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Fixed: Why do my Airpods Make a High Pitched Noise


Why do Airpods Make a High Pitched Noise

Why do Airpods Make a High Pitched Noise

A few months after the device was released, users started reporting high-pitched noises during audio playback through AirPods. The issue was first brought to light by MacRumors and other publications in spring 2017, but complaints about the sound have been present since fall 2016 when Apple originally released the AirPods.

So the whisteling sound that you might be hearing is due to  the Active Noise Cancellation option that is might be on. Airpods are making high-pithed noise maybe because there is no audio. The noise can also be like what tea kettle makes when water reaches the boiling temperature.

Recommendation to Fix Airpods

You should try to re-pair, reset, and try again. So start with Unpairing/”Forgetting” the Device. For that go to Settings > Bluetooth > Airpods > Forget this device. Once done, now start re-pairing it by connecting from available devices. You can find all devices when you look into the bluetooth option.

It’s hard to tell exactly which component is responsible for the sound (the tiny speaker in each AirPod, one of Apple’s custom-designed chips powering audio playback, or both), but it seems to be tied to the W1 chip that handles Bluetooth connectivity and battery management between iOS devices and the AirPods. On affected units, users will hear a faint high-pitched whine when the volume is at around 50 percent. Above or below that threshold, users don’t report any noticeable noise.

Apple has just released iOS 11.3 , which includes an official fix for the high-pitched that some users have experienced during audio playback on their AirPods . The issue had been present since the launch of AirPods in late 2016 and while some had experienced it, others were seemingly unaffected until recently.

Apple told iMore that it has “improved” the wireless chip’s firmware, which should resolve the issue for any user still affected by it. Affected users will need to place their affected AirPods in their charging case and open it up.

Then they’ll need to power on the AirPods by holding down on the setup button that appears in the center of the case’s front lid. A message in iOS will then say “Ear Detected,” which means a connection has been established between your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and your AirPods.