AirPods flashing orange? Here’s how to fix it

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If your AirPods have a blinking amber light, don’t worry. Here’s how to fix it. Have your AirPods or AirPods Pro suddenly stopped working properly?

Maybe the left or right earbud has stopped connecting to your device. Or maybe the light inside the charging case is flashing orange? Don’t worry, you are not alone and thankfully the solution is quite simple.

The color of the light inside the AirPods Charging Case (or outside the AirPods Pro and AirPods Wireless Charging Cases) indicates its status.

As you may have noticed, the LEDs on the AirPods don’t always blink the same color. They can be solid green or solid orange and can blink white or orange.

If your AirPods are solid green, it means the battery has plenty of charge. If they are solid orange, it means you have less than a full charge.

If the light flashes white, the device is ready for setup. On the other hand, if it blinks orange, it means you need to set up your AirPods again. Don’t worry, the installation process is a breeze.

Why are AirPods blinking amber or orange?

  • Blinking amber: There is a problem with your AirPods or AirPods Pro. You need to reset them to factory settings and then pair them with your device again.
  • Amber: Your AirPods or AirPods Pro are not fully charged.

Why are AirPods blinking green?

  • Green: Your AirPods or AirPods Pro are fully charged.

Why Are AirPods Blinking White?

  • White: Your AirPods or AirPods Pro are ready to be set up.

The best solution for anyone having connectivity issues with their AirPods or AirPods Pro is to reset them to factory state. The process takes about a minute and will likely save you a trip to the Apple Store.

How to connect AirPods

  1. To connect your AirPods, go to your iPhone’s Home screen and open the case lid while the AirPods are inside.
  2. Make sure you place the AirPods case next to the phone. A notification should appear immediately.
  3. Tap Connect.
  4. If you haven’t set up “Hey Siri” on your iPhone, the device will walk you through the process. This works on 2nd generation AirPods and AirPods Pro.

After doing that, your AirPods should be ready and you should no longer see the blinking orange light.

More tips for Apple AirPods

AirPods include several useful features that you may not be aware of. Here are some helpful tips to help you get the most out of your AirPods.

Changing the name of your AirPods

Like most Apple devices, your AirPods have a name. By default, their name is AirPods of [your name], but if you want, you can customize the name of your AirPods.

To do this, go to your Bluetooth settings. Grab your iPhone or iPad, open Settings and go to Bluetooth. Now, take a look at the list of available devices. In My Devices and next to your AirPods, tap the blue “i” icon. Tap Name to change it.

Pair with non-iOS devices

While Apple products are often best used in tandem with other Apple products, AirPods also work flawlessly with non-iOS devices.

To pair it with a non-Apple device for the first time, put the AirPods back into the case and close the lid. Then, open the case and press and hold the button at the bottom of the case. 

The LED light will start blinking white. Now go to the list of Bluetooth devices on your Android device. From here, you should simply click on your AirPods to connect them to your device.

Find your AirPods

One of the biggest fears people have about AirPods is that they will fall and get lost. After all, these aren’t cheap earphones. Well, fortunately, almost all new Apple devices come with technology that will help you locate them, even if the battery runs out or they are turned off.

The name of the app is Find My iPhone and it can find your AirPods too. Find this app in the App Store or


Seeing a flashing orange light coming from your AirPods could be worrying, but as you can see, the problem is very easy to fix with a simple device reset.


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