Airpods die so fast?

When your Airpods die so fast or last less longer than usual, it may be due to the wear on your battery or its lifespan has decreased significantly.

The battery life of your Airpods depends on device settings, usage, environment, and many other factors. With some device settings active, you can potentially increase the lifespan of your Airpods significantly.

Below are some of the steps that you need to take to make sure your Airpods last as long as possible.

How to make your Airpods last longer

  • Make sure to use a Qi-certified charger, an Apple Watch charger, or an iPhone or iPad USB charger, or you can charge from your Mac directly.
  • For optimized battery charging, always use an iPhone or iPad USB charger, or charge from your Mac directly because charging is fastest with these.
  • Always reduce the volume of your Airpods by at least 50% to sustain battery life.
  • Be sure to enable Active Noise Cancellation, Spatial Audio and Head tracking to improve listening time.
  • Always keep your Airpods Case charged — with multiple charges in your case, you can get up to 30 hours of listening time on your Airpods.
  • Make sure you turn on the Optimized Battery Charging feature.

Optimized Battery Charging

Optimized Battery Charging is designed to reduce the wear on your battery and improve its lifespan by reducing the time that your AirPods spend fully charged. This means that faster charging helps the battery last longer.

AirPods and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch learn from your daily charging routine and will wait to charge your AirPods past 80% until just before you need to use them.

Optimized Battery Charging for AirPods requires an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and is on by default when you set up your device, or after you update it to iOS or iPadOS 15 or later.

To ensure this feature is enabled, open the AirPods case, then go to Settings >> Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Tap the More Info button next to your AirPods in the list of devices and make sure it is turned ON.

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