Learn how to charge your AirPods with a charging case and how to extend their battery life.
To charge your AirPods, put them in your case. The charge of the cover lasts for several full charge cycles of the AirPods, which allows you to charge them on the go. To prevent your AirPods from discharging, store them in your case when not in use.
You can charge the case with the possibility of wireless charging using a Qi standard charger. Position the case on the charger so that its status indicator is on top and the cover is closed. The status indicator should display the current charge level for 8 seconds. If you have AirPods Pro, you can touch the case located on the charging mat to see if the headphones are charging (the indicator lights up in orange) or are fully charged (the indicator lights up in green).
To charge the case wired, connect the Lightning cable that came with your AirPods to the Lightning connector on the case. You can use the Lightning-USB-C or Lightning-USB cable. Then connect the other end of the cable to the charger or USB port. The case can be charged regardless of the presence of AirPods. This can be done most quickly using a USB charger for iPhone or iPad or by connecting it to a Mac computer.
To view detailed status and charge information, see Checking Charge Status.
Battery Life Details
When the battery is low, one or both of the AirPods will beep. If the battery level is low, the signal will be single, and immediately before turning off the AirPods, it will be double.
AirPods Pro has the following features.
- The case stores several charging cycles: you can listen to music for more than 24 hours 7, and talk on the phone for more than 18 hours. 10
- AirPods Pro can work up to 4.5 hours in playback mode 8 or up to 3.5 hours in talk mode without recharging. eleven
- If you charge the AirPods Pro in the case for 5 minutes, they will be able to work for about 1 hour in playback mode 9 or about 1 hour in talk mode. 12
Earphones AirPods (2nd generation) have the following features.
- The case stores several charging cycles: you can listen to music for more than 24 hours 1, and talk on the phone. up to 18 hours. 2
- AirPods can last up to 5 hours in 3 playback mode or up to 3 hours in talk mode without recharging. 4
- If the AirPods are charged in the case for 15 minutes, the listening time will be up to 3 hours 5, and the talk time up to 2 hours. 6
Check charge status
You can check the charging status of your AirPods with a charging case using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
On an iOS device
On your iPhone, open the cover of the case containing the AirPods and place the case in close proximity to the device. Wait a few seconds until the charging status of the AirPods with charging case is displayed on the screen.
In addition, you can check the charging status of your AirPods with a charging case using the Battery widget on your iOS device. The charge level of the case is displayed only if at least one AirPods earphone is in the case.
On a Mac
- Open the cover or remove the AirPods from the case.
- Click the Bluetooth icon () on the menu bar.
- Hover over your AirPods with a charging case in the menu.
Status Indicator Information
Wireless Charging Case: The status indicator is on the front of the case.
Charging case: The status indicator in the case is located between the AirPods headphone compartments.
If the AirPods are in a case with the lid open, the indicator indicates their charging status. If the AirPods are not in the case, the indicator indicates the status of their case. Green means that it is fully charged, and yellow means that less than one full charge cycle remains.
If you connect the case with the possibility of wireless charging to the charger or place it on a Qi standard charger, the status indicator will light for 8 seconds. If the indicator flashes white, the AirPods are ready to configure using one of the available devices. If the indicator is blinking amber, you may need to reconfigure your AirPods.