Are my Airpods damaged because they are getting quieter?

Why then does Airpods seem to get quieter over time? 

The main reason your Airpods are so slow is that earwax, dirt, and sweat have accumulated and formed a layer on the speakers inside the earbuds.    

Use a clean, dry toothbrush or cotton swab to gently wipe the dirt off your AirPods, and they’ll get louder in no time. Below we will discuss why AirPods have become so quiet and what you can do to get them working properly again. We’ll start our investigation by discussing the most likely reason why your AirPods aren’t as loud as they used to be. Next, we’ll look at five more issues that, while uncommon, can still be causing your AirPods to lack the power you need for work, exercise, and commuting.    

Whether it’s coming from your ears, a dusty environment, or elsewhere, you’ll feel the difference if it gets into your AirPods. That’s the main reason why your AirPods don’t sound as loud in your ears as they used to. When earwax builds up inside the AirPods, the volume drops significantly. Even a tiny layer of earwax in the AirPods is enough to change the sound quality significantly. Moisture can also cause water to build up if you work out with your AirPods or wear them in the rain.   

The salt of your sweat will remain in the AirPods, ruining the sound quality. Also, AirPods that are wet from rain or sweat collect dust when they dry. This problem is especially true for AirPods Pro – rubber tips collect dust, sweat and earwax like no other! If the sound quality and volume of your AirPods Pro suddenly drop, check the inside of the information to see if dirt has built up. It can become so encrusted that it is barely noticeable at first glance.    

Check the speakers on your AirPods and clean them regularly. If you have AirPods Pro, you may need to remove the tips to see if the speakers are covered in dirt.  

Cleaning your AirPods from dust and dirt is a simple concept. But since you are dealing with sensitive electronic components, you need to properly clean them. Use a clean, dry toothbrush or similar object to gently remove dirt from your AirPods. You can also use the Q-Tip to clean your AirPods just like you would clean your ears.    

If your iPhone is in power saving mode, it automatically turns down the volume on your AirPods. To make your AirPods louder, you may need to turn off Battery Saver. If you thought this was a design flaw — because your AirPods aren’t drawing power from your iPhone, and battery saver mode shouldn’t affect volume at all — you’d be right. Your AirPods have their own battery, and turning up the book won’t drain your phone’s battery at all, but it does!  

I hate to mention this because it’s practically hopeless if your AirPods have hardware issues. If your AirPods are damaged by water or heat, it will be difficult for them to reproduce the sound of the same quality and volume. If you’re unfortunate enough to leave your AirPods in your pocket while doing laundry, you know what I’m talking about.   

The reason is simple: AirPods are damaged and can no longer do what they are supposed to. As for the solutions, it’s just as simple but much more frustrating. Simply put, the answer for damaged AirPods is to buy new AirPods. If they are corrupted, there is no natural way to fix them. This is perhaps the scariest thing about these $200+ headphones.    

If a pair of AirPods is nearly empty (batteries are less than 5%), they may start working. The connection could be unpredictable, one or both ears could go in and out randomly, and of course, they could go silent. 

Apple AirPods charge lightning fast, giving you over an hour of playtime in just 10 minutes in the charging case. They can also be fully charged in just 30 minutes!    

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