Apple AirPods Charging Question

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by alexglee, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. alexglee macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2005
    West coast
    When I first opened up my AirPods, I noticed a few things, after pairing them to the iPhone7+ (using the Apple method).

    • The headphones arrived with 35%/36% and the case was 35%

    I let the case charge the AirPods and I plugged the case into the lightning port. I noticed:

    • AirPods charged and the case drained down to 25%.
    • Even though the case was plugged in, the case did not charge.
    • I plugged the case in for the first 24h (without AirPods inside) and the case did not charge. The case eventually did charge.

    This led me to think about this:
    Is the case chargeable, while charging? Enough power draw for full charge of both AirPods and case?
  2. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I don't monitor the levels all that closely. I put the headphones in at around 50-80% depending on how much I've been using, and the case charges them to 100% pretty quick while only draining about 2-5% depending on where the headphones were.

    I charge the case when it gets down to about 50%, which takes about 2-3 days for me under pretty heavy use. I've charged it twice in the week I've had them. Both times, the headphones were already at 100% when I plugged up the case, and I just let it go overnight. So difficult to say if what you're experiencing is abnormal.

    TBH, I wouldn't worry about it unless you're constantly finding yourself with both dead AirPods and a dead case. Charge when you need to, but it shouldn't be more than once every 2-3 days.

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