How to Charge AirPods and Check Battery Life: A One-Stop Guide

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Your AirPods case needs to be charged if the light is orange but how to charge AirPods effortlessly?

Using a cable or charging pad, you may quickly fill off the battery in your case.

While wireless charging can take up to an hour and a half, utilizing a cable should take approximately an hour to fully charge a case. 

Read this post for more information about AirPods how to charge as well as how long for AirPods to charge!

How to Charge AirPods

How to charge Apple AirPods?

How to Charge AirPods via Case?

The AirPods themselves cannot be connected to an outlet or power source, much like other true wireless earphones. 

Therefore, the charging case is the only secure and dependable method for charging them.

How to charge AirPods via case?

How to charge AirPods via case?

So how long do AirPods take to charge?

All AirPods typically take 50 to 60 minutes to fully charge.

Meanwhile, you need to spend 50 to 60 minutes to charge your AirPods Pro models, after which you may enjoy up to six hours of music listening.

Your AirPods may then be fully recharged four times using the case.

Do you know how long do AirPods Max take to charge? It is about 2 hours.

Look at this table for more details!

 

AirPods

AirPods Pro

AirPods Max

Charging time in case for a full charge

20 - 25 minutes

50 - 60 minutes

2 hours

Full charge battery life

Up to 5 hours of listening time

Up to 6 hours of listening time

Up to 20 hours of listening time

How to Charge AirPods and Case via Cable?

How to charge AirPods without case?

The simplest and quickest method for charging both the AirPods and the case is via a lightning cable. 

It is also the answer to the question of how to charge AirPods Max!

What you must do is as follows:

How to charge AirPods case via cable?

How to charge AirPods case via cable?

How to Charge AirPods and Case via Wireless Charger?

A Qi-certified charging mat may be used in addition to a cable to power your AirPods and case. 

Only models that allow wireless charging may use this, though.

Furthermore, a wired connection is required for rapid charging. 

Therefore, it will take at least another 30 minutes for your AirPods and case to finish wirelessly charging and be fully charged.

These instructions should be followed to wirelessly charge your AirPods and case:

How to charge my AirPods via wireless charger?

How to charge my AirPods via wireless charger?

Read more: AirPods Max won't charge

Do all AirPods have wireless features?

Not all AirPods can be wirelessly charged.

For instance, more sophisticated devices, like the AirPods Pro (all generations), automatically include cases that support wireless charging.

For the AirPods 3, you may select between a MagSafe Charging Case (wireless) or the standard Lightning Charging Case (wired).

Wireless charging is not available for all AirPods

Wireless charging is not available for all AirPods

Last but not least, the AirPods 1 and 2 older models only arrive with a lightning case.

However, Apple has introduced a Wireless Charging Case that is available separately for both models. 

If you don't want to upgrade to the newest AirPods devices but still want the wireless charging capability, you may get this.

Does any wireless charger work on AirPods?

You can utilize various mats to charge AirPods wirelessly

You can utilize various mats to charge AirPods wirelessly

For your AirPods, you may use any Qi-certified wireless charging mat in addition to Apple's MagSafe charger. 

Some of the most common options on Amazon are 313 Anker Wireless Charger (Pad), Belkin Quick Charge Dual Wireless Charging Pad, etc.

This indicates that other brands' charging mats will also function as long as they adhere to the Qi specifications.

How to Check the AirPods Battery Status?

How to check charge on AirPods?

How to check charge on AirPods?

Failing to check the battery life of your AirPods might leave you trapped listening to the screech of train wheels on your ride home. 

Fortunately, regardless of the devices you have on hand, it is rather simple to determine how much battery life your AirPods have left.

Check AirPods battery life on iPhone/ iPad

Because Apple designs its accessories to function with all of its products, you can quickly check the battery in your AirPods using an iPhone or iPad. 

If the earphones are in the charging case, open it while holding your device close to it. 

A status card that displays the battery level for each earbud and the casing will appear on your screen after a brief delay.

How to check AirPods charge on your iPhone?


How to check AirPods charge on your iPhone?

You can also quickly check the battery level on an iPhone or iPad while wearing the AirPods. 

Simply open the "Widgets" screen and the result is shown in the "Batteries" widget.

Check AirPods battery life on Mac

It's also rather easy regarding how to see charge on AirPods using a Mac no matter if the earphones are in their charging case or not. 

Follow these steps:

How to check the charge on AirPods on Mac?

How to check the charge on AirPods on Mac?

Check AirPods battery life without using a paired device

How to see how charged your AirPods are if you don't have any external devices handy. 

Based on the type of AirPods you own, the status light on the outside or within the buds when the cover is open will let you know how much battery life is left. 

For instance, while orange implies that your AirPods are charging, green denotes that the device is completely charged. 

Unless the buds are in the case, the light then displays the case's level of charge.

You can use the charging case to check the battery life of the earbuds or the case

You can use the charging case to check the battery life of the earbuds or the case

When it comes to AirPods charging, you may wonder “Why do my AirPods keep cutting out when fully charged?” which is annoying sometimes.

So read our blog to get the full answer!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to know if AirPods are charging?

The status light on your case is the easiest way to see whether your AirPods are charging.

Your AirPods are charging within the case when an amber light appears; a green light shows that they are completely charged.

What is orange light on AirPods?

In general, charging is indicated by an orange or amber light on your AirPods case. 

When charging is finished, the light will turn green instead of staying constant. 

Can I charge my AirPods with my phone charger?

Most of the time, yes.

The Lightning port on Apple AirPods is identical to that on the iPhone. That's why the iPhone charger may be used to charge it.

However, if you purchase the AirPods 2 with a wireless charging case, you will need a wireless charger in order to charge it wirelessly.

Conclusion

You won't have to be concerned about running out of battery while on the go now that you know more about how to charge AirPods. Also, you can schedule your errands more effectively to make sure your AirPods last the entire day.

What do you think about this article? Did we overlook any additional ways to charge your AirPods? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  1. Ryder Murphy

    Ryder Murphy

    Every bit of this guide is just amazing. Thanks for creating this. Cheers

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    1. Barcodelive

      Thanks!

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  2. Vivienne Reyes

    Vivienne Reyes

    My Airpods pro don't charge above 80%. How do I fix this?

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    1. Barcodelive

      It will be battery optimisation charging. You can turn it off in the airpod settings. You need to have the case open for this to show up

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      1. Vivienne Reyes

        Vivienne Reyes

        Thank you! I didn’t realize optimized charging was a thing for AirPods.

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        1. Emery Davidson

          Emery Davidson

          It's good that they won't. I want my AirPods to stop at 80% as well. Guess they haven't learned yet.

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  3. Grant Hughes

    Grant Hughes

    Do the AirPods have to be inside the case while that is charging? Can I put them back into it while it is still charging? Or should they be inside the case while the case itself is charging?

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    1. Barcodelive

      Yes you can charge the case while using the AirPods.

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  4. Finn Bates

    Finn Bates

    How often do you guys charge your airpods pro case?
    Seen a lot of people complaining about potential issues with battery life on the airpods pro recently, so I wanted to ask this question to see what seems to be about 'normal' for airpods pro. Personally, I charge mine once every 4-5 days ish, with usage at maybe 2 hours a day.

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    1. Henry Lindsey

      Henry Lindsey

      I use about an hour a day the most and I have to charge it again in a week. So there is definitely an issue with app2. It should normally be lasting up to 3 weeks or more with this kind of usage

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    2. Allison Garcia

      Allison Garcia

      Really just depends on your usage. I constantly use my AirPods so I usually have to charge the case every 2 days.

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    3. Kelly

      Kelly

      Every couple of days

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  5. Kayden Carter

    Kayden Carter

    Are airpods still supposed to charge at 100%, I thought they are supposed to stop charging at 100%

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    1. Barcodelive

      When they’re in the case, they are always charging until it’s 100%. When the pods are inside the case and you open the case, it’s basically showing you case battery! Pods are always going to be 100% if it’s inside and fully charged!

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