Right Or Left Earbud Not Working? What to Do When One Side of Wireless Earphones Don’t Work

Your wireless earphones and AirPods could have stopped working because they just need some TLC.

There are many things that could make either the right or the left earbud stop working. Sometimes when the right or left earbud stops working, the device has lost its battery and needs to be replaced.

You’ll be able to fix an earbud that doesn’t work on products like Samsung Galaxy Buds, JBL, Apple, Skullcandy, Jabra, Bose, Sony, and Jlab

The problems that lead to an earbud stopping working are pretty common for most types of earbuds, so a fix could work for many different brands.

What are the possible causes and fixes when one of your earbuds stops working?

Right Or Left Earbud Not Working? Working Fixes for Faulty Samsung Galaxy Buds
Charge and Reconnect
Update the Galaxy Buds Software
Troubleshoot only the faulty Samsung earbud

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Fix 1. Charge and Reconnect

You need to check the batteries in the right or left earbuds before replacing them.

Many times, the battery of one earbud runs low and that’s why it stops working.

First, place both earbuds into the charging case, and make sure they are well seated >> charge the earbuds for at least 4 hours >> restart the earbuds and the smart device >> turn the smart device off for around 30 seconds, then turn it back on (if you connected with your phone, delete the earbuds from the list of paired devices) > restart the earbuds and the smart device > try re-pairing the

Fix 2. Update the Galaxy Buds Software

You might need to update the Galaxy Buds if the first fix doesn’t work.

Download the Galaxy Wearable app >> select About Earbuds >> select Update Earbuds Software >> select Download and Install >> now to go to the Samsung Wearable App >> select About Earbuds

Fix 3. Troubleshoot only the faulty Samsung earbud

With our first two fixes, we’ve focused on troubleshooting both earbuds together, but this particular one focuses on only one earbud, the defective right or left Samsung galaxy earbud.

Charge the charging case to max capacity > disconnect both earbuds from the Bluetooth and > reset the app > place the faulty earbud in the charging case > confirm that the red light of the charging case is now ON and stays ON (if it changed to green after a few seconds, reposition the earbud) > leave the earbud plugged in and the red light turned ON for around 30 minutes > (leave the charging case open), in which case the earbud should be charged to around 40 or 50 percent > then try pairing with the Galaxy Wearable app while it’s still plugged in.

Right Or Left Earbud Not Working On Apple Airpods? Working Fixes

Tweak hearing aids
Forget, reset and reconnect the hearing aid
Adjust the hearing aid volume

Fix 1. Tweak Hearing devices

When your AirPods lose sound, open the Settings app, select General, then Accessibility and scroll down to Hearing, then select MFi Hearing Devices.

Fix 2. Forget, reset and reconnect the Airpods

Place the AirPods in the charging case and ensure that they are charging (if both or the faulty ear doesn’t charge, chances are that you have a hardware issue) >> on your iOS device, go to Settings>> select Bluetooth >> next to the AirPod name, tap the “i” icon>> select “Forget This Device” > select “Confirm”> return both AirPods back to the charging case and close the lid for around 30 seconds>> press and hold the setup button on the AirPods until you see the status light blinking white > open the charging case lid and place the AirPods close to your device and try reconnecting.

Fix 3. Adjust the AirPods volume

Another trick is to try adjusting the volume of either one or both AirPods.

There are few situations where one Airpod is not working because it’s at a very low volume.

You may have the volume on one or both of your AirPods, but you may be able to get a better sound quality from a different set of AirPods.

If it works, then this might not be the issue, but if it stays the same, chances are that you have to go to Settings >> select General >> select Accessibility >> scroll down to hearing and ensure that the balance is in the middle and not on either

Jabra Elite 75t and 65t Right or Left Earbud Stopped Working? Best Fixes

Manually unplug the charging case from the USB port
Plug the charging case back

Fix 1. Manually reset the Jabra Elite 75t & 65t earbud

If you’re using either the Jabra Elite 75t or the Jabra Elite 65t, and your earbud is dead and not turning on, or just not working, this is one fix that

In the contact points near your shoulder blades, you will see a small hole. You can get a thin, thin pin or toothpick and gently probe the hole.

You should emphasize being gentle, don’t push the pin in, a gentle probe will do.

Fix 2. Reset the charging case

If the Jabra Elite 75t or 65t right or left earbud still isn’t working, then we recommend resetting the charging case.

Open the charging case and place the earbuds inside >> leave the lid open and plug it into a power source >> when the battery level indicator light comes up after like 5-10 seconds, close the lid >> leave the earbuds in the case for around 2 hours until it is fully charged >> on your devices, unpair and forget the earbud >> take out the earbuds and try re-pairing them with your devices.

Right Or Left Earbud Not Working On Skullcandy Push And Skullcandy INDY? Here Are Working Fixes

Fix 1. Reconnect both earbuds

One or both earbuds may be disconnected or incorrectly connected in some Skullcandy headphones.

One of your earphones might have to be left behind. It’s worth a try though.

Turn OFF the Bluetooth on your device >> turn ON your INDY or Push earbuds >> tap the center of both buds 4 times to automatically reset the earbuds (do this when they’re not connected to any device >> put them in the case and take them back out so they are turned ON and will start pairing with the other >> you will hear a prompt when they start pairing and a beep when the buds have completed pairing >> enter your device’s Bluetooth settings and forget the INDY / PUSH earbuds and try re-pairing them