How to Check the Charge Status of AirPods and Charging Case on iPhone and Mac

Instantly check the charge status of AirPods and charging case on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac and follow these handy tips to improve their battery life.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, AirPods have been a runaway success. Going by the winds and positive reviews, I do agree that the wireless earphones have hit the jackpot. If there is any complaint that has surfaced, it’s the unexpected battery drain of the AirPods charging case.

“Sooooo I just checked. Airpods and case were 100% at 9 pm last night. Checked just now at 9 am the next morning and they are STILL at 100%, both the pods and the case. I had Bluetooth on my phone on all night too. With the other pair in the same situation, I would have lost 14-20% charge by now.

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So there we go, case closed (pun?), there is a battery life problem suffered by the airpods. I’m going to write back feedback to apple now. You should get your airpods replaced because they shouldn’t lose as much charge as what you’re experiencing.” – MacRumors

Hopefully, your AirPods charging case is doing well and not draining battery unexpectedly. But in case you are on the other side of the story, follow these helpful tips that can help you track the battery of your AirPods, charging case and even take care of them properly.

How to Check the Charge Status of AirPods and Charging Case on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open the case lid with AirPods inside.

Step #2. Next, you need to hold your case close to your paired iPhone.

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Step #3. Now, wait for a few seconds until the charge status of your AirPods and Charging Case appears on your iPhone screen.

Check Charge Status of AirPods and Charging Case

Note: Alternately, you can use the Battery widget to check the charge status of your AirPods and charging case.

Check AirPods Battery Status from Battery Widget on iPhoneThe charge of the case will show up only when at least one AirPod is inside the case.

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How to Check the Charge Status of AirPods and Charging Case on Mac

Step #1. First of all, open the lid or take the AirPods out of the charging case.

Step #2. Next, you have to click on the volume button in the menu bar.

Step #3. Now, check out your AirPods and charging case under My Devices.

Check AirPods Charging Status on Mac

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Keep a Track of the Status Light

  • If the AirPods are in charging case, the light will show the status of the headphones.
  • If the wireless earphones are not in the case, the light will show the status of the case.
  • Green means 100% charged.
  • Amber means it has got less than one full charge.
  • If the light flashes white, your AirPods are all geared up to be paired with your device.

Tips to Take Care of the Charging Case

  • You should regularly clean the AirPods and case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Make sure there is no moisture in any openings.
  • Make sure not to use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.
  • Don’t keep the lid of the case opened for long. It might cause the battery to drain.
  • Keep the case in friendly temperature (0-35-degree Celsius) while charging.

That’s it!

You may want to check out these related posts like how to customize AirPods, how to pair the earphones with iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Mac. You can also pair the headphones with your Windows PC and Android device.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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