Why is my AirPod Case Flashing Orange?

31 Jan 2022
Why is my AirPod Case Flashing Orange

There are plenty of reasons why you probably love using your AirPods. But, not knowing what to do when technical challenges occur can be frustrating. 

Knowing and understanding how to use and maintain your AirPods will ensure that you take care of them properly. 

So while you may have your own reasons for using AirPod cases, you still might want to understand what to do when specific issues arise. 

Thankfully at Burga you can have an AirPod case that’s designed to add an extra solid layer of external protection for both the case charger and your AirPods. 

We also have plenty of answers for you on a range of questions regarding your AirPods and its case. So you might be asking yourself: Why is my AirPod case flashing orange?

In this article, you will learn exactly what the orange light on AirPod cases means and how to deal with it. 

Why is the light in my AirPods case blinking orange?

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There are three colored indicators of your LED lights that communicate to you the status of your AirPods. These colors are red, orange and green. Which AirPods have the light outside of the case are AirPods Pro and AirPods with a wireless charging case.

However, you will find the LED lights inside the case if you are using first or second-generation AirPods. 

When your AirPod case starts blinking orange this is what it means:

  • Your AirPods are not paired properly with your smartphone
  • It means you need to fix the pairing by taking some action
  • It could also mean you need to update your AirPods firmware

In case you’re wondering why your AirPods case is flashing red keep in mind that a separate solution is necessary to resolve the issue. A flashing orange light is not the same as the situation when your AirPod case is flashing red. 

If you’re keen to understand why your AirPods case is flashing green as well then we have articles on these topics.

How to Fix a Flashing Orange Light on your AirPod Case

There are some quick fixes you can attend to when your AirPod case starts flashing orange. As long as you understand what the technology is communicating then you can attend to the problem at hand. 

Here are some solutions for you when your AirPod case is flashing orange. 

Factory Reset

  1. Go to Bluetooth settings on your device.
  2. Choose to forget your AirPods. 
  3. Place both AirPods back into the case
  4. Open the case to ensure you can see the LED light status
  5. Press and hold down the button at the back of the case
  6. Once the orange light status blinks at least three times you can release the button and close the AirPod case. 
  7. Keep your AirPod case close to your phone then reopen the case.
  8. You may now repair your AirPods to your smartphone. 

Recharging your AirPods and the Case

If the above fix did not work, you may need to recharge either your AirPods or the case. 

  1. Determine what needs to be changed depending on the LED light displayed on the AirPods and the AirPod case.
  2. If the LED light on your AirPods is a solid red then it needs charging.
  3. If the LED light on your AirPod case is a solid red then it also needs charging
  4. Charge either or both AirPods and case and then revert to the first fix above to ensure they have paired properly again. 

People often ask, does the AirPod case light stay on when charging? In fact, if your AirPods case is closed properly while charging you will see a flashing green light indicating that the AirPods are charging successfully. 

When the green light turns solid, your AirPods have been successfully fully charged and are ready to be used. 

Resetting your Smartphone

why is my airpods case flashing orange

If you're still experiencing problems and the LED light on your case is flashing orange then try resetting your smartphone by attending to the following:

  1. Close all applications running on your phone
  2. Shut down your phone completely 
  3. Give it a few minutes before you power up your smartphone once again. 
  4. Proceed to the first fix by resetting your AirPods and repairing them to your smartphone.

In most cases, this process has proven to be an effective solution to the blinking orange light. If it doesn’t work you can still try one more quick fix on your own. 

Update the Firmware on your Phone 

If none of the fixes have proved useful then you may have a firmware issue. The firmware is the software that connects your AirPod case to your AirPods and the smartphone for usage. 

Here’s what you can do if the situation regarding the flashing orange light is due to outdated firmware on your AirPods. 

  1. First, use each AirPod on its own separately before placing them after a few minutes of usage back into the case.
  2. Keep the lid of the AirPod case open and plug the case into a PowerPoint. 
  3. Make sure your smartphone is next to the AirPod case
  4. Charge the AirPods in the case for about an hour
  5. Remove the AirPods from your Bluetooth settings
  6. Once fully charged after an hour, pair your AirPods to your smartphone 
  7. The orange flashing light would’ve stopped flashing by now indicating instead a clear white LED light 
  8. This means that your AirPods have been fully reset. 


Technology requires maintenance. Luckily, it’s not difficult to fix or maintain your AirPods in the event of any issues that may arise. Key to ensuring that your AirPods are working well all the time is cleaning them and keeping them in a spick and span condition, just as you would with your smartphone and the phone case. 

All it takes is a little effort at least once a week, depending on how heavily you use your AirPods. If you ensure that external elements like dust and earwax are absent from your AirPods, then chances are they will work properly and stay paired with your smartphone. 

Use a dry clean microfiber cloth, a little alcohol, and cotton tips to keep your AirPods and their case magnet cleaned thoroughly. So now that you understand what the flashing LED lights are saying to you you can fix them easily. 

If you’re still experiencing a flashing orange light, the last resort would be to talk to an expert or visit the shop from where you purchased our AirPods for another solution.

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