As an AirPod owner, I was frustrated to find out that my AirPods were losing battery even when they were not in use. After doing some research and testing, I am here to share how I solved the issue and some other solutions that I discovered.
AirPods do use the battery when they are not in the case and it is not possible to turn them off without putting them in the case. When AirPods are not in the case, they will stay connected to devices and will monitor for sound resulting in them using power.
Because AirPods do use power while they are not in the case, it is generally a good idea to keep the case with you so that you can put your AirPods in there when you are not using them.
The only time the AirPods power off is when you put them in the case.
|Key Takeaways and Tips
|– AirPods use battery when not in the case
|– AirPods cannot be turned off without the case
|– Keep the case with you for easy storage
|– The case is necessary for charging
|– The case is also necessary to connect to new devices
Table of Contents
Do AirPods lose battery when not in the case?
AirPods do use battery when they are not in the case. This is because they stay connected to devices and continue to wait to play sound.
If you leave them out of the case but do not use them, you can expect them to last for a maximum of 24 hours before they lose all power.
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Can you turn AirPods off when not in the case?
It is not possible to turn AirPods off when they are not in the case. AirPods do not feature an on/off switch, so the only way to turn them off is by putting them in the case.
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What happens if you don’t put AirPods in the case?
The AirPods case is necessary so that you can connect your AirPods to new devices and so that you can charge your AirPods.
The case can also be a convenient place to store your AirPods when you are not using them.
If you do not put your AirPods or AirPod pros in the case, they will use up power and eventually die; even if they are not in use.
In addition, it will not be possible to pair your AirPods to new devices without placing them inside the charging case.
AirPods don’t disconnect when far from the case since the case is only needed for the initial pairing with the device. Nevertheless, the AirPods must be close to the iPhone or other device playing.
As a general rule of thumb, the distance between the AirPods and the device should be between 30 and 60 feet to establish and maintain strong Bluetooth connectivity.
If you happen to lose the case, it is possible to buy a new one from Apple that you will then be able to pair your current AirPods with.
How long do AirPods last without the case?
The third-gen AirPods give you 6 hours of listening time and 4 hours of talk time. The AirPods pro give you 4.5 hours of listening time and 3.5 hours talk time.
Even when they are not in use, they will still be using power since they will still be connected to your devices and ready to start playing sound or recording your voice.
With that being the case, it would be best to leave your AirPods inside the case when you are not using them so that you do not run out of battery even though you are not using them.
Pros of leaving AirPods out of the case
- Quick and easy access to your AirPods when you need them.
- The AirPods will stay connected to your device and ready to play sound without the need to re-pair them.
Cons of leaving AirPods out of the case
- The AirPods will be using power and will eventually lose battery.
- If you lose the case, it will be difficult to pair the AirPods to new devices.