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So, you place your Airpods back in its case to charge it, and it seems like such a short amount of time for the battery to go from completely drained to full.  How does this work?

In this article, we will look to explain this phenomenon and answer other relevant questions about this topic.

How does Airpods charge so fast?

AirPods charge so fast because their small-sized batteries charge up quickly as they accept a large current when compared to their capacity. Airpods are designed to efficiently use and manage power, making Airpods last longer with small capacity batteries.

Also, AirPods use very little power when they are not in use, so there is less work for the charging case to do when you put them back in it.

When you plug in the charging case to charge it, the battery inside of the case will start to charge first. Once the battery in the case is full, it will start to charge the AirPods. This is why you can put your AirPods in their case on the go and have them charged relatively quickly.

The charging case that comes with the AirPods is actually a really great design. Not only does it protect your AirPods when you're not using them, but it also charges them very quickly. The case has a built-in battery that charges the AirPods when placed inside it.

How long does it take for Airpods and Airpods cases to charge fully?

Having tested this severally myself, it takes an average of 1 hour for the Airpods case to fully charge and about 20 minutes for the case to fully charge the Airpods.

Hence, it can be deduced that the Airpods case can hold multiple full charges for the Airpods so you can conveniently charge them when on the go.

How long do Airpods last on a full charge?

According to Apple, AirPods last for about 5 hours of listening time or 3 hours of talk time on a single full charge. If you use the charging case to charge for about 15 minutes, You can listen for up to 3 hours or talk for up to 2 hours.

Be aware that your results may vary slightly depending on the model or generation of your Airpods.

How do you check the battery level of your Airpods on Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac?

The method of checking the battery level of connected Airpods on your iPhone, iPad, and iPad touch is the same. On the Mac, a slightly different method is used to check the battery level of the connected Airpods.

For iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, follow the steps below:

  • Ensure your Airpods have been properly connected to the respective device.
  • Place your AirPods in their charging case.
  • Ensure the lid of the charging case is open.
  • With the case open, take the case close to your Apple device.
  • Wait for a few seconds.
  • The battery levels of your Airpods and Airpods charging case will appear on the screen.
Checking Airpods battery level

Another way to do this is by using the battery widget on the device. Simply tap on the widget to view your device's battery status, Airpods, and Airpods case. The battery status of the Airpods case will only appear when at least one of the Airpods has been placed in the case.

For the Mac, follow these steps:

  • Ensure your Airpods have been connected to the Mac.
  • Place your AirPods in the charging case and open the lid.
  • Click on the Bluetooth icon on the menu of your Mac.
  • A list of connected Bluetooth devices will appear under the Devices menu.
  • Use your mouse to hover your Mac pointer over your Airpods.
  • The battery status of your Airpods and Airpods case will appear under your Airpods.

Can I charge my Airpods without a case?

Unfortunately, no. The Airpods is designed so that it can only be charged using the case. This is because the Airpods need to be placed in the case for charging.

The good thing, however, is that the charging case that comes with your Airpods is really handy and easy to carry around. Also, it serves as a power bank for the Airpods, and it charges the Airpods very quickly, so you don't have to worry about running out of battery while on the go.

When charging Airpods, you can either use the case they came with or pair them with a different case to charge.

Can I leave my Airpods charging overnight?

Yes, you can leave your Airpods charging overnight. The Airpods usually stop charging when it reaches 100%. They are designed to stop accepting charges once the battery is full.

There is no danger of overcharging or possible degradation of batteries in the Airpod by leaving them to charge overnight.

Is it safe to charge Airpods with an Apple fast charger?

Yes, it is safe to charge Airpods with an Apple fast charger. The Airpods charging case is designed to work with Apple's fast-charging technology.

The good thing about using an Apple fast charger is that it charges the Airpods case really quickly. So if you are in a hurry and need to charge your Airpods case quickly, then using an Apple fast charger is a good option.

Just be sure to check that you are using the proper cable and adapter that came with your Apple device. Using third-party cables and adapters might damage your Airpods case.

Can I track my Airpods if they are stolen? (Answered)
Yes, you can track your stolen Airpods using the “Find my” app on your Apple device when it is within a proximity of 40 feet.

Why are Airpods not in their case and not in use and lose battery life?

The Airpods are designed in a way that they need to be placed in the case when not in use. This is because the Airpods rely on the case to disconnect from a device and for charging.

When the Airpods are not in their case and not in use, they will slowly lose battery life. This is because when the Airpods are not being charged, they rely on the battery to power them. Also, they remain on to be able to know that they are in your ear when placed there.

If they are not in use while out of the charging case, they will lose power gradually and minimally compared to normal usage. Remember that even though they are not playing sounds or recording audio, they still require power to remain on.

So if you want to extend the battery life of your Airpods, make sure to put them back in their case when you're not using them.

Why are my AirPods losing charge so last?

There could be a few reasons why your Airpods are losing charge so fast. It could be that you are using them for extended periods of time or that you are not placing them back in the charging case when not in use.

Another possibility is that the battery on your Airpods has degraded over time and is no longer holding a charge as well as it used to.

Also, keep in mind that if you are using your Airpods while they are connected to your iPhone, the battery on your Airpods will drain faster. This is because the Airpods are constantly exchanging data with your iPhone.

So if you want to extend the battery life of your AirPods, make sure to put them back in their case when you're not using them and try to avoid using them for extended periods of time. Additionally, if you notice that the battery life on your Airpods has degraded over time, then it might be time for a new set of AirPods.

Frequently Asked Questions about Airpods charging

Q. How do Airpods charge so fast?

A. The Airpods have small batteries that receive enough current to make them charge up very quickly. They also have efficient power management systems.

Q.  What is the difference between how Airpods charge and how other Bluetooth headphones charge?

A. The charging method for Airpods is different than how other Bluetooth headphones charge. For example, most Bluetooth headphones use a micro USB port to receive power, whereas the Airpods use a charging case connected to Apple’s Lightning connector or Qi-certified charging mat.

Q. How long does it take to charge Airpods fully?

A. It takes about an hour to charge the Airpods from 0% to 100% fully. However, if you only need to give them a quick boost, you can get up to 3 hours of listening time after just 15 minutes of charging.

Q.  What happens if I use Airpods while they’re charging?

A. You cannot use your Airpods while they are charging because you need to place them inside their case for them to charge.

Q. Can I overcharge my Airpods?

A. No, you cannot overcharge your Airpods. Once they reach 100% charge, the charging process will stop automatically.

Q. Do Airpods have a wireless charging case?

A. Yes, some Airpods cases come with wireless charging capability. These cases allow you to wirelessly charge your AirPods using an Apple-approved Qi certified charging mat.

Airpods case charging wirelessly on a Qi-certified wireless charging mat

Wrap up

In conclusion, the AirPods charging case can charge the Airpods quickly because it accepts a large current compared to its size. The Airpods battery is small and charges very quickly.

Additionally, when you are not using your AirPods, they will slowly lose battery life due to their efficient power management. However, if you place them back in the charging case, they will recharge very quickly.

Do you have any other questions about Apple Airpods? Leave a comment below and let us know! We'll be happy to answer them for you.

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