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Can you overcharge AirPods?

As an AirPods owner, I’ve often wondered – can you overcharge them? After all, one of the key benefits of AirPods is their impressive battery life. I wanted to find out for myself, so I did some research and testing to answer this question. In this blog post, I’m going to share what I learned and other solutions I discovered along the way.

AirPods are designed to stop being charged once they reach 100%. Therefore, when using the official charging case, it is very unlikely that you will overcharge your AirPods.

In addition to concerns about overcharging AirPods, people also worry about leaving their AirPods charging overnight or in the case for long time periods.

However, this is not such an issue since the AirPods won’t go beyond 100% charge. Also, it is actually much worse for your AirPods to be at 0% charge for too long as mentioned below.

Key takeaways:

  • AirPods are designed to stop charging once they reach 100%, so it is very unlikely that you will overcharge them.
  • AirPods feature optimized charging that will stay at 81% charge until they need to be at 100%
  • Allowing AirPods to be at 0% charge for too long can permanently damage them

Is it possible to overcharge AirPods?

Read more: How do you know if the AirPods case is charging?

AirPods are designed to stop being charged once they reach 100%.

If it were to be the case that AirPods could be easily overcharged, there would be many complaints about it and even lawsuits, so Apple would not design their AirPods in a way that would allow that to happen.

In fact, it can be beneficial to charge the AirPods fully and to leave your AirPods in the case when you are not using them since it will make it less likely that you will not damage your AirPods or that your AirPods will have no power when you need them.

Additionally, leaving the AirPods at 0% charge for too long can actually be more damaging than having them at 100% charge for too long.

This is because lithium-ion batteries do need some power to actually allow themselves to be charged.

Charging the AirPods overnight can help you avoid allowing them to be at 0% charge for too long as can simply leaving your AirPods in the case when you are not using them.

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Can you overcharge the AirPods case?

Read more: Can you use AirPods while they are charging?

The AirPods case is also designed so that it will not be charged beyond 100%, so it is not likely that you will overcharge your AirPods case. Therefore, it is also ok to leave your AirPods case charging for extended periods.

Do AirPods overcharge in the case?

AirPods will not overcharge when you leave them in the case. If it were the case, then there would be many complaints from AirPods users and Apple would not design their AirPods in a way that would allow this to happen.

Is it bad to overcharge AirPods?

It would be bad to charge your AirPods beyond 100% if it were possible.

However, since your AirPods are designed to stop charging once they reach 100%, it is actually better to leave your AirPods in the case when you are not using them because it will allow you to avoid having your AirPods be at 0% charge for too long.

What happens if you overcharge AirPods?

If you were to overcharge AirPods, it would risk them becoming damaged, catching fire or melting. However, as mentioned above, they are designed in a way that prevents this from happening.

If you are using official Apple AirPods with the official charger, it is very unlikely that you will overcharge the AirPods.

Is it ok to charge AirPods overnight?

It is ok to charge AirPods overnight because they are designed not to charge beyond 100%.

Charging your AirPods overnight will ensure that they are ready for when you want to use them the next day and that your AirPods are not at 0% power for too long.