How to Check AirPod Battery


AirPods are one of the most popular wireless earbuds on the market. They provide a seamless and convenient listening experience for users. However, like any other battery-powered device, their battery life is limited. Knowing how to check your AirPod battery is essential to ensure you don’t run out of juice when needed. This article will teach you how to check AirPod battery on various devices and tips for maximizing battery life.

AirPods and Battery Life

AirPods are designed to last for up to five hours of listening time or up to three hours of talk time on a single charge. The charging case provides additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening or 18 hours of talk time. However, these numbers may vary depending on usage and other factors.

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Checking AirPod Battery

There are several ways to check the battery level of your AirPods. Below, we’ll cover methods for checking on various devices.

On iPhone

  1. Open the lid of your AirPods charging case without taking the AirPods out.
  2. Bring your iPhone close to the charging point.
  3. A pop-up window on your iPhone should display the battery levels for the AirPods and the charging case.

On Android

  1. Install an AirPod battery-checking app from the Google Play Store, such as AirBattery or Assistant Trigger.
  2. Follow the app instructions to check your AirPod battery levels.

On macOS

  1. Connect your AirPods to your Mac.
  2. Click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar.
  3. Hover over your connected AirPods in the dropdown menu, and the battery levels will be displayed.

On Windows

  1. Install a third-party app like MagicPods from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Follow the app instructions to check your AirPod battery levels.

Using Siri

  1. Make sure your AirPods are connected to your device.
  2. Activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or double-tapping on your AirPods.
  3. Ask Siri about your AirPod battery level, such as “What’s the battery level on my AirPods?”

Battery Widget

On iPhone and iPad, you can add the Batteries widget to your Today View or Home Screen to see the battery levels of your connected devices, including your AirPods.

LED Light Indicator

The LED light on the AirPod charging case indicates the battery status of the case itself:

  • Green: Fully charged
  • Amber: Less than one full charge remaining
  • Red: Low battery, needs charging soon

To check the battery status of the AirPods inside the case, place them in the case and close the lid. Open the lid after a few seconds, and the LED light will display the battery status of the AirPods:

  • Green: Fully charged
  • Amber: Less than a full charge
  • Blinking Amber: AirPods are charging

Maximizing AirPod Battery Life

To get the most out of your AirPod battery life, follow these tips:

Optimize Settings

Reduce the volume level and disable features like noise cancellation or spatial audio when not needed to save battery.

Proper Storage

Always store your AirPods in the charging case when not in use to keep them charged and protected.

Regular Firmware Updates

Ensure your AirPods are updated with the latest firmware to benefit from battery life and performance improvements.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Extreme hot and cold temperatures can negatively impact your AirPods’ battery life. Keep your AirPods and the charging case away from direct sunlight and freezing conditions.

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Knowing how to check your AirPod battery level keeps you from music or phone calls when needed. Following the methods above, you can quickly check the battery levels on various devices. Remember to follow the tips for maximizing battery life to enjoy your AirPods for extended periods.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Can I check the battery level of individual AirPods?

Yes, when checking the battery level on your device, you will see the battery percentage of each AirPod individually.

2. Do third-party apps work well for checking AirPod battery levels on Android and Windows devices?

While third-party apps may not be as seamless as Apple’s native solutions, they generally work well and provide accurate battery level information.

3. How can I check if my AirPods need a firmware update?

Connect your AirPods to your iPhone or iPad, then go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap the “i” icon next to your AirPods, and check the firmware version. Your device will update the firmware automatically when needed. You can find the latest firmware version on Apple’s support website.

4. Does using one AirPod at a time save battery life?

Yes, using one AirPod at a time can extend battery life since the other one can be charged in the case while you use the other one.

5. How long does charging my AirPods and the charging case take?

It takes about 15 minutes of charging to provide up to 3 hours of listening time or up to 2 hours of talk time for your AirPods. Charging the case takes around 2 hours for a full charge using a Lightning cable.

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Useful Links

  1. Apple Support – AirPods:
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