- Dec 6, 2012
Also reported on 9to5Mac
The whole drain issue is related to the fact that they remain visible for Find My, so they’re never fully off. Apple just needs adjust that ultra-low power mode from kicking at 18 hours to maybe 3-4 instead.For those thinking the lack of an on/off button is the problem by design:
I don't think Apple wants a on/off button, nor people would need one if the AirPods max works as they were expected to do.
As apple has stated several times for their products: they want simplicity, they want to work magically!
From their perspective , a on/off button is only adding one more steep to the funnel of the using experience, complicating it. You, depending off a button to save battery.....what if YOU forgot to turn the button off and you loose all the battery. HUMANS forget things, tech doesn't.
Apple wanted to address this issue by eliminating the button and make the headphones smart enough to turn on/off by themselves, making the user experience as simple as just putting on and off the headphone from your head, just as the other AirPods. Magical.
Sadly this product is buggy, but im sure the intention of apple is achieve the best user experience, as simple as possible.
I agree with you. It should be 3-4 hours, or at least make it adjustable in the settings.The whole drain issue is related to the fact that they remain visible for Find My, so they’re never fully off. Apple just needs adjust that ultra-low power mode from kicking at 18 hours to maybe 3-4 instead.
I have a feeling it might be related to pairing them with a Mac.I agree with you. It should be 3-4 hours, or at least make it adjustable in the settings.
However I think there’s yet a bug to be fixed for us who experienced a battery drain of 50% or more just over night.
Mac or multi-device related seems to be, I reset mine yesterday after charging them again, made sure not to have them anywhere near my Mac, put them in their case at 100%, overnight they have drained 3% which is more like what I was expecting.I have a feeling it might be related to pairing them with a Mac.
I’ve only seen 10% per day on mine and they’re only paired with my iPhone.
Seems to be an issue of them not disconnecting from all devices properly.
I got mine yesterday, used them with my phone, got annoyed that my Mac kept saying that the AirPods were nearby and disabled auto switching on my Mac, when I put them away for the night my Max's were still showing in the battery widget on my Mac, thinking it was a glitch I went to work, I've come back and my Max's have drained to 27% since yesterday evening.
A reset resolved these issues.Hmmm... I've noticed the past few nights that mine have been losing significantly more charge overnight. I think my overnight loss originally was around 6%, but after noticing yesterday morning that it seemed to have dropped a lot more than that from the night before, I noted my charge level last night (34%), and woke up this morning to find it was at 7% (so a 27% drop).
I've also noticed that the headphones seem "sluggish" in responding the past few days... takes them longer to recognize that I've put them on, etc. So I think I'll try the reset procedure.
I’ve had mine since a week after release day and not had any battery issues at all, until today. So far, the battery has been brilliant on them
Charge the APM’s overnight to 100% and they were at that this morning. Left them at home today, came to listen to them tonight and they are at 27%. This is the first time I have had this problem
Now, I only use them with my iPad, never paired them with my MBP or Apple TV. When I leave the house, I take my iPhone, iPad and MBP with me.
As such, my issue is nothing to do with multi-devices, nothing to do with a Mac and also nothing to do with disconnection problems as there was no device in the house that they could connect to. Going to charge them again tonight and see what happens the next time
Will do.yet, if you have the same Apple ID in your other devices, the connection could be automatic if the bug makes the headphones think that you are using them.
Anyways , let’s us know how is goes please.
Exactly the same here. High seventies to zero overnight. The AirPods weren't in the case, but Bluetooth was off (as in 'off' in Settings) on all my Apple devices. I'm really concerned and my return window is over.Had the problem once, 74% -> 0 overnight. Haven’t happened since but thought I was mistaken. Glad I’m not the only one.