If your AirPod suddenly stops working, it might be paired with another device. There are several ways to check and troubleshoot.
Place the AirPod on the charging base, wait a moment, and then unplug it again to plug it back in.
If you're trying to connect to one device while sitting next to another, turn off Bluetooth on nearby devices.
Confirm that your AirPods are selected as the audio device. To do this, review the steps below.
How to confirm that your AirPods are selected as your audio device
Open the control center. Depending on your device and model, you can do this by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen or by swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen.
Touch and hold a group of controls in the top right or top left corner.
Tap AirPlay.
In the list that appears, tap on your AirPod to connect it to your device.
If AirPods won't sign in, follow these steps:
Close the lid for 15 seconds and then open it. Press and hold the setup button on the charging dock and count to 10. The status light should flash white to indicate your AirPods are ready to connect.
With the AirPods in the case and the lid open, hold the case close to the device you want to connect it to.
Follow the instructions on the screen, and then try out your AirPod.
If they still don't work, you'll need to reset your AirPod. Read on and we'll show you how to do it.