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Why do my AirPods only last 30 minutes?

If your AirPods are only lasting for 30 minutes, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

The most likely reasons why your AirPods are only lasting 30 minutes are that they are faulty or that they are not actually charging fully.

Why do my AirPods only last 30 minutes?

If your AirPods only last 30 minutes, it would be likely that your AirPods are either not actually getting fully charged or because they are faulty.

You can see how much charge is in the AirPods by putting them in the case and opening the case near to an iPhone or iPad or you can look at the AirPods on the Bluetooth settings of a Mac.

If your AirPods are charging to 100% and only lasting 30 minutes, they are probably faulty and you will have to take them to an Apple store.

Below are possible reasons why your AirPods have only been lasting 30 minutes.

Broken battery

It might be the case that the battery is broken. This would be more likely if only one of the AirPods have been losing charge quickly or if it has started after they both got wet.

In this case, the best option would be to take them to an Apple store to see if you can get them fixed or replaced.

Broken charger

It could also be the case that the charging case is broken. This would be more likely if your AirPods are not actually charging to 100%.

You can check the charge status of your AirPods by connecting them to an Apple device and finding them in the Bluetooth menu.

Alternatively, you can put them in the case and open the lid near to an iPhone or iPad. However, it might also be due to debris in the charger, so it would help to check to see if there is debris in the charger.

Read more: Can you leave AirPods on a wireless charger?

Life cycle

Over time, the capacity of lithium-ion batteries will degrade. If you have had your AirPods for a number of years and they have gone through 100s of charging cycles, and your AirPods have gradually reduced in battery life, the most likely cause would be that the battery has degraded as a result.

In this instance, the best option would be to keep your AirPod’s charging case with you so that you can quickly charge them when you need to charge them.

Being dropped

If you recently dropped both of your AirPods, it could have caused the battery to die faster.

However, this would be more likely if only one of your AirPods have started to have less battery life or if they were dropped from a very high height.

Extreme temperatures

Being charged or used in extreme temperatures can also cause batteries to die faster. If you have been using them in extreme temperatures, it would be likely that the temperature has a lot to do with it.

When used in cold temperatures, it can cause the battery life to be temporarily shortened. However, it should not be so much that your AirPods only last for 30 minutes.

Water damage

If your AirPods recently got wet, it could also be the reason why they have been dying quickly. None of the AirPods are waterproof. Only the 3rd gen AirPods and the AirPods Pro are water-resistant.

How you are using them

The mic will cause the battery to drain a lot faster. If you have been using the mic a lot, it would be likely to be the reason why your AirPods have been dying quickly. This would also be more likely if only one of the AirPods have been dying faster.

The reason for this is that only one AirPod actually gets used as a mic. In this case, you could try changing the active microphone by going to the Bluetooth settings for your AirPods on your iPhone.

However, this reason is not likely to be what the issue is because they should last a lot longer than 30 minutes even when using the mic.

Read more: can you talk on the phone with AirPods?

Why do my AirPods pro only last 30 minutes?

The most likely reason why your AirPods Pro are only lasting 30 minutes are that they are faulty or they are not actually charging to 100 percent.

Your AirPod Pros might be losing charge quickly for any of the reasons that regular AirPod pros might be losing charge fast.

It is also the case that transparency mode and noise-canceling mode drains the battery a bit faster.

In order to extend your AirPod Pro’s battery life, you could try turning the transparency mode or noise-canceling mode off if you are using an Apple device.

How to get my AirPods to last for longer than 30 minutes?

If your AirPods are charging fully and you can confirm that by looking at the battery percentage through an iPhone, Mac or iPad, then it would be necessary for you to take them to an Apple store because they are probably faulty.

If they are not charging fully, it would help to clear the case of debris, to make sure that you are charging the case fully and to figure out if the case itself is faulty.

Why is one AirPod only lasting 30 minutes?

If only one AirPod is losing charge quicky, it could be because it is damaged, it is the AirPod that is used as a mic or there is debris in that side of the case.

It would help to check if that AirPod is the one that is being used as a mic and to switch it to the other AirPod if it is. You can do this by going to the AirPods settings in the Bluetooth screen on your iPhone.