How to Fix AirPods Stuck in Transparency Mode

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Have you ever noticed that your AirPods are stuck in Transparency mode and can’t seem to get out of it? If so, you’re not alone. Many AirPods users have experienced this issue, and while it can be annoying, the good news is that there are a few ways you can fix it.

First, let’s take a look at what Transparency mode does. This mode allows outsde noise to come in through the AirPods and cancel out any distracting sounds in your environment. This means that you’ll be able to hear conversations or other background noise without having to turn up the volume on your device.

Unfortunately, if your AirPods are stuck in Transparency mode, they won’t be able to properly cancel out any sound at all, even if you’re playing music or a podcast. The most common cases of this issue are dirt on the microphone or an overly sensitive proximity sensor.

To address the dirt issue, first try cleaning the microphone with a soft cloth or rubbing alcohol. Make sure that you don’t use anything too harsh as this could damage the microphone further. Once cleaned, test again to see if your AirPods are still stuck in Transparency mode.

The second possible cause of this issue is an overly sensitive proximity sensor. This sensor detects when your AirPods are close to your ears and will switch modes accordingly. If this sensor is malfunctioning, then it may keep switching between Transparency mode and regular playback even if your AirPods aren’t close to your ears at all. To fix this problem, try resetting your AirPods by pressing and holding the setup button for 10 seconds until the light flashes amber three times.

If neither of tese solutions work for you, then try connecting your AirPods with another device such as an iPad or phone using Bluetooth settings instead of using the quick connect feature on iOS devices. This may help reset them and get them working properly again.

Hopefully one of thse methods will get rid of that pesky Transparency mode once and for all!

Turning Off Transparency Mode on AirPods

To get AirPods out of Transparency mode, open Control Center on your iOS or iPadOS device. While wearing your AirPods Max or both AirPods, touch and hold the volume slider untl you see the additional controls. Tap the Noise Control icon in the lower-left corner. Tap Noise Cancellation or Off to exit Transparency mode.

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How Long Do AirPods Last in Transparency Mode?

AirPods last approximately 6 hours per charge with Transparency mode enabled. This is the same amount of time as when Noise Cancellation mode is enabled. In addition, the included charging case offers an additional 24 hours of battery life when used in conjunction with either mode.

Troubleshooting AirPods Stuck on White

If your AirPods are stuck on white, it may be due to a variety of potential causes. It could be an issue with the Bluetooth connection, interference from other wireless devices, settings on your device that need to be adjusted, or even a hardware issue with the AirPods themselves. To troubleshoot the problem, you can try resetting your AirPods, disconnecting and reconnecting them from your device, and restoring the connection to factory settings. If you’re sill having trouble connecting after trying these steps, it may be best to contact Apple support for further assistance.

Resetting Transparency Mode

To reset your Transparency mode, go to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Headphone Accommodations. Make sure Headphone Accommodations is turned on. Then tap Transparency Mode and turn off Custom Transparency Mode. This will reset the Transparency mode to its default settings. You can then turn on Custom Transparency Mode agin and adjust the settings to your preference.

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Factory Resetting AirPods

To factory reset your AirPods, follow these steps:
1. Open the lid of your charging case and take out your AirPods.
2. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case until you hear a chime sound.
3. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your device, or go to Settings > [your AirPods] if they apper as connected.
4. Tap the More Info button next to your AirPods and tap Forget This Device, then tap again to confirm.
5. Put your AirPods back in the charging case and close it for at least 15 seconds.
6. Take out your AirPods from the charging case and press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case for about 5 seconds until you hear a chime sound again.
7. Your AirPods have now been successfully reset to factory settings!

Does Noise Cancelling Technology Impact Battery Life?

Yes, noise-cancelling technology does use additional battery power. However, the amount of battery life consumed depends on the type of headphones used and their ANC settings. Generally speaking, turning on ANC will reduce the overall battery life of your headphones, while turning it off will conserve battery power.

Exploring the Benefits of Transparency Mode on AirPods

Yes, transparency mode is absolutely worth it with AirPods Pro. Not only does it allow you to hear what’s goig on around you, but it also offers improved sound quality compared to the older version. With transparency mode enabled, you’re able to have conversations without having to constantly take out one of your AirPods. Additionally, the sound of your environment will be much clearer and more pleasant than before. All in all, the transparency mode offered by AirPods Pro is an excellent feature that makes them well worth the investment.

Understanding the Meaning of AirPods Flashing White and Orange

The flashing white then orange light on your AirPods usually indicates an error in connectivity or performance. This cold be caused by a low battery, interference from other Bluetooth devices, or a software issue. To resolve the issue, try turning your AirPods off and on again, ensuring you are in a clear area with no other Bluetooth devices nearby, checking for any available software updates, and making sure your AirPods are fully charged.

Resetting Noise Cancelling AirPods Pro

To reset your noise Cancelling AirPods Pro, start by placing them on their charging case. Wait for 30 seconds to allow the AirPods to disconnect from any device they may be connected to. After this, open the lid of the charging case and connect it to your iPhone or iPad. On either device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the blue “i” icon next to your AirPods. Then, scroll down and select Forget This Device before tapping aain to confirm. Once this is done, you can then reset your AirPods Pro by holding down the setup button on the back of the case for around 15 seconds until you see an amber light flashing. You should now have successfully reset your noise Cancelling AirPods Pro!

Updating AirPods Firmware

To update your AirPods firmware, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS or iPadOS on your iPhone or iPad. Then go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Info button next to the name of your AirPods. If a firmware update is available, it will be downloaded and installed automatically. You don’t need to do anything else – once the update is complete your AirPods will be up to date!


In conclusion, AirPods are a great way to stay connected and enjoy your favorite music. They offer features such as noise cancellation, transparency, and up to 6 hours of battery life with an additional 24 hours in the charging case. However, if you encounter any issues with your AirPods like the flashing white light, it may be due to dirt or debris on the inward-facing microphone. To fix this issue, simply wipe off the microphone with a clean and dry cloth. With proper care and maintenance of your AirPods, they shold provide you with many years of audio enjoyment.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.