Introduction: What Happens When Your AirPods are in White Mode?
I have been trying to pair my airpods with my iphone. I went to the settings and confirmed that bluetooth was on and so was wireless connectivity. I kept getting the notice: “weak or no signal” when I tried to connect. When I looked at them, they are flashing white; not connecting to anything. I noticed this because every once and a while I would get a message about them on my iphone, saying that they were in white mode. I have tried restarting my iphone, and disconnecting and reconnecting the airpods. I’ve also tried turning the bluetooth off on the iphone to see if that makes a difference. The only things that seemed to work were turning bluetooth on for about two minutes, and then turning it back off. Here is a picture of my airPods in white mode:
My iPhone is by HP, running iOS 11.3.1
AirPods “Are All Pairing Devices the Same?”
My question is, are all pairing devices the part of the same system? That is, will connecting my airpods to my iphone allow me to connect them to other devices that are Bluetooth enabled? My sisters chromebook will not pair with them. I want them connected to all my devices. I want to be able to use them with my car. Truly I don’t know what to do and would appreciate any advice.
Thanks for your response.
The way Bluetooth works, your Airpods will only work with devices that are compatible with iOS. Devices that are not compatible with iOS cannot pair with the Airpods because they don’t have the same technology. In other words, if you’re going to use your Airpods as wireless headphones, it must be an Apple device or a device that is compatible with Apple devices.
If you want to pair your Airpods with Android devices (including Android Wear, Google Pixel, and Nexus devices), you need to make sure that your Airpods are attached directly to a device (like an iPhone or iPad) that is using the Companion Device Profile. When a device is using the Companion Device Profile, it’s able to pair with another compatible Bluetooth device.
What is the Difference Between a Pairing Code and a Connection Code?
By pairing my airpods, I am provided with a code. This code is not a connection code. A connection code is unique to a device (example: iphone). But I cannot think of any reason why my connection code, associated with one iphone and then paired with an airpod, would suddenly show up as a connection code on another device, when the two devices are not even connected to each other. Even if there were some bizarre way that this could have happened, why would I need to pair the airpod with my iphone? This only leads to more problems. If I use the pairing code for my phone on my chromebook, it does not work. But if I use the connection code for my chromebook on my phone, it does work.
I’ve spoken to Apple support, but they were no help. They basically told me that when the connection code and pairing code are the same, there is something wrong with my computer or the bluetooth settings in my operating system. I’ve tried all of their suggestions, even reinstalling windows 10. There is nothing wrong with any of my equipment; everything works perfectly fine as long as I don’t connect it to airpods.
Why Does My AirPod’s Connection Keep Dropping?
The way this problem happens, is that my iphone tries to connect to the airpod, and gets “weak or no signal” and then the airpod tries to communicate with the phone. If it cannot, the airpod will drop off of the phone’s bluetooth list. This keeps happening until my iphone finally gives up and un-paired the device. When I go back to turn on the phone’s bluetooth, the airpod is back in white mode.
(The below explaination is my guess for why this happens. Your iphone connects to your wifi and you pair it to the airpod. The next time you open up the phone’s bluetooth panel, it has lost the connection to that device [the airpod] but has not told the device that. So the phone tries to connect and keeps failing, so it shows “weak or no signal”. Heres a video I found that seems to agree with the above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSbYC-9Kjz4.
Conclusion : Restart Your iPhone After Adjusting the Settings of your
When you go to add a device, or when you are trying to pair it with an existing device, make sure that your phone is connected. Disconnecting can cause problems. Note: The airpod will only connect if the bluetooth is on in the iphone, but it may not stay connected. If the airpod gets disconnected, and you then re-establish bluetooth in the phone while its trying to pair with the airpod, it may not connect. The best way is let your phone be idle for a while, so it can reconnect itself with the airpod after disconnecting.
After a few minutes, try again to pair the airpods. Sometimes it may take multiple tries. The bluetooth setting in your iphone is case sensitive (meaning – there are cases where bluetooth is on, but not connectable). If the setting is “on”, and you see an error message telling you to check your bluetooth settings, try turning it off, unchecking it from “on”, and turning it back on. If it says “off”, then turn it on.
If your airpods are connected to your phone, but they are not playing, try pausing and playing a song (or anything else) on your phone. If they still aren’t working, try restarting them. This will turn the green light off and back on again.