AirPods keeps disconnecting and reconnecting on a Windows 10 PC

A new Bluetooth feature in Windows 10 makes pairing third-party devices faster and convenient. It significantly cuts short the time and efforts required in digging through the settings menu to find and add a Bluetooth device item. However, not all wireless kinds of stuff that connect through Bluetooth are perfect. For example, Apple’s AirPods although best wireless earbuds available can have issues. From pairing issues to basic audio woes, there’s a lot that can go wrong with this pair of true wireless earbuds.

AirPods keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

AirPods keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

The new Bluetooth feature displays a notification with a Connect button to kickstart the process of pairing the utility when placed near a Windows 10 machine.

If it is no longer in pairing mode or proximity, Windows removes the notification from the Action Centre menu.

For keeping AirPods connected indefinitely to a Windows 10 device, follow the instructions given below.

Go to Windows 10 Device Manager via ‘Control Panel’ or simply typing ‘Device Manager’ in the Search bar and pressing the Enter key.

Choose the ‘View’ tab and select ‘devices by type‘ option.

Once there, open the Human Interface Devices and locate for these 2 AirPods entries –

  1. (Name) AirPods Audio/Video Remote Control HID
  2. (Name) AirPods Hands-Free Call Control HID

For each of the above entries, right click and select ‘Properties’.

After that, go to ‘Power Management’ tab and uncheck the ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power‘ box.

Also, repeat the last two steps for the “Bluetooth Low Energy GATT compliant HID device” as well.

Finally, hit OK and exit.

It is a common issue experienced with Apple AirPods while connecting to a Windows 10 computer. When a song is paused, the auto on/off feature of the AirPods kicks in. Upon trying to resume the play option, the PC is unable to connect AirPods again. This forces a user to reconnect AirPods through the Bluetooth settings again, which appears quite bothersome.

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