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One AirPod is Louder Than the Other? 6 Easy Solutions


You recently noticed your right/left AirPod is slightly louder than the other? Because of this imbalance, the sound appears to be coming from the left/right side instead of the center of your head. In this article, we explain how to fix if one AirPod is louder than the other.

Personally, this similar issue has happened previously for the Apple Earpods as well and it took some researching and trying out different solutions to see which solutions worked and which didn’t. However, this is a common problem caused by ear wax.

How to Fix if One AirPod Is Louder Than the Other:

Solution 1: Clean your AirPods


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One AirPod is louder than the other due to dirt, we recommend you wipe clean both AirPods with a cloth slightly dampened with fresh water and dry with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Don’t use sharp objects or abrasive materials to clean. To do this you can purchase cleaning brushes or hearing aid kits to help you with the cleaning. As mentioned before, this is a common problem caused by ear wax and it is not new to people who wear hearing aids. You can read this in-depth guide on how to clean your AirPods without damaging them.

Solution 2: Suck on it

This is one of the most effective ways that work for many users. One of your AirPods is louder than the order, sucking on them helps fix the problem. However, keep sucking on it and testing the sound repeatedly until you hear your AirPod’s sound get better.

Note: The reason this method has been so effective is due to the fact the AirPods accumulate ear wax which causes any outgoing sound to be blocked.

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Solution 3: Adjust the Audio Volume Balance


In your iPhone device setting, you have the option to change the volume of the sound that is output with either AirPod. While changing this setting and ensuring that the sound is balanced and not reduced to a minimum has made sure that the AirPods are equally producing the same volume.

To access this on iOS 13:

  • Go to Setting.
  • Tap Accessibility.
  • Under Hearing tap on Audio/Visual
  • Then check and adjust the audio volume balance slider between the left and right channels of your AirPods.
  • Keep it aligned in the middle to have an equal volume of sound.

Solution 4: Try Your AirPods With Another Device

To identify whether your AirPods are really faulty, we strongly recommend trying your AirPods with other devices like PC, Mac, iPad, iPhones, etc. Once connected, play a video or a song to find out how well the AirPods sound.

If you notice your AirPods work fine on the other device, then your original device may require a reset in its settings. Jump to solution four to reset your setting on your original device.

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Solution 5: Reset your AirPods


Try resetting your AirPods by following the steps listed below if your left or right AirPod isn’t working.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Next, select Reset.
  • Reset All Settings on iPhone

Solution 6: Contact Apple Support to Get AirPods Replaced


If you repeatedly tried all the methods above and do not find any improvement, then you’ll need to find out whether your AirPods are faulty in some way. The best way to do that is to visit the nearest Apple Authorized Service Provider for replacement.

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