Why are My Airpods Not Holding Charge For Long?

Apple products are known for high battery backup, but if your Airpods not holding the charge for long, then it’s annoying.

It totally ruins your movie-watching or music-listening experience. I was facing the same issue last week.

My AirPod Pro battery was not lasting for even 2 hours. So, I explored a few Reddit forums and found that many people face similar issues.

Their brand new AirPods aren’t holding the charge for long, and they don’t know why.

That’s why I thought to write the various solutions I followed to fix the issue and finally succeeded.

In this blog post, you’ll know why and we’ll try to fix this problem at home.

So if you’re experiencing this problem or want to be better prepared should it happen to you, read on!

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How to Fix AirPods Not Holding Charge For Long?

Airpods Not Holding Charge

There are a few ways to try to fix AirPods if they aren’t holding charge. The first thing you should do is make sure that the battery is not depleted.

Head over to your iPhone and swipe up to see the battery levels on both the Airpods and charging case.

If the Airpods battery is low, place them into the charging case. Leave it in the case until it fully charges.

If the battery is not depleted and your Apple AirPods still won’t hold a charge, try following these steps:

  1. Ensure that your AirPods are placed correctly in the charging case and that the charging case is plugged with a power adapter.
  2. Restart your iPhone.
  3. Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS.
  4. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  5. Find your AirPods in the list, tap on the info icon, and tap “Forget This Device“.
  6. Now turn off Bluetooth.
  7. Now press and hold the setup button on your Airpods case for 6 seconds.
  8. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, find your Air Pods in the list under My Devices, and tap on it. Tap ‘Connect’ and wait for your device to connect successfully.
  9. If everything goes as planned, you’ll see a message saying “Your Air Pods are now connected” appear on the screen of your iPhone.
  10. Finally, go back to Settings > General > Accessibility. Check for the Bluetooth Hearing Aid toggle switch towards this page’s bottom under the Hearing section. 

If this is enabled, disable it first, follow all previous steps once more, and finally check for this toggle switch again; if it is already disabled, try connecting again by going through all the above steps.

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If you have one, you can also try charging your AirPods in the Charging Case with a different lightning cable.

If none of these methods work to fix your Airpods not holding a charge for the length issue, there is probably an issue with the software that controls battery usage. You should contact Apple Support.

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Why is my AirPods battery dying so fast?

There are a few reasons your AirPods battery might die so fast. It might be because of the charging case, storm, or software issues.

Let’s explore all the possible ways to fix this problem so that you can enjoy an uninterrupted music listening experience.

If you’re experiencing shorter-than-normal battery life with your AirPods, try these fixes:

  1. Make sure your charging case is clean and free of debris.
  2. Make sure the AirPods are correctly inserted into the charging case.
  3. Update your AirPods software.
  4. Contact Apple Support.

How long should AirPods battery last?

On a single charge, your AirPods will give you up to 6 hours of listening time or 4 hours of talk time.

On the other hand, the battery life varies by model and is determined by numerous factors such as volume of use, use of functions, and so on. Also, keep in mind that battery life decreases with time.

Can AirPods battery be replaced?

It is not possible to replace the battery in AirPods. If the battery in your AirPods dies, you will need to purchase a new pair of AirPods.

You can, however, extend the life of your battery by following these tips:

  • Charge your AirPods for at least one hour before using them for the first time.
  • Use only the Apple Lightning cable and power adapter to charge your AirPods.
  • Do not leave your AirPods charging for more than 24 hours.
  • Keep your AirPods in their case when they’re not in use. This will help preserve the battery life.
  • Keep your Lightning cable and power adapter in a cool, dry place.

How do I know if my AirPod battery is healthy?

The best way to check the health of your AirPod battery is to visit the Apple website and use their AirPods Battery Health feature.

Once you have registered your AirPods, you can check the charge capacity and see if your battery needs service.

If your battery is at 80% or less, it is recommended that you have your AirPods serviced.

How much does it cost to replace an AirPod battery?

With a current market price tag of $69, replacing an AirPod battery will set you back by an additional $30.

Why do my AirPods only last 2 hours?

If you use AirPods to listen to music for five hours. However, the listening time can vary with volume level, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and weather conditions.

The battery backup on phone calls is slightly low, and you get approx 2 to 3 hours of nonstop calling.

Can you overcharge AirPods?

You can’t overcharge AirPods because it comes with pre-installed sensors that detect the battery level and cut off the input supply once it reaches 100 percent level.

Even if you leave your Airpods case plugged overnight, it won’t overcharge. However, it’s advisable to unplug once it is fully charged.

How long does 10% battery last on AirPods?

On AirPods, a 10% battery lasts for about 1 hour of listening time at low volume. Keep your AirPods charged with the charging case to keep them powered on the go.

How long does 5% battery last on AirPods?

It lasts for about 30 minutes. AirPods have a long battery life, and 5% is enough to get you through half an hour of listening time.

But if you’re running low on power and don’t have time to charge up, turn off Airpods to save battery.


Hopefully, by following some or all of these steps, your Airpods will be able to hold a charge for longer and provide you with many hours of uninterrupted music listening experience.

About Daniel

Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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