AirPods are Apple’s flagship earphones that allow you to connect to your other Apple devices in a seamless way. With the long-lasting battery, you can listen to music and engage in calls hours on end. Since your AirPods are a device in iCloud and it’s linked to your Apple ID, you can sync your AirPods to your other devices.

When connecting your AirPods to devices you’ve already connected to such as your iPhone, you just have to take the AirPods out of the case and you’ll automatically connect to your iPhone, iPad or Mac. When your AirPods back into the case, they should disconnect automatically and start charging.

Sometimes when you put your AirPods back into the case, they can still remain connected to your device. This can be frustrating because you can’t route the audio on your iPhone to your external speaker until Bluetooth devices are disconnected. Luckily, there are a few things you can do when your AirPods don’t disconnect when you put them back into the case.

Turn Off Bluetooth

The first thing you can stop this immediately is to turn off Bluetooth on your device. This will force the AirPods to disconnect because it needs a Bluetooth connection to connect. To turn off Bluetooth on your device, you have to go into the settings and turn it off from there. If the problem keeps persisting, then having to turn off the Bluetooth each time will be tedious.

Reset AirPods

If this problem always persists, you’ll need to reset your AirPods to stop it. A factory reset is going to wipe your AirPods settings and put them back to default. This means your AirPods will be in the same condition as they were when you first bought them. This will allow you to ix any software bugs that are going on within your AirPods.

To reset the AirPods:

1. Press and hold the setup button on the Charging Case

2. Let go if the setup button when the status light flashes orange, then flashes white

3. The AirPods are now reset to factory status

After you’ve reset your AirPods, you can connect them to your device they put them back in the case to see if they disconnect.

Reset Network Settings

If you’ve reset your AirPods and you’ve had no luck, the problem may be coming from your device. To fix connectivity issues on your iPhone or iPad, you have to wipe the network settings. When you wipe the network settings, all the Bluetooth settings, WIFI settings and cellular settings will be wiped.

To reset network settings:

1. Go to the Settings app

2. Tap on General

3. Scroll down to Reset at the bottom

After you’ve reset your iPhones network settings, you can set up the Bluetooth connection between the AirPods and put them back in the case once they connected. After resetting your network settings, you AirPods should disconnect as soon as they’re back in the case.