As an AirPods Pro user, I’ve been frustrated trying to figure out if I can charge my AirPods with a MagSafe charger. After doing some research, I’m excited to share what I’ve learned and the different solutions I’ve discovered.
It is possible to charge AirPods pro wirelessly using a MagSafe charger. However, you must have the new version of the AirPods pro that comes with the wireless charging case. The initial charging case that came with the AirPods pro was not able to be charged wirelessly.
|AirPods Pro and AirPods Gen 3 can be charged wirelessly with the correct charging case.|
|The MagSafe charger that comes with some MacBooks cannot be used to charge AirPods due to the connector size.|
|A MagSafe charger, Qi-certified wireless charger, or lightning cable can be used to charge AirPods.|
Can I charge AirPods pro with a MagSafe charger?
First of all, if you mean the MagSafe charger that comes with some of the MacBooks, it is not possible to use that to charge your AirPods because it is not able to fit into the lightning port.
However, you can connect your AirPods to the Macbook and charge the case directly from the Macbook.
It will require that you have a cable that has a lightning connector on one end and a USBC or USB-a port on the other depending on what MacBook you have.
When it comes to the wireless charging MagSafe charger, that you can use on the iPhones, you absolutely can use that to charge your AirPod pros as well as the 3rd gen regular AirPods.
However, when the AirPod pros first came out, they did not feature a wireless charging case.
So, if you do not have the wireless charging case that comes with the AirPod pros now, it won’t be possible for you to charge your case wirelessly.
In order to charge your AirPod pros using the MagSafe charger, all you need to do is to place the case on the charger with the side with the light facing up, and then the charging light should light up on the charging case.
In addition to the MagSafe charger, you can actually charge the AirPods pro wireless charging case using any Qi-certified wireless chargers.
However, something to consider is that it will take about 20-30% longer for you to charge the AirPods case wirelessly compared to if you were to use a charger. This is because wireless charging is not as efficient as wired charging.
Alternatively, you can charge the case the traditional way by using a cable with a lightning connector on one end that you can plug into the AirPods case. AirPods pros, currently come with a USBC to lightning charging cable.
Can I charge AirPods with a MagSafe charger?
The first generation and second-generation AirPods can have either wireless or non-wireless charging cases.
If you have a wireless charging case, it will be possible for you to charge them using a MagSafe charger.
However, the third-gen AirPods do come with a wireless charging case, so it will be possible for you to charge them using a MagSafe charger as well as any Qi-certified wireless charger or by using the lightning cable.
Read more: How to connect AirPods to a Bluetooth TV?
What can be used to charge AirPods?
In addition to using a MagSafe charger, there are a number of alternative ways that you can charge your AirPods. Below are some alternative options you have available to you.
Provided you are using AirPods that have a wireless charging case, you can use any Qi-certified charger to charge the case.
All versions of AirPods cases can be charged via a lightning cable (as of February 2022).
Therefore, you can charge the AirPods case with any charger as long as the cable you are using has a lightning connector on one end that you can connect to your AirPods case.
Pros and Cons of Charging AirPods with a MagSafe Charger
Using a MagSafe charger to charge your AirPods has both advantages and disadvantages.
- Wireless charging is more convenient than using a cable.
- It is fast and efficient.
- MagSafe chargers are designed to be compatible with iPhones, so it is more likely that you have one.
- Not all AirPods models come with a wireless charging case.
- Wireless charging takes longer than wired charging.
- It can wear the battery down faster due to the extra heat generated.