Skullcandy Earbuds Not Charging? Here’s What To Do

After reading various Skullcandy earbud manuals, YouTube reviews, and personal fix-it articles, we have learned some of the best ways to fix Skullcandy earbuds not charging. To help you troubleshoot your earbuds, we have listed the best faulty Skullcandy earbuds in this article.

Turning off both earbuds before putting them in the charging case, waiting a couple of seconds, cleaning out the case and earbuds, and fixing the in-ear gels pose quick fixes to the problem. If the quick fixes don’t work, you can try the flip flop or draining methods instead.

To learn more about both the quick fixes and the more extensive flip flop and training methods, keep reading.

Skullcandy Earbuds Not Charging? He...
Skullcandy Earbuds Not Charging? Here’s What To Do

Why Are My Earbuds Not Charging?

There are a number of reasons why your earbuds are not charging. Something as small as a bit of lint in the charging case or something as large as faulty hardware can cause your earbuds to not charge.

To most people’s dissatisfaction, it can be next to impossible to determine why your buds are not charging without trying out a few fixing methods first.

How Do You Fix Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds When Not Charging?

If you place your Skullcandy wireless earbuds into the charging case and one or both of the red LED lights fail to come on, it means that the earbuds are not charging. If that’s the place you find your earbuds in, here are some ways to fix Skullcandy wireless earbuds when they are not charging.

Quick Fixes

Sometimes, getting your Skullcandy earbuds to charge is really easy. These quick fixes might be able to rectify the problem in seconds:

  1. Turn off both earbuds before putting them in the charging case. In other words, don’t put one earbud into the charging case until both are turned off.
  2. Wait a couple of seconds after placing the earbuds into the charging pod. Sometimes, it can take a couple of seconds for the earbuds to start charging.
  3. Check the charging pins, case, and earbuds for any debris. Small debris can prevent the buds from connecting to the charger. Gently blow into the charger and onto your earbuds to get any debris out of the way.
  4. Make sure that the in-ear gels are placed snugly around the acoustic port. If these gels are coming off the port, they can prevent the earbuds from laying correctly inside the case, which results in the earbuds not charging.
  5. Ensure that the charging case is powered up. Plug in the case using a micro USB charging cable to see if that was the issue.

Flip Flop Method

Is just one side of your earbuds not charging? If so, you might want to try the flip flop method. The flip flop method is used whenever the left and right earbuds are of unequal power, causing the case to not charge the pods correctly.

Simply remove the earbud that is charging correctly. If the other earbud is not charging due to unequal power, it should start charging now. You can try to place the other earbud in the charging case once the issue-earbud starts working as it should.

Unfortunately, the flip flop method doesn’t always work. If the problem-earbud still isn’t charging even with the other earbud removed, you might want to try the draining method, as described below.

Draining Method

If none of the above fixes help you, there is a draining method that has helped many people charge their Skullcandy earbuds, even when the charging method isn’t always working.

In short, this method requires you to go without your Skullcandy earbuds for a whole day, which is why it is our last recommendation. During this day, you need to drain the battery. Here are the steps for using the draining method to get your earbuds to charge again:

  1. Take both of the Skullcandy earbuds out of the charging case and set them aside. Even if only one of the earbuds is not charging properly, take both out.
  2. Turn off the Bluetooth pairing between your device and the earbuds so that you can still hear videos, calls, and other sounds from your phone or another device.
  3. Leave your Skullcandy earbuds out for 24 hours. Whenever the earbuds are not in the case, they will continually search for a device to pair for, which drains the battery. Even when you’re not using the earbuds, the searching method will completely drain the earbuds of their juice.
  4. Once the earbuds have been left out for 24 hours, put them back in the charging case.

If the draining method worked, your earbuds should begin charging as normal again. It is unclear why this method works, but numerous Skullcandy earbud users reported it is an effective method.

Skullcandy Warranty

If you have gone through all of the steps and tricks for fixing your faulty Skullcandy earbuds, you should contact Skullcandy and report the issue. All Skullcandy products have a warranty that lasts one year.

If you are under this warranty, you can receive a replacement product in return. You must visit Skullcandy’s warranty page to file a claim first.


How long does it take for Skullcandy earbuds to charge?

It only takes one hour for earbuds to charge completely while inside the case. Once fully charged, that red LED light will turn off.

How do I know if my Skullcandy earbuds is charging?

You will know that your Skullcandy earbuds are charging because the earbuds have LED lights on them. When charging, the LED will turn solid red. These lights will turn off when they are completely powered up.

How do I know when I need to charge my Skullcandy earbuds?

Whenever your earbuds only have 30 minutes left of the battery, a voice will notify you that the battery is low. After that, the LED light will flash red lights at intervals of five seconds.

Final Thoughts

If your earbuds are not working properly, we recommend starting with the quick fixes so that you don’t waste a whole day trying out some of the longer fixes. We hope that this article has helped you determine the problem with your Skullcandy earbuds and get them to working order again.

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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