Skullcandy Left Earbud Not Working? – Troubleshooting

Furqan Shahid
Furqan Shahid
Skullcandy Left Earbud Not Working

Don’t you hate it when one day, you are enjoying your favorite music on your Skullcandy earphones when all of a sudden, the audio stops coming from the left earbuds? This normally leaves a lot of people infuriated, and honestly, it is not something we want to experience. Now, before you say something about Skullcandy and their quality, you must know that it is renowned for making funky-looking earphones with emphasis on the bass; the company is great when it comes to resonating with teenagers and young adults and over the past couple of years, Skullcandy has delivered some excellent earphones and headphones. 

If your Skullcandy One earbud is not working, the cause is something else rather than the quality of the earphones in the first place. That is why we are here to guide you through how you can fix the issue. Trust me, it is a lot easier than you might imagine. 

Why is Skullcandy Left Earbud Not Working?

So, there could be a number of reasons as to why the left earbud on your Skullcandy earphones is not working and funnily enough, resetting the earbud can go ahead and fix this. Sometimes, there is a software issue such as one earbud losing sync with the other one. But the issue can run deeper.

Remember, this guide is for the true-wireless variant of the earphones. If the wired earphones are not working on one side, it could be because of the damage caused by a cable pull.

With that said, let’s look at the methods.

Method 1: Resetting the Skullcandy Earbuds 

reset skullcandy earbuds

The first method tells you how to reset your earbuds and in most of the cases, this fixes the issue. Especially if you are looking at a software glitch. Thankfully, performing a reset is not all that difficult, so let’s get started.

  • Step 1: Start by putting both the earbuds back in the charging case.
  • Step 2: Now on your device, go to Bluetooth settings.
  • Step 3: Turn off Bluetooth and remove the skullcandy earbuds from the list of paired devices.
  • Step 4: Remove the left earbud from the case, touch and hold the center of the earbud until you see a red LED indicator flashing red. This indicates that you have reset the earbud.
  • Step 5: Now repeat the process with the right earbud and put both of them back in the case. You will then hear a beep indicating that both earbuds have synced together.
  • Step 6: Turn the Bluetooth back on, pair your device with your Skullcandy earbuds and you will be able to hear sound coming from both earbuds.

Method 2: Checking the Skullcandy Earphones on a Different Device

I understand the issue you are encountering is with the earbuds and not the device they are paired to but more often than not, you do run into such glitches. For instance, I once ran into a glitch where my Sony WH-1000XM4 was outputting audio through my TV but not through my phone.

The solution here is simple, you can just go ahead, unpair your Skullcandy earphones from your phone and pair them to a different device and then see if the audio is being outputted through both earphones. If that fixes the issue, unpair and then repair them on your phone once again and that should fix your earphones.

Method 3: Check for Charging

check skullcandy Charging

Considering how the true-wireless earbuds have independent battery in each earbud, there are times when one earbud can run out of battery while the other one has full charge. To check, simply go through the app, and see if the left earbud is charged. If it is not charged, then put it back in the case for charging.

However, if the earbud refuses to charge, I would highly suggest cleaning the charging point on both the case and the earbud, as any dust, debris, or residue can prevent the contact points from sending power.

Method 4: Claiming the Warranty 

The good news is that all Skullcandy products are backed with a 2-year warranty. In case your left earbud is not working, I would highly advise that you claim the warranty on the earbuds and get a replacement.

Sure, you can try and repair these by yourself but unless you have specialized equipment, I would highly advise against that.


It can be a nuisance to run into issues with your earbuds especially when you enjoy listening to music so much. However, if your Skullcandy one earbud is not working, you can use this guide to bring them back to life. The best thing is that the same guide can be used on a number of other earphones that are displaying the same issue.

Following the steps carefully should fix any problems that might be coming in the way.

Furqan Shahid

I have been gaming for almost 24 years with extensive knowledge of all platforms and the gaming industry, in general. With interests in literature, art, gaming, and PC hardware.

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