Left AirPod Not Charging- How To Fix? (3 Easy Methods)

Can you imagine listening to your favorite playlist just with the right AirPod? It would be a horrible experience. But, thousands of people reported that their left Airpod is not charging.

There are many reasons because of the left Airpod not charging. In this guide, we shall figure out all possible causes and fix this issue. If your one Airpod doesn’t work, then this guide will be helpful for you.

In case your Apple AirPods Case is not charging, then you can read another post on that.

Why Left AirPod Not Charging?

Left AirPod not charging

The most common reason is dirt. Maybe your AirPods case attracted dirt inside, and whenever you put your AirPod, it won’t connect properly. That results in your AirPods case being charged, but Airpods are not charging or left Airpod not charging.

It’s also possible that your left Airpod charging port (at the tail end) has dust or any small particle preventing electricity flow.

Many other reasons prevent AirPods from charging. We shall find out the causes and fix them.

How To Fix Left AirPod Not Charging?

Let’s have a look at the various causes and fixes when one AirPod is not charging-

1. Remove Airpods and Insert Again

If your AirPods doesn’t make proper contact with the charging point given in the AirPods Case then it won’t charge. If one of your AirPod is not charging then the first thing you should do is- remove and re-insert the AirPods in the case.

2. Check AirPods Case Charging Point

In most cases, the prime culprit is your AirPods Case. Whenever you put your AirPods in your jeans or bags, it attracts dust. The dust accumulates near the charging point and forms an insulating layer around it.

Whenever you put your AirPods in the case, it won’t make proper contact with the charging point. Hence, your AirPods won’t charge even if your AirPods Case is fully charged.

Take a soft cloth and clean your entire case with it. You can use hand sanitizer to clean the charging point.

3. Clean Your AirPods Tail

Dust on your AirPods tail can also prevent charging. You should clean your AirPods tail with a soft cloth.

You can also use head cotton swabs to clean your AirPods tails and charging port. After cleaning, place the AirPods properly in the case and wait for a few seconds to check if it’s charging or not.

4. Reset Your AirPods

If you are done cleaning your AirPods case and charging port, reset your AirPods. There could be some software glitch because your AirPods are not charging.

How To Reset AirPods?

Airpods Setup Button

Follow these steps to reset Apple AirPods-

  1. Place your AirPods in the charging case and close the lid.
  2. Wait for 30 seconds.
  3. Open the lid of your AirPods charging case.
  4. Go to your iPhone Bluetooth settings.
  5. Locate the AirPods and tap on the More Info (i) icon.
  6. Tap on Forget Device.
  7. Tap again to confirm the forget.
  8. Open the lid of the AirPods case and press and hold the Setup button for 15 seconds.
  9. Reconnect your AirPods.
  10. Follow on-screen instructions to set up the device.

5. Contact Apple Support

If one of your AirPods still not charging then, it’s time to contact Apple. Follow this link to contact Apple support and explain the issue. They’ll assist you over the Chat or Call. You can bring your AirPods to the nearest Apple store and most probably they’ll replace them.

Why my left Airpod is not working?

The most common reason is that your left Airpod is not placed properly in the charging case. Due to this, it’s not connecting with your smartphone or not working. First, fully charge your Airpod case, and then place both the Airpods properly in the charging case. If it still does not work then reset your Airpods.

Why is only one of my Airpods not charging?

The most common reason is, that one of your Airpod is not placed properly in the charging case. Fully charge your case and place both the Airpods properly. If still does not work, clean your Airpods charging pin with an Alcohol-based cleaner.

Why is one AirPod battery lower than the other?

If you use one Airpod longer than the other then it decreases the battery life of one Airpod. If your one Airpod battery is less charged then clean your charging case with isopropyl alcohol and a soft cloth.


The common reason that one or both AirPods is not charging is because of your AirPods charging case. You should keep your case clean and place the AirPods properly. Follow the above steps to reset the Airpods if the issue is because of software.

I hope you found this article helpful. Do share your feedback in the comment box.

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