How to Check AirPods Battery

Follow the steps given below to check the battery percentage of your Airpods.

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Many believe the AirPods to be their best product, of course, after the iPhone. It revolutionized the way we listen to music – cordless and convenient.

Many tech firms have blatantly copied the AirPods’ design after mocking Apple for removing the headphone jack.

How to Check AirPods Battery

Nonetheless, the AirPods are worth more than some well-known companies. Even though they are relaxed and trendy, they have a sleek design that doesn’t have a battery indicator.

So, you must resort to your devices to check how much juice your AirPods have. If you are new to the Apple ecosystem, this website aims to help you figure out the best and avoid the firm’s worst.

Method 1: Pop-up

You can keep a tab on AirPods’ battery in a few ways. The following applies to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step 1: Ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on the device.

How to Check AirPods Battery

Step 2: Place your AirPods in the case, close it, and move it near your device.

Step 3: Now, open your case, and see your AirPods battery level.

How to Check AirPods Battery

You can repeat these steps on an iPad or iPod Touch. You’ll have to wait a few seconds to see the charge status of your AirPods.

Method 2: Battery Widget

Another nifty way to check the battery status of your AirPods is with the Batteries widget on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step 1: Long-press to enter jiggle mode and tap on the ‘+’ button on the top left corner to add widgets.

How to Check AirPods Battery

Step 2: In the widgets segment, search for ‘Batteries.’

How to Check AirPods Battery

Step 3: You’ll find three different widgets. Choose anyone that suits your home screen.

Step 4: Now, click on ‘Add Widget.’


Remember that the charge for your case appears only when at least one AirPod is in the case.


Battery percentage of AirPods on Mac

To check the battery status of your AirPods on MacBook, do the following –

Step 1: Take the AirPods out of the case, open the charging case’s lid, or Click the Control Center icon on the top right of the Menu Bar.

Step 2: Tap on the Bluetooth icon in the Control Center or the Menu bar.

How to Check AirPods Battery

Step 3: Hover your mouse pointer over the name of your AirPods, and the remaining battery life will appear.

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Step 4: You can also click on the ‘Sound’ icon in the Menu bar to check AirPods’ battery and even change the transparency mode.

How to Check AirPods Battery

Battery percentage of AirPods on an unpaired device

Suppose you don’t have an external device; you can still view the battery percentage of your AirPods.

The earbuds should be inside the case to see the light on the outside or between the buds with the lid open will show you the battery status. It depends on the model of AirPods you own.

The color ‘Green’ means the AirPods are fully charged, while the ‘Amber’ light indicates that less than one full charge remains.

Suppose the buds are not in the case; the light then shows the charge status of the case itself.

AirPods Charging Time

The charge time of AirPods depends on the generation. The battery life of the first and second-generation AirPods lasts for approximately 5 hours which includes listening to music for 3 hours and talking on the phone for 2 hours.

As for the AirPods Pro, you will get 4.5 listening time and 3.5 hours of talking time on a single charge.


How can I improve the battery life of my AirPods?

To ensure that your AirPods last longer, you shouldn’t let the battery fall below 40% or above 80%.

Why doesn’t my AirPods battery show when I open the case?

One of the reasons your AirPods’ battery isn’t visible could be because they are completely drained. Charge the AirPods case for a few minutes and see if the battery pops up.


One can easily forget to charge their AirPods, so keeping a tab on the battery life could save you hours of boredom.

No matter your devices, you can find how much battery is left in your AirPods.


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