Apple AirPods have provided their users with both convenience and luxury. Simply connect your AirPods to your device, and you can use them at any time without having to worry about cords getting in the way. However, many consumers have seen the “Connection Failed” warning while attempting to pair their AirPods or AirPods Pro with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch. The bluetooth pairing between your devices cannot be accomplished. If you find yourself in a similar scenario, please review the options provided below.
Fixing Apple AirPods Won’t Connect with Connection Failed Error
Solution #1 – Move Your AirPods Closer
The error Connection Failed may occur if your iOS or Mac device is too far from your AirPods. Even if it’s wireless, there is a maximum pairing distance between your device and AirPods. Reconnect your AirPods after moving them closer to your device.
Solution #2 – Refresh Your Bluetooth Connection
Bluetooth connectivity allows for the pairing of AirPods earbuds. If pairing fails, reset your Bluetooth by turning it off and then back on. Access the phone’s settings. To disable Bluetooth, open the Bluetooth menu and flip the button to Off. Toggle it back to the On position and retry pairing.
Solution #3 – Restart Your Device
Your device’s connection and processes will be refreshed after a restart. Close all running applications and turn off your mobile device. Restart the device and attempt to reconnect the AirPods.
Solution #4 – Make Sure Your Charging Lid is Open
Keep in mind, when pairing your AirPods, that the charging case must be open. It will result in a connection error if it is closed. Open the charging cover and retry pairing.
Solution #5 – Reconnect Your AirPods
Another alternative is to disconnect and rejoin your AirPods to your Bluetooth connection. To do so, access your phone’s settings. Access the Bluetooth menu and search for the AirPods. Tap the I icon and then tap Forget This Device.
Place your AirPods in the charging case and close it for 30 seconds upon reconnecting. Open it again. Hold the setup button on the back of the case until the while light flashes. Reconnect your AirPods by bringing them closer to your device and following the on-screen directions.