Skip to Content

How do I turn off my AirPods?

If you have recently purhased AirPods, you might be wondering how you can turn them off so that you can increase their battery life as well as their longevity. This post will show you if you can turn them off, how you can extend their battery life and how you can increase their longevity.

It is not possible to turn off AirPods without putting them in the charging case. However, you can extend their battery life by turning the volume down and turning off transparency mode and noise-canceling mode on AirPods pro.

Since the only way to turn off AirPods is by putting them back in the case, in practice, the best option is to keep the case with you and to put the AirPods in there when you are not using them.

Can AirPods be turned off?

AirPods and AirPods pro do not feature an on/off switch. The only way to turn them off is by placing them in the charging case while it has power.

This means that, if you want to make the battery last longer, it will be necessary for you to do things to reduce their power consumption such as by lowering the volume or turning off the noise canceling mode on the AirPod pros.

It also means that, it is best to keep the AirPods in the charging case, when you are not using them, so that you do not run out of battery and so that you increase the lifespan of the AirPods.

Read more: Why does my AirPods case not have a light on the front?

How do I turn off my AirPods?

As mentioned above, there is no way you can turn off AirPods. The only option you have is to place them inside the charging case.

Read more: Can AirPods work in one ear?

How do I turn off my AirPods pro?

It is not possible to turn off the AirPods pro without placing them inside the case.

However, you can turn off noise-canceling or transparency mode to help save power.

If you are using a MacBook, while the airpods are connected to the MacBook, you can click on the little AirPods symbol on the top right on the menu bar and turn off transparency mode and noise canceling there.

If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can click on the “i” icon next to the AirPods on the Bluetooth settings and it will tell you what mode is being used there where you can also change it.

How do I turn off my AirPods case?

You cannot turn off the AirPods or AirPods pro cases. However, they will stop charging the AirPods when they reach 100% capacity.

In addition, turning off the AirPods case would not be beneficial since it might result in you forgetting to charge the AirPods, leaving them without battery when you need them.

Does the AirPods case use power when not in use?

The AirPods case will lose a small amount of power when not in use. However, it will not use up much power. The case only uses up a lot of power when it is charging the AirPods.

Do AirPods use power when they are not in use?

AirPods do use power when they are not in use. This is because they do not turn off when you are not using them and they stay connected to any nearby devices.

If you have noise-canceling or transparency mode turned on with the AirPods pro, that will stay turned on as well which will further use up power.

With that being the case, it would help to put your AirPods in their charging case when you are not using them.

Also, it is necessary for the charging case to have some power in order to turn off the AirPods. This means that it is important to make sure that your AirPods case always has some power.

To tell when it needs to be charged, take the AirPods out of the case and open the lid. If the light turns orange, it means that there is less than one full charge remaining in the case and that you should charge it.

How to make AirPods last longer

While you cannot turn off AirPods without placing them in the case, there are some things you can do in order to get your AirPods to last longer.

As mentioned above, if you are using AirPods pro, you can turn off noise canceling and transparency mode in the settings. Doing this will extend their battery life.

Another option would be to lower the volume on your AirPods. This will have the added benefit of protecting your hearing. It is actually recommended that you avoid having the volume too high since it can damage your hearing.

In addition, there are some things you can do to improve the longevity of your airpods. You can do a few simple steps to preserve the life of your AirPods battery. These are some ways to do that:

Always Put Them in Their Case

Ensure that you put your AirPods in their case when you aren’t using them. That will help you to keep them charged.

Clean the Case’s Charging Port

The charging port on the AirPods case can easily become contaminated with dust, dirt, and debris.

Therefore, you should make it regular practice to clean it so that you don’t damage the batteries because of something avoidable. 

Keep AirPods out of Direct Sunlight

Avoid placing your AirPods into the direct sunlight. Sunlight can damage your battery quickly. You also need to keep your AirPods out of any areas that are overly hot or cold.  

Keep AirPods Dry

Getting your AirPods wet can cause way more problems than the battery life. Be very careful with your unit and ensure that they steer clear of regular water, rainwater, juices, and other wet items. 

Only Use One AirPod

You may be able to preserve some battery life by not using both AirPods if you don’t have to. Only use one of them if your situation calls for only one. 

Now you know a little more about your AirPods and how to check and preserve their battery life. Be sure to take some of the steps mentioned above and reference your user manual if you need further guidance.