirPods case closer to your device and open its lid.
  2. Hold it for a few moments, and its battery life will appear on the screen.
airpods charging

4. Clean AirPods.

It may be possible that dirt or debris has clogged your AirPods sensors over long usage. This can cause interference in the charging mechanism, leading to the disconnecting issue. Therefore, to ensure whether this is the case, clean your AirPods and eliminate any risks.

Here’s how you can clean AirPods:

  1. Use a lint-free cloth to clean up the surface of your AirPods.
  2. For small crevices, you can use a cotton swab instead.
Keeps Disconnecting Issue on AirPods Pro 2
  1. To remove loose dirt, use a soft and dry toothbrush.
  2. Now, soak a lint-free towel in alcohol and give a final wipe.

Avoid using too much pressure and force, as AirPods are pretty delicate and can be easily damaged.

5. Re-Enable Bluetooth.

Another reason the AirPods Pro 2 keeps disconnecting is technical glitches in the Bluetooth connection settings. In such a case, we recommend you disable Bluetooth from your Apple device. After a while, re-enable it to eliminate any random glitches and temporary bugs. 

Here’s how to go about this:

  1. Access Control Center by either swiping up from the bottom of the screen (for iPhones with Home button) or down from the top right corner of the screen (for iPhones with Face ID).
  2. Tao on the Bluetooth icon to disable the service.
bluetooth in control center iphone
  1. Wait a few moments.
  2. Tap on the Bluetooth icon again to re-enable the service.

This should fix the Keeps disconnecting issue on AirPods Pro 2. 

6. Disable Automatic Ear Detection.

Automatic Ear Detection automatically detects when your AirPods are in your ear. Though this feature may seem useful initially, it shuts off your AirPods if you fidget or adjust them in your ears. If it results in your AirPods disconnecting issue, we suggest you disable Automatic Ear Detection and check if that helps.

Follow the steps below to do it:

  1. First, launch the Settings app on your device.
  2. Then, go to Bluetooth.
  3. Tap on the info icon next to your AirPods.
  4. From there, turn the toggle off for Automatic Ear Detection.
automatic ear detection in bluetooth settings

Now, reconnect your AirPods Pro 2 and check if it stays connected or not. 

7. Disable Automatic Switching.

Since the release of iOS 14, Apple has given its users a feature that lets AirPods switch between different devices if they’re nearby. So, if your AirPods are also connected to your iPhone, Mac, iPad, etc., which is also nearby, consider disabling this feature from one device to prevent further disconnects. 

On iPhone: 

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Then, tap on Bluetooth.
  3. From there, tap on the info icon next to your AirPods.
  4. Next, go to Connect to This iPhone and select When Last Connected to This iPhone
Keeps Disconnecting Issue on AirPods Pro 2

For Mac:

  1. Go to System Preferences and select Bluetooth.
system preferences mac
  1. Then, click on Options next to your AirPods.
  2. There, set Connect to This Mac to When Last Connected to This Mac.
mac bluetooth settings

Now, connect your AirPods Pro 2 to your device and see if this method solved the issue. 

8. Update Firmware on AirPods.

Similar to other Apple devices, AirPods also receive regular iOS updates to keep its system up-to-date and bring you the latest features. These updates usually occur automatically when your AirPods are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

But sometimes, you may be stuck in a place with poor Wi-Fi signals, hindering the updating process. This may result in outdated AirPods, causing various issues, such as the one you’re facing right now. In this case, follow the steps mentioned below to update firmware on AirPods to fix your issue:

  1. From the Settings app, go to General.
  2. Then, tap on About and choose AirPods.
Keeps Disconnecting Issue on AirPods Pro 2
  1. Now check its Firmware Version and ensure it’s up-to-date by checking the official AirPods firmware page.
airpods firmware version
  1. To update, return the AirPods to its case and connect it to a power source.
  2. Ensure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and keep both devices closer together.

In about 30 minutes, the firmware should be updated. Now, you should connect to AirPods Pro 2 without any problem. 

9. Update Your iPhone.

Connectivity issues and various bugs are usually fixed by updating your iPhone to the latest iOS build. So, if there’s an update, we suggest installing it on your device to resolve your AirPods connectivity problem. 

Here’s what you must do:

  1. Go to General from your iPhone’s Settings app.
  2. Then tap on Software Update.
iphone software update
  1. The iPhone should then automatically start to fetch any available updates. If there are any pending updates, tap on Download and Install to begin the process.

Remember to have sufficient battery and storage before installing the latest update. So, it’s best to charge your iPhone and free up some space beforehand.

Wait for the installation to complete before checking if the issue has been eliminated.

10. Reset AirPods.

If you’re still unsuccessful in fixing the disconnecting issue on AirPods, manually resetting your AirPods should do the trick. Resetting your AirPods will erase all the previously saved paired devices and bring your AirPods back to their original settings. 

Simply perform these steps do to it:

  1. Keeping your AirPods in its case, hold down its Status button and release once the indicator flashes amber.
  2. Doing so, your AirPods will go into pairing mode. Remove them from the case and follow the on-screen instructions to reconnect them to your device.
Keeps Disconnecting Issue on AirPods Pro 2

11. Reset Network Settings.

Your last resort to fix the issue is to reset Network Settings on your iPhone. These settings save Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and VPN data. Hence, if there’s any problem with these settings, resetting them to their default state is best. This should fix any connectivity problems with your AirPods. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch the Settings app and go to General.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  3. Then, tap on Reset and choose Reset Network Settings from the pop-up options.
reset network settings iphone

Reconnect your Airpods after the reset, and the problem should be gone.

This brings us to the end of our guide on how to fix the Keeps disconnecting issue on AirPods Pro 2. If you have other queries or confusion regarding this topic, please let us know in the comments section below. We’ll try our best to assist you further. 

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  • Aimen Choudhry

    Aimen Choudhry is an architecture student who has always been fascinated by science. She now finds her therapy researching and writing about the latest technology and the issues that come alongside. Otherwise, you’ll find her playing video games, listening to music, or watching fantasy/sci-fi movies.

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