With the recent release of the new AirPods 2nd generation, it comes with a wireless charging case and many new features that we’ve been waiting for. But some people don’t want to buy themselves new AirPods after a short period of having them. The trick to getting your AirPods to last a long time is to maintain its battery health. Here are 5 tips to maintain and lengthen the battery life of your AirPods.
1. Don’t Open the Charging Case of your AirPods Excessively
Fidgeting with the lid of your AirPods charging case can not only weaken the hinges of the case, but it can degrade the battery of the case as well. Opening the lid of your AirPods case plays a role in sending the information (e.g. battery levels, pairing your AirPods to your iPhone.) To prevent shortening the lifespan of the case’s battery, only open your AirPods charging case when you pair your AirPods to your iPhone, put on or take off its accessories, put them on, or take them off.
2. Use an Apple USB Adapter to Charge your AirPods
Apple recommends that the best results you can get about your AirPods’ battery levels and to make their battery last longer is to use an Apple-branded USB power adapter. These power adapters are included with every iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and many other iOS devices. This can also be achieved by charging your AirPods with your Mac.
3. Put your AirPods in the Charging Case when you’re not Wearing It
Each AirPod has its own battery in the stem, next to the microphone. Even though if you don’t wear it, your AirPods drain their battery quickly than wearing them in your ears. Put your AirPods in the charging case and let them charge after you use them.
4. The Status Light of your AirPods Case can tell you the Battery Levels
You can easily get information about the battery of your AirPods by opening the lid, but what if you don’t have your iPhone in your hand? You can tell how much battery is in your AirPods by opening the lid and looking at the color of the light. If the light is green, it means that the battery is fully charged. If it’s amber, then you only have less than 100% on your AirPods. If the light is white, it means that your AirPods need to pair to an iOS device first. You’ve just got another way to check the battery levels of your AirPods now!
To conclude, these tips will help your AirPods last for years to come. Regardless if you upgrade your iPhone or not every year, your AirPods remain as your Apple-branded earbuds since you got them out of the box. Enjoy your iPhone and your AirPods, wherever and whenever you’d like!