As an owner of the Powerbeats Pro, I know firsthand how important battery life is in a set of wireless headphones. After struggling with my own set, I decided to do some research and testing to find out just how long the battery lasts and what I can do to extend its life. In this blog post, I’ll share what I’ve learned about the Powerbeats Pro battery life, as well as some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your own set.
On average, Powerbeats Pro can deliver about 9 hours of playtime on a single charge. However, with the charging case, the earbuds can function for over 24 hours.
|Tips for Powerbeats Pro Battery Life|
|1. Average playtime|
|2. Check earbuds’ charge|
|3. Charge fully|
|4. Check for faulty chargers/connections|
|5. Clean components and try different charger|
Powerbeats Pro Battery Life
When your Powerbeats Pro arrive, you get three main components, namely:
- Charging case
- Right earbud
- Left earbud
Each one of these comes with its own battery. The way Powerbeats work is that you place the earbuds into the case and charge them all together. The charger will supply power to the case, which in turn will power up the earbuds.
With a full charge, both earbuds can give around 9 hours of active playtime. This doesn’t include any pauses in your playlist.
After the earbuds run out of juice, you can place them in the case for a top-up. On average, the case can fully charge the listening pieces three times.
This means one full charge of the three components allows you a little over 24 hours of playtime.
It’s important to note that the earbuds need to spend about 30 minutes in the case to get to full power. For this reason, you can’t use the device for 24 consecutive hours. You need to give the batteries time to replenish.
Still, with the Fast Fuel feature, you can get up to 1.5 hours of playtime with 5 minutes of charge
What to Do If Powerbeats Pro Don’t Reach Maximum Power?
In order for you to get the maximum playtime from your Powerbeats Pro, you need to ensure the batteries charge all the way.
You may assume that by placing the earbuds in the case, the power replenishes. However, this isn’t always the case.
To check your earbuds’ charge, all you have to do is link them to your phone. As soon as you establish a connection, you should get an informational prompt.
This will display the battery percentage of each of the three components. If you notice the indicator never reaches 100%, you may have a charging issue.
Battery Issues With Powerbeats Pro
Unfortunately, with any chargeable device, you’re prone to battery issues. This can be due to many factors, including:
If your batteries don’t reach 100% after hours of charging, the issue may be the power source.
When you connect the Powerbeats Pro case to the charger, an LED indicator lights solid red. That tells you that power is flowing from your outlet to the device.
However, it doesn’t indicate how much power is flowing. Sometimes charging cables can lose effectiveness over time. This can be because of age or wear-and-tear.
Either way, the wire can no longer supply the case with enough energy to power it. Try connecting your Powerbeats Pro to a different charger. More often than not, this should do the trick.
Remember, the LED indicator should be a solid color. If the light is flashing, you may need to reset the device.
Once you figure out the charger isn’t the issue, you can turn your attention to the connections.
As we mentioned, the earbuds rely on the charging case to power up. That means there has to be a stable connection between them for the energy to travel. To achieve this, there are two pins that attach to each earbud.
When you place the earbuds into the case, they snap into position using magnets. These magnets perfectly align all the parts to start the charging process.
Oftentimes, something may be blocking the earbuds from snapping into place. This can be due to the magnets weakening or debris.
The first step to solving this issue is a good cleaning. To do that, you can follow these steps:
- Remove the earbuds from their case.
- Wipe down the surface with clean paper towels.
- Dip the end of a cotton swab into clear alcohol.
- Go over the case and earbuds with the swab.
- Allow all the components to air dry.
- Place the earbuds back in the case.
After the cleaning, the earbuds should fit snugly into their positions. Yet, if this doesn’t solve the issue, you may want to contact customer service.
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How long do Powerbeats Pro Last? The answer to that question depends on your use. The earbuds can give you about nine hours of constant playtime.
Still, with the help of the charging case, you can extend that to just over 24 hours. However, some battery issues can affect this time. These problems include faulty chargers or connections.
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