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Skullcandy Dime Earbuds Not Charging (Try this)

Skullcandy dime are great earbuds for workouts and phone calls with long battery life. But you cannot benefit from their 12 hours of battery when they stop charging.

This is a really common problem in Skullcandy dime earbuds. Which can easily be fixed with some simple steps. 

Your Skullcandy dime may not be charging because of dirt on their charging poles and charging case pins, software glitches, wrong placement in the case, or damaged charging case.

Let’s take a closer look at every possible solution and try to fix your earbud’s charging problem. 

Skullcandy Dime Earbuds Not Charging

skullcandy dime not charging

1. Clean Earbuds

Your Skullcandy dime may not be charging because of dirt or debris on its charging poles.

Also, regular earbuds use will build up earwax on the earbud’s charging poles. Because of that, the current will not flow, and the earbuds will not charge. 

Therefore to fix this problem, you should clean your Skullcandy dime earbuds. You will need a soft cotton cloth, toothpick, and rubbing alcohol for cleaning.

Gently pour a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the cotton cloth and apply it on the earbud’s charging poles. Then slowly remove dirt from charging poles with the toothpick; clean all dirt with the cotton cloth.

Now, your Skullcandy dime is ready to charge.

2. Clean Charging Case

Same as earbuds, clean your dime earbud’s charging case pins. Because dirt on the charging pins can also prevent current flow, and as a result, your Skullcandy dime will not charge.

So, cleaning charging case pins is also essential. You will need a cotton cloth, toothpick, and rubbing alcohol for cleaning pins.

Simply pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol on the cloth and carefully apply them to the pins.

Then remove dirt from the pins with a toothpick and clean with a cloth.

After cleaning your Skullcandy dime charging poles and their charging case pins, place earbuds in the case; hopefully, they will start charging.

3. Properly Place in the Case

Sometimes your earbuds will not charge because of the wrong placement of ear tips or wrong placement of earbuds in the charging case.

First, ensure ear tips are placed correctly on the earbuds; mostly, they will not let earbuds sit correctly in the charging case.

Second, ensure the charging poles of earbuds connect with the pins when you place them in the case.

After placing correctly in the charging case, close the charging case lid.

Because earbuds don’t charge when the case lid is open. 

4. Reset Earbuds

Sometimes Skullcandy dime stops charging because of software glitches or bugs.

Reset is the best solution to fix minor glitches and bugs from earbuds. Therefore you should reset your earbuds.

Follow the below steps to reset your Skullcandy dime earbuds.

  1. First unpair buds from all devices.
  2. Remove buds from the pairing list of all devices.
  3. Take both buds out of the case to turn them on.
  4. Press the button on each bud 2 times and hold it for 2 seconds.
  5. Skullcandy dime are successfully reset.

5. Faulty Charging Case

Skullcandy earbuds will not charge because of a fault in the charging case. Mostly faulty charging case means its battery is damaged.

Because of the damaged battery, the charging case will not hold a charge, so your earbuds will not charge.

Mostly charging case battery will stop working because of moisture or physical damage. Therefore to fix you should place the case under sunlight for a few minutes.

However, if you have dropped the case, then maybe the power cable is no longer connected to the battery, and the current is not passing to the case pins. In this case, you will need to go to a gadget technician.

He will fix it quickly; fixing this at home will be difficult for you.

6. Properly Charge Case

Your Skullcandy dime earbuds will charge when you place them in the charging case. However, sometimes charging case is not charging properly because of this the earbuds stop charging.

Therefore you should properly charge your case. This means you should use the original USB cable to charge the case.

Also, firmly plug the charging cable into the charging case port.

Moreover, clean charging cable and charging port of the case.

7. Drain Earbuds

If your dime earbuds are not charging completely, their battery level remains the same after hours of charge. Then you should drain your earbud’s battery for 24 hours.

This way, earbuds will use a complete battery, and all minor bugs will be removed.

To do so, first unpair and remove earbuds from all devices. Then place both buds out of the charging case for 24 hours.

This way, earbuds will remain turned on in search of the device for pairing, and their battery will completely drain.

After draining the battery, place both buds in the case to fully charge.

How can you extend the Skullcandy Dime Earbuds’ battery life?

You can use the following advice to extend the battery life of your Skullcandy Dime Earbuds:

  • The volume has to be adjusted. Lengthening the duration of use can be achieved by finding a comfortable listening volume that doesn’t tax the battery.
  • Make sure you’re using the right charging accessories.
  • It is advised to periodically fully discharge and then fully recharge the earbuds in order to preserve the battery’s health.
  • Extreme temperatures should be avoided.
  • Keep your Skullcandy Dime Earbuds in their charging case when not in use.
  • Disconnect the earphones from the charging source after they have finished charging.
  • Reduce outside noise as much as you can when wearing your Skullcandy Dime Earbuds.
  • Verify whether your Skullcandy Dime Earbuds require a software upgrade.


If your Skullcandy Dime earbuds are not charging try these ways to fix them.

  • First clean the charging poles of the earbuds.
  • Clean the charging case pins.
  • Properly place earbuds in the case.
  • Reset the earbuds.
  • Replace the battery of faulty case.
  • Drain earbuds for 24 hours.

If none of these ways work for you, then you should return earbuds. You can do that by contacting Skullcandy customer support.


How to Charge Skullcandy Dime Earbuds?

To charge your Skullcandy dime earbuds, place them in the charging case.

Then plug the given USB-micro cable, one end into the charging case and the other into the computer or wall adapter. 

A red light on the charging case will indicate that your case is charging.

When the case fully charges, this light will flash green.

How Long Does Skullcandy Dime Take to Charge?

Skullcandy dime earbuds take 1 hour to fully charge from a dead battery.

Moreover, their charging case will take 5 hours to fully charge. However, case charging time can vary depending upon your charging cable.

How Long Does Skullcandy Dime Last?

Usually, the Skullcandy dime lasts for 12 hours after a full charge. However, this time can vary if you use these earbuds at different volumes.

Many people report that they only get 6 hours of playback at full volume.

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