The Apple wireless headphones offer good battery life to its users, up to 5 hours of listening and 2 hours of talk time. But that may not be enough for some, which is why it is useful to be able to know the battery status of your AirPods at all times.
Without a screen or visual indicators, the low battery of AirPods manifests itself in tones. A first when the battery is low, a second a few moments before it runs out. But there are however several solutions to know the state of the charge of AirPods.
From an iPhone
Once the Apple wireless headphones have been paired with an iPhone, simply place them in their case and bring it close to the smartphone. This will cause a window to appear on the iPhone screen showing the battery status of the AirPods. You will also be able to see the current charge of the AirPods case.
It is also possible to know the state of charge of a single earphone, it is then sufficient to remove one from the case.
Another solution on iPhone: use the battery widget. Available on the new update, this information window can be viewed by swiping the phone’s lock or home screen.
If you haven’t activated this widget yet, you can do it manually. Navigate to the “today * i” page, by swiping to the far right, then scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and press “Edit”. On this new page, activate the tab in front of “Battery”. Finally, confirm by pressing “Done” at the top right of the screen.
Last solution: ask Siri for help. Indeed, Apple’s personal assistant allows you to know the battery status of your AirPods by a simple voice command.
From an Apple Watch
Apple smartwatches can give you great information on the battery status of wireless headphones. To do this, open the iWatch Control Center by swiping your finger up from the Home screen. Next, tap on the battery icon.
You will then be able to know the remaining battery charge of the AirPods and their case associated with your Apple account.
From their case
Finally, when you place your headphones in their case, a light indicates the state of charge of their battery. Thus, if the color is green, it means that the charge is important, if it is orange, it is preferable to let them recharge before using them at the risk that they can no longer be used very quickly.
AirPods not charging? Here are the solutions!
AirPods are some of the top best wireless headphones on the market. With the H1 chip (AirPods Pro and AirPods 2) or the chip (AirPods 1), these headphones are a real masterpiece among human inventions. However, sometimes it can happen that unexpected issues arise on AirPods that have been used for quite some time. We can, for example, see a problem of recharging.
If your AirPods are not working properly, there are some solutions you can try to fix the problem. So do not think directly to apply a new configuration
The AirPods charging mechanism
The case is the main element of the recharging mechanism, which consists of several complete chargers. Once the battery of your AirPods is full, you will be able to use them for 5 hours of listening or 2 hours of chatting.
When you run out of power, you just need to charge the AirPods for 15 minutes to have 3 hours of listening or 1 hour of talking.
The built-in battery of AirPods is 93 milliwatts and can be used for a very long time.
However, sometimes the battery can show signs of fatigue. Fortunately, charging issues are often related to AirPods touch points.
There are three main electronic touch points on AirPods
- The end of the cable that is connected to the power source;
- The other end of the Lightning cable that is plugged into the box;
- The contact points of the AirPods case.
When your AirPods start to charge slowly or simply fail to charge, then it is possible that it has to do with the charging touch points or with the battery itself.
How to fix AirPods not charging issue
Check the AirPods charging case status light
When you see the case status light turns green when AirPods are in it, then it means the battery is full.
On the other hand, if the status light shows you an orange color after you have plugged the AirPods case in all night, then it could mean that there is a problem with charging your headphones.
Check the charging cable
First, examine the cable you use to charge AirPods.
Apple recommends using your iPhone or iPad charger to find the headphone case.
- Try using a new iPhone / iPad charger to see if it can make a difference.
- Connect your AirPods charging case to your MacBook and see if the status light can turn green.
We suggest you borrow a friend’s iPhone / iPad charger to see if the problem is with your charging cable or not.
Make sure the AirPods are seated properly in the search box when you close the cover. If the contact between the AirPods and the charging points does not establish as it should, your headphones will not be able to be charged.
Do you see the recharge icon?
Place the AirPods case with the cover open right next to your iOS device. Wait a few seconds to see whether or not the charging icon appears next to the battery icon on your iOS device, when AirPods are connected to a power source.
Do you see the loading icon? If not, then that means your headphones cannot charge.
Please also check the battery of your iOS device to make sure it is working well.
Check the charging ports as well as the AirPods contact points
Do you regularly clean your AirPods? Many often forget to take care of the condition of their AirPods, and that’s why some easily experience charging issues (like slow charging or not being able to recharge the battery).
As with many electronic devices, the external port of a device that is used daily can become clogged with dust or debris.
When the contact points are saturated with debris, recharging becomes impossible.
Here you will therefore need to bring a soft bristle toothbrush, a clean micro-fiber cloth and a soft interdental brush.
Start by evaluating the state of the charging points of your AirPods case.
Clean the charging points of the housing using the soft bristle toothbrush.
Once you have thoroughly cleaned the external charging contacts of the case, begin examining and cleaning the internal contacts with a soft interdental brush, if necessary.
Clean the contacts of the AirPods inner case
Use 70% isopropyl alcohol and a clean microfiber cloth to clean the AirPods charging case. Be careful not to introduce any liquid into the charging ports of the case.
Examine and clean the tips of your AirPods to make sure that no debris is stuck in the contact points.
Use a soft bristle brush to clean the tips of your headphones, which are the charging contact points. When they’re clean, place the headphones in the case and charge them for at least 15 minutes, then see if it can finally work. Can you see the AirPods charging icon on your iPhone screen?
In the majority of cases, the charging problem can be fixed by deep cleaning the AirPods.
Reset AirPods and Check Charging
If you are still facing the charging problem even after examining and cleaning the charging points of your AirPods, then you will need to perform an AirPods reset. This solution can probably help you this time around.
To reset your AirPods, press and hold the setup button on the back of the charging case. Read this article to learn more about resetting AirPods.
If after that you still cannot charge your AirPods or if your AirPods are charging very slowly, then you will need to head to Apple support to request a repair or replacement.
Cannot reset AirPods, no flashing light when trying to reset earbuds
One troubleshooting method to bring your AirPods back to life would be to try resetting them.
Many uses found themselves facing a wall when they tried to reset their AirPods.
To properly reset your AirPods, you will need to press and hold the setup button on the back of the case, until you see the status light blinking and changing from white, orange, then white. .