When do you charge your Airpods Case?

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When do you charge your Airpods case?

  1. When it's as low as 20%

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    65.4%
  2. When it's around 80%

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Every night along with my iPhone

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. I don't even have my Airpods yet!

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. Armen macrumors 604

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    I tend to put my iPhone on the charger whenever I have an opportunity and try to keep it from dropping too far below 40% charge. Are we supposed to treat the Airpods case in the same manner?

    Thank you @iStockNow for the alert you sent me Saturday. I was able to get to the Apple Store in time to pick up 2 pairs of Airpods before they went out of stock. :)
     
  2. Lihp8270 macrumors regular

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    I stick them on charge when they're under 20% Which is usually once per week or so.

    I also only charge my phone and watch overnight, and charge my MBP when it's under 20% also.
     
  3. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    I tend to charge my watch and iPhone together at night. Is it safe to the same with the airpod case?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nearly all modern portable devices have a lithium based battery in them. These batteries have a controller that prevents them from discharging too much or overcharging. This allows them to be used and charged no matter the battery level. You don't need to keep your iPhone or other devices from getting below 40 or 20 percent, you won't hurt them if you run them down until the device powers itself off. You can charge it every night, even if only at 90%.
     
  5. Lihp8270 macrumors regular

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    I don't see why you would need to.

    The case light will go red when they get to 20% charge. At that point you have almost 10 hours of music time available still.

    When they hit red, I stick them on charge.
     
  6. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Fair enough. I'll just wait for the case to go red between charges.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand why's there so much myth about the batteries these days. Most of the recent tech users have never used an older generation nickel battery anyway.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    I couldn't agree more with your assessment.
     
  9. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well, I keep reading that the longer a battery takes to charge the more heat is created and heat is detrimental to battery health. That is why I usually top off my batteries or don't let them run low if I can help it.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    The amount of heat generated is regulated by the battery controller to prevent levels of heat that could damage the battery. The controllers and batteries are designed by highly educated people with degrees of understanding the chemical reactions that take place in them.

    Simply put, use your phone with no regard to its battery. It can take care of itself.
     
  11. Lihp8270 macrumors regular

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    Generally a full battery will run the CHARGER hotter. As the internal resistance rises as the capacity nears full. This on a basic level is what stops the charge. The increase in resistance is what generates the heat.
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    It's easier to throw everything on chargers together before bed. Then you don't have to worry.
     
  13. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    AirPods when case is almost out.
    Apple Watch, when I wake up shower, eat breakfast, put back on
    iPhone, when I'm in car an when I wake up, see above.
    rMB - When I wake up. Or, I may leave it connected if it is a period where I am working from home.
     
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