2016 AirPods listening time

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ErikGrim, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. ErikGrim macrumors 601

    ErikGrim

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    My day 1 purchased AirPods now give me the sad battery tone at exactly one hour. What's your battery life like?
     
  2. vasquez macrumors newbie

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    About the same. Lost 30% in 20-25 min.

    Just replaced them last night. Gen 2
     
  3. ErikGrim thread starter macrumors 601

    ErikGrim

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    Surprisingly lasted more than an hour after the sad beep (7%). I'm thinking the capacity reporting might be off.
     
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    I get about an hour and 20 minutes out of my gen 1s now before they need charging.
     
  5. mrex macrumors 68040

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    after reading this post yesterday i checked the battery life..

    excersizing, connected to the watch (4), volume was around 50% (watch volume control), they were charged at 100%:
    - left one stopped playing music after 1h54min
    - right one was still playing music after 2h10min when i came back home and right one was showing that the battery was at 7%

    dont know what happened to left one, because it showed 71% right after inside the case while right one showed 7% - a glitch i quess.
     
  6. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    Mine just completely die after about 15-30 minutes. It's usually the left one though. Just bought new Gen 2 AirPods though and gave my old ones to my wife.
     
  7. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    Just told this to my wife and she can’t stop laughing :)
     
  8. profmatt macrumors 68000

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    Was just about to start a thread on this.

    I've noticed my AirPods are not lasting long. Took a phone call with them this morning and I got the sad tones after only about half an hour.

    If I use them for listening to podcasts, they're lasting maybe an hour and a half. Am I doomed to have to think about replacing them. Do the second generation AirPods add anything? Other than wireless charging.
     
  9. ErikGrim thread starter macrumors 601

    ErikGrim

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    Always on Hey Siri. I never used Siri on AirPods as Play/Pause + Skip track / 30s in podcasts were more useful to me. Now taps are freed up for those and you can use Siri at any time. Also an extra hour talk time.

    Those are nice to haves for me, but I'm kind of hoping the battery will hold out until gen 3.
     
  10. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I didn’t wanna just throw them away and my wife didn’t really want new ones because she didn’t even know if she would like them, so far she hasn’t had any issues with them, but she doesn’t use them for very long each session.
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    Not really. The new chip makes switching devices faster, but that’s about it. However, I didn’t get them for the new features, I got them because I loved my old ones but the batteries were shot.
     
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    I was hoping to make mine last until Gen3 but I may have to cave and buy Gen2. I got mine on launch day, and after 1hr of listening they get down to just under 20%. In the car I have them in my ears about 2hrs a day (commute is an hour each way), and when I'm at home in the evenings if I'm gaming on iPhone/iPad, they're in about another hour.

    They've been incredible earbuds but the battery life is just not able to hang anymore. Still better than the old $30 bluetooth sets I'd go through every 4 months or so before they broke on me (trail running / workouts). Airpods at least were able to hang with all of that without breaking. :) I've run 3 ultras with them (I run one earbud at a time for safety anyway, and swap them out when they got past about 5hrs/battery beep) and they're still kicking -- albeit with the shortest battery life ever. Not sure I'd try an ultra with my original pair these days.
     
  13. mrex macrumors 68040

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    was exercising and both lasted over 2hours again, playing music from the watch. (50% level) didnt check the levels after exercising because i was more or less thinking about a shower
     
  14. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    For those with severe battery degradation after 3 years, how long do you use them each day?

    I’ve had mine for 14 months and think the battery may have degraded only slightly as I still get hours out of a charge but perhaps not quite as new.

    I use them daily for less than 1 charge cycle (on average). Just wondering how long I should expect them to last. It probably doesn’t matter as I will replace them sooner rather than later with the new (rumored) ones. I also have my eye on those new Sony buds.
     

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