How to Fix ONN Wireless Earbuds When one Side Is Not Working – Explained

Trying to listen to your earbuds when only one side is working is a nightmare. ONN earbud owners especially know this pain since these earbuds are notorious for only working on one side from time to time.

If your ONN Bluetooth earbuds are only working from one side, make sure that they are not in mono mode and that both earbuds are charged up. If neither of those situations is the cause for the issue, simply reset the earbuds to get them in working order again.

To learn more about how to fix your ONN Bluetooth earbuds when only one side is working, keep reading below.

Preliminary Tasks

Before performing a complete reset, make sure that a simple fix isn’t the cause of your troubles. By performing these tests first, you can save yourself a few seconds since you don’t have to reset the earbuds completely.

Make Sure Your Earbuds Aren’t in Mono Mode

Mono mode allows you to listen to your music out of only one earbud. This feature is beneficial if you still need to hear what’s going on around you.

If the mono mode is on, you won’t be able to listen to your music out of both earbuds. All you need to do is turn off mono mode. If that fixes the problem, congrats! Enjoy your listening as usual.

How exactly you turn off the mono mode depends on the type of ONN earbuds you have. Read the provided instruction booklet to learn how to turn off the mono mode on your specific earbuds.

Make Sure Your Earbuds Are Charged Up

If that doesn’t work, put both of the earbuds into the charging pods and allow them to charge up. Sometimes, one earbud won’t sit right in the case, making it die faster than the other. Ensure that both earbuds are pressed into the case. Allow them to charge up for an hour or so.

 This charging time should fix the problem if a dead earbud is to blame. If the earbuds are still not working, there is something wrong with the earbuds or connectivity that requires a reset.

How to Fix ONN Wireless Earbuds with One Side Not Working

If you tried turning off mono mode and charging up your earbuds with no results, there is probably just a problem with connectivity and communication between the two earbuds and your playing device. Performing a total reset will likely fix the problem.

Before moving on to the reset steps, allow the earbuds to charge up all the way if you haven’t already. If they are not charged up, you might run into some problems. So, don’t skip the charging process, even if you think they are charged enough!

How to Reset ONN Wireless Earbuds

By resetting your ONN wireless earbuds, they will automatically be put back into factory mode. Factory mode will clear any weird settings or connectivity issues that are causing only one of the earbuds to work. To reset your ONN wireless earbuds, follow the steps below:

  1. Turn off the ONN headphones.
  2. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  3. Wait until the red and blue LED lights start blinking.
  4. Reconnect the earbuds to your device.

Unfortunately, some customers report that this reset method does not work on their device, despite this being the instructions that ONN provides. If this reset method is not working, you can try holding different buttons down for 10 seconds at a time.

How to Pair ONN Earbuds

For step 4, you will need to repair your headphones to your phone or Bluetooth device. In case you lost the instruction manual that came with your earbuds, here is how to repair the earbuds:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth mode on your phone.
  2. Power on earbuds by holding down the button.
  3. Once the earbuds start flashing, they are in pairing mode.
  4. Click the earbuds on the list of Bluetooth devices in the area to connect to your phone.

How long you hold down the power button differs from product to product. Some earbuds only require you to hold down the button for 3 to 4 seconds, whereas some need to be held down as long as 10 seconds. Either way, wait for the LED lights to start flashing.

If everything goes according to plan, resetting and repairing your ONN wireless earbuds should wipe any weird connectivity issues to make both earbuds work again.

What If My ONN Earbuds Still Aren’t Working?

ONN earbuds don’t have sparkling reviews. If you cannot get your ONN earbuds to work properly, we recommend calling customer support instead. They may be able to give different advice or provide a whole new earbud set instead if the issue is not rectified.

Final Thoughts  

To many owners’ annoyance, ONN wireless earbuds don’t work as reliably as they should. One of the most common problems is that only one earbud works at a time. Although you might be able to fix the problem by turning off mono mode or charging the two earbuds, you might have to do a bit of work.

Most likely, you should be able to fix the problem by simply resetting the earbuds. By factory resetting your ONN wireless earbuds, all funky settings and connectivity problems should be wiped so that the earbuds work as they should.

If none of the above methods work, call customer support. We are sorry to say that many users have to call customer support because the ONN earbuds don’t function as they should. Hopefully, factory reset works for you!

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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