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Why does my AirPods case die so fast?

If your AirPods case has been dying fast, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why your AirPods case has been dying fast are that it is not actually getting charged fully, you need to reset the AirPods and case, or that it is broken.

To see how much charge your AirPods case has, you can open the lid near to an iPhone or iPad which will then display the charge on the screen.

However, since this is an issue that a number of users have had, there is a fix that people have found that involves resetting and reconnecting the case and AirPods.

Why does my AirPods case die so fast?

Below are likely reasons why your AirPods case has been dying quickly.

It is not actually fully charged

It could be the case that your case has not been getting fully charged. To see how much charge is in the case, open the lid near an iPhone or iPad so that the battery will be displayed on the screen.

When you next charge your case, take a moment to check that it is actually fully charged at the end.

If the case is not getting fully charged, it could also be the case that you have not been charging it correctly.

It might be the case that the charging cable is faulty, the charging mat is the wrong type of mat or you might have been placing it on the mat incorrectly.

Broken

It could also be the case that your case is broken. This would be more likely if it has started draining quickly suddenly or if it recently got wet or you dropped it.

In this case, the only option would be to take it to an Apple store to be fixed or replaced.

You need to reset the AirPods and the case

Some users have found that they needed to reset the AirPods and the case.

To fix this, put the AirPods in the case, open the lid and press the setup button for 15 seconds, until you see the status light flash amber a few times and then flash white. After that reconnect your AirPods to your devices.

Read more: Why do my AirPods disconnect from my iPhone?

The AirPods are not turning off in the case

When you put the AirPods in the case, they are meant to power down. If you notice that your AirPods are still connected when they are in the case, it means that the AirPods are using up a lot more power inside the case than they should be.

This can be caused by debris in the case, the lid not closing properly, or the case simply being broken.

Update the AirPods

It would help to make sure that your AirPods are up to date.

To update AirPods and AirPods pro, it is just necessary to have the AirPods in the case while it is charging and to have a connected iPhone or iPad nearby. The AirPods will then automatically update.

To check the firmware version in your AirPods go “Settings” -> “General” -> “About” -> “AirPods” and you should see the firmware version there.

How to fix my AirPods case dying fast?

Read more: Why does one AirPod charge slower than the other?

To fix your AirPods case dying quickly, make sure that your AirPods case is actually getting fully charged, check that you are actually charging the case correctly and reset and reconnect your case and AirPods as mentioned above.

If that does not work, it will likely be necessary for you to take your AirPods case into an Apple store to be fixed or replaced.

Why isn’t my AirPods case charging?

If your AirPods case is not charging when you plug the lightning cable, it could be due to these reasons:

Charger not turned on

It might simply be the case that the plug you are using to charge the AirPods case is not turned on and it would help to check that it is turned on.

Additionally, if you are charging your AirPods case via a computer, it might be because the USB port actually stops sending power when the computer goes to sleep.

This would be more likely if the case does charge when the computer is turned on.

Broken cable

Another possible reason is that the cable is broken. It would help to see if you are able to charge other devices using the same cable. If they do not charge, it means that it is actually the cable that is broken.

Broken case

If the plug is definitely turned on and not broken and the lightning cable is also not broken, it means that it is likely that the case itself is broken. In this case, it would be necessary to buy a replacement case.

The case is actually charging

The light on the AirPods case only lights up for a few seconds when you place it on the charging mat.

If you see that the light does appear when you place the case on the mat, it means that that case is actually charging. An orange light means that it is not at full power and a green light means that it is at full power.

If the light is appearing and the case is actually being charged, it might actually mean that there is a problem with the AirPods.

It might be the case that you are placing the AirPods in the case incorrectly, there is debris in the case resulting in your AirPods not being charged or that the AirPods themselves are broken.

However, this would not be the case if they do charge if you charge the case via lightning cable.