How To Fix Headphones Beeping Sound? (Bluetooth & Wired)

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Some headphones will release a beeping sound randomly. Why does this happen and how to fix it?

Bluetooth headphones will beep if the battery is low, the connection with a device is dropped, because of Bluetooth interference, or if there’s a faulty internal hardware part.

To fix beeping Bluetooth headphones, clear the Bluetooth list, reset the headphones, fully charge them, avoid Bluetooth interference, or disconnect and connect again.

Why Do Headphones Start Beeping?

Headphones will start beeping if the battery is low, if the Bluetooth connection is interrupted or stopped, because of Bluetooth interference, or because of a faulty internal hardware part. Some headphones can produce beeping sounds to indicate that the battery is low. You can’t disable this issue, but you can fix or stop the beeping sounds by connecting the headphones to a charger.

Some headphones will release beeping sounds if the Bluetooth connection is interrupted or stopped. A Bluetooth connection will interrupt if the devices aren’t within their Bluetooth range (10 meters or 30 feet) or if one of the devices is shut down. The beeping sound indicates that the connection is interrupted and the headphones are trying to reconnect to the same device. Turning off the Bluetooth will fix it.

Bluetooth interference will also cause (some) headphones to beep. Bluetooth interference refers to the disruption of Bluetooth wireless signals caused by other electronic devices operating in the same frequency range (2.4 GHz).

Sometimes, the beeping sound can be from the phone notifications.

Also, different brands have different warning sounds. Check the user manual to see if a beeping sound is a warning signal to the headphones brand you are using. Older versions use it as a Handfree feature when you use it for phone calls.

How To Fix Beeping Headphones For Smartphones?

To fix beeping headphones for smartphones, do the following.

1. Check The Bluetooth Settings – For iOS and Android

Check if the headphones are paired with your phone. The Bluetooth connection will drop if the devices move out of the Bluetooth range (10 meters or 30 feet), there’s Bluetooth interference, or if one of the devices is shut down.

To check the Bluetooth settings, do the following.

  1. On your phone, go to “Settings” and locate “Bluetooth” from the pop-up menu.
  2. Check the settings. How many devices are the headphones connected to? Are the devices in range? Is the Bluetooth on? Also, check the “Bluetooth Visibility” if it’s enabled.
  3. You should ensure the Bluetooth settings are in the right order. Then see if the beeping has stopped.

2. Enable The Noise Canceling Feature –  For iPhones and Android 13 Beta

The noise-canceling feature can prevent/stop the beeping sound on headphones. Aside from that, the noise canceling feature helps reduce or eliminate unwanted background noise from the surrounding environment.

If the beeping is caused by a wrong setting or is a prompt, noise cancellation will stop it.

To enable the noise canceling feature in iPhone, do the following.

  1. On your iOS devices, go to “Settings” and select “General.”
  2. From “General” go to “Accessibility” and select your “Headphones
  3. Then toggle the “Noise Cancellation” option. When it’s on, check if the beeping has stopped.

3. Change Ring and Alert Options – For iPhones and Android

If the notification sound is a beeping sound, the headphones will beep every time you get a notification. To stop this, change the notification sound or turn off sound for notifications (use vibration only).

To turn off sound for notifications on iPhones, do the following.

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings” and click on “Sound and Haptics”. For Android users, go to “Settings” and click on “Sound”.
  2. On iPhones, move the “Ringer and Alert” slide. On your Android, find “Notification Sound” and turn it off.
  3. Play your audio file and see if the beeping has stopped.

4. Clear Bluetooth List

Clearing the Bluetooth list refers to removing the headphones’ pairing information from your phone. This can fix Bluetooth connectivity issues, such as beeping sounds, for your headphones.

To remove the headphones from the Bluetooth list of your iPhone, do the following.

  1. On your phone, navigate to “Bluetooth Settings” and click on the list of connected devices.
  2. You can also slide down from the top of the screen to access the “Drop Down Menu.” Long press the “Bluetooth icon” to see the list of connected devices.
  3. Find the headphones name, press the “ⓘ” or the “gear” (for Android phones), and press “Forget This Device
  4. Turn OFF/ON both devices and re-connect them.

5. Reset Headphones

If the headphones are beeping because of a software bug or glitch, a hard reset will fix it. A hard reset will restore the original factory settings, clear the internal memory, remove known devices, and fix software issues.

To reset the headphones, check the user manual or search online on how to do it. That’s because each brand has different methods and steps. Here’s how to reset JBL headphones.

Note: A hard reset will also remove all the previously connected (known) devices, so you must manually find and re-connect to nearby devices.

6. Charge Your Headphones

(Some) headphones will release beeping sounds to indicate that the battery is low. To fix or stop the beeping sound, connect the headphones with a charger.

7. Volume Level

Depending on the brand, the headphones may warn you if the volume is too high (higher than the normal rate). Try lowering the sound and see if that fixes the issue.

Note: If none works, then the beeping is likely caused by hardware damage. In this case, you’ll need to contact a professional technician to fix the problem.

How To Fix Beeping Headphones In Windows?

To fix beeping headphones in Windows, do the following.

1. Run The Windows Audio Troubleshooter

The Windows Audio Troubleshooter is a built-in diagnostic tool in Windows that identifies and resolves common audio-related issues, including beeping sounds from your headphones. It scans and finds audio-related issues and fixes them for you.

To use Windows Audio Troubleshooter, do the following.

  1. On your Windows PC, click on “Start” at the bottom of the screen and select the “Settings” option from the pop-up menu.
  2. Next, click on the “Windows Update Settings” tab. From the menu, select “Troubleshoot”.
  3. Click on the “Playing Audio” option and select “Run the Troubleshooter”. You can also find the program by searching for “Audio Troubleshooter” in your search taskbar.
  4. The program will display the different audio outputs currently connected to your computer. From the list, select your headphones and click on “Next
  5. Wait a few minutes for the program to scan for problems causing the beeping sound. Then follow the on-screen instructions to fix the problem.

2. Clear the Bluetooth List

Clearing the Bluetooth list in Windows refers to removing the headphone information from the Bluetooth list. This will reset the connection between the headphones and the PC and can fix sound issues.

To clear the Bluetooth list in Windows, do the following.

  1. On your Windows PC, go to the “Search” tab below the screen and type “Bluetooth”.
  2. Click on the “Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings” tab and go to the list of “Paired Devices
  3. You should see your headphones connected. Click on the “Headphones Name” and select “Remove Device”. You’ll get a “Are you sure you want to remove this device?” prompt, click on “Yes“.
  4. Then turn off your Bluetooth and turn it back on using the ‘Bluetooth Toggle Switch
  5. Put the headphones in pairing mode and re-connect them.

3. Avoid Bluetooth Interference

If your Windows PC is close to a device that uses radio waves for communication like cordless telephones, TVs, radios, and satellite phones, the radio device will disrupt the Bluetooth connection.

This can cause a beeping sound. So, look for nearby devices that may be interfering with your Bluetooth connection and remove them.

4. Update Your Windows Audio Device Drivers

Windows Audio Device Drivers, also known as audio drivers, are software components that enable communication between the operating system (such as Windows) and audio hardware devices. If the audio drivers aren’t updated it can cause compatibility issues, connection issues, and audio-related issues.

To update the Windows Audio Drivers, do the following.

  1. In your PC’s search box, type “Device Manager” and click it.
  2. Scroll down and click on the “Sound, Video, and Game Controllers” option. This is on the left side of the screen.
  3. You’ll see a full list of all the devices linked to your Windows PC. Locate and right-click on the “Headphones
  4. Then click on the “Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software” option. The program will scan for available updates for the driver. Once it finds an update (if it has one), select it and click “Update Driver
  5. Wait for the update to be complete. Then restart your PC and see if the beeping sound has stopped.

5. Audio Port

For wired headphones, the audio port and the wire determine the sound quality you will get. If there’s dust or dirt on the port, the wired headset won’t properly connect to the PC, so they might stop, pause, or start to beep once in a while. Clean the audio port using a toothpick or compressed air.

Also, check if the wires are broken, frayed, or exposed. All of these things will prevent a good connection and can cause beeping sounds.

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