Disconnect your AirPods then reconnect them Put AirPods into the case, close the lid and wait about 15 seconds. Open the lid, then press and hold the setup button on the back of the case.
The first step to fix this disconnection issue is to check the battery level of your AirPods. If it's low, place the buds inside their charging case to charge them. After 5 minutes, you may start using them again.
I understand that when you close your AirPods case, it disconnects from your iPhone. This behavior is normal as your AirPods charge and shut down when they are placed in the case and closed.
Network connection may be the reason behind AirPods randomly disconnecting. Corrupt network-related settings could be preventing the device from communicating with your AirPods correctly. In this case, resetting the network settings on your iPhone should fix the problem.
If your AirPods started disconnecting from your iPhone just a moment ago, then re-establishing the connection between both devices can help. Just put your AirPods or AirPods Max in the Charging Case or Smart Case, wait for a few seconds, and then take them out again to reconnect them.
Put AirPods in their case. Close the lid. AirPods shut down and charge whenever they're in the case with the lid closed.
The Airpods turn off to charge when the case is closed. There is no way to track them in the case.
This one's probably obvious, but the further you move away from your iPhone, the higher the chances that your AirPods won't stay connected. Keep the distance between you and your paired device to under 30 feet and you should be fine.
How to Turn Off the AirPods Case
Question: Q: Can't locate AirPods if the case is closed They don't connect to Bluetooth unless they are open so how can I locate them?
No you don't need the case to continue listening! The case is only used for charging/storage and the initial (one time) pairing with your devices. You can leave the case at home and get full usage out of the AirPods until the battery dies.
Deactivate Automatic Switching If you have another iPhone, iPad, or Mac lying around, you should disable this functionality to avoid sudden disconnects. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Info icon next to AirPods. Then, tap Connect to This iPhone and select When Last Connected to This iPhone.