Airpod Battery Widget

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  1. domhoenig macrumors regular

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    Hey!

    Question, the airpods and case only appear in the battery widget on my phone when i'm using the airpods...is this correct?!?

    What are your experiences with it?
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I believe the AirPods only show when connected. The case only shows when the AirPods are in them and connected.
     
  4. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    Yes it only shows when connected and it only shows the AirPods not the case
     
  5. Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a

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    Mine are not showing at all. Not during use, or charging or anything. Doesn't show on my phone or iPad Pro. Feel like it's user error though.
     
  6. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    The case's charge level is only ever shown when the AirPods are in the case from what I can see, so you've not got an error. :)

    A quick reboot of your devices should do the trick.
     
  7. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    You add the battery widget to your notification menu?
     
  8. Nanotyrns, Dec 20, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016

    Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a

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    yeah it's there for iPad/Pencil and on the phone for the Phone/Watch, but nothing else will show. I keep thinking I need to toggle something.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 20, 2016 ---
    Ha! "IT department. Have you tried turning it off and on again?" :)

    UPDATE: did not work. :(
     
  9. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Oh dear! I had the same thing and it worked! Maybe re-pair AirPods?
     
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    From 9to5 Mac reviewer on what battery widget can show:


    'Out of the box, I was interested to see that the batteries for each of the AirPods items, the two earbuds and the case, was dramatically different. One earbud was at 70%, the other was at 47% and the case was two-thirds full. This isn’t a criticism — it was just funny to see. Depending on context, the Batteries widget will report different AirPods battery life statistics; it can show percentages for the buds, the case or all three at once depending on the circumstances. (The AirPods come with a Lightning <-> USB-A cable in the box, somewhat amusing given the product pushes forward to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack but doesn’t promote adoption of USB-C.)"
     
  11. Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a

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    That did not work either. They work fine otherwise and tell me battery strength when I flip open the case but nothing in either battery widget so far.
     
  12. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Found this and I'm curious if this works for you:

    'Or, swipe up from any page to bring up the Control Center, and swipe to the pane that shows your Music app. If your AirPods are connected, you’ll see “Now Playing on [Name’s] AirPods” at the bottom of this pane. Tap the downward-facing arrow next to that, as if you were going to change the playback device to your iPhone’s speakers, and you’ll see how much battery each AirPod has left."
     
  13. Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a

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    I'll try that in a bit. I'm at work and not much time between calls :(
     

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