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Should You Leave AirPods in the Charging Case?

Every AirPod user has asked themselves this question at one point or another. Should you leave AirPods in their charging case?

The quick answer is yes. Even though many users keep them out of the case when they don’t need to charge. On the other hand, other users keep them in the case to avoid misplacing them.

So, should you or not? Keep reading to find out.

Should You Leave AirPods in the Charging Case?

Yes, you can leave your earbuds in the case without fear of damaging the batteries.

AirPods, and their charging cases, contain lithium-ion batteries that contain overcharging circuits. These circuits have two jobs to do.

Their first job is to provide fast charging to the case, as well as the AirPods. Their second is to prevent the case from charging more than it should to both the case and the earbuds.

How do they do this?

The circuits in the case are designed to disconnect from the charger when it reaches 100%, even if it’s still plugged into an electric source. In other words, leaving AirPods in the charging case whenever you’re not using them won’t harm battery life.

However, you should remove the case from the charger once fully charged to avoid overheating the circuits.

So, the final verdict is yes, you can safely leave AirPods in their charging case. The batteries or circuits won’t get damaged in any way.

Another advantage to keeping them in one place is that it protects them against bumps or falls. Plus, it reduces the risk of losing your earbuds.

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Check out these tips to keep your AirPods working great for longer.

Can You Leave AirPods to Charge Overnight?

You can leave AirPods in their charging case overnight without fear of overcharging. It’s all thanks to Apple’s case design, which allows it to go into a ‘trickle’ charge mode.

When the earbuds reach a charge of 95%, the case will start to minimize the amount of charging cycles. Then, when it’s 100% and no longer needs to be charged, the case will completely shut down the supply of electric current from the charging case to the batteries on the AirPods.

Subsequently, any time the charge on the AirPods drops even slightly, the case increases the charging amount once again to get it back up to 100%.

This cycle keeps repeating itself as long as the AirPods are in the case. It also depends on the case having enough charge supply to provide a charge to the earbuds.

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What Is the Ideal Charging Time for AirPods?

The best charging time to boost battery life span is no less than half an hour per charge.

If you’re in a hurry and need to use your AirPods immediately, you can charge them for five minutes. This short charge time is enough to provide you with about an hour, if not more, of listening or talk time.

However, experts at Apple advise against repeating these short charges more than once or twice a week. It’ll eventually burn out the battery and damage the internal circuitry.

Your best option is to charge them overnight, so they’re fully charged and ready to go in the morning. If you forgot to charge them during the night, simply bring the case along so the earbuds can charge on the go.

How Do You Know If the AirPods Are Charging?

Ideally, there should be a red light inside the case. This charge status means that the earbuds are on their way to being fully charged.

Once they reach 100%, the red light will turn green, indicating their charge is completed.

This also applies to the charging case itself. When the case is plugged into a power source and is charging, the red light will appear on the front side of the case, even if the lid is open.

Then, when it’s completely charged, the light will turn green, and you can remove it from the charger.

Another tip worth mentioning is you don’t need to take out the AirPods while the case is charging. Instead, just let the earbuds charge together with the case and save time.

What Happens When You Leave AirPods Out of Their Case?

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Leaving AirPods out of their case increases the risk of loss or accidental falls.

Another thing to remember is that AirPods don’t have an ‘off’ switch. Apple designed them this way to make them readily available whenever you need them.

The problem is it also means they’ll keep losing battery power when they’re not in their case. Albeit, it’s a small amount because earbuds go into ‘low power’ mode when not in use.

Still, several features drain battery energy even when you’re not using the AirPods, like Bluetooth connectivity, Proximity sensor, and noise cancellation.

So, keep the earbuds in their case when not in use to enjoy a longer battery life.

To Sum Up

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So, should you leave your AirPods in their charging case? Yes!

It’s a great way to ensure you always have fully charged earbuds. Plus, it keeps them protected against falls, bumps, or even losing them entirely.

Happy listening!