What to do if your AirPods Pro keep dropping
Have you found yourself at the gym or doing some housework and your AirPods Pros seem to jump out at you?
If so, you are not alone.
Many Apple users have similar complaints. Some have even reported that their AirPods Pro slipped into their seat when they were sitting quietly, doing nothing.
So you have tried everything.
But before you head back to the store to return them, here are some tips to make sure AirPods Pros stay in your ears, where they belong.
One of the biggest problems with this long-awaited device is its design. Indeed, the AirPods Pro relies on silicone tips to maintain the seal. But those slippery tips do nothing to keep your AirPods where they should be.
This may result in reduced sound quality or active noise cancellation malfunction. And of course, you can lose one of your AirPods if it falls out of your ears.
Apple has yet to offer solutions to its users. But before you completely ditch your AirPods Pro, there are a few things you can try.
Before trying any of these solutions, be aware that they are not necessarily promoted by Apple. This advice comes mainly from the users themselves, through trial and error.
Third party accessories
The first third party accessory you might want to look at is the replacement of the foam tips. These tips are popular because they conform to the shape of the ear and can help relieve ear fatigue. However, keep in mind that Apple doesn’t make them, which means you may need to do some research first.
Many third-party brands sell the foam tips either in one size packs or in different sized packs. Unless you know the brand and how it fits your ear, you should try the strain pack first. So you won’t be limited in your size choice when trying to find the right size.
If you like silicone tips the way they are and just want more security, you can try ear hooks instead. Third-party manufacturers make ear hooks that wrap around your ear, so when you take them off they won’t go far. In general, the ear hooks can slip over your existing AirPods, so you don’t need to take them apart to use them.
For added convenience, look for accessories that fit in your AirPods Pro case.
Positioning AirPods in the Ear
Have you ever worn a set of earplugs?
If so, you can try positioning your AirPods similar to a pair of earplugs to keep them from falling out.
For the uninitiated, the steps are simple:
- From behind the head, the back of the ear up
- Insert AirPods into your ears as deep as possible
- Let go of your ear
Using this technique can help open the ear canal. Then you can insert the AirPods deeper and, ideally, more securely.
But what about accidental damage to the ear?
Rest assured. AirPods aren’t really long enough to accidentally damage your eardrum or ear canal.
But everyone is different.
If you try and start to feel pain or discomfort, stop inserting the AirPod and try another solution.
Turn them inside out
Runners have found a great way to keep their AirPods Pro from falling. They flip the AirPods over and insert them into the ear. It might sound a little silly, but some runners swear by it.
If simply returning them doesn’t protect them, you can also try exchanging them. This means that you put the left bud in the right ear and the right bud in the left ear. Remember to return them both before exchanging them.
Keep your investment secure
Many Apple users have had trouble keeping their AirPods Pro in their ears. Unfortunately, the company has yet to release a first-party solution.
In the meantime, you can always inquire about the third party accessories available in the market. You can also try one of the other suggested ways to wear your AirPods.
If none of the solutions listed above work, you can also try the last resort – return your AirPods Pro. Each retailer has a different return policy, so check before returning.
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