Airpods 1st generation battery life

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  1. shakra00 macrumors member

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    Just wondering, how long should the airpods battery last if it's over a year old?

    I purchased mine on December of 2017 and I get only 40 minutes on a full charge. Is this normal?
     
  2. Chairman.Jobbie, Mar 28, 2019
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    Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    Not normal. Mine are over 2 years old and I still get 2h battery and I used them daily for hours.
     
  3. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Mine were lasting ~3 hours after year and a half, at that point I got them replaced last summer.
     
  4. dgreening macrumors regular

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    Mine lasted just a tad over 3 hours most recently. At about 2 1/2 hours I would get the low battery warning on the right one but then they seemed to even out before they would die.
     
  5. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    Same here Dec 2017 I was only getting about a hour on a full charge
     
  6. newellj macrumors 604

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    By Apple, under warranty?

    Mine were purchased in December 2016 and they're down to about half an hour now almost 2.5 years later. I've thought about trying to get Apple to run whatever diagnostics they have for AirPods and see if they'll replace them, but in real life lithium batteries do lose capacity with age. I'd be very interested in feedback from other early adopters on battery life.
     
  7. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    yes, under EU consumer law, as I'd bought them from Apple
     
  8. newellj macrumors 604

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    Thanks. Glad you got that done before Brexit. ;)
     

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