AirPods Talktime Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by tailor, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. tailor macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I received my AirPods in the UK on the 19th December, and only had a chance to test them properly today.

    With the dock and both AirPods charged to 100%, I started a phone conversation using both AirPods at the same time (I know that I can use one AirPod at a time).

    45 minutes into my conversation, the left AirPod made a low battery warning sound. By 1 hour 11 minutes into the conversation, the left AirPod died. The right AirPod continued to function for the remaining 3 minutes of the conversation. When I checked the right AirPod after, it had 24% battery left.

    I contacted Apple and they have kindly requested that I return them for a refund or an exchange if I am not happy. I think these AirPods are fantastic, but that limited talk time is off putting.

    What I wanted to know is if the talk time I am experiencing is normal for these AirPods, or are mine defective?

    Many thanks
     
  2. rockyromero macrumors 6502

    rockyromero

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    I have not experienced this and I have an interest in making sure that the Airpods work correctly for calls.

    Someone else posted a correction for this by fully draining the batteries in the pods and the case then recharging.

    It worked for him.

     
  3. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not like Apple doesn't publish specs. Oh, I know, you shouldn't have to look that up, that's what other people are for. Here.

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MMEF2AM/A/airpods

    Power and Battery
    AirPods with Charging Case: More than 24 hours listening time,(3) up to 11 hours talk time(6)

    AirPods (single charge): Up to 5 hours listening time,(2) Up to 2 hours talk time(5)

    15 minutes in the case equals 3 hours listening time(4) or over an hour of talk time(7)

    5) Testing conducted by Apple in August 2016 using preproduction AirPods units and software paired with preproduction iPhone 7 units and software. Volume was set to 50%. Testing consisted of full AirPods battery discharge with a cellular phone call until the first AirPod stopped playing call audio. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors.
     
  4. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    As a sidenote, the difference in battery usage is likely because only one AirPod's microphone at a time is used to pick up your voice. The AirPod with the active microphone will die first when using both AirPods.
     

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