How to Check AirPod Battery

Deyan G.
Deyan G.

Updated · May 10, 2022

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We’re all part of the wireless earphones craze.

And if you’re here, that means that you too have AirPods. You fancy thing.

However, they have one huge downside. And I’m not talking about dropping them in a street sewage shaft. which might or might’ve not have happened to me.

It’s about the battery.

Here is a guide on how to check AirPod battery level so you may avoid unpleasant surprises. No one wants to listen to people talking during publich tranpsort rides, after all.

Check Your AirPods Battery Level Using the Charging Case

If you have 3rd generation AirPods or AirPods Pro, the charging case is equipped with a built-in AirPod battery check function.

Hooray!

All you have to do is:

  • Place your AirPods in the charging case.
  • Put it on the charging mat.
  • Tap the charging case. 

If the earphones are still charging the will emit amber light. If they are ready to go, the light will be green.

How To Check Your AirPod Battery Percentage Using iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

To view your AirPods battery percentage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you have to:

  • Go to SettingsBluetooth and make sure that it is turned on.
  • Place your AirPods inside the charging case and keep the lid open.
  • Bring the case close to your device.

After a few seconds, the battery level should be displayed on your screen.

You may also use the battery widget. Take note that it will only display charge levels when at least one of the earphones is in the charging station.

Check AirPods Battery on Mac

Follow these simple steps to check AirPod charge level on your Macintosh:

  • Open the charging case’s lid, or take your AirPods out of it
  • On your MAC to go Apple MenuSystem PreferencesBluetoothTurn Bluetooth On.

In the Bluetooth menu, you can see each AirPod and the charging station’s battery levels.

Check AirPods Battery Levels on an Android Phone

Even though Apple products are designed to work together, it is possible to monitor your AirPods battery level using an Android phone. Still, be ready to put a little bit of work into it.

To pair your AirPods with your Android device to the following:

  • Go to SettingBluetooth and turn it on.
  • Place your AirPods in the charging case and leave it open.
  • Press and hold the Setup or Pair button on the back.
  • It should take about 3 seconds for the indicator light to turn white, which means it has entered pairing mode.
  • On your Android device, locate the charging case among the available connections.

Once the devices are paired, you can check the AirPod battery level this way:

  • Enter Google Play and type AirPods Battery in the search bar.
  • Download AirBattery, PodAir, AndroPods, or another software dedicated to AirPods connection on Android.
  • Give the application all needed permissions.
  • Once the app is set up, you will need to choose your AirPods model from a list.

Now you should be able to get detailed information on your earphones’ and charging case’s condition.

Tips and Tricks About AirPods Battery

Even the most experienced users can be surprised by some tricks and features to keep track of your AirPod battery status

I have my favorites:

Low-Level Battery Warnings

Your AirPods are programmed to warn you when their charge is low. On a paired iPhone, or iPad, you will receive a notification when the battery is at 20-10-5%.

In addition, they will give out a tone when they are at a 10% charge. They will give out a second tone right before they turn off.

Charging Cases Carry Multiple Charges

Once your case is fully charged,  you can use it multiple times before it gets depleted. 

This means that if you go out with both your earphones and station filled, they could easily get you through the day.

AirPods Charging Time

On average, five minutes of charging should offer up to one hour of AirPods battery life.

Depending on your audio options - primarily if spatial audio is on - one full charge should last between four and a half and six hours.

Battery Health

All electronics degrade over time, so it is good to keep your battery health in mind. Using the widget on a paired device you may use for an AirPod battery life check. Consider this a relative measure of how much longer it can last.

AirPods Pro and 3rd generation AirPods come with an optimized charge option, which can significantly increase your battery’s life expectancy. By default, it is turned on.

If for some reason your want to turn it off, follow these steps:

  • On a paired device go to Settings Bluetooth.
  • In the list locate your AirPods.
  • Click the More Info button (blue circle with an I in the middle).
  • From here you can turn off optimized charging

Wrap Up

Now you know how to check AirPod battery levels. 

This means that you won’t have to eavesdrop on other people’s conversations against your will.

Win!

If you have additional questions or have faced a problem with your AirPods, you may contact the official Apple support team.

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Deyan G.

Deyan G.

Techjury.net's manager. Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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