AirPods - uneven battery life?

iMas70

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Sep 4, 2012
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I've noticed the battery life isn't the same for each side. For example, my right pod was down to 11% while the left one was at 23%. I always use both and they at 100% when I put them in. Has anyone else experienced this?
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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I've noticed the battery life isn't the same for each side. For example, my right pod was down to 11% while the left one was at 23%. I always use both and they at 100% when I put them in. Has anyone else experienced this?
That is strange. Only thing I can think of, is the Bluetooth signal might be weak, and one is drawing more power than the other. Or, one of them has a weaker battery. I would monitor it and contact Apple if it continues.
 

wwrafter

macrumors newbie
May 14, 2018
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I noticed this too, but I consider it a feature :) When the right pod gets low, I can continue to listen to the left while the right charges up, and then I switch to charge the left one.