AirPods Pro keep dropping? Try these fixes


AirPods Pro constantly falling out of your ears can get on your nerves after a while. It not only interrupts your routine. But, you also run the risk of losing them in case they come out of your ears when you are outdoors.

This problem occurs if your AirPods Pro have trouble forming a seal inside the ears. Likewise, oil, sweat, and wax from your skin can make the problem worse.

Still, wishing your AirPods Pro stayed in your ears isn’t too much to ask. That is why this article is here to solve this problem faced by many.

Reasons Why Your AirPods Pro Keep Falling Out

AirPods Pro have been known to fall out of your ears for the reasons listed below.

  • You’re wearing AirPods Pro the wrong way.
  • AirPods Pro are not suitable for your ears.
  • Ear wax and oil prevent AirPods Pro from sticking inside the ears.
  • The silicone tips you selected for your AirPods Pro are the wrong size.

How to prevent AirPods Pro from falling

Pushing your AirPods Pro into your ears isn’t enough to keep them from falling out of your ears. Instead, if you use brute force, you will end up hurting yourself.

So if you can’t get your AirPods Pro to stay in place, you need to focus on wearing them the right way. To keep AirPods safe in your ears, you can try the fixes below.

Place them correctly

If your AirPods Pro keep coming out of your ears, you should try wearing them properly. A slight change in your wearing approach can make a huge difference.

Most AirPods Pro users find the following method of wearing AirPods useful to prevent them from falling out. You can try this and see if it works for you too.

  1. Take the AirPods Pro out of the case.
  2. Then gently plug them into the right ears. The one with the L mark goes on the left ear while the one with the R mark stays on the right.
  3. The AirPods Pro stem should point down.
  4. For a better grip, twist and turn them a little to fit them better inside the ears.

AirPods Pro Silicone Tips

Since AirPods Pro come in one universal size, you can fit them better with silicone tips. The ear tips produced by Apple are available in three sizes (Small, Medium and Large).

To take a look at the sizes, unroll the tips. Inside the tips, the marks S, M or L will allow you to know the sizes.

For more precision, you can take the Ear tip fit test to determine which is best for your ears. Here’s how.

  1. Insert the AirPods into the ears.
  2. Open Settings on the iPhone.
  3. So choose Bluetooth.
    Tap and turn on Bluetooth on iPhone
  4. Select the Information button. You’ll find it next to the AirPods.
  5. Next. faucet Ear tip fit test.
    ear test
  6. Picking out Continue.
  7. Faucet To play.

Wear AirPods Pro upside down

Wear AirPods Pro upside down

You might be ridiculed for wearing your AirPods Pro upside down. But it can prevent them from falling.

People who have worn AirPods this way swear by this technique. In fact, they found it more comfortable to wear AirPods this way, compared to the conventional method (where the AirPods stem points downward).

  1. Look at the L and R markings on the AirPods Pro and plug them into your ears accordingly.
  2. Now rotate the AirPods Pro so that their stem is pointing up.
  3. While doing so, press lightly on it for a better seal.
  4. For even better fit and comfort, you can wear the Left AirPod in right ear and vice versa.

However, there is no hard and fast rule on how to wear them. It all depends on the shape of your ears. So don’t hold back. You can adjust the AirPods Pro in the way that suits you best.

To note: Wearing AirPods Pro upside down is ideal for keeping them in your ears. But, you may want to place them in the normal way (i.e., stem pointing down) during calls. Or, the people on the other end of the line may not hear you clearly.

Clean AirPods Pro


AirPods Pro can struggle to stay inside with all the wax and oil in your ear canal. This can prevent your AirPods Pro from forming a seal inside the ears.

Without a proper seal, your AirPods Pro will eventually fall out. So, clean the AirPods Pro, especially their ear tips with a dry and soft microfiber cloth.

Also clean your ears with cotton swabs to control oil, sweat and wax.

Third party ear tips

You can secure the AirPods inside your ears using suitable third-party ear tips. One such ear tip that AirPods Pro users rave about is Comply’s.

These ear tips have also been specially designed for the AirPods Pro. But, one thing you need to take into consideration is that its foam tips can distort the audio and noise cancellation feature as some users feel.

So you can do your own little research and choose the ear tips that seem most suitable for you.

When nothing works

If you can’t get patches to fix the problem, return them if the date of purchase is not earlier than 14 days. This return policy applies if you purchased them directly from Apple (Apple Store or online).

If you bought them from different retailers, check their return and refund policy and follow the procedure accordingly.


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