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Apple’s Airpod headphones have been a huge hit, but what do you do if your Airpod case starts blinking orange? This can be a confusing and frustrating problem, but do not worry – I am here to help. In this blog post, I will answer the question: Why Is My Airpod Case Blinking Orange?
The most common reason your Airpod case blinks orange is an issue with the pairing. If the AirPods are in the case and there is an orange light blinking, then there is an issue with the AirPods pairing with your device. If the orange light is solid, then it could mean that your Airpods are not fully charged.
Read on as I dive deeper and tell you more reasons why your Airpods case might be blinking orange and how to fix it.
Why Is My Airpod Case Blinking Orange?
There are various reasons why your Airpod case might blink orange. Here are some of the most common reasons:
1. Pairing Issue
If your AirPods are in the case and you see an orange light blinking, it means that there is a problem with the AirPods pairing with your device.
To fix this, open up the lid of the case and make sure that your AirPods are placed correctly in the case. If they are, then press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for a few seconds until you see the white light start flashing.
Once it does, place your AirPods close to your iPhone and wait for the pairing process to complete. If you still see the orange light blinking, then you might need to reset your AirPods.
Here’s how to reset the AirPods:
- Disconnect the AirPods
- On your device, go to “Settings” and scroll down to “Bluetooth”
- Tap the “I” icon next to your AirPods in the list of devices
- Tap “Forget This Device”
- Put the AirPods back in their case
- Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds until you see a white light
- Reconnect your AirPods to your device
2. Not Fully Charged
If the orange light on your AirPod case is solid, it means that your Airpods are not fully charged. To charge them, simply place them back in the case and make sure that the lid is closed tightly.
It can take up to an hour for the AirPods to charge fully, so you want to be patient. Once they are charged, the light on the case should turn green.
3. Low Charge
Sometimes, the AirPod case may blink Orange without the AirPods in it. What this tells you is that the case only has less than one complete charge left. This means it cannot charge the Airpods fully when they are placed in the case.
To charge the case, simply connect it to a power source using the Lightning cable that came with it. Once the case is charged, the light will turn green.
More Ways to Fix Airpods Case Blinking Orange
If you have tried all of the above and your AirPods case is still blinking orange, then don’t worry – there are a few more things you can try.
1. Recharge the Airpod Case and the AirPods
This is one of the simplest things you can do and it sometimes works like a charm. All you need to do is charge both the AirPods and the case for about 30 minutes.
Once they are both charged, place the AirPods back in the case and check if the light has stopped blinking orange.
2. Update firmware
Sometimes, the orange flashing light and the issues with paring can be caused by outdated firmware. Connect your AirPods to your iPhone and open up the “AirPods” settings page to fix this.
If there is an update available, you will see a message that says “Update Needed.” Tap on it and follow the instructions to update the firmware on your AirPods.
3. Reset your device
Issues with AirPods pairing may also be due to a software glitch on your iPhone. To fix this, simply reset your device.
To do this, go to “Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings.” This will not delete any of your data, but it will reset all the settings on your device. Once it is done, try pairing your AirPods again and see if the issue has been fixed.
These are some of the most common reasons why your AirPods case may be blinking orange. If you have tried all of the above and still can’t fix the issue, then you should contact Apple support for further assistance.
Why is my Airpod case blinking orange when I put my Airpods in it?
If your Airpod case is blinking orange when you put your Airpods in it, then it means that there is a problem with the AirPods pairing with your device. Follow the steps provided above to fix the issue.
What does it mean when the light on my Airpod case is orange?
If the AirPods and Case are plugged into a power source, then it means that they are charging. If the case is not plugged into a power source and the Airpods aren’t in it, then it means the case has less than one complete charge.
What do the different colors on my Airpod case mean?
The white light on the Airpod case means that the Airpods are ready to be set up with a new device. The green light means that the AirPods are charged and ready to use. The amber light means that the AirPods are not fully charged. Lastly, the red light on the Airpod case means that there is an issue with the charging case.
I hope this article was helpful in understanding why your Airpod case may be blinking orange. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.
Espen is the Director of ProPairing and has written extensively about Bluetooth devices for years. He is a consumer product expert and has personally tested Bluetooth devices for the last decade.