How long does the charging case take to charge?

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  1. tripleh3lix, Jan 18, 2017
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    tripleh3lix macrumors regular

    tripleh3lix

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    Curious. How long does it take to charge the charging case? An hour? 2 hours? It can't be long with a 398mah battery, no?
     
  2. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502

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    About 1 hour from empty. I was surprised it didn't charge in around 15 mins but I guess the charger or chip inside stops it from charging too quickly for the health of the batter.
     
  3. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh! That's useful, thank you. Should be really nice. Mine should be arriving Friday!
     
  4. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    I'm interested to know how long the Airpods take to charge from 0-100 in the case. Never used mine for more than 90 mins so been unable to test this.
     
  5. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502

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    About an hour from empty.
     
  6. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Mine took 25-30 minutes from empty (the airpods themselves), the charging case goes to full in about an hour.
     
  7. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    This matches my experience. My AirPods seem to charge at about 4% per minute. Sometimes the last 2-4% takes a bit longer. Perhaps because one was lower than the other.

    I actually haven't timed the case, because it's never gotten below 60% in a day. (I plug it in on my nightstand with my iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. I have a 4-slot USB adaptor, so I'm in trouble if Apple comes out with another portable gadget.)
     
  8. BoozeBaron macrumors newbie

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    I think he/she was asking about the AirPod buds? I use mine daily/nightly and they last about 4-5 hours but was shocked to see that from 0%-2% dead they only took 17 minutes to fully recharge to 100%. Apple claims 15 mins to fully charge and I set my timer just outta curiosity one night thinking it'd be an hour or more since "charging/batteries" aren't exactly Apple's strong suit - but sure enough after 15 minutes the left bud was 100% and the right was 98% (they discharge unevenly too which is a real mystery for stereo??!?) I've had times were it 'pings' warning me my pods are about to die and will flip the case lid open and check my charging status (use the left swipe notification window and added the battery app in there) and that shows everything I'm charging (iPhones/charging case/buds/watch/MacBook, etc.) and sometimes like the left bud will be at say 16% and the right at 2%?? But simply throw them in the charging case and go to the bathroom and grab a drink and by the time I'm back they're all 100% charged! Definitely a pleasant surprise. Tonight is the first night (after 3 months) that I let my charging case die 100% DOA - so was curious what others had to say about recharging that, which prompted this search and is how I found this thread for I went and pulled the pods out tonight, and it gave me the 'dead' signal after charging over 2 hours - and I was like WTF!? Silly me - I'd forgotten to charge the case - doh! - so of course everything was then dead too. So I'm waiting now on the case to recharge but in the time it's taken me to write this the AirPods are already at 85% and can catch my show at the top of the hour. (Apple TV at night is the best use I've found as the A/C and fan drown out the TV so it's aswesone to have that connection). I too was skeptical about going wireless, especially with Bluetooth but this was the best $159 I've ever spent with Apple. Love my AirPods! YMMV. Peace
     
  9. macnmac macrumors member

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    so are there individual batteries in each pod?
     
  10. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    Of course. They aren't connected with wires, so each naturally has to have its own power supply.
     
  11. macnmac macrumors member

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    so if i only use one side most of the time, will they know that one side is not charged?
     
  12. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    The two pods charge independently in the case, whether you charge them singly or at the same time. (If the two pods are close together in charge, your iPhone will report a single battery level for the pair. If they get far enough apart, the iPhone will split them out and show the battery level separately for left and right.)
     
  13. macnmac macrumors member

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    woah... cool
     
  14. alpi123, Aug 6, 2017
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    Don't want to make a new thread for this question. Let's say you have both your phone and case charged at 100%. Then you start using your phone and for example, you already wasted 1%, then the case charges it again to 100%. Then will the case stop charging the phone, so it only charges when there's wasted battery or it will non-stop charge it so even when not using the phone your battery case will drain out? Lol complicated but I think I was able to explain it, if not I can again

    Nvm, Found out it's always discarding the phone so it means it will keep it a 100% no matter what until it drains out
    Correct me if I'm wrong
     

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