Problems with left Airpod 1st gen

Osvgil

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I created this graph to show how my AirPods are behaving after 2 years and 4 months. Basically, when the Right pod reaches 46% of battery remaining, the Left pod reaches 1%.
These, of course, are out of guarantee. No Apple care. What should I do? any suggestions?
Thanks,

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perezr10

macrumors 65816
Jan 12, 2014
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the AirPods firmware doesn’t handle different battery capacities very well. it seems to exaggerate the battery loss in the weaker one.

Since it looks like your right Airpod has decent life, you could replace just the left through “battery service”. That is $50 USD.

But then your right Airpod will look like it’s draining really fast due to the Airpod battery code. My son replaced the weaker one in his 1st gen AirPods and when the old one gets down to 9% it’ll still last another hour.
 

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macrumors 68000
Aug 6, 2015
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Like with anything Li-ion battery based, you need to factor in the amount of use/charges before the batteries degrade. Your options include replacing the battery in the “weak” AirPod, buying a new single AirPod or the whole new set, depending on how the battery of the AirPod case is right now. 🖐
 
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