How to Fix Realme Buds Air 3 In Ear Detection Not Working

Realme is becoming one of the most popular brands due to its innovations and reasonable priced items like Smart Television, Smartphones, Watches, earphones, power banks and other electronics items. Now it has entered the market of TWS also knows as True Wireless Stereo Earphones. These earphones are just like Apple Ear Pods which is hugely popular in west.

The latest in their lineup is Realme Buds Air 3 successor to Realme Buds Air 2 which was a big hit because of its affordable rates in Indian market.  Now they have one up their game with introduction of ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) and 30 Hours of music playback at a very interesting price of 3,999. With its launch in flash sale it was sold out in minutes and had a great response according to Realme Twitter account.

While most of the unit send to users were completely fine but some had issue like Realme buds air 3 in ear detection not working which we are going to talk about. This was a common issue with its previous iteration too and started happening just after its release. For this reason, we have listed all the possible workarounds and methods that can be used to resolve the issue.

How to Resolve Issue with Realme Earbuds

There is no official confirmation about the issue therefore it is not specific why this is happening. These methods are general solution for TWS Earbuds problems irrespective of their models. Try each solution one by one and resolve the issue.

Method 1: Clean Buds and Charging Sensor

Realme buds are equipped with optical sensor to detect if the earbuds are being used or not and pause play music according to it. These also have connectors at the bottom to know if it is docked or not therefore if there are dirt or dusts particles between them it can cause sensor to malfunction.

This is one of the more probable reasons why the issue is happening in the first place and to fix clean all the places with sensors with small cotton cloth with isopropyl alcohol and try using them again after cleaning and see if the ear detection is working.

Method 2: Restart Bluetooth Connection

Certain malfunctions and issues happen with wireless earbuds are due to temporary bugs or glitches with Bluetooth system on your device therefore to ensure that this isn’t the reason for your problem turn off your Bluetooth connection them turn them ON again to restart the connection. This method resolves most of the temporary bugs and glitches within system.

Method 3: Update your Earbuds

Each pair of Realme earbuds came with their own firmware and outdated firmware are infamous for causing troubles like these. Therefore update your earbuds firmware by following these steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store on your Android device or
  2. Open AppStore on iOS
  3. Search for Realme Link application through search bar.
  4. Download and install the application.
  5. Login with your credentials or Sign up for a new account.
  6. Now move to Realme Buds section.
  7. Wait for few minutes as it scans firmware update.
  8. Tap on Update button to start the updating procedure.
Method 4: Reset Realme Earbuds

If none of the other method works then you need to try resetting your TWS earbuds to factory default and pair them again to resolve the issue. Follow the steps below on how to do so:

  1. Remove both your earbuds and put them back in the charging case.
  2. Open the lid and press the button on charging case for 10 seconds more or less.
  3. Once the LEDs turns off, close the case lid.
  4. Now open phone Bluetooth settings and remove the paired earbuds.
  5. Open the case lid and press the button for at least 3 seconds.
  6. After entering pairing mode, pair your earbuds once again with your device.
  7. Check if the ear detection is working.
Method 5: Take the Earbuds to Service Center

If methods and workaround does not work and the issue continues to persist then there is change that it might be a manufacturing defect. If this is the case with you too then take your TWS earbuds with box and invoice to your nearest service center asking them to repair or replace.


TWS Earbuds are items that one uses frequently or even on daily basis and is becoming more and more popular among tech enthusiasts. While there are far from being flawless and if you happen to came across issues like Realme buds air 3 in ear detection not working then don’t worry we got you covered. The above article has all the possible solutions and methods that is need to fix the problem.

Sakshi Anant Author