1. mws_1984's Avatar
    It seems my left AirPod will just die sitting in case. If I check it you can touch it so slightly and it is no longer charging. The lightning bolt goes away next to that AirPod so it’s not doing anything. If I slightly touch it then it will go back charging. Any solution to this. I’m guessing something isn’t making proper contact. They aren’t dirty. So if it’s jostled around in case I’m guessing that throws it off. One AirPod dies…-img_8880.jpg
    09-04-2021 04:13 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How long have you had them and have you gone to a nearby Apple Store to have them inspected?
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    09-04-2021 07:04 PM
  3. Annie_M's Avatar
    It definitely sounds like it would be a good idea to make an appointment at the Genius Bar at a nearby Apple Store.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-05-2021 04:10 AM
  4. mws_1984's Avatar
    How long have you had them and have you gone to a nearby Apple Store to have them inspected?
    Just a few months. I’ll have to go have them looked at.
    09-05-2021 05:09 AM
  5. mws_1984's Avatar
    It definitely sounds like it would be a good idea to make an appointment at the Genius Bar at a nearby Apple Store.
    Yes. Fully charged last night. They sat in my car console overnight. Left ones dead and I didn’t even use them.
    09-05-2021 04:42 PM
  6. Ed7789's Avatar
    Even if the contacts don’t look dirty, try cleaning them on both sides… you just never know
    09-05-2021 08:58 PM
  7. mws_1984's Avatar
    Even if the contacts don’t look dirty, try cleaning them on both sides… you just never know
    What’s best way to clean them? Do they need to hold contact at all times to maintain the charge. Could this be why I’ve had one dying when it’s just been sitting in case.
    09-05-2021 09:54 PM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    What’s best way to clean them? Do they need to hold contact at all times to maintain the charge. Could this be why I’ve had one dying when it’s just been sitting in case.
    I use a q-top to clean mine. Dry.
    mws_1984 likes this.
    09-06-2021 10:31 AM
  9. Ed7789's Avatar
    What’s best way to clean them? Do they need to hold contact at all times to maintain the charge. Could this be why I’ve had one dying when it’s just been sitting in case.
    Apple recommends using a dry cloth to clean the case, eventually dampened with isopropyl alcohol.

    https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208729

    I personally use a cotton swab that I have dampened in isopropyl alcohol. Then, I do a first pass of drying using a cotton swab. Finally, I leave it to fully dry.
    09-06-2021 12:24 PM
  10. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    this has happened to my 1st gen AirPods. but I ended up getting AirPods pros for a good price so. yeah didnt bother getting the other one repaired or replaced
    09-11-2021 08:27 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    This sounds like a manufacturing defect. I would make an appointment and take them to Apple for a replacement as suggested by Moderators JustMeD and Annie.
    09-12-2021 01:08 AM

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