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AirPod Pros Keep Falling Out? Here’s what You Can Do


This article discusses why AirPod Pros keep falling out of your ears and what to do to make them stick in your ears.

It is no secret that the Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro are two of the most popular wireless earphones ever created. Those soft silicone pieces are one of the most significant design changes Apple introduced with the first “pro” version of its AirPods.

The newest AirPods are both more comfortable and able to block out ambient noise. However, much like the other, the AirPods and its pro version seem to suffer from a simple yet annoying problem — occasionally falling out of the ear. Fortunately, Apple encourages you to experiment with different-sized tips to get the right fit.

Problems associated with poorly fitting AirPods Pro

Wrong Fit

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The first reason why the earbuds fall off is that the AirPods might not fit well on you. The AirPods are known to be one of the best-fitting earbuds out there in the market, and that’s because Apple made it a point to make the device fit 90% of their consumers.

Apple made its AirPods big percentage fitting and left us with 10% who might struggle in terms of fit. The percentage may be small in number, but consider how many Apple users we have in this world. And each person has a different unique ear shape and size.

Also read: Apple AirPods (2019) Vs Bose SoundSport Free

AirPods Pro Ear Tips Silicone Sizes


Despite its popularity, some are still disappointed with the AirPods Pro. Primarily, issues revolve around silicone ear-tips and the lack of third-party or even first-party alternatives. So what can happen if your AirPods Pro doesn’t fit the way you expected them to?

Active Noise Cancellation may not work as well due to the lack of a solid “seal” in your ears., The frustrating part is when you’re trying to sit down and focus, but sounds and noises are leaking through. The silicone tips caused a couple of new problems: it was slippery and prone to accumulating dirt. Some users even reported that the silicone tips were much more prone to falling due to their tendency to easily slip out of the ears.

Understandably, it can get annoying when AirPods don’t fit or when they fall out constantly. Fortunately, there are several easy, quick, and accessible solutions to keeping your AirPods in the ear.

How To Make Your AirPods Fit You Better

If you’re getting frustrated with the AirPods Pros falling out, there are a few options to get your problem fixed.

Make Sure You’re Wearing them Right

This may sound a little too obvious for some people, but it still won’t hurt to make sure that your AirPods and AirPods Pro are appropriately worn. When worn improperly, the chance of the earbuds getting dislodged is a lot higher.

Wipe The Speakers With A Dampened Cloth

Make sure you wipe off any dirt, oil, or residue from the tips of your AirPods. Your AirPods can easily slip due to oil and dirt. By cleaning up, you’ll be giving the earbuds a good “squeaky” that would provide more grip. Be sure you wipe off your AirPods with a dry and clean cloth; soaking a wet wipe could cause water damage.

Also read: How To Fix AirPods Not Connecting To Mac Issue

Avoid Ear Fatigue

Switch the ear-tips to the smallest ones available, then make sure that the stem of the AirPods Pro is as vertically-straight as possible. This will alleviate pressure and pain when wearing headphones for long periods. Plus, if the stem is vertical, it has more of a chance to stay in your ears due to another added point of contact.

Rotate and Wedge-in the AirPods to Secure the Fit

Lastly, rotate the AirPods until you reach the point where the earbuds feel tight and secure. You would notice that this “locked” position happens when the stem of the AirPods is almost parallel to your jawline. Take a picture of yourself or look in the mirror. This will show you how proper it fits you.

Flip and Swap


Another method that may feel odd is to flip the AirPods Pro upside down. This is a way that some runners have discovered as a viable way to keep the AirPods from falling out. If that still doesn’t work, you can flip them upside down and then swap ears (put left in the right ear, and vice-versa).

Press the AirPods in Gently

Press the AirPods in your ears and ensure that its stem is vertically aligned with your head as if it’s forming a parallel line with your face.

Make sure you don’t push in the AirPods too deep to cause discomfort. This may lead to injuries and infections in your ear canal.

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