Do you carry your AirPods case with you?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by profmatt, May 6, 2017.


Are your AirPods part of your Everyday Carry?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Sometimes

  1. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    I've had my AirPods since just before Christmas last year. I've used them every day with no problem.

    Then today they kept cutting out. I tried everything I could to resolve the problem, including multiple iPhone resets. Eventually, they just refused to produce sound at all, even though the iPhone claimed they were doing so.

    I strongly suspected popping them in their case would resolve the problem, but I never carry it with me.

    When I got home, I put them in their case for about two seconds and they returned to full functionality.

    Lesson learned -- I'll carry the case with me now.
  2. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
    I have my case with me, in my pocket. I'm on the phone a lot and one pod won't last all day, I only use them for the phone. I just swap it out at 1 o clock or so with the other one.
    I haven't had any issues with them as of yet but good to know.
  3. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    For charging after calls the case is never far behind
  4. downtherabbithole macrumors member


    Jan 31, 2017
    Bluetooth's funny like that - almost as if you need to 'reset' it sometimes. I've had difficulty connecting earphones to a different device without turning them off first but you would hope that wouldn't happen with the premium you're paying for W1.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Honestly, the case is just nice to have in general for carrying obviously and I love how the Airpods conveniently magnetically snap into place in the case, to prevent any accidental loss of the Airpods.
  6. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    It never occurred to me to not carry the case. I bring my AirPods with me everywhere and I put them in the small pocket just above my right pocket in my jeans.
  7. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I am here => [•]
    Exactly. Since I don't carry a pocket watch any more (ever!?!), that's where I keep my AirPod case, as well.
  8. Droidzoid Suspended


    Mar 30, 2014
    Side note : trying to PM you but the privacy settings wont allow me.
  9. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    Always in may back pocket, it bothers me in my front pocket, but never bothers me in my right check pocket lol
  10. appleish19 macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2014
    They are with me on a daily basis in my right front pocket with my 7+. Love having completely wireless headphones with ~24 battery life w/ case in such a small package.
  11. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I don't leave the house with the Airpods but without the case. It doesn't make sense to do otherwise.
  12. profmatt thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    Well it did to me!

    I wear my AirPods when I'm walking the dog. I put them in just before I leave the house and they stay in till I get back home an hour later.

    Up to now, this has worked out fine!
  13. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    I always take the case with mine but I still have connectivity issues
  14. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    yes, if i have my bag with me - the case is always there, inside the small pocket.

    no, if i dont carry my bag (e.g. when running, walking with the dog or so).
  15. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2007
    Going to the store a block away I leave the case at home. For anything else the case comes with me. If you need to take the pods out for any reason and you don't have the case it isn't very convenient. I am also somewhat obsessed with keeping them charged.

    So for me the case protects them, makes them more easy to handle and ensures a full charge. Like others have said it never occurred to me to not take the case with me.
  16. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    This exactly.
  17. 537635 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    Slovenia, EU
    How long does the battery last if they're out of their case, meaning on and connected?
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    With the AirPods on a full charge and out of the case, you can get a total of five hours with continual usage. Charging the AirPods at 15 minutes is equivalent to three hours.
  19. 537635 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    Slovenia, EU
    OK, these are the specs.

    But what I was wondering was, if the people don't bring their cases along and just carry the Airpods as they are, how long does the battery last in standby. It's 5 hours of continonus use, but is it enough for 14 hours of standby + 2-3 hours of listening? (some kind of ordinary day)
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    What's considered "Ordinary?" I don't know if anyone that does not carry the case with their AirPods. Mainly because they serve as a charging unit and a portable case to stow them in for protection/loss. So I can't speak to any experiences regarding that.

    And standby time is would greatly rely on the Bluetooth signal and the distance you would be away from your iPhone. If you were looking for more specific numbers regarding that, I don't think you're going to find anyone they can concretely give you a well rounded balance of standby time. It's likely going to be variable based on the user.

    The longest I have gone on standby time with mine, without any usage, has been over seven hours and my battery was approximately 73%. That said, my iPhone was within a few feet of my AirPods and there was no calls or usage being used with the AirPods during that time.
  21. twinlight macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2016
    I bring them with me everywhere. The case is so small that it's a no brainer.
  22. filipe.esposito macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2016
    Yes, always. The case was bothering me a little in the pocket at first, but now I'm ok with it.
  23. Recognition macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2013
    Kept mine in the little 'key' pocket on my jeans until it decided to pop out whilst walking down the road, the pocket was probably just a little too small and the case worked it's way up.
    It fell on the pavement and the AirPods fell out, luckily the case took the brunt of the fall, with a few scratches and chips but nothing major, the AirPods are fine, probably due to them only coming out after the initial impact and being quite close to the ground by then.
    Lesson learned!
  24. DNAppleGold macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2009
    Always. I tried just putting the pods in my pocket, and they were hard to find along with loose change etc...

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