Airpods Not Working on Snapchat [Ultimate Solutions 2022]

Written By FarhanMax

Are you trying to create a Snapchat video with your airpod, and it is not recording audio? Or you can’t add music over Snapchat using your airpod?

Well, if your answer is yes for both of the questions. This article is totally for you.


I know the described scenario can be very much annoying for you because I have faced the issue earlier. In this article, I have shortlisted the methods you can implement when you face the airpod issue followed by the main reasons behind airpods disturbance on Snapchat.

So, Let’s start with Why airpods not working on Snapchat?

The main reason behind your airpod not working on Snapchat is bugs and glitches in the app. In addition to that, outdated airpod software, outdated Snapchat app, issues with the recent software update, the faulty pairing of the airpod can also generate this complication.

I have mentioned the common causes behind airpod’s not working issue. I will discuss other possible reasons and provide every solution that worked for me. Continue reading to know more. 

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Why is my Airpod not Working?

As I have said earlier, there are several reasons behind the airpod malfunctioning with Snapchat, and I will mention every one of them here.

  • Running an outdated Snapchat application is one of the common grounds for your connectivity issue.
  • If you have recently updated the firmware and after that, you are facing this issue, most probably the reason is a faulty firmware update.
  • Sometimes, Glitches in the operating system can cause you this trouble.
  • Suppose any of the other applications of your device is running in the background while you are recording video with Snapchat. In that case, chances are the other app is interfering with Snapchat to use the airpod.
  • Bugs and glitches in the Snapchat app also generate the issue with airpod.
  • Setting the volume level of your device to low can also create issues with recording sound and voice notes using the airpod.

These reasons are responsible for your airpod’s situation with Snapchat. Bare with me for the next few minutes to solve the problem for good.

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How to Solve Airpod not Working on Snapchat

It is a common fact that Apple doesn’t permit some third party applications to record video or voice notes with the airpod. Make sure that is not the case by simply making a call or recording video with the airpod connected in.

Hopefully, the airpod will work just fine. If not, you can try implementing the following methods. If you are able to perform the next tricks, I can assure you the issue won’t bother you anymore.

But before applying the fixes, make sure you checked the volume settings at least twice. Make sure moth the microphone and media volume are at the maximum level. If your mobile is in silent mode, make sure you turned it off. And one last thing, make sure you have no background apps running, except Snapchat.

I hope you have done all that. Now, Just follow the instructions I am providing here and act accordingly.

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Method 1. Change Snapchat Settings

This fix will work if your airpod’s microphone is working with other applications but not with the Snapchat app. Unlock your phone and follow the next steps.

  • Go to the Settings menu of your mobile.
  • Select Snapchat from the application menu.
  • Tap on the Microphone to verify if Snapchat has access to use the microphone.
  • Disable it if it’s already enabled. Wait for a moment and Enable it again.


After completing the process, check if it’s working properly. This procedure should solve the airpod’s microphone and sound issue.

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Method 2. Unpair and Re-pair Airpods

If the malfunction is happening for some faulty pairing of the airpods, try re-pairing the device. You don’t know how to do that? Try the following steps.

  • Go to your iPhone settings.
  • Scroll down to bluetooth settings.
  • Tap on the i button next to the airpods.
  • Select Forget this device from the menu.


This process will unpair the airpod. After that, put the airpods into their case, Press and hold the button on the case and follow on screen instructions to repair the device.

Check if the issue has been resolved or not after the pairing is done. If not, apply the following methods.

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Method 3. Reset your Network Settings

Your devices’ settings have the control to connect with various networks, in particular Bluetooth devices. If your network setting is problematic, it could generate the airpod’s malfunction. To avoid this, you can reset the network settings in the following manner.

  • Go to the Settings menu of your mobile.
  • Scroll down to General Settings and tap on the Reset option.
  • Select Reset network settings from that menu.


You are all set. This process may take a minute. But remember that resetting the network settings will require re-pair the bluetooth devices and reconnecting the Wi-fi password, etc. 

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Method 4. Update Your Device

Make sure the device you are using o connect the airpod is up to date. If you are using an iPhone or iPad, ensure it has the latest iOS version, and it should be compatible with the airpod.

Updating the firmware will fix the bugs and glitches in your operating system. Just search for the latest update on the internet > download the files > install > restart your device.


If the malfunction is happening because of an outdated software version, this procedure will resolve them.

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Method 5. Reset airpod

If any of those previous methods couldn’t help you with the airpod not working issue, try hard resetting the airpod. You can do that by following these simple steps.

  • Put your airpods in the smart case ( charging case).
  • Open the lid. You shall see a little white button in the back of the case.
  • Press and hold the button for 30 seconds. You will notice a white notification light blinking continuously.


This process will reset the airpod. Go through the pairing process and connect the airpod to your device. If you have different apple devices, connecting to one of them will pair with the rest using apple id.

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Method 6. Update Snapchat application

Okay, enough with the device and airpod. If you have completed the above methods correctly and are still having the issue, the culprit is your Snapchat application. The primary solution is to update the application.

Here is how you can update the app and solve the not working problem:

  • Check the Apple store on your mobile (for iPhone users) / play store (for android users) if there is any update available.
  • Click on the Update button if there is one.
  • Complete the installation process.

If a bug or glitch in the software has been causing you the problem, updating the application will solve the matter, as the app developers release updates to fix the bugs and glitches.

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Method 7. Re-install Snapchat

Reinstalling the software will help you delete the application’s settings and clear out other faulty mechanisms that prevent airpods from working correctly.

Here is how you can re-install Snapchat:

  • Tap and hold the Snapchat icon on your phone.
  • Tap on the x sign / uninstall button when it appears to delete the app.
  • Go to the App Store/ Play store from your mobile.
  • Search for Snapchat and click on install when you find it.

This final method should solve all of your problems regarding airpod not working on this app.

These are the best solutions you can implement when you get the issue on your device. Don’t hesitate to perform all of these if applying one or two doesn’t resolve the issue. In fact, I highly recommend you implement these fixes in an order so that you get the problem solved permanently.

Note: Snapchat requires the maximum volume level of your device to record audio. Check the volume level before applying all these methods.

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Now that you know the proper mechanism of why you are facing the connectivity issue and how to solve it, It is time to enforce the process.

And I can assure you, if you have read the entire article with attention and followed the process as I explained, you will be able to resolve the problem on your own.

But then again, if you encounter any obstacles solving the problem, feel free to comment below. I will help you as soon as possible.

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