As an owner of AirPods, I’ve been frustrated by how often I have to charge them. In my experience, it seems like I’m constantly having to plug them in to keep them going. So I did some research and testing to find out how often I should be charging my AirPods. Here to share my findings, as well as some other solutions I’ve discovered, I’m writing this blog post to explore the question of how often to charge AirPods.
How often it will be necessary for you to charge your AirPods will depend a lot on your particular use case. If you are using your AirPods a lot, you will likely need to charge them once per day. It only takes 20 minutes to fully charge them. It is ok to charge your AirPods and the case overnight since they will not overcharge.
|Key Takeaways and Tips|
|AirPods need to be charged once per day with heavy usage.|
|It is safe to charge your AirPods and case overnight.|
|AirPods have optimized charging, so it is ok to leave them in the case.|
|The AirPods case usually needs to be charged every 2-3 days.|
How often to charge AirPods?
AirPods are meant to last up to 6 hours of listening time. AirPod Pros are meant to last up to 4.5 hours of listening time. However, the battery will die faster if your use the mic a lot.
If you use your AirPods a lot, you will likely need to charge them once per day.
However, it should be unlikely that you run out of battery while you are using them if you always put them in the case when you are not using them.
By putting your AirPods in the case when you are not using them, you will be able to make sure that there is always some charge in them when you need them.
AirPods are designed so that they cannot be overcharged, so it is ok for you to leave them in the case when not in use and for you to charge them overnight.
How often to charge AirPods pro?
AirPod pros last for 3.5 of talk time and 4.5 hours of listening time. You will likely need to charge them once per day.
If you leave your AirPod Pros in the case when you are not using them, you should find that you do not run out of battery when you need it.
How often to charge the AirPods case?
With regular use, you should expect to have to charge the AirPods case every 2-3 days.
The AirPods case is designed so that you can’t overcharge it, so the easiest option is to just charge it overnight. It will take about 1 hour for the case to fully charge.
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Is it OK to charge AirPods every day?
There is no problem with charging the AirPods every day. The most important thing is to make sure that your AirPods always have power when you need them.
In practice, the easiest option is to just leave your AirPods in the case when you aren’t using them since this is how they are designed to be used.
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How long do AirPods last on a charge?
AirPods are meant to last up to 6 hours of listening time and 4.5 hours of talk time. AirPod Pros are meant to last up to 4.5 hours of listening time and 3.5 hours of talk time.
Below are options you have when getting your AirPods to stay charged for longer.
Charge them when not in use
If your AirPod’s battery is getting old or has been used a lot, it would be likely that it has degraded as a result, like all batteries do when they are used a lot.
In this case, the best option would be to make sure that you always have the charger with you so that you can quickly charge them when needed.
It only takes 20 minutes for them to be charged fully and a 5 minute charge gives 1 hour use when they are new.
Turn off the mic
As mentioned above, if you are using the mic a lot, it will cause the battery to run out faster.
It would help to try to mute the mic when possible and it would also help to change the mic that is being used by going to the AirPods settings on your iPhone.
Lower the volume
If you are using the AirPods with the volume high, it would also help to lower the volume.
It is actually strongly recommended that you do not put the volume too high anyway because it can damage your hearing.
Ensure the case is clear of debris
It would help to check that there are no debris inside the case since it might be causing your AirPods not to be charged properly.
Make sure you are actually charging them fully
It would also help to make sure that the AirPods are actually being charged fully.
When you open the case, while the AirPods are inside the case, it should light up green to show you that they are fully charged. If it lights up orange, it means that they are still charging.
You can also see how much charge the AirPods case has by opening it near an iPad or iPhone.