How to Know When Your AirPods Are Fully Charged


Hello, AirpodsNerd! Are you tired of constantly guessing whether your AirPods are fully charged or not? We’ve got you covered. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the different ways to determine when your AirPods are fully charged. No more uncertainty or unexpected battery drain during your favorite songs or important calls. Let’s dive in!

1. Checking the Battery Status on Your iPhone

🔋 One of the easiest ways to know if your AirPods are fully charged is by checking the battery status on your iPhone. Here’s how:

– Open the AirPods case near your iPhone.

– A battery status window will pop up on your iPhone screen, indicating the charge level of your AirPods and the charging case.

– If the AirPods’ battery icon shows 100% and has a green color, it means they are fully charged and ready to go!

– If the battery icon is not green or shows a lower percentage, it means your AirPods are still charging.

– Remember to keep your AirPods case close to your iPhone for an accurate battery status update.

– Pro tip: Place your AirPods case on a wireless charger for a convenient and cable-free charging experience.

2. Using the Batteries Widget on Your iPhone

🔌 Another method to determine your AirPods’ charging status is by utilizing the Batteries widget on your iPhone. Follow these steps:

– Swipe right on your iPhone’s home or lock screen to access the Today View.

– Scroll down and tap the Edit button at the bottom.

– Locate the Batteries widget and tap the green plus icon to add it to your Today View.

– Tap Done to save the changes.

– Now you can easily see the battery percentage of your AirPods and charging case by swiping right on your home or lock screen.

– Once the battery percentage reaches 100%, your AirPods are fully charged.

3. Checking the LED Indicator on the AirPods Case

💡 The AirPods case itself features an LED indicator that provides valuable information about the charging status. Here’s what each LED color means:

LED Color Charging Status
Green Fully charged
Amber Partially charged
No light Not charging or out of battery

– Open your AirPods case without removing the AirPods.

– Look at the LED indicator on the front of the case.

– If the LED is green, it means your AirPods are fully charged.

– If the LED is amber, it means they are partially charged and you may want to charge them for a bit longer.

– If there is no light, it indicates that your AirPods are not charging or out of battery.

– Always make sure to place your AirPods in the case when not in use to keep them charged and ready for your next adventure.

4. Using the Find My App

🌐 If you have the Find My app installed on your iPhone, you can also check the last known location and charging status of your AirPods. Just follow these steps:

– Open the Find My app on your iPhone.

– Tap the Devices tab at the bottom.

– Select your AirPods from the list of devices.

– The app will display the last known location and the current charging status of your AirPods.

– If it shows “Charging” or “Fully Charged,” you can rest assured that your AirPods are ready to use.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I charge my AirPods overnight?

Yes, you can safely charge your AirPods overnight without worrying about overcharging. The charging case is designed to prevent overcharging and will stop charging once the AirPods are fully charged.

2. How long does it take for AirPods to fully charge?

The AirPods themselves take around 30 minutes to an hour to fully charge, while the charging case may take around 2 hours to reach full capacity.

3. Can I use my AirPods while they are charging?

Yes, you can use your AirPods while they are charging. Simply connect them to your device using the charging cable, and you can enjoy your favorite music or take calls while the AirPods charge.

4. Why are my AirPods not charging?

If your AirPods are not charging, there could be several reasons. Check if the charging cable is properly connected, clean the charging contacts on the AirPods and case, and make sure the case has enough battery power.

5. Can I charge my AirPods wirelessly?

Yes, if you have a wireless charging case or AirPods Pro, you can charge them wirelessly using a compatible wireless charger. Simply place the case on the charger, and it will start charging automatically.

6. How can I maximize the battery life of my AirPods?

To maximize the battery life of your AirPods, you can follow these tips:

– Keep your AirPods in the case when not in use.

– Avoid exposing your AirPods to extreme temperatures.

– Update your AirPods’ firmware regularly.

– Turn off Automatic Ear Detection in the AirPods settings if you don’t need it.

– Reduce the volume and use one AirPod at a time to extend battery life.

– Disable unnecessary features like “Hey Siri” if you don’t use them frequently.

7. How can I check the battery health of my AirPods?

Currently, Apple does not provide a way to check the battery health of AirPods. However, if you experience significantly reduced battery life, it may be time to consider replacing the batteries or getting a new pair.


Now that you know the various methods to determine when your AirPods are fully charged, you can enjoy uninterrupted listening experiences and worry less about battery drain. Whether you prefer checking the battery status on your iPhone, using the LED indicator on the AirPods case, or relying on the Find My app, staying charged has never been easier.

Remember to follow the best practices to maximize the battery life of your AirPods and take advantage of the convenience they offer. So, go ahead and enjoy your favorite tunes, make crystal-clear calls, and immerse yourself in the world of wireless audio with confidence!

This blog article is for informational purposes only. The methods described here may vary depending on the AirPods model and software version. Always refer to the official Apple documentation or contact Apple Support for specific instructions and assistance.