Below we'll show you how to check your AirPods battery level in different devices and situations, and learn when to replace them.
Check your AirPod battery on your iPhone or iPad
Checking your AirPods' battery percentage is more complicated than checking your computer or phone's charge
There are actually three main ways you can find out what percentage your AirPods are on, be it on iPhone or iPad:
Using the automatic pop-up feature
This method utilizes the pop-up you get when connecting to AirPods. This pop-up conveniently mentions the name of the AirPods, alongside the battery life percentage of the left and right buds and the AirPods case.
- Start by finding an iPhone/iPad that has previously been paired with the AirPods.
- Turn on Bluetooth by tapping the Bluetooth icon in the Control Center until it turns blue.
- Open your AirPods case (with the AirPods inside) near the Bluetooth-enabled device and wait for the pop-up to appear near the bottom of your screen. Here, you can see the battery status of both your AirPods and charging case.
Using the battery widget
Since the automatic pop-up feature only works when you have the AirPods inside the case, we recommend setting up the battery widget instead. This helps avoid the irritation of having to always have your AirPods charging case around just to check your AirPods’ battery level.