Why Are Your Airpods Flashing White?

The tiny LED light on the AirPods and AirPods Pro’s charging case can light up in different colors: white, green, orange, and red. This LED lights up when the charging case’s lid is opened, turning off again after a few seconds. In this article, we will discuss why your AirPods flash different color lights, what it means, and what you should do about it. 

Starting from the color white; when the AirPods’ LED flashes a white color, this means that the AirPods are ready to be paired with your device. You can now pair your MacBook, iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Android phone with the AirPods.

Let us dive into a few details regarding the different LED colors of your AirPods. 

Why Are Your AirPods Flashing Orange?

In normal circumstances, the AirPods light flashing orange means the AirPods are in a charging mode. This orange light will remain steady during charging and turn green when the battery is full. However, if your AirPods’ LED indicator shows a blinking orange, it means that the AirPods might have encountered some unknown error. This issue can be easily fixed by factory resetting your AirPods and reconnecting them again to your smartphone when the LED flashes white.

AirPods Flashing Green

The green light on the AirPods means that they have been fully charged. When a fully charged charging case is opened, the green light will keep on illuminating and stay on. However, when you notice your AirPods flashing green and you cannot connect to your AirPods, it means there is some connectivity error with your smartphone or other smart devices. Resetting your AirPods and reconnecting them is enough to overcome this issue. 

What Should You Do If Your AirPods Flash White?

Usually, when the LED on the AirPods turns white, it means that the earphones are ready to be paired. For instance, if you close the charging case lid now, the white light should flash for a few seconds. This indicates that your AirPods are ready for a Bluetooth connection. If you still cannot pair your device, then follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Press and hold the reset button on your AirPod case.
  • Lift up the charging case lid and place it next to your pairing device.
  • Now tap on the AirPod option on your smartphone and follow the screen’s instructions. 

What To Do If The AirPods Do Not Connect?

There are many reasons why your AirPods cannot connect to your mobile phone and keep cutting out in the middle of its operation. The three primary reasons might be:

  • There might be some software issue caused by a software update or accidental settings change.
  • Signal interference issue, as wireless devices are prone to such problems.
  • Hardware problems due to a physical defect. 

To overcome these annoying connection problems, you can take the following measures:

  • Check the battery level of your AirPods and charge them until you see the green light illuminating.
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth settings are okay. Reset your Bluetooth and try connecting the AirPods once again.
  • Turn off your WiFi for a few minutes and switch it on again to see if the issue was due to an unstable WiFi connection.

Or watch this detailed video on fixing the LED flashing issues on your AirPods:

Now you know why your AirPods can sometimes flash a white light, and what you need to do about it. We hope this helps!

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